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GSA improves sustainable facilities tool

The new version of the online resource provides additional resources to better help agencies improve workplace sustainability.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 07:14pm EDT

7 agencies make progress on implementing 'cloud first,' GAO says

The Government Accountability Office assessed the performance of seven federal agencies in migrating some of their services to the cloud as required by the Office of Management and Budget. Five of the seven agencies succeeded in meeting OMB's requirements and the other two are expected to be compliant by year's end.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:42am EDT

OMB to expand vendor offices after initial successful tests

The Veterans Affairs Department said it saved $40 million by using this centralized approach to managing contractors. vendor management organizations also help agencies buy more strategically. OFPP plans to expand strategic sourcing and sets a $2 billion savings goal by 2015.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 05:43am EDT
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Conference to explore agencies use of big data

How is the government using big data currently?

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 01:43pm EDT

GSA readying phase 2 of print management strategic sourcing BPA

The agency released a request for information last month detailing copier and print managed services requirements. GSA awarded a strategic sourcing contract to 11 vendors in September for basic print management services under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 05:45pm EDT

Ahead of OMB guidance, agencies bring their own strategies to BYOD

Early-adopter agencies of the bring-your-own-device idea are blazing their own trail through the security, privacy and policy challenges of personally-owned devices on government networks.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Cloud computing and security

Ted Davis, president of Unisys Federal Systems, will talk about how his company can help your transition to the cloud.
July 3, 2012

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 12:05am EDT
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GSA schedules

Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coaltiion for Government Procurement, talks about what's ahead for the GSA Multiple Award Schedules Program.
July 3, 2012

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 08:17pm EDT
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GSA offers second round of buyouts

The General Services Administration is offering buyouts and early retirements to 1,022 employees. The employees have until July 20 to apply and must separate from service between Aug. 3 and Sept. 30.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 09:18am EDT

House oversight committee OKs GSA-inspired bills

Two new bills advance to the Congress floor in regards to the 2010 GSA Scandal. These bills, if affirmed, will hold executives accountable for misappropriations of funding, and also necessitate agencies to provide rundowns for all conferences spending.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 07:15pm EDT

FedBizOpps.gov contractor under FBI investigation

The government is investigating allegations against Symplicity Corp. for allegedly accessing without permission the internal networks of two competitors in the education sector. Symplicity, which runs three governmentwide websites, denies any wrongdoing and calls the government's search warrant a one-sided justification for the investigation. Experts say the company could face suspension from new federal procurements.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 05:41am EDT
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GSA's OASIS contract to streamline professional services offerings

The General Services Administration is months away from releasing details of its newest contract vehicle that will allow agencies to find professional services solutions across disciplines. OASIS program manager Jim Ghiloni gave a status update on the contract.
June 26, 2012(Encore presentation July 10, 2012)

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 01:22pm EDT
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GSA, DISA face protests of billion dollar awards

CWTSatoTravel objected to the $1.4 billion E- Travel award going to Concur Technologies. SAIC protested DISA's $4.6 billion award for the Global Information Grid management services to Lockheed Martin. Both protestors are the incumbent contractors.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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House committee remains mum on federal pay raises

The Financial Services and General Government spending bill seeks to cut $2 billion from the president's request. The bill says nothing about granting feds a pay raise in 2013. The House committee follows the lead of Senate appropriators, which also remained silent on the issue.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 05:43am EDT
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GAO: Faulty system lists rat-infested federal buildings in excellent condition

The administration has set steep goals in slashing the number of excess federal properties and the costs associated with operating them. But the main resource for tracking federal properties is plagued by unsound data collection efforts, inconsistent standards and inaccuracies, according to a new Government Accountability Office review.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 09:54pm EDT

GSA pounded for not moving excess property faster

Lawmakers at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held at the Georgetown Heating Plant, blasted the General Services Administration for its handling of excess federal properties.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:56pm EDT

GSA considers alternatives to track contractors

For decades, the General Services Administration has contracted with the company Dun & Bradstreet to provide unique identifying numbers for businesses. These numbers called Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS numbers allow GSA to track contractors and other recipients of federal funds. But the cost of using this service has grown from $1 million in 2002 to about $19 million per year under the current contract.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 11:20am EDT
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Agencies have much to learn from bid protest process

Joseph Petrillo, a federal contract attorney with Petrillo and Powell, agreed with a recent report that bid protests help to keep the federal government honest. Unfortunately, the 2,000 or so annual bid protests are just a drop in the bucket of the millions of possible protestable contract actions out there.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 10:45am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- June 19

Avinash Kar of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses an FDA decision on cattle feeding processes. Attorney Joseph Petrillo offers his perspective on burgeoning bid protests. GAO's Bill Woods talks about GSA's reliance on "dun" numbers. Jamison Cush discusses Microsoft's new tablet device. Charles Scoville works with amputee veterans.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:49am EDT

SSA to upgrade data network under $233M deal

The Social Security Administration awarded CenturyLink a follow-on deal under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 04:19pm EDT
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