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GSA wants to add cloud category to IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration announced Wednesday it's seeking to roll out a new category especially for cloud services under its massive IT Schedule 70 contracting vehicle. Maynard Crum, acting director of the Office of Strategic Programs in GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services, announced the agency's pursuit of a new special-item number for cloud or cloud SIN during a panel discussion at the Federal Cloud Computing Summit in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Maynard Crum , cloud computing services , General Services Administration , Office of Integrated Technology Services , Office of Strategic Programs , RFI , SIN , IT Schedule 70 , Federal Cloud Computing Summit

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 03:16pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The president of the government contractor who runs pleaded guilty to criminal charges last Wednesday. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller wrote about this case in his bi-weekly feature, Inside the Reporter's Notebook. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what happened and whether this will impact the company's federal contracts.

Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Management of Change Conference , FITARA , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 09:31am EDT

VA seeks outsider to review conference planning policies

The Veterans Affairs Department wants a contractor to review the agency's conference planning and conference acquisition policies, according to a request for information. The solicitation comes weeks after revelations that VA had spent $5 million two conferences last year.

Tags: VA , conference , Oversight , RFI , Contracting , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 12:04pm EDT

GAO finds competition lacking in some DoD contracts

Michele Mackin, the assistant director for Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis to discuss a recent report by GAO that found competition in some defense contracts lacking. Bill Woods, the director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, discussed efforts to create a streamlined system for federal contracting data.

Tags: GAO , Contracting , acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose , Michele Mackin , Bill Woods , FPDS , DoD

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 08:11pm EDT

GSA issues draft follow on to 8(a) Stars contract

In a notice on, GSA says as of now the contract will include two levels with four functional areas in each level.

Tags: Contracting , GSA , SBA , 8(a) program , Stars GWAC

Friday - 02/27/2009, 01:59pm EST