The Trump administration sees the new White House Office of American Innovation to be headed by Jared Kushner as one way to make federal procurement more efficient and responsive. So is erasing a contracting rule established by the Obama administration. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Strategic Capabilities Office is one of the most lauded organizations in the Defense Department. The office is famous for taking military systems that do one thing and make them do something completely different. Its leader says his office doesn’t have to worry about acquisition requirements like the rest of the Pentagon establishment. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione fills in all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Organization, accountability and a willingness to partner with industry are necessary to improving federal IT acquisition.
The Labor Department’s unemployment insurance program pays out $3.5 billion a year improperly, an error rate of more than 10 percent. Justin Bullock, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A & M, studied this problem. He shares the results on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Trump administration will soon be asking for public comment and expert input on what a reorganized federal government would look like. David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council, said this will be reminiscent of another reorganization from the Reagan era, the Grace Commission.
President Donald Trump is naming Jared Kushner, the assistant to the President and his son-in-law, to lead the new Office of American Innovation.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the resolution is part of a package, signed by President Donald Trump, to “roll back job killing rules.”
Nation Analytics founder Brian Friel and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal business Partners, join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the state of the contracting landscape. March 27, 2017
Deidre Lee, chair of the Section 809 Acquisition Advisory Panel, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the panel’s mission and agenda for its ongoing review of DoD acquisition. March 21, 2017
This week on Amtower Off Center, business strategist Bob Davis joins host Mark Amtower to discuss business strategy development in the government contracting market. March 20, 2017
The Air Force Digital Service is trying to keep the Air Force from making software mistakes before they happen.
President Donald Trump’s executive order is a timely, necessary step to improve procurement operations and service to the American people.
Few types of deals raise the hackles of services contractors more than lowest-price, technically acceptable. Some recent protest decisions should should make them feel a little better about LPTA. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of the law firm Petrillo and Powell tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin they can and have won with higher prices when they justify higher costs.
What happens when a government contractor employee calls out to the government suspected wrongdoing by his or her company? That’s the topic of an ongoing pilot program launched in 2013. Marie Mak, director of acquisition and sourcing management at the Government Accountability Office, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how that program is working out.
The Defense innovation unit on the West Coast hasn’t shut it doors with the change in administration. But there’s a danger in all of this innovation when it comes to procurement and treatment. Dave Wennergren, executive vice president of the Professional Services Council, shares his insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.