The hot button issue of insourcing is creating unease, especially in the Defense Department, where weak guidance has produced a sense of confusion among the various components.
Government agencies and contractors should set aside their heated competition over skilled workers to keep costs down and prevent excessive turnover.
President Barack Obama’s management agenda might open the door to an important dialogue on federal contracting and public/private cooperation.
The idea of using protests as part of a government sales strategy is a disturbing concept.
The status of the federal civil service and acquisition workforce is likely to be high on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's agenda this year.
The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction issued a massive report in December, which concluded that the U.S. engagement in Iraq was marked, and to an extent doomed, from the beginning by an under-resourced and undermanned infrastructure.
The Obama administration will need to get the facts straight before making acquisition reforms.
Although the outcome of the presidential elections is not yet known, some realities ? and related imperatives ? are becoming clear.
The winners of the Service to America Medals awards program teach lessons on the importance of government-industry partnerships.
The Congressional Budget Office released a report early last month on the use of contractors in Iraq. Predictably, the report generated eye-catching headlines but little in-depth analysis. Yet, as always, that analysis is where the real story lies.