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PSC calls contracting provisions into question

The Professional Services Council details likes and dislikes of procurement language in the 2012 DoD Authorization bill.

Tags: contracting , industry , Stan Soloway , Roger Jordan , Professional Services Council , DoD authorization bill , service contracting , political contributions , Peter Buxbaum

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 07:09am EDT

Treasury to process all invoices electronically

All agency bureaus will implement the Internet Payment Platform by 2012. Additionally, all Treasury vendors must submit invoices through the portal starting in 2013. The electronic invoice payment program is one of 12 initiatives to improve federal financial management.

Tags: financial management , technology , Mark Reger , Mark Easton , Treasury , OMB , electronic invoice processing , financial management reform , Campaign to Cut Waste , AGA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 06:27pm EDT
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Senators fight DoD hiring freeze

Democratic Senators, led by Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), say Panetta's plan breaks the law.

Tags: Leon Panetta , hiring freeze , budget , Barbara Mikulski , Claire McCaskill , Tom Harkin , Patty Murray , Sherrod Brown , jory heckman

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 04:30pm EDT

House passes 1.6 percent pay raise for military

The House passed a 1.6 percent pay raise for military personnel.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , raise , budget , DoD authorization bill

Friday - 07/08/2011, 02:34pm EDT

Sen. Murray: hiring veteran heroes necessary, smart

Unemployment by returning members of the military is too high. Senator Patty Murray is moving to change that.

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , veterans , sen. patty murray , Senate Armed Services Committee , veterans unemployment , Patty Murray , Congress ,

Friday - 07/08/2011, 09:05am EDT
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Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn to step down

William Lynn is stepping down as Defense Department deputy secretary.

Tags: people , management , William Lynn , Leon Panetta , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:09pm EDT

Agencies must cut service contracting by 15 percent

OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , service contracting , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller , Richard Ginman , Commerce , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT
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Feds in a tight spot - literally

Even as Americans are getting bigger it seems their work stations and cubicles are getting smaller. So, senior correspondent Mike Causey says, you literally are in a tight space.

Tags: office space , pay and benefits , BRAC , workspaces , Mike Causey , Federal Drive

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:01am EDT

Budget-cutting lessons from DoD

Kevin Green is the vice president for defense and intelligence at IBM Federal.

Tags: kevin green , IBM Federal , budget , best practices , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 05:22pm EDT
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