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Denise Turner Roth, Acting Administrator, GSA

As it has many times over the past decade, the General Services Administration has an acting administrator. This time, unlike several previous situations, the transition was without drama and scandal. Denise Turner Roth joined the GSA a year ago as deputy administrator. Now that Dan Tangherlini has departed for the private sector, Turner Roth has been just named acting administrator. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on her plans for her time at the agency's helm.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Dan Tangherlini

Updated 08 minutes, 54 seconds ago
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is once again trying to change one of the acquisition rules that industry despises the most — the Price Reduction Clause. A proposed rule released today would modernize the way vendors list their prices on the schedule contracts run by GSA. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this proposed rule and several other acquisition priorities.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Acquisition

Updated 11 minutes, 54 seconds ago
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Millisa Gary, Procurement Ombudsmen, GSA

Can we talk? That's what government and industry have been asking for decades. The answer is yes, and there's plenty of Federal Acquisition Regulation backup for that. Yet the administration thought it needed to launch the mythbusters initiative to get industry and government talking at the pre-solicitation stage. That was followed by last year's Open Dialog initiative. How's it all working? Millisa Gary, the procurement ombudsman at the General Services Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Millisa Gary , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , emily kopp , Federal Acquisition Regulation , FAR

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:30am EST
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GSA telecom tales from a ‘not-for-attribution' conference

The General Services Administration extended the Networx contract for three years and released the draft request for proposals for the first major piece of the Network Services 2020 vehicle Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) on Feb. 28.

Tags: technology , telecommunication , Networx , NS2020 , Industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:36am EST

New HR training contract pushes toward RFP release

A year after canceling its $2 billion training contract, the Office of Personnel Management is getting closer to finalizing what that new procurement vehicle will look like.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , Jim Ghiloni , OPM , Human Capital and Training Solutions , Category management , OASIS , Training and Management Assistance , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:51am EST

DHS, GSA kick off CDM task order 2 with $29M deal

Knowledge Consulting Group will implement tools and services from three vendors on the Homeland Security Department's network.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Knowledge Consulting Group Inc. , McAfee , Splunk , ForeScout , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , bid protest , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:16am EST

Tangherlini moves quickly from GSA to new job at private equity real estate firm

Former GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini will start a new job as chief operating officer of Artemis Real Estate Partners on March 30.

Tags: People , Industry , Dan Tangherlini , Artemis Real Estate Partners , real property , Denise Turner Roth , Penny Pritzker , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:50am EST

How to unleash the full potential of GSA's Federal Supply Schedules

The full potential of the FSS program remains untapped, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. In a new commentary, he offers two key contracting reforms he believes will bring the program into the 21st century.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Acquisition , Contracting , Barack Obama , commentary , FSS , FAS , Common Acquisition Platform , Other Direct Costs , Price Reduction Clause

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 03:24am EST

All things procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors.
February 23, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , procurement , Small business contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Category management , reverse auctions , USAF , FedBid , should cost , Dan Tangherlini , FSSI , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/23/2015, 08:54pm EST
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GSA, NOAA roar into March with major IT, services RFPs

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to release major IT and services solicitations in the coming month. The draft RFPs are part of the broader effort to change the government's approach to acquisition.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , Industry , NIH , NOAA , Mitchell Ross , Chris Fornecker , Chris Cairns , 18F , Alliant 2 , VETS 2 , 8(a) STARS II , Agile development , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/20/2015, 03:52am EST
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