procurement

  • 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

  • Obama talks government procurement — a broken system, he says

    The White House today is talkin’ government procurement, which the president called a broken system. This afternoon on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, we’ll be talking to…

  • Who Will Do the Work?

    There are a lot of opinions on how the defense procurement process could be reformed. The House Armed Services Committee has formed a bi-partisan panel to deal with the issue, and there is a bill…

  • State & Local As A Transparent Model

    President Barack Obama has signed off on a measure to change the way the federal government awards work to private contractors. This is going to change how companies do business with government. Rick Grimm, Chief…

  • Education essential to procurement reform

    Capability just as important as capacity

  • GSA renames regional administrators as ‘regional commissioners’ — the first step to a broader reorg?

    Acting Administrator Paul Prouty sent out a memo last week to GSA offices announcing that he is changing titles for assistant regional administrators and deputy assistant regional administrators. Here is the memo sent out March…

  • Was I unfair to GSA? Maybe a bit, but…

    I’ve received a number of calls and e-mails about yesterday’s post about GSA halting the use Facebook as a collaboration application. This is typical: I think the headline isn’t quite accurate and conveys the wrong…

  • Another big merger: Deloitte buys struggling BearingPoint

    BearingPoint, which had filed for bankruptcy protection just weeks ago, this morning announced that the company had been sold — to Deloitte, no less. At least the public sector portion of it. From the release…

  • GSA’s John Johnson to announce his retirement

    The rumor has been buzzing for days, but it is seeming increasingly true: GSA’s John Johnson may just retire from government service. I have all-but confirmation coming from both industry and government sources. Johnson is…

  • GSA’s Johnson’s message to staff announcing his retirement

    We told you earlier that GSA’s John Johnson was expected to announce his retirement — as soon as today. And… it is today. While the public announcement isn’t expected for a few hours with some…