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Conversation with Authors: Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power

Friday, March 4th, 2016 - 10:48
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What is the U.S. Department of Defense’s “Better Buying Power” initiative? How is DoD promoting competition, providing incentives, reducing bureaucracy, and improving services acquisition? What can federal agencies learn from DoD’s Better Buying Power initiatives? Join us as we explore these questions and more with David Van Slyke & Zach Huitink authors of Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power.
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Mon, 03/07/2016
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What is the U.S. Department of Defense’s “Better Buying Power” initiative? How is DoD promoting competition, providing incentives, reducing bureaucracy, and improving services acquisition? What can federal agencies learn from DoD’s Better Buying Power initiatives? Join Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and more with David Van Slyke & Zach Huitink authors of Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power.

Moving Forward with FITARA: Agency CIOs Can Lead Real and Lasting Change

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - 10:26
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The scenario: A House government oversight subcommittee chairman and ranking member have a strong interest in how agencies are managing technology, in light of a new law that gives agency CIOs more leverage over operations. The subcommittee leaders ask the Government Accountability Office to assess agency performance in key areas, and the subcommittee then takes the assessment and assigns grades that come back with far more Ds and Fs than As and Bs.

DOD’s Better Buying Power – A Path to Meaningful Acquisition Reform

Monday, November 9th, 2015 - 19:32
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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 18:26
Blog co-author:  Jimmy Norcross, IBM

Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 - 16:12
On behalf of the IBM Center for The Business of Government, we are pleased to present this report, Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power, by Zachary S Huitink and David M Van Slyke, Syracuse University.

Weekly Roundup: August 24-28, 2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015 - 8:49
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:44
Dan Chenok OPM bringing new perspectives to helping agencies on HR enhancements.    OMB leading efforts to improve training and workforce skills for acquiring IT.  GSA improving acquisition websites with new apps  

Weekly Roundup: June 1 - 5, 2015

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - 10:31
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:21
Dan Chenok Administration registers concerns about continued sequestration priorities in appropriations bills being considered in Congress.   Federal contract spending down from $462.1b to $447.6b in 2014, while stability in contract market improved. 

Rob Coen

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 - 12:36
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What are the key priorities for National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)? How does NITAAC assist federal agencies to accomplish their mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more.
Radio show date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015
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What are the key priorities for National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)? How does NITAAC assist federal agencies to accomplish their mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more.

Rob Coen

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 - 12:33
As the Director of The NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), Robert Coen sets the strategic vision for this NIH GWAC program, which consists of three Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) valued at $50 billion.

Weekly Roundup May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - 17:17
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:14
Dan Chenok OMB Deputy Director Beth Cobert discusses importance of #SES #leadership to government performance @ombpress. http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/05/obama-management-chief-senior-execs-must-set-tone-better-performance/112834/?oref=river

Insights from Tom Sharpe, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:40
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In these circumstances, agencies need to be more effective and more efficient with the resources they have. With more than $50 billion in business volume, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which has the ability to leverage the scope and scale of the federal government, is working to help agencies buy smarter, reduce their real estate footprint, and develop and deploy technology more efficiently.
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