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GSA sets deadlines for compliance with new FedRAMP standards

Cloud computing providers who want to do business with the federal government will have to meet revised security standards by specific deadlines.

Tags: cloud computing , FedRAMP , Federal Times

Monday - 04/28/2014, 11:30am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

An interagency squabble over version three of the office supplies strategic sourcing contract goes public, and the General Services Administration is not happy about it. In Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller promises Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp a bit of humor to an otherwise dry federal procurement process. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , contracting , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 04/28/2014, 10:27am EDT
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Concerns over contract bundling cast shadow over 2013 small business successes

All signs are pointing to the fact that despite the government spending less overall on acquisition last year, agencies met the statutory goal of awarding at least 23 percent of all prime contracts to small businesses. Experts say contract consolidation and bundling will negatively impact small firms in the coming years.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , SBA , Ken Dodds , Emily Murphy , Rob Burton , small business , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/25/2014, 04:16am EDT

GSA's Bev Godwin to retire on May 2

Bev Godwin confirmed that she will be retiring as the director of the Federal Citizen Information Center in the General Service Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Tags: Bev Godwin , People , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 01:50pm EDT

GSA names ombudsman to give industry a louder voice

Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the General Services Administration, said the ombudsman will help vendors navigate the acquisition bureaucracy and ensure the agency is hearing and addressing challenges and concerns. It's one of several steps GSA is taking to improve vendor and agency customer satisfaction.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Jeff Koses , Tom Sharpe , oversight , Malisa Gray , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:44am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A new effort at the General Services Administration will try to keep contracting decisions in the hands of contracting officers and keep management in the right oversight role. A report by the GSA Inspector General's office in 2013 said management interfered with decisions by contracting officers. Tom Sharpe is the commissioner of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller in an exclusive interview about the steps he's taking to strike the right balance between management and contracting officers.

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Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:54pm EDT
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GSA's new contracting policy tackles IG's concerns about management interference

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe tried to balance the need for management oversight with contracting officer autonomy. But some in industry worry that the new memo does nothing more than add more paperwork to a broken process.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Tom Sharpe , industry , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Richard Levi , oversight , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Too many $31 staplers in DoD, NGA turns to open source

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Inside the DoD Reporter , Dick Ginman , FAR , NGIA , GEOINT , James Clapper , SME-PED

Friday - 04/18/2014, 05:25pm EDT

What is the Federal Communicators Network?

David Hebert and Cori Bassett from the Federal Communicators Network, will talk about the organization, and the services it provides to communications professionals in the federal government.
April 21, 2014

Tags: acquisition , USGS , ICE , communications , government communications , social media , Federal Communicators Network , David Hebert , Cori Bassett , webinars , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/21/2014, 08:23pm EDT
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GSA plans $70M effort to consolidate agency office space nationwide

The General Services Administration is spending nearly $70 million on a major effort to consolidate federal-agency office space nationwide, the agency announced Monday. GSA has plans to continue or start renovations on 19 federally owned buildings across the country.

Tags: federal buildings , Dan Tangherlini , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/21/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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