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DorobekINSIDER: Reorg at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service; O’Hare to retire

Just before the end of the year, a significant reorganization coming to GSA’s acquisition leadership. Ed O’Hare, Assistant Commissioner for the Integrated Technology Services (ITS) portfolio, will retire effective January 15, 2011, according to a memo by Steve Kempf , the commission of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service sent to employees today. Mary Davie, presently the [...]

Tags: technology , management , Circuit , Whose In and Whose Out , Executives , procurement , Retirements , contracting , Circuit , contracting , Executives , management , procurement , Retirements , technology , Whose In and Whose Out

Monday - 12/20/2010, 01:44pm EST

See Something, Say Something expands to feds

All federal buildings owned or managed by GSA will have their walls adorned with posters and signs with a message from DHS. We get details from GSA's Larry Melton.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , DHS , FPS , federal buildings , building security , Larry Melton

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:41am EST
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Microsoft gets FISMA certification

Google will soon be fighting for room on the cloud with rival Microsoft. Microsoft recently received Federal Information Security Management Act certification for cloud computing data centers — about five months after Google gained approval. “Meeting the requirements of FISMA is an important security requirement for U.S. Federal agencies,” Microsoft’s Senior Director of Risk and [...]

Tags: cloud computing , FISMA , Google , Google Apps , Microsoft , Microsoft Office , Office 365 , technology

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 01:53pm EST

USDA ready to move e-mail to Microsoft cloud

The Agriculture Department would be the second major agency to announce it's taking critical functions to the commercial cloud.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Chris Smith , USDA , Microsoft , Dell , Unisys , Google , Curt Kolcun , cloud computing , e-mail-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 06:49pm EST

GSA's move to the cloud to be closely watched

The agency will implement e-mail in the cloud using Google Apps for Government under an almost $7 million deal with Unisys. Many agencies are paying attention to how GSA implements this technology. GSA's CIO or Unisys could not confirm whether the datacenter is located in the U.S.

Tags: technology , industry , Casey Coleman , Dave McClure , Vivek Kundra , OMB , PV Puvvada , Unisys , Google , Tempus Nova , Acumen Solutions , e-mail-as-a-service , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/06/2010, 07:55am EST
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OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , OMB , OPM , project management , TechStat , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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Excellence in Partnership award winners - Part 2

Jon Jordan, Deputy Commissioner of GSA's FAS, joins host Larry Allen to discuss the recent Excellence in Partnership Awards.
November 30, 2010

Tags: Excellence in Partnership Awards , CGP , Larry Allen , Jon Jordan , contracting

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 05:54pm EST
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GSA picks Unisys to provide e-mail-as-a-service

The contract could be worth $6 million over four years. GSA said it wants Unisys to replace several different versions of IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino software.

Tags: contracting , industry , Unisys , cloud computing , e-mail-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:45pm EST
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Federal Acquisition Service outlines new agenda

The Federal Acquisition Service is working on a plan to improve the service it delivers to federal agencies, vendors and contractors.
November 30, 2010

Tags: Steve Kempf , Agency of the Month , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 01:06pm EST
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Kempf sets 'bold' vision for GSA acquisition service

The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service wants to take his organization to new heights in how it serves its agency and vendor customers. FAS saw its revenue grow to $52 billion in 2010, but Kempf wants to offer more services and meet its customers' needs better to increase its revenue. FAS will require all new schedule contract offers and modifications to be done electronically by the end of 2011.

Tags: contracting , industry , Steve Kempf , Federal Acquisition Service , schedules contracting , SmartBUY , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 06:33pm EST
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