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OMB seeks approval for agencies to ante up $15M for cross-agency goals

The White House proposed in its 2016 budget request to Congress that lawmakers approve the interagency transfer of money to pay for long-term progress against the 17 cross-agency objectives.

Tags: management , Beth Cobert , OMB , White House , 2016 budget request , cross-agency-priority goals , real property , Customer service , Category management , Acquisition , Simplified acquisition threshold , Civilian Agency Property Realignment Act , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 03:53am EST

Justin Herman, Social Media Program Lead, GSA

Cyber-vandalism presents a serious threat to agencies. Just ask U.S. Central Command. As several attacks over the past year proved, users need ways to prevent or at least counter intrusions of social media accounts. That's where the Social Media Cyber-Vandalism Toolkit comes in. It's a new "living document" from the General Services Administration. Justin Herman, the Social Media Program Lead in the Office of Innovative Technologies at GSA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what's in the guide.

Tags: Justin Herman , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , social media , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 10:46am EST
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What can Amazon do for your agency?

Mark Ryland, chief solutions architect at Amazon Web Services, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help federal agencies achieve their IT objectives.
February 10, 2015

Tags: technology , Mark Ryland , Amazon Web Services , data storage , Amazon Red Shift , cloud hosting , Managed services , IT security , IT development , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 08:23pm EST
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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.
February 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 - 02/09/2015, 07:53pm EST
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Waldron: GSA misses other direct costs problem in schedule redo

The General Services Administration and MITRE are modernizing the GSA schedules program. They've asked a number of stakeholders to look at questions they want to ask industry to determine how to move ahead. Roger Waldron is the President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said GSA's effort is welcome -- and overdue.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , In Depth

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 04:59pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration's 18F has more business than it can handle. The special software development team has agreements with about 17 agencies. That's bringing in a constant stream of work. That demand for development is driving a new blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for agile development services. It needs to offer alternative sources for agencies needing fast turnaround applications. Greg Godbout is the executive director of 18F. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tells executive editor Jason Miller about plans to get the BPA up and running in the coming year.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , 18F , agile acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 10:03am EST
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GSA's new contract to feed hunger for agile IT development services

With more business than it can handle, 18F hopes a new blanket purchase agreement for IT software development will prove the culture is changing. GSA will issue a final RFQ in the coming weeks and make the initial award in late spring.

Tags: technology , 18F , White House , Greg Godbout , Ryan Panchadsaram , Agile development , Industry , Acquisition , Contracting , Noah Kunin , Hassan Harris , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 05:00am EST
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GSA searching for right people to run category management

The General Services Administration is hiring a new assistant commissioner and subject matter experts to help move the category management initiative forward.

Tags: Acquisition , people , Kevin Youel Page , Tom Sharpe , Anne Rung , OFPP , Category management , IAE , workforce , Industry , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 07:20am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal agencies obligated more than $18 billion in spending against the General Services Administration's Alliant government-wide acquisition contract for IT services over the last five years. One vendor got more than 10 percent of that revenue. In his bi-weekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about the winners under Alliant and other trends that might surprise you. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Contracting

Monday - 02/02/2015, 10:32am EST
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Brian Miller, Managing Director, Navigant, Former IG, GSA

The Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security, John Roth, is raising objections about the alteration of a report from his office about Transportation Security Administration activities at John F Kennedy Airport. Brian Miller is managing director of Navigant, and former inspector general of the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained whether or not it's common for agencies to change IG reports.

Tags: Brian Miller , Navigant , TSA , In Depth

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:31pm EST
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