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DoD's latest efficiency push revolves around service contracting

A group of functional domain experts are reaching out to the military services and agencies to look at service contracting spending across 12 areas. The Defense Department's goal is to use strategic sourcing to improve how it buys in these categories. The Army created a governance board to bring together all stakeholders during specific points of the acquisition process to find opportunities to collaborate.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , Dick Ginman , Army , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jeff Koses , Jason Miller , Harry Hallock

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:25am EDT

Richard Levi, General Counsel, General Services Administration

The federal government market has provided a great living for a large number of contractors for a long time. But doing business with the government also comes with a heavy dose of regulation and oversight. That was the topic of a panel discussion Thursday at the Coalition for Government Procurement spring training conference. Richard Levi, counsel to the inspector general at the General Services Administration, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, which broadcast live from the conference. View photos and listen to interviews from our coverage.

Tags: Richard Levi , OIG , Federal Drive , Coalition for Government Procurement

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:22pm EDT
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An update on the Senior Executives Service

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, will discuss the status of the SES, and Nicole Johnson and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will talk about cloud computing and the likelihood that feds will get a pay raise.
April 9, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executive Association , Senior Executives Service , Carol Bonasaro , GS-15 , cloud computing , NASA , retirement , pay raise , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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On DoD: Leadership skills for veterans, VA's disability backlog and DoD's change to GSA schedules

On this week's On DoD, Jared Serbu talks to Eric Jeffries, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Exelis; Zachary Hearn, the deputy director for benefits at the American Legion; and Alan Chvotkin, vice president at the Professional Services Council.

Tags: Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD , Erica Jeffries , Exelis , Veterans Affairs , Zachary Hearn , American Legion , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , GSA schedules

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 01:12pm EDT
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Familiar questions, few answers so far for OMB's latest financial systems effort

In part 1 of Federal News Radio's special report, this second attempt by OMB to move agencies to financial management shared services is fraught with the same obstacles of a decade ago. But OMB believes this attempt at shared services is different. The administration says budget concerns and technology advancements will help overcome these long-standing barriers.

Tags: management , technology , shared services , Beth Angerman , Treasury , OMB , Norman Dong , Lisa Kazor , Oracle , Reid Jackson , Carlos Otal , Grant Thornton , financial management , Jason Miller , Shared Services Revisited , Aaron Cornfeld

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:43am EDT
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GSA IG Miller to leave government

Brian Miller submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama April 7 and plans to retire after nine years on the job.

Tags: people , Brian Miller , oversight , Western Regions Conference , Shakeup at GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 03:56am EDT
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GSA to swap Fed Triangle properties for developers' services

GSA issued a RFQ that asks developers to restart the renovation of its stalled headquarters program and further DHS headquarters construction. The contractors wouldn't receive payment, but instead two buildings in Southwest Washington, D.C.

Tags: real property , Federal Triangle South , DHS , St. Elizabeths campus , Dan Tangherlini , Ellen Kortesoja , RFQ

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:06am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

One of the most prominent inspectors general in the federal government is retiring on April 19. Brian Miller has been IG at the General Services Administration for nine years. He has sent his resignation letter to President Barack Obama. Executive Editor Jason Miller tells Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the IG's greatest accomplishments. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Brian Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:59am EDT
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SBA finds fault with GSA's strategic sourcing analysis for office supplies

SBA said GSA's impact analysis failed on two main accounts. SBA said it disagreed on GSA's claim that OS3 is a follow-on contract to OS2 and therefore is not a consolidation of contract requirements subject to the provisions of the Small Business Act. SBA also said GSA's argument that it is "contrary to law" to provide an economic analysis on the consequences of small business on a consolidated contract is wrong.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , strategic sourcing , GAO , SBA , Office Supplies 3 , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , Tony Franco , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:30pm EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Pentagon goes its own way on GSA schedules; VA still thinks its electronic health record can meet DoD's needs

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: DoD , FAR , contracting , acquisition policy , Federal Supply Schedules , Roger Waldron , Alan Chvotkin , Eric Shinseki , Jonathan Woodson , Veterans Affairs , Wendy Masiello , Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporter

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:59am EDT
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