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DoJ steps in to false claims lawsuit against Symantec

The Justice Department joined the whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec Corporation on Tuesday. The department accuses the technology contractor of providing inaccurate prices to the General Services Administration, violating the False Claims Act.

Tags: acquisition , False Claims Act , Symantec , Justice , Stuart Delery , Robert Erickson , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 02:16pm EDT

Acquisition priorities at GSA

Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive for the General Services Administration, will discuss his acquisition priorities for the agency.
July 22, 2014

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , Jeff Koses , acquisition workforce , prices paid data , social media , collaboration , visualization , ombudsman , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 09:02pm EDT
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House spending bill calls for deep cuts to IRS budget

The House has approved a massive spending bill that would slash funding for the Internal Revenue Service by more than $1 billion next year. The agency, which has been under fire for the improper targeting of conservative groups, would see its current $11.3 billion budget decline by 13 percent under the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill for fiscal 2015 passed by the House Wednesday. But that's just one of the the provisions of the bill drawing the ire of the Obama administration, which issued a notice earlier this week threatening to veto the legislation.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Chris Roth , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:43pm EDT

GSA to be 'more forceful' in real-estate decisions

The General Services Administration needs to step up its leadership to take advantage of cost-saving real estate opportunities, according to House members participating in a recent round table discussion.

Tags: acquisition , Congress , real estate , House , Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure , Norman Dong , Lynn DeCastro , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Tiffany Hixson, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA

As the General Services Administration moves gradually toward a "category management" approach to strategic sourcing, it's taking a "deep dive" into the way federal agencies currently buy professional services and the kind of information they need to buy those services in a smarter way. Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, tells Roger Waldron about the new category management agenda for services on this week's edition of "Off the Shelf." Listen to entire episode of Off the Shelf

Tags: Tiffany Hixson , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , Federal Acquisition Service , category management

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:53pm EDT
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Anne Rung nominated to head OFPP

President Obama has tapped a senior advisor at OMB to be the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , Ellen Kortesoja , Joe Jordan , Lesley Field

Friday - 07/11/2014, 12:17pm EDT

GSA task force plans for future net-zero energy buildings

The General Services Administration's Net-Zero Energy Task Group is planning to produce a draft letter with clear goals and guidance for net-zero energy buildings by this September.

Tags: Net Zero Energy , NZEB , NZEB Task Group , DoE , technology , Stephanie Wasko , Green government

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:50pm EDT

Why industry and women need to take more chances

Industry needs to be "more creative and bold" when it comes to helping agencies solve their biggest challenges, says AT&T executive Casey Coleman, the former chief information officer at the General Services Administration.

Tags: Casey Coleman , Women of Washington , industry , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 01:23pm EDT

Brian Miller, Managing Director, Navigant

Every major agency has an inspector general. Some are enthusiastic about sharing their office's work with the general public. Others prefer to let their reports speak for themselves. Brian Miller used to be an inspector general -- he's the former IG of the General Services Administration and now managing director at Navigant. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose for the beginning of an ongoing look into the world of inspectors general. He said there's an apprehension in some offices towards publicizing the work they do.

Tags: Brian Miller , In Depth , inspector general ,

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:25pm EDT
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

We're learning a bit more about the General Services Administration's move toward a "category management" approach to federal purchasing. GSA's working on a new concept called "hallways" -- the first one's coming this fall. It'll deal with information technology. GSA says one person will manage a team of experts that will create new standards and best practices for a specific area of acquisition. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. He explained how the hallways approach can help GSA expand its strategic sources contracts on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: strategic sourcing , information technology , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:57pm EDT
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