Does OFPP nominee Joe Jordan stand a chance?

Obama wants him as the next administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy but whether he gets an actual confirmation vote is too tough to call.

'Outdated' contractor pay cap raised 10 percent

The Obama administration and some lawmakers have tried to change the compensation amount to better match top federal officials' salaries, but have been unsuccessful.

Will senators pay attention to OFPP nominee?

Joe Jordan is poised to step into Dan Gordon's role as leader of the OFPP, but it could be too close to election time for the Senate to act.

Govies and industry need to keep talking, procurement exec urges

Contracting officers have cover from acquisition policies and rules to open the lines of communication.

OMB urges agencies to crack down on contractors

New memo from Jack Lew tells agencies to be more aggressive when contractors misbehave.

Senate, White House clash over contractor jobs

An appropriations bill would bar agencies from hiring contractors for work closely tied to inherently governmental functions.

Get ready for a leadership vacuum

2012 likely to be the year of leadership changes as the presidential election nears.

Gordon OFPP tenure marked by an open dialogue with industry

Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, will be remembered for lending an ear to each side of the acquisition debate, which helped to lessen the suspicious between government and industry.

OFPP's Gordon says goodbye to government service

Obama administration loses strong advocate for open dialogue with industry as Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, resigns.

Gordon to step down from OFPP

Administrator Dan Gordon is leaving the Office of Federal Procurement Policy later this year.

Contractors or feds: How will Congress decide?

Budget cuts will test senators' desire to balance feds and contractors appropriately, White House official says.

White House targets 'excessive' contractor pay

The current formula sets reimbursement levels too high, administration says.

Will OFPP's new guidance be used to take jobs from contractors?

The former deputy administrator of procurement policy office says the new term will swung open the gate for more insourcing in the federal government.

OFPP keeps classic defintion of fed-only work

OFPP keeps the inherently governmental function definition 'intimate,' but leaves much discretion about jobs closely associated.

Government-industry group sifts out top contracting reforms

ACT-IAC started a website to survey the government vendor community's view on IT acquisition reforms.

Federal contract spending slowdown just beginning, OMB official says

The pressure to slow down federal contract spending will continue as the government tries to rebuild its acquisition workforce, says OMB's Dan Gordon. What are his three top priorities?

More collaboration means more competition, OMB official says

By opening discussions with vendors, officials can learn what other companies can offer them, instead of sticking with the current vendor, an official says.