Joe Jordan, the former contracting chief at the Small Business Administration, defended his qualifications to serve as the head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at his confirmation hearings this week.
Some senators questioned whether he had enough experience for the job. Jordan has less experience than the previous five OFPP administrators and his predecessor Dan Gordon spent 20 years in federal procurement.
Rob Burton, a partner at the Venable law firm and a former deputy administrator and acting administrator at OFPP, joins In Depth to discuss what the next OFPP administrators needs in the way of experience.
Jaime Gracia — President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting
Transparency in service contracting has become a problem across government. For example, the Defense Department has struggled even to put together an inventory its service contracts.
But the solution may be relatively easy, according to Jaime Gracia, the president and CEO of Seville Government Consulting.