Notification of a Public Meeting on the Presidential Memorandum on Government Contracting, 25775-25777 [E9-12588]

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SUMMARY: The Presidential Memorandum on Government Contracting, issued on March 4, 2009, establishes a framework for improving critical components of the federal acquisition system and management of the Federal Government’s ‘‘multisector’’ workforce of federal employees and private sector contractors. The Memorandum directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with federal agency leadership, to improve and strengthen federal contracting practices and to seek input from the public on the most effective ways to achieve this goal. Section 321 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2009 further directs OMB to clarify the definition of an inherently governmental function and to develop criteria to be used by agency heads to identify other functions that should only be performed by Federal employees. The Presidential Memorandum is available at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/ PresidentialActions/pg2/. Section 321 may be found at http:// www.rules.house.gov/110/text/ 110_hr5658.pdf. E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 25776 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 102 / Friday, May 29, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES In furtherance of the President’s Memorandum and section 321 of the FY 2009 NDAA, OMB invites interested parties from both the public and private sectors to provide comments on: (1) Maximizing the use of competition; (2) improving practices for selecting contract types; (3) strengthening the acquisition workforce; and (4) clarifying when functions should be performed by federal employees and when contractors may be appropriately considered. Interested parties may offer oral and/ or written comments at a public meeting to be held on June 18, 2009. Parties are also encouraged to provide all written comments directly to http:// www.regulations.gov. DATES: A public meeting will be conducted on June 18, 2009, at 9 a.m. eastern time and ending no later than 1 p.m. eastern time. Procedures for the public meeting: The public is asked to pre-register by June 8, 2009, due to security and seating limitations. To pre-register, please send an e-mail to Ms. Julia Wise of OFPP at jwise@omb.eop.gov. Registration checkin will begin at 8 a.m. eastern time and the meeting will start at 9 a.m. eastern time. Oral Public Comments: A key purpose of the meeting is to encourage public comment through dialogue on each of the four topics described above. Accordingly, one hour will be allotted for each topic. A facilitator will briefly introduce each topic and organize discussion through questions. Parties wishing to make formal oral presentations at the public meeting must contact Ms. Wise by electronic mail at: jwise@omb.eop.gov no later than June 8, 2009, to be placed on the public speaker list. Verbal requests for speaking time will not be taken. Time allocations for oral presentations will be limited and depend on the number of requests. All formal oral public comments must also be followed-up in writing and submitted to http:// www.regulations.gov. When submitting your comments, reference ‘‘Public Comments on the Government Contracting Memorandum.’’ Note: Written statements are strongly preferred to formal oral presentations in order to provide maximum opportunity for dialogue with the participants. Written Comments/Statements: Parties wishing to share written statements at the public meeting must submit such statements to Ms. Wise at jwise@omb.eop.gov by June 8, 2009. In lieu of, or in addition to, participating in the public meeting, interested parties may submit written comments to http://www.regulations.gov by July 17, VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:24 May 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 2009. When submitting your comments, reference ‘‘Public Comments on the Government Contracting Memorandum.’’ ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the General Services Administration Auditorium located at 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Enter at the second entrance on F Street. Meeting Accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Request for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Wise at jwise@omb.eop.gov or (202) 395–7561 by June 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of the subject matter related to the memorandum: Mr. Mathew Blum, OFPP, (202) 395–4953 or mblum@omb.eop.gov or Ms. Julia Wise, OFPP, (202) 395–7561 or jwise@omb.eop.gov. For public meeting information and submission of comment: Ms. Julia Wise, OFPP, (202) 395–7561 or jwise@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Presidential Memorandum on Government Contracting requires the Director of OMB to develop guidance by September 30, 2009, for strengthening several critical aspects of the federal acquisition system. In 2008, federal agencies used this system to acquire more than $500 billion in goods and services. The Memorandum directs OMB to focus attention on strengthening four key areas: (1) Use of competition; (2) practices for use and oversight of cost-reimbursement contracts and other contract types; (3) the capacity and ability of the acquisition workforce; and (4) policies addressing when governmental outsourcing for services is and is not appropriate. The Presidential Memorandum requires that OMB issue guidance addressing each of these areas by September 30, 2009. Section 321 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2009 further directs OMB, in consultation with representatives of the Chief Acquisition Officers (CAO) Council and the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council to take a number of steps related to the government’s management of its multisector workforce of federal employees and contracted employees. These steps include reviewing and developing a single consistent definition of the term ‘‘inherently governmental function’’ and establishing criteria that agencies may use to identify critical functions and positions that, while not inherently governmental, should be performed only by Federal Government employees PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to ensure the agency maintains control of its mission and operations. OMB is working with officials from the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and other agencies, including representatives from the CAO Council and CHCO Council, to strengthen practices in the four areas described above. OMB seeks public input on these topical areas, including the questions posed in connection with each of these areas, as described below: (1) Maximizing the use of competition—What are the government’s greatest barriers to using competition and what steps can be taken to maximize competitive practices? What is the best way to make certain that the government is not overly reliant on sole-source contracts (or contracts with a limited number of sources)? What are key principles to avoiding sole-source contracts? When is use of multiple award task and delivery order contracts appropriate? What effect, if any, do the following factors have in selecting a competition strategy: nature of the requirements (type of supplies or services), complexity, marketplace, knowledge level of the requirements, terms and conditions, time available for competing the work, dollar value, socio-economic requirements? (2) Improving practices for selecting the right contract type—What policies and practices