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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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Jim Russo, Network Services 2020, GSA

Federal agencies are seeing an explosion in the use of satellite services. A lot of that growth is happening the defense and national security sectors, but it's not all happening there. Mary Davie, the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services at the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, writes about the explosion on her Great Government Through Technology blog. Jim Russo is the Network Services 2020 Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Technical Lead at GSA. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the DoD connection is important in the satellite category.

Tags: Jim Russo , Network Services 2020 , technology , FAS , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:22pm EST
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2014: A year in review

Carolyn Alston and Bill Gormley with the Coalition for Government Procurement, look back at what happened in government wide contracting in 2014, and what's ahead in the new year.
January 27, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Carolyn Alston , Coalition for Government Procurement , Bill Gormley , Gormley Group , government contracting , strategic sourcing , Category management , GSA schedules , Dan Tangherlini

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 05:31pm EST
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Don't ask GSA how many full-time teleworkers it has - it doesn't know

An inspector general audit slams the General Services Administration's telework program. It says the agency poorly tracked employees who work outside the office and the costs they incurred.

Tags: inspector general , oversight , telework , Antonia Harris , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:00pm EST

Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration's 18F wants input from vendors on how they could use Schedule 70 for agile development. But the model for agile development in government is already available for 18F, and anyone else that wants to use it. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said GSA's own schedules program is the answer.

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Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:25pm EST
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David Shea, Director, Office of Charge Card Management, GSA

For years federal employees have used credit cards for agency-approved purchases. The current General Services Administration SmartPay 2 master contracts don't expire until 2018. But the agency is wondering if there might be a better way for employees to pay for stuff. David Shea is the director of the Office of Charge Card Management at the Federal Acquisition Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the alternatives GSA is considering.

Tags: David Shea , SmartPay , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 10:40am EST
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