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OFPP to hold acquisition workers more accountable for training

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, issued a memo requiring civilian agencies to use the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System to track how acquisition workers are meeting certification requirements. Agencies have several deadlines over the next year to input data into the system.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:33am EDT

Proposal preparation and more

Lois Gannon from AOC Key Solutions and Jason Workmaster from McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP discuss what it takes to prepare a good procurement proposal.
September 3, 2013

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 11:01pm EDT
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GSA ups per diem rates for 2014, ends conference allowance

After a two-year freeze, per diems for work-related federal travel are going up slightly, according to the General Services Administration. GSA also announced it is eliminating a special lodging allowance for federal employees attending conferences.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 05:13pm EDT

All things strategic sourcing

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners will discuss the top strategic sourcing issues with host Mark Amtower.
August 26, 2013

Monday - 08/26/2013, 09:00pm EDT
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Company drops protest of GSA's OASIS RFP

IT services contractor USfalcon Inc. has agreed to drop its protest of the General Services Administration's solicitation for its massive OASIS multiple-award contract. However, a second pre-award protest filed by Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company at the agency level is moving forward.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:49pm EDT

Federal buildings bask in Hollywood spotlight

The General Services Administration has raised more than $500,000 in the past three years by charging filmmakers a fee to shoot movies and television shows on federal property.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 11:14am EDT

Agency-level protest of GSA's OASIS contract moves forward

GSA's protest official denies the general counsel's claim that Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. doesn't have standing and is not an interested party. Oral arguments are set for Aug. 29.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:10pm EDT

DHS to standardize cyber protections through new contract

DHS awards 17 vendors a spot on the continuous diagnostics and mitigation contract. Agencies can now access a common set of tools and services to improve how they monitor and secure their computer networks.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 11:51am EDT
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Two protests filed on GSA's OASIS contract

GSA is facing two pre-award protests in the week since it released the solicitation for its large, multiple award professional services contract. One company filed its protest with GAO. Another firm filed at the agency level.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 07:04pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Shining a light on GSA contract awards; Congress continues battle over E-Gov Fund

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 01:34pm EDT

Final rule sets new categories, factors for evaluating past performance

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA issued a final rule today amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. FAR must now include performance rating categories and different factors for past performance evaluations.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:09pm EDT

Rep. Barletta wants new rules for SESers under investigation

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) is sponsoring a bill that would impact the federal workforce as well as a bill to restrict the growth of federal real estate. Barletta is the chairman of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 02:19pm EDT
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GSA releases final RFPs for OASIS

The multiple award contract for professional services will cover seven functional areas. GSA will make up to 40 awards per functional area.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 05:39am EDT

Senate committee introduces bill to mark up real property legislation

Senate committee members introduced the Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform Act of 2013 to address the management of federal real property. The government is the largest owner of property in the country, owning more than 1 million properties.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:28am EDT

OMB says PortfolioStat's impact measured by billions of dollars in savings

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel is testifying this morning before the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the progress of several IT reform initiatives. He says agencies are on track to close or consolidate more than 850 data centers in 2013.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 10:47am EDT

GSA, lawmakers favor innovative approach to dispose of federal property

A roundtable sponsored by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee explored how public-private partnerships could work to get rid of federal property more quickly.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 05:28am EDT

Strategic sourcing

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners will discuss the top strategic sourcing issues with host Mark Amtower.
July 22, 2013

Monday - 07/22/2013, 09:00pm EDT
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Sharpe designs expanded role for the Federal Acquisition Service

Tom Sharpe wants to make the General Services Administration the first choice for most commodity buys for the government. He said he wants to increase the amount of spending agencies through FAS contracts by billions.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 05:57am EDT
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GSA, Treasury officials decry House committee budget shortfalls

Top officials at the Treasury Department and the General Services Administration say budget cuts being considered by House lawmakers - and that have since adopted by the House Appropriations Committee - would erode their agencies' missions. In sharply divided vote mostly along partisan lines Wednesday, the committee approved the fiscal 2014 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:25pm EDT

House again aims to merge E-Gov funding

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government passed the fiscal 2014 appropriations bill with a provision to merge the E-Government Fund and the Federal Citizen Services Fund to create an Information and Engagement Fund for citizens. Appropriators also would cut the total request for the merged funds by about $15 million.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:14pm EDT
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