pose the greatest obstacles to the government’s ability to achieve good outcomes in various contract types? What effect does the government’s choice of contract type have on contractor pricing? What practices might better enable the government to make better use of fixed price contracts? How can agencies improve the use and management of cost-type, time and material, and labor hour contracts? Does the Federal Acquisition Regulation provide sufficient information on the appropriate use and management of various contract types to minimize risk and maximize the value? (3) Strengthening the acquisition workforce—What are best practices, within Government and industry, for recruiting, retaining, developing and promoting high-quality acquisition and program management professionals and other mission-critical occupations? How does an organization conduct succession management that considers current needs—both quantitative and qualitative—and future human capital requirements? What are the top skills E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 102 / Friday, May 29, 2009 / Notices gaps in the federal acquisition workforce (broadly defined to include not only contracting officers but also requirements and planning officials, and program and project managers, and technical representatives responsible for managing contract performance on the contracting officer’s behalf, etc.)? What are Government and industry best practices for integrating requirements development and acquisition? What is the best method for assuring that sufficient funding is in place for effective acquisition oversight and management? (4) Managing the multi-sector workforce—How might the current definition of inherently governmental function be clarified to improve management of the multi-sector workforce? What types of criteria might help agencies identify non-inherently governmental functions that are critical to an agency, with respect to its unique missions and structure, and need to be performed by federal employees in order for the agency to maintain control of its mission and operations? What criteria should agencies use in selecting activities that might be candidates for in sourcing? What criteria should agencies use in deciding whether a government activity should be competed? How do federal contracting policies affect practices in the private sector labor market? If there are laws, regulations, policies, or agency practices that a commenter believes have involved a misclassification of a function as inherently governmental or as commercial, please identify these and outline your concern in as much detail as possible, so that this can help to inform our review. Jeffrey B. Liebman, Executive Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget. [FR Doc. E9–12588 Filed 5–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Temporary Corporate Credit Union Liquidity Guarantee Program mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice contains information about revisions to the National Credit Union Administration’s Temporary Corporate Credit Union Liquidity Guarantee Program (TCCULGP). VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:24 May 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Shetler, Senior Corporate Analyst, Office of Corporate Credit Unions, at the above address or telephone (703) 518–6646. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 16, 2008, the National Credit Union Administration Board approved the TCCULGP. Under the terms of this original TCCULGP, the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) guaranteed certain unsecured debt of participating corporate credit unions (corporates) issued from October 16, 2008 through June 30, 2009, and maturing on or before June 30, 2012. NCUA published notice of the original TCCULGP in the Federal Register. 73 FR 68450 (November 18, 2008). NCUA also published a list of corporates that agreed to participate in the original TCCULGP on NCUA’s Web site at http://www.ncua.gov/CorporateCU/ index.htm. The NCUA Board has determined to revise and extend the TCCULGP. The revised TCCULGP will give participating corporates the option to issue TCCULGP-guaranteed debt from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010 that matures on or before June 30, 2017. The revised TCCULGP also modifies the prices the corporate must pay the NCUSIF for the guarantee, without regard to whether the debt was issued before or after June 30, 2009. Both corporates participating in the original TCCULGP, and corporates that declined to participate in the original TCCULGP, will be given the option of participating in the revised TCCULGP. As with the original TCCULGP, qualifying debt obligations under the revised TCCULGP generally include federal funds purchased, promissory notes, commercial paper, and unsubordinated unsecured notes, and NCUA’s guarantee is subject to terms and conditions. In addition, corporate credit unions that participate in the revised TCCULGP may elect not to offer the NCUA guarantee on all qualifying debt obligations. The TCCULGP guarantee is a guarantee of timely payment. The NCUSIF’s obligation to pay holders of TCCULGP-guaranteed debt will arise upon the uncured failure of the corporate credit union to make a timely payment of principal or interest as required under the debt instrument. Upon the occurrence of a payment default, the NCUSIF will satisfy its guarantee obligation by making scheduled payments of principal and interest pursuant to the terms of the PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25777 debt instrument through maturity (without regard to default or penalty provisions). To ensure that a particular debt obligation issued after June 30, 2009, is covered by the revised TCCULGP guarantee, creditors wishing to take advantage of the guarantee must: (1) Ensure the corporate credit union has elected to participate in the revised TCCULGP; (2) Ensure the debt obligation qualifies for coverage under the terms and conditions of the revised TCCULGP, and (3) Obtain and record a confirmation, issued by the participating corporate credit union contemporaneous with the issuance of the debt obligation, that the credit union intends that particular obligation to be guaranteed by the NCUA. Once guaranteed by NCUA under the TCCULGP, qualifying debt will remain guaranteed until the debt is fully repaid. NCUA will publish a list of corporates that have elected to participate in the revised TCCULGP on NCUA’s Web site on or before June 30, 2009. The legal authority for the TCCULGP is located at 12 U.S.C. 1766(a), 1766(i)(2), 1783(a), 1788(a)(1), and 1789(a)(7). The NCUA, which administers the NCUSIF, is an independent agency in the executive branch of the United States Government, and the NCUA has authorized the NCUSIF to issue the guarantees described in the TCCULGP. Accordingly, these TCCULGP guarantees represent obligations of the United States government and are backed by its full faith and credit. For a legal analysis by the U.S. Department of Justice demonstrating this full faith and credit, see Debt Obligations of the National Credit Union Administration, 6 Op. Off. Legal Counsel 262 (1982). For more information about the original and revised TCCULGPs, including terms, conditions, and participants, interested parties may contact Senior Analyst Dave Shetler of the NCUA Office of Corporate Credit Unions. Dated: May 21, 2009. Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E9–12330 Filed 5–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Notification of a Public Meeting on the Presidential Memorandum 
on Government Contracting

