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8:06 am, September 18, 2014

GSA News

Turnover in GSA's senior ranks continues

Dennis Papula, director for management and strategy in the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, becomes the fifth senior executive to leave in the last week. He is moving to the Federal Trade Commission.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 10:54am EST

What federal IT can learn from Inspector Clouseau

We often look at organizations and wonder why they are burdened with overhead not relevant to the current world in which we live. Often it is found to be the cures for past sins and overreactions to those sins says former federal exec Bob Woods.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 02:35pm EST

Reduced conference spending could save government $500M each year

Increased oversight and tighter controls have led to a nearly 90 percent drop in conference spending since 2010 at four agencies. The reductions could amount to $500 million in annual savings across the government.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 10:47am EST

GSA losing four key senior executives

Four high-ranking officials are leaving the General Services Administration. They are Deputy Administrator Susan Brita; CIO Casey Coleman; Kelly Olson, director of Strategic Initiatives; and Sheila Campbell, director of the Center for Excellence in the Digital Government Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 02:42pm EST

Transition to Networx telecom contract cost $395M more than planned

The Government Accountability Office found in a new report that the 33-month delay in moving to GSA's Networx contract from FTS2001 caused agencies to spend more money and miss out on potential savings.

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 12:50pm EST

GAO denies protest of joint venturing rules under OASIS

The Government Accountability Office says GSA is within its rights to require that joint ventures must be among teams that have a proven track record of success. Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. said it will ask GAO to reconsider its decision or take the case to the Court of Federal Claims.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 08:48am EST

What's ahead for GSA's MAS program?

Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin will give his take on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program.
December 31, 2013

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 08:20pm EST
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GSA's cloud computing sales trends

GSA's Mark Day said agency preferences in how they buy cloud services are clear, and point toward the need for a cloud broker.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 06:06pm EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook - December 20, 2013

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week from the notebook of Executive Editor Jason Miller

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:57pm EST

GSA's green energy testing benefits federal buildings, commercial manufacturers

GSA tests new energy-saving technologies in its own buildings, to help the government save money and manufacturers realize opportunities in the commercial sphere.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:32pm EST
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Air Force commits to use OASIS for most professional services contracts

Under an agreement signed Thursday, the Air Force will use OASIS as its default option for professional service contracts. The service agrees to spend at least $500 million under the multiple award contract.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:50am EST
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GSA plots path ahead for once-troubled acquisition management system

GSA says its problem-plagued System for Award Management is now working, but its failures have pushed agency officials to pursue a new path to consolidate the government's approach to procurement data.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:02am EST
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What's ahead for GSA's MAS program?

Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin will give his take on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program.
December 17, 2013

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:20pm EST
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A year end review and what's ahead for 2014

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss this year's top contracting stories, and what will be the big issues in 2014.
December 16, 2013 (Encore presentation December 23, 2013 & December 30, 2013)

Monday - 12/16/2013, 06:41pm EST
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VA puts reverse auctions on hiatus again to study value proposition

The Veterans Affairs Department's decision comes as lawmakers are putting this acquisition concept under more scrutiny. House Veterans Affairs and Small Business Committee lawmakers question whether agencies are getting the best prices and whether they are sacrificing competition. GAO, other experts say OFPP needs to develop a governmentwide policy for reverse auctions.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 06:45pm EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Labor pinched by poor cloud contracting; Financial shared services progresses

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

Monday - 12/09/2013, 06:47am EST

Mica says agencies 'thwarting' proposed FTC relocation

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Oversight's Subcommittee on Government Operations, said the Federal Trade Commission and the General Services Administration are "thwarting" his proposal to force the FTC to relocate out of its historic headquarters building and into leased space in Southwest Washington, D.C.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 05:10pm EST

GSA kicks off 3rd generation of strategic sourcing for office supplies

GSA issued a draft solicitation for the Office supplies 3 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract Nov. 25 that puts more emphasis on small businesses, including consortiums, and would not be based on Schedule special item numbers.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 02:28pm EST
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PM-ISE shepherds secure data sharing tool from validation to expansion

Through the back-end attribute exchange, agencies can have a standard way for different organizations to safely and securely share sensitive information. The Justice Department conducted a pilot earlier this year and found success with state and local law enforcement agencies accessing the Regional Information Sharing System.

Friday - 11/29/2013, 05:00am EST
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