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Sonny Hashmi, Outgoing CIO, GSA

The latest federal chief information officer to transition to the federal business space is Sonny Hashmi. He is the outgoing chief information officer of the General Services Administration, and he'll be the new managing director of Box. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the past, present and future of federal government IT.

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Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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All things procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors.
March 23, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , procurement , Small business contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Category management , reverse auctions , USAF , FedBid , should cost , Dan Tangherlini , FSSI , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/23/2015, 08:54pm EDT
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Monday federal headlines - March 23, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive announces he's stepping down and a multiple launch rocket system battalion is heading to South Korea.

Tags: B. Todd Jones , ATF , people , Ash Carter , DoD , House , Steve Chabot , Federal Drive , In Depth

Monday - 03/23/2015, 06:06am EDT

Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The potential new rule from the General Services Administration for contractors to report their Schedules transaction data could be redundant. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said GSA is asking contractors to report data it already has, and says the rule proposal raises five important questions.

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

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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OFPP initiates 360-degree reviews of the acquisition process

New guidance from Anne Rung, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, implements a way for vendors and program owners to rate the acquisition process in each agency. The goal of Acquisition 360 is to identify potential procurement process improvements.

Tags: Acquisition , Industry , OFPP , Anne Rung , PSC , customer satisfaction , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:12am EDT
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Kevin Desouza, College of Public Programs, Arizona State University

The number of cyber attacks against the federal government is up almost 800 percent since 2006. And the Government Accountability Office said that trend is accelerating. Kevin Desouza is associate dean for research at the College of Public Programs, and professor for the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the vast majority of public agencies lack a clear cybersecurity plan.

Tags: Kevin Desouza , Arizona State University , Cybersecurity , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:38pm EDT
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration is suspending for three months online meetings it's been having with vendors. They're aimed at helping the agency develop a procurement strategy for the replacement version of its popular Alliant acquisition vehicles. For the time being, the agency says it wants to have face-to-face meetings. The virtual meetings have been convened by the Coalition for Government Procurement. How do they work and what happens? Coalition president Roger Waldron joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Alliant , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 09:50am EDT
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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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