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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

For years, the White House has been prodding agencies to cut costs by using shared services. But like the proverbial water trough, sometimes the horses don't drink. Now the Office of Management and Budget has once again deputized the General Services Administration to help it turn policy into reality. GSA will set up a program office to help agencies get over the most common hurdles to using shared services. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , shared services , OMB ,

Friday - 10/24/2014, 06:13am EDT
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New GSA program to standardize shared services

The General Services Administration is setting up a program office to help agencies get over the most common hurdles to using shared services, following a request by the CIO Council.

Tags: John Sullivan , shared services , CIO Council , Emily Kopp , AFCEA Bethesda

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 12:55pm EDT

Lots of loot for the taking in GSA's open-floor headquarters

Thieves would like GSA's new open-floor design, the inspector general finds.

Tags: federal buildings , workspaces , Emily Kopp

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:35am EDT
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White House gives agencies the lead role in combating ID theft

The White House wants the government to lead a nationwide effort to reduce identity theft and fraud. More secure government credit cards and multi-factor authentication for federal websites dealing with sensitive citizen data are two ways to do that.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , White House , Treasury , Barack Obama , SANS Institute , Alan Paller , John Pescatore , identity management , HSPD 12 , government charge cards , identity theft , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:32pm EDT

Communication, transparency key to successful procurements

Like virtually everything in the federal government, the relationship federal agencies and industry organizations is complex. Contracts, buying and selling are just a small piece of the pie. Communication and collaboration are key factors that must exist in the pipeline between the public and private sectors. As part of our special report, the Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio hosted a panel with acquisition experts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jeff Koses , Jim Blades , Millennium Challenge Corporation , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Shefali Kapadia , exclusive

Friday - 10/17/2014, 09:49am EDT

Jim Williams, Partner, Schambach & Williams Consulting

On the second day of our three-day series, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, we're focusing on people and what improvements can be made to acquisition training and the workforce. Jim Williams is former acting commissioner at the General Services Administration and the top acquisition official at the IRS. Williams joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss all things procurement and the current state of governmentwide acquisition vehicles.

Tags: Jim Williams , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Schambach & Williams Consulting , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , IRS , acquisition workforce , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:30am EDT
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Kevin Kampschroer, Senior Climate Change Adaptation Official, GSA

The General Services Administration reviews version four of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification program. It wants to know if the LEED system is actually helping agencies meet federal green building goals. Kevin Kampschroer, federal director of the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings and senior climate change adaptation official at GSA, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about sustainable practices any agency can implement.

Tags: Kevin Kampschroer , LEED , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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Miguel Garrido, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Big changes are coming to one corner of the General Services Administration in January. GSA's Federal Acquisition Service plans to overhaul its professional contracts by consolidating several multiple award contracts into one big schedule. The new vehicle could generate more than $5 billion in sales. Miguel Garrido, quantitative analyst for Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Miguel Garrido , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Bloomberg Government , Federal Acquisition Service , consolidation

Sunday - 10/12/2014, 09:34pm EDT
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An update on OASIS

Jim Ghiloni, program manager for OASIS, will bring us up to date on the capabilities, features, and opportunities of the OASIS contracting program.
October 7, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Jim Ghiloni , OASIS , professional services , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 08:45pm EDT
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Martha Johnson, Former Administrator, GSA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed the removal of Susan Taylor for her role in fraud allegations from VA's Inspector General. She's the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration and part of the procurement scandal involving the company FedBid. She's the second high-profile official to leave government under a cloud in the last week: Julia Pierson resigned as Director of the Secret Service after a scandal there about securing the safety of President Obama. Martha Johnson is the former administrator of the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared advice for current and former employees who have to deal with the fallout of a leadership shakeup at the top of their agencies.

Tags: Martha Johnson , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:07pm EDT
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