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GSA, HHS to green concessions in fed buildings

The two agencies plan to implement healthier foods and sustainable options at all concessions in their buildings.

Tags: HHS , sustainability , contracting , management , Green government , John Buckner

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 05:16pm EDT

What the new Federal Supply Schedule means for you

David Dowd, Partner at Mayer Brown LLP, discusses the new competition requirements agencies must follow when placing orders exceeding $150,000.
March 22, 2011

Tags: Federal Supply Schedule , VA , contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 08:25pm EDT
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GSA increasing some per-diem rates

After its mid-year review of per-diem rates for 2011, 11 different counties need to be adjusted, according to the General Services Administration.

Tags: per diem , pay and benefits , management , John Buckner

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 05:16pm EDT

Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DoD , NASA , DHS , U.S. CERT , NIST , cybersecurity , FISMA , continuous monitoring , encryption , HSPD-12 , Cyber Workforce , CyberStat , Cyberscope , supply chain , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT
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GWAC Summit: Meeting of the Minds

GWACs explained by GSA's Michael O'Neill, NIH's Mary B. Armstead, and NASA's Joanne Woytek

Tags: Federal Drive , NIH , NASA , SEWP , GWAC , Michael O'Neill , Mary B. Armstead , Joanne Woytek , contracting , acquisition , panel discussion

Friday - 03/18/2011, 11:00am EDT
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More electric cars part of GSA's sustainability plans

GSA is focused on reducing waste as much as possible, while still allowing government to be effective. Sustainability was a focus of this year's IRMCO event.

Tags: Green government , electric cars , IRMCO , Martha Johnson , Greening of Government: transportation , Nick Nigro , Pew Center , John Buckner , management

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 01:23pm EDT

Agencies must justify large 8(a) contracts

The FAR Councils are adding a new set of controls to contracts worth more than $20 million going to vendors in the socioeconomic program. This interim rule is in reaction to problems that surfaced last year when 8(a) firms were passing most of the work under the award to large businesses. Agencies also have new requirements to determine the order of priority for small business programs, around multiple-award contracts and when to use other than firm-fixed price contracts.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , IRMCO , SBA , FAR Councils , 8(a) program , HUBZone program , service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses , multiple-award contracts , firm fixed price contracts , Alaskan Native Corporations , sole source contracts , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:08am EDT
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Agencies must justify large contracts to 8(a) firms

The FAR Councils are adding a new set of controls to contracts worth more than $20 million going to vendors in the socioeconomic program. This interim rule is in reaction to problems that surfaced last year when 8(a) firms were passing most of the work under the award to large businesses. Agencies also have new requirements to determine the order of priority for small business programs, around multiple-award contracts and when to use other than firm-fixed price contracts.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , IRMCO , SBA , FAR Councils , 8(a) program , HUBZone program , service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses , multiple-award contracts , firm fixed price contracts , Alaskan Native Corporations , sole source contracts , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 07:29am EDT

GSA shares mobile love and best practices

GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies provides information to the public through a variety of ways. GSA's Gwynne Kostin tells us about how the agency is sharing lessons learned governmentwide.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , mobile , Gwenne Kostin , best practices , lessons learned

Friday - 03/11/2011, 09:31am EST
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The Trusted Knowledge Network

March 15th, 2011 at 12:30 PM

This century's "Work" models are based on Collaboration; but how do you define, manage, and more importantly, increase collaboration? When you think about increasing collaboration, leveraging the power of your connected teams, utilizing the collective brains of your trusted communities, and raising the quality of your collaborative decisions, you need the constant social networking with your trusted communities.

Tags: technology , collaboration , Future of Public Sector Workforce and Workspace Su , Gerald T. Charles , Sheila Campbell ,

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 03:38pm EST
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