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GSA expands discounted commodity IT program

The General Services Administration announced Thursday it had awarded 43 blanket-purchase agreements to small businesses to provide discounted commodity IT through the agency's National Information Technology Commodity Program (NITCP). The NITCP is designed to provide agencies a one-stop shop for the most commonly purchased, low-cost IT products.

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Commodity IT , GSA , Mary Davie , National Information Technology Commodity Program

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:29pm EST

Deputy FAS Commissioner Jordan retires

Jon Jordan, the deputy commissioner in the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, retired Nov. 3. Bill Sisk has been named to replace Jordan on an interim basis.

Tags: GSA , Mary Davie , Jon Jordan , Bill Sisk , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 11/05/2012, 03:12pm EST

GSA to hire new FAS Commissioner

Steve Kempf will return after his medical leave as a senior adviser. GSA posted the commissioner's job on on Monday.

Tags: GSA , Steve Kempf , Linda Chero , Dan Tangherlini , Dorothy Robyn , Shakeup at GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 05:16pm EDT

Conference investigation leaves some questioning GSA IG's aggressive tactics

The General Services Administration's inspector general investigated the agency's recent SmartPay Training Conference and found no wrongdoing or elaborate spending. But the approach taken by the GSA inspector has left some at the agency uneasy. According to a draft memo obtained by Federal News Radio, tactics used by the investigator included a late night awakening and interrogation of the GSA executive in charge of the conference.

Tags: GSA , SmartPay , SmartPay Training Conference , David Shea , Brian Miller , inspector general , Steven Heckler , Jeff Denham , James Hudson , Sarah Breen , Shakeup at GSA , exclusive

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 02:40am EDT

GSA offers tips for trimming fat from agency budgets

Steve Kempf, Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, joined with Francis Rose to discuss ways agencies could meet their goals to cut inefficient spending.

Tags: GSA , Steve Kempf , budget , management , best practices , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:50pm EST

GSA's new FAS commissioner has big shoes to fill

Two contracting experts weigh in on why Jim Williams will be missed.

Tags: contracting , management , Technology , GSA , Jim Williams , Larry Allen , Steve Kelman , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 07:30pm EST

GSA's Tyree Varnado reflects on 39 years of government service

The deputy commissioner will officially step down on Jan. 3, 2010.

Tags: management , GSA , Tyree Varnado , best practices , DorobekInsider , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 08:00pm EST

GSA seeks to green all that it touches

Acting administrator Prouty promises the agency will lead the nation in how they use environmentally friendly products and services. Prouty says he wants to add funding in 2011 for research and development for green products and other things. GSA's schedules received a lift in 2009 because of Recovery Act and the excitement over energy saving products and services.

Tags: contracting , management , Paul Prouty , Steve Kempf , GSA , FAI , DAU , VA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Acquisition management , schedules , Assisted acquisition services , green IT , Recovery Act , Training

Wednesday - 11/04/2009, 08:10pm EST

GSA works on Getting it Right

Tags: contracting , GSA , Jim Williams ,

Wednesday - 06/10/2009, 10:20am EDT

FAME and Fortune

Tags: contracting , GSA , FAME , Peggy Burns , Lockheed Martin

Monday - 03/30/2009, 09:37am EDT
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