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 
President.

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Presidential Memorandum on Government Contracting, issued 
on March 4, 2009, establishes a framework for improving critical 
components of the federal acquisition system and management of the 
Federal Government's ``multi-sector'' workforce of federal employees 
and private sector contractors. The Memorandum directs the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with federal agency 
leadership, to improve and strengthen federal contracting practices and 
to seek input from the public on the most effective ways to achieve 
this goal. Section 321 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 
for Fiscal Year 2009 further directs OMB to clarify the definition of 
an inherently governmental function and to develop criteria to be used 
by agency heads to identify other functions that should only be 
performed by Federal employees. The Presidential Memorandum is 
available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/PresidentialActions/pg2/. Section 321 may be found at http://www.rules.house.gov/110/text/110_hr5658.pdf.

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    In furtherance of the President's Memorandum and section 321 of the 
FY 2009 NDAA, OMB invites interested parties from both the public and 
private sectors to provide comments on: (1) Maximizing the use of 
competition; (2) improving practices for selecting contract types; (3) 
strengthening the acquisition workforce; and (4) clarifying when 
functions should be performed by federal employees and when contractors 
may be appropriately considered.
    Interested parties may offer oral and/or written comments at a 
public meeting to be held on June 18, 2009. Parties are also encouraged 
to provide all written comments directly to http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: A public meeting will be conducted on June 18, 2009, at 9 a.m. 
eastern time and ending no later than 1 p.m. eastern time.
    Procedures for the public meeting: The public is asked to pre-
register by June 8, 2009, due to security and seating limitations. To 
pre-register, please send an e-mail to Ms. Julia Wise of OFPP at 
jwise@omb.eop.gov. Registration check-in will begin at 8 a.m. eastern 
time and the meeting will start at 9 a.m. eastern time.
    Oral Public Comments: A key purpose of the meeting is to encourage 
public comment through dialogue on each of the four topics described 
above. Accordingly, one hour will be allotted for each topic. A 
facilitator will briefly introduce each topic and organize discussion 
through questions.
    Parties wishing to make formal oral presentations at the public 
meeting must contact Ms. Wise by electronic mail at: jwise@omb.eop.gov 
no later than June 8, 2009, to be placed on the public speaker list. 
Verbal requests for speaking time will not be taken. Time allocations 
for oral presentations will be limited and depend on the number of 
requests. All formal oral public comments must also be followed-up in 
writing and submitted to http://www.regulations.gov. When submitting 
your comments, reference ``Public Comments on the Government 
Contracting Memorandum.'' Note: Written statements are strongly 
preferred to formal oral presentations in order to provide maximum 
opportunity for dialogue with the participants.
    Written Comments/Statements: Parties wishing to share written 
statements at the public meeting must submit such statements to Ms. 
Wise at jwise@omb.eop.gov by June 8, 2009. In lieu of, or in addition 
to, participating in the public meeting, interested parties may submit 
written comments to http://www.regulations.gov by July 17, 2009. When 
submitting your comments, reference ``Public Comments on the Government 
Contracting Memorandum.''

