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GSA's schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear

The General Services Administration plans to substantially complete the merger of eight professional schedule contracts into one by November. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said 440 professional services contractors owning more than 4,400 total schedules need to migrate to the new construct.

Tags: exclusive , acquisition , Contracting , Industry , Tiffany Hixson , Kathy Jocoy , Professional services , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Other direct costs , Unpriced schedule , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:03am EDT
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Nick Bristow, 18F Innovation Specialist, GSA

Online security and online access for people with disabilities have collided. Many of the most common Web practices for ensuring a user is actually human can be very difficult to use if you've got a disability. For example, Techniques like CAPTCHA, which requires users to type in a distorted word or symbol, can be impossible for the blind. To remedy that, the General Services Administration's 18F tech team recently held an "Accessibility Hackathon." They want to find a way to keep dot-gov sites secure and make them more accessible. Nick Bristow is an 18F innovation specialist working on this problem. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain some of the team's ideas.

Tags: Nick Bristow , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , CAPTCHA , 18F , Technology , hackathon

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 09:48am EDT
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David Montoya, IG, HUD, and Brian Miller, Navigant

The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Housing and Urban Development has some big wins to celebrate. Settlements with shady lenders, and others, have netted a big return for the federal government. David Montoya is inspector general HUD. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose along with Brian Miller, managing director at Navigant and former inspector general of the General Services Administration, to talk about his office's values and why they're important in an IG office.

Tags: David Montoya , HUD , Brian Miller , Navigant , inspector general , Oversight , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 04:07pm EDT
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Second protest further delays DHS cyber program

HP Enterprise Services submitted a protest to the Government Accountability Office on March 9 of the $29 million award to Knowledge Consulting Group under task order 2.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , Contracting , Industry , HP Enterprise Services , Knowledge Consulting Group , DHS , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:07pm EDT

From the Old Post Office to FBI headquarters, GSA gets creative with federal property

As the government's landlord, the General Services Administration is coming up with creative approaches for how agencies can consolidate their workforces, rethink their office spaces and dispose of excess properties. In our latest special report, Federal News Radio takes an in-depth look at two projects receiving a lot of buzz: the renovation of the Old Post Office building and the relocation of the FBI headquarters.

Tags: OMB , Freeze the Footprint , federal buildings , PBS , Norman Dong , Denise Turner Roth , David Mader , Old Post Office Building , FBI , CPRA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Trump , David Orowitz , Ander Crenshaw , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Ser , Michael OConnell , real property , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 02:51am EDT

Guilty plea from former GSA official Jeff Neely

The ex-Public Buildings Service regional commissioner admitted to charging GSA for a vacation he took at the M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas.

Tags: Jeff Neely , fraud , Public Buildings Service , Shakeup at GSA , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 12:23pm EDT

Data visualization & data analytics

GSA's Edward Meyman, Kris Rowley and Ryan Swann join host John Gilroy to discuss how to understand and analyze big data.
March 31, 2015

Tags: Technology , big data , data visualization , data analytics , Edward Meyman , Kris Rowley , Ryan Swann , IT security , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 06:38pm EDT
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Change management across the Federal Acquisition Service

Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service, joins host Roger Waldron, to discuss the impacts of category management, and the future of the Common Acquisition Platform.
March 31, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Kevin Youel Page , Federal Acquisition Service , Category management , change management , Multiple Award Schedule , Common Acquisition Platform , modernization , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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Data at the heart of OMB's latest office space reduction goals

Over the last two years, agencies have done a better job collecting information about their real property holdings. The Office of Management and Budget hopes that now can lead the government to better decision making. But Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation to add "more teeth" to the government's property disposal process.

Tags: Freeze the Footprint , real property , real estate , real property disposal , OMB , David Mader , John Mica , Congress , House , Kenyattah Robinson , Jones Lang LaSalle , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:51pm EDT
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Justin Herman, SocialGov Lead, GSA

The General Services Administration launched the first-ever Public Participation Playbook. GSA said it will help federal agencies meet their open goverment priority goals. Justin Herman is SocialGov lead and manager of the Public Participation Playbook project at the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how it works.

Tags: Justin Herman , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:49pm EDT
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