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FBI land swap concerns dominate GSA budget hearing

The plan to swap the FBI's current building in downtown Washington for an as-yet-unnamed site in the metro region is causing consternation on Capitol Hill. Some members used a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to share their concerns with GSA's new leader, Denise Turner Roth.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , FBI , Public Buildings Service , federal buildings , Ander Crenshaw , budget , St. Elizabeths Hospital , DHS , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 05:35pm EDT

Army commits $500 million to GSA's OASIS contract

Under a new agreement, GSA would reduce the Army's fee to use the professional services governmentwide acquisition contract to 0.1 percent from 0.75 percent. This is the second major MOU signed by GSA and a military service.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , OASIS , Harry Hallock , Tiffany Hixson , Jim Ghiloni , Professional services , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:53am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Army is moving hundreds of millions of dollars to the OASIS professional services government-wide contract. The Army and the General Services Administration signed a memorandum of understanding Monday with new incentives to use OASIS. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the new agreement.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Army , OASIS , contracting

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:38am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Army is moving hundreds of millions of dollars to the OASIS professional services governmentwide contract. The Army and the General Services Administration sign a memorandum of understanding Monday with new incentives to use OASIS. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose with details on the new Army-GSA agreement.

Tags: Jason Miller , OASIS , In Depth

Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:27pm EDT
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GSA's Hashmi squares away industry plans; Kraden heads to OGP

There was an awful lot of movement in the federal IT community over the last few weeks. There was maybe none more surprising than Sonny Hashmi's decision to leave as the chief information officer of the General Services Administration. Now we know who made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Tags: people , technology , Sonny Hashmi , Greg Godbout , EPA , 18F , Jonathan Kraden , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Office of Governmentwide Policy , Steve Grewal , Education Department , cybersecurity , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:58am EDT

Allen: GSA offers industry carrot and stick on Price Reduction Clause

A new proposed rule from the General Services Administration includes some good news that vendors have wanted for a long time. But there's a bunch of potential bad news too, according to Larry Allen. He's President of Allen Federal Business Partners. He explained the carrot and the stick behind the new proposed rule on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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Executive director of GSA's 18F stepping down

Greg Godbout is leaving his job as executive director of the General Services Administration's 18F innovation lab in early April.

Tags: Greg Godbout , 18F , technology , people , Denise Turner Roth , Aaron Snow , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:42pm EDT

USDA, GSA put out 'help wanted' signs for new CIOs

Sonny Hashmi, GSA's CIO since January 2014, is leaving government for the private sector. Cheryl Cook spent almost three years at USDA's CIO before leaving government earlier this month.

Tags: people , technology , Sonny Hashmi , USDA , Cheryl Cook , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:07am EDT

GSA proposed rule raises 'significant concerns' over competition

A system that seeks to drive down pricing through constant comparison of individual transactions leads to a downward or death spiral in pricing that is inconsistent with the dynamics of the commercial marketplace, acquisition expert Roger Waldron says in a new commentary about the proposed rule.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , transactional data , Federal Supply Schedule , acquisition , commentary , contracting , Price Reduction Clause

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 02:39am EDT

Q&A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead for contractors in 2015.
March 9, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , government contracting , technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , FSSI , LPTA , Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/09/2015, 07:53pm EDT
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