Dan Gordon

  • A look back: Ten years of Amtower Off Center

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower on the first show of his eleventh season to discuss GSA schedules, the demise of FOSE, and a look back at MythBusters. February 6, 2017

  • Dan Gordon, George Washington University Law School

    Reverse auctions can save your agency money, but only if it uses them the right way. That’s according to Dan Gordon, a procurement professor at George Washington University and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, who testified about reverse auctions to the House Small Business committee. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why he told the committee agencies should ask themselves a few questions before they decide to use reverse auctions.

  • Reverse auctions draw strong criticism on Capitol Hill

    Reverse auctions are overused, underregulated and might be a monopoly, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

  • Dan Gordon, George Washington University Law School

    Bid protests by vendors are up, but the number of cases the Government Accountability Office upholds is down by 4 percent. Dan Gordon, associate dean for government procurement law studies at George Washington University and former administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how you should understand the mixed messages.

  • Acquisition quiz: True or False?

    If you keep hearing the same thing over and over, is it true? Take certain federal procurement axioms: virtually every procurement nowadays is protested, contracting officers are not allowed to talk to potential bidders, there are too many contracting vehicles out there. Federal News Radio set out to explore these refrains, with the help of two procurement experts.

  • Dan Gordon, George Washington University Law School

    As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, we examine bid and contract award protests. In the grand scheme of things 1,600 protests don’t amount to much stacked next to the one or two million contract actions each year. Former Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share his perspective.

  • Dan Gordon, George Washington University Law School

    The next steps in defense acquisition reform may come from the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is asking experts from all part of the defense acquisition community to tell them where the committee should go next to streamline defense acquisition. Dan Gordon is contributing to that effort. He is a Senior Adviser to the Government Procurement Law Program at George Washington University Law School and former Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy. He spoke with Francis Rose on In Depth about the committee’s goals.

  • Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

    The Senate approved Anne Rung’s nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: DoD taking own path with cloud security, Treasury’s Reger joins OMB

    In this week’s Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller explores how DoD is developing its cloud security standards and Treasury is filling a financial management void.

  • Q & A with Dan Gordon

    Former OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon joins Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of a variety of procurement issues. March 17, 2014

  • In Depth Show Blog – Feb. 6, 2014

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • OPM undecided whether to suspend, debar USIS after DoJ complaint

    OPM Director Katherine Archuleta called Justice’s case an “egregious violation of the public trust.” OPM has taken steps to reform and improve the oversight of the security clearance system to prevent future “dumping” of cases.

  • In Depth Show Blog – Jan. 20, 2014

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Analysis: What the decline in bid protests really means

    Experts say the 2 percent drop in the number of contracting complaints to GAO disproves the theory that as federal spending drops, contractors will file more protests. Ralph White, the managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said agencies and vendors have a better understanding than ever about their likelihood of success.

  • In Depth Show Blog – Jan. 3, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.