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New OFPP administrator lists workforce as key priority for agency

Just a couple of weeks into his new role, the new Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator has already set his main priorities for improving the agency's acquisition strategies, Federal News Radio reports.

Key among those priorities, according to Joe Jordan, a former associate administrator for government contracting and business development at the Small Business Administration, is bringing on the next generation of procurement leaders, and making sure to retain the staff currently on hand. Jordan said that one of the most important elements in attracting new talent is to emphasize to potential candidates the critical role played by acquisition professionals.

Jordan also said the Obama administration is emphasizing "buying smarter" in procurement, an area he plans to focus on through strategic sourcing and more data analytics, according to the report.

 

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