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the General Services 
Administration Auditorium located at 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20405. Enter at the second entrance on F Street.
    Meeting Accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible 
to people with disabilities. Request for sign language interpretation 
or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Wise at 
jwise@omb.eop.gov or (202) 395-7561 by June 8, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of the subject 
matter related to the memorandum: Mr. Mathew Blum, OFPP, (202) 395-4953 
or mblum@omb.eop.gov or Ms. Julia Wise, OFPP, (202) 395-7561 or 
jwise@omb.eop.gov. For public meeting information and submission of 
comment: Ms. Julia Wise, OFPP, (202) 395-7561 or jwise@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Presidential Memorandum on Government 
Contracting requires the Director of OMB to develop guidance by 
September 30, 2009, for strengthening several critical aspects of the 
federal acquisition system. In 2008, federal agencies used this system 
to acquire more than $500 billion in goods and services. The Memorandum 
directs OMB to focus attention on strengthening four key areas: (1) Use 
of competition; (2) practices for use and oversight of cost-
reimbursement contracts and other contract types; (3) the capacity and 
ability of the acquisition workforce; and (4) policies addressing when 
governmental outsourcing for services is and is not appropriate. The 
Presidential Memorandum requires that OMB issue guidance addressing 
each of these areas by September 30, 2009.
    Section 321 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 
Fiscal Year 2009 further directs OMB, in consultation with 
representatives of the Chief Acquisition Officers (CAO) Council and the 
Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council to take a number of steps 
related to the government's management of its multi-sector workforce of 
federal employees and contracted employees. These steps include 
reviewing and developing a single consistent definition of the term 
``inherently governmental function'' and establishing criteria that 
agencies may use to identify critical functions and positions that, 
while not inherently governmental, should be performed only by Federal 
Government employees to ensure the agency maintains control of its 
mission and operations.
    OMB is working with officials from the Department of Defense (DOD), 
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the General 
Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Personnel Management 
(OPM), and other agencies, including representatives from the CAO 
Council and CHCO Council, to strengthen practices in the four areas 
described above. OMB seeks public input on these topical areas, 
including the questions posed in connection with each of these areas, 
as described below:
    (1) Maximizing the use of competition--What are the government's 
greatest barriers to using competition and what steps can be taken to 
maximize competitive practices? What is the best way to make certain 
that the government is not overly reliant on sole-source contracts (or 
contracts with a limited number of sources)? What are key principles to 
avoiding sole-source contracts? When is use of multiple award task and 
delivery order contracts appropriate? What effect, if any, do the 
following factors have in selecting a competition strategy: nature of 
the requirements (type of supplies or services), complexity, 
marketplace, knowledge level of the requirements, terms and conditions, 
time available for competing the work, dollar value, socio-economic 
requirements?
    (2) Improving practices for selecting the right contract type--What 
policies and practices pose the greatest obstacles to the government's 
ability to achieve good outcomes in various contract types? What effect 
does the government's choice of contract type have on contractor 
pricing? What practices might better enable the government to make 
better use of fixed price contracts? How can agencies improve the use 
and management of cost-type, time and material, and labor hour 
contracts? Does the Federal Acquisition Regulation provide sufficient 
information on the appropriate use and management of various contract 
types to minimize risk and maximize the value?
    (3) Strengthening the acquisition workforce--What are best 
practices, within Government and industry, for recruiting, retaining, 
developing and promoting high-quality acquisition and program 
management professionals and other mission-critical occupations? How 
does an organization conduct succession management that considers 
current needs--both quantitative and qualitative--and future human 
capital requirements? What are the top skills

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gaps in the federal acquisition workforce (broadly defined to include 
not only contracting officers but also requirements and planning 
officials, and program and project managers, and technical 
representatives responsible for managing contract performance on the 
contracting officer's behalf, etc.)? What are Government and industry 
best practices for integrating requirements development and 
acquisition? What is the best method for assuring that sufficient 
funding is in place for effective acquisition oversight and management?
    (4) Managing the multi-sector workforce--How might the current 
definition of inherently governmental function be clarified to improve 
management of the multi-sector workforce? What types of criteria might 
help agencies identify non-inherently governmental functions that are 
critical to an agency, with respect to its unique missions and 
structure, and need to be performed by federal employees in order for 
the agency to maintain control of its mission and operations? What 
criteria should agencies use in selecting activities that might be 
candidates for in sourcing? What criteria should agencies use in 
deciding whether a government activity should be competed? How do 
federal contracting policies affect practices in the private sector 
labor market? If there are laws, regulations, policies, or agency 
practices that a commenter believes have involved a misclassification 
of a function as inherently governmental or as commercial, please 
identify these and outline your concern in as much detail as possible, 
so that this can help to inform our review.

Jeffrey B. Liebman,
Executive Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget.
[FR Doc. E9-12588 Filed 5-28-09; 8:45 am]
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