Mythbusters

  • The state of government-industry communications

    Mike Pullen, director of Strategic Operations at CGI, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the current state of communication between government and industry. January 10, 2017

  • ICE adjusts approach to IT vendors, workforce

    Luke McCormack, the chief information officer of the Homeland Security Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said ICE has not done a good job over the years in how they communicate their needs and requirements to industry. June 16, 2011(Encore presentation July 28, 2011)

  • OFPP Administrator Daniel Gordon leaving

    The administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will join the George Washington University Law School as an associate dean. Gordon spent two years at OFPP working on a variety of issues from improving the workforce to reducing the use of high risk contracts to advocating for more collaboration between industry and government.

  • What are the big federal news stories?

    Federal News Radio hosts Tom Temin and Francis Rose join host Mark Amtower to discuss some of the top issues affecting federal workers. April 16, 2012.

  • OFPP dispels 8 more agency, vendor communications myths

    The administration will issued the Mythbusters 2 memo today. The document takes aim at commonly held misconceptions by vendors. It follows the initial Mythbusters memo issued in February 2011 focusing on agency-held fallacies.

  • All things procurement

    Host Roger Waldron talks about the key procurement issues with Joe Hornyak, partner at Holland & Knight LLP. May 8, 2012

  • Contractors experience limited communication between industry, agencies

    IBM Federal General Manager Todd Ramsey busts myths about government procurement. Although well-conceived, he said current acquisition procedures do more harm than good.

  • Lockheed exec gives vendor, government communications high marks

    Linda Gooden, the executive vice president of the aerospace and technology giant’s information systems and global solutions business area, said agencies are spending more time than ever helping contractors understand their needs. Gooden and Lockheed CEO Robert Stevens’ statements are in stark contrast to comments made by a major competitor about the challenges companies face in talking to agencies.

  • What’s ahead for small business?

    Tom Johnson, publisher of Set-Aside Alert talks about the challenges facing contractors. July 2, 2012(Encore presentation August 20, 2012)

  • EXCLUSIVE: DHS directorate withdraws controversial vendor checklist

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate said it would not put a contractor communication guidance in place that would have required agency leaders to answer 15 questions before meeting with companies. Industry experts said the draft guidance would have had a chilling effect on agency-contractor communication.