5:00 am, May 22, 2015

OFPP, USDS throw down a $360k challenge for digital services training

The "Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program" challenge asks industry to help federal contracting officers improve how they buy in-demand services. It comes as agencies are under the gun to develop digital services offices by the end of the fiscal year and as the White House just requested $105 million for digital services.

News Alert: Obama nominates Roth as next GSA administrator

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was going to nominate Denise Turner Roth as the new administrator at the General Services Administration.

Nominations open for 2015 Causey Awards

The Causey Awards recognize federal employees and government contractors for their innovations and achievements in the human capital arena. Nominate someone today.


VA turns up its ‘intensity' to solve long-standing cyber challenges

Stephen Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department's chief information officer, said he's brought in extra vendors to deal with a backlog of cyber challenges. VA's inspector general found more than 9,000 outstanding system security risks in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report.

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Radio Interviews

Larry Allen

Allen Federal Business Partners

Some winners of the NASA SEWP V sweepstakes are out.


Jerry Hendrix


"Avoiding Trivia" may be the biggest step to a stronger military.


David Bray


Cyber threats can seem overwhelming at times, even to agencies.


Matt Clemens

Arxan Technologies

The current state of mobile app security leaves a lot to be desired.


Trey Hodgkins


Zeroing in on the hidden details of the House's defense acquisition reform bill.


Steve Koprince

Petefish, Immel, Heeb and Hird

Small business goals problems may keep you out of the competition before you can even get into it.


Brian Bouffard

Military Defense Counsel

A U.S. soldier held by the Taliban is charged with desertion and will face a court martial.


Bill Welch

McMahon, Welch and Learned

Just because you win a protest doesn't mean you win the contract.


Ian Kalin

Commerce Department

The Commerce Department finds its first-ever Chief Data Officer.


Ron Prater

Corner Alliance

A huge new BRAIN at NIH may help your agency next.


Cmdr. David DiTallo

National Defense University

The National Defense University has a new course offering: cyber intelligence.


John Mahoney

Federal Employment Attorney

Discrimination cases rarely end well. But sometimes they end in tragedy.


Valencia Martin-Wallace

Patent and Trademark Office

What the PTO wants its first-ever Patent Quality Summit to accomplish.


Justin Herman


Your agency's new playbook for open government goals.



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  • The Partnership for Public Service honors the outstanding work of dedicated federal employees.
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  • In our special report, we examine the creative ways agencies are saving space and making money on property.
  • Children participate in the 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of White House.
  • Photos taken from the Coast Guard's Operation Deep Freeze 2015, part of the U.S. Antarctic program.
  • Federal Drive with Tom Temin talks to acquisition innovators at at the ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.
  • The National Institutes of Health has big plans for its Bethesda Campus -- 500 pages of plans, to be specific.
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  • Everyone from interns to congressmen lined up to greet President Obama at his State of the Union Address.
  • Many federal managers are heading to the private sector. Track which feds are on the move.
  • Federal experts tell what top three concepts, trends or priorities they believe will be important in 2015.
  • The Veterans Affairs IG found alleged procurement fraud, intimidation and threats against a federal official.
  • 23 CIOs and other senior IT officials left government in 2014. The exodus shows encouraging and disturbing trends.
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  • What feds need to know about the latest updates to OPM's dismissal and closure policy.
  • Federal News Radio digs through the first 400 bills introduced by the 114th Congress, and what they mean for feds.
  • NASA scientists are developing more innovative and cost-effective technologies for future space missions.
  • Congress has passed a $1 trillion budget to fund agencies in 2015. Find out how it will affect feds and agencies.
  • Office of Federal Procurement Policy's Anne Rung released a road map for re-imagining federal contracting.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan K. Meadows discovers his artistic voice while recovering from a traumatic brain injury.
  • Wounded warriors display power of adaptive reconditioning at annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament.
  • The National Academy of Public Administration names 17 fellows for their contributions to federal service.
  • What products are agencies buying, who are they buying them from, and how much does it cost?
  • From volunteering at orphanages to saving stray dogs, feds and their families are honored for their efforts.
  • View photos and hear interviews from this year's GovCon Awards, recognizing the best in contracting.
  • Federal employees' opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, according to the latest EVS.
  • View photos from TechAmerica's annual Vision Conference, offering a peek into the future of Defense spending.
  • Few activities have vexed the federal government more over the years than procurement. Is reform needed?
  • View photos and hear interviews from this year's Government Contract Management Symposium.
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Category Management: What the Federal Government Can Learn from the Private...

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Level I Training

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Helping Government Contractors Win More Business

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Army Cyber Innovation Challenge Industry Day

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TakeDownCon Capital Region Hacking and IT Security Conference

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