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OMB sets rules to spur innovations

A new memo details the way agencies can run competitions and award prizes. OMB will set up a Web site to help run the challenges. GSA also will award a contract vehicle for technical assistance.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , VA , SAVE award , Agency competition

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 03:27pm EST

GSA: Changing printing habits could save government millions

Steve Kempf, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss new efforts at more efficient print management.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Steve Kempf , print management , printwise , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/17/2011, 10:19am EDT
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Multiple award schedule contracts

Host Roger Waldron will talk about the MAS program with Caroly Alston, general counsel for the Washington Management Group.
October 4, 2011

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Carolyn Alston , Washington Management Group , Deltek , Multiple Award Schedule , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 07:43pm EDT
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Agencies told to take closer look at green buying

OFPP issued a new memo encouraging departments to consider if the product or service they are buying meets sustainable standards. The memo is another in a series of directives to green the government.

Tags: acquisition , Dan Gordon , OFPP , green government , Acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 03:36pm EDT

How to boost agency call center performance

Martha Dorris, deputy associate administrator at the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at General Services Administration, shared some ideas from last month's GSA conference.

Tags: Martha Dorris , Customer service , management , best practices , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 03:48pm EDT
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Administration assures Congress of aggressive cloud launch

David McClure, the associate administrator for GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, told the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity that cloud security problems are no worse than any other IT risks.

Tags: cloud computing , cybersecurity , David McClure , Federal Drive , cybesecurity update

Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:37am EDT

Gormley leaves Washington Management Group

Bill Gormley, president and chief executive officer of Washington Management Group, is leaving his job, Federal News Radio has learned.

Tags: Bill Gormley , Washington Management Group , contracting , acquisition , Deltek , people , management , Ruben Gomez , Jolie Lee

Friday - 10/07/2011, 12:50pm EDT
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Friday morning federal headlines - Oct. 7

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Solyndra , Oracle , NTEU , Data center consolidation , Steven Van Roekel , Energy

Friday - 10/07/2011, 09:00am EDT

Oracle to pay $200M in largest GSA false claims settlement

Software company Oracle has agreed to pay nearly $200 million to the U.S. government for failing to meet contractual obligations to the General Services Administration under a contract first awarded more than a dozen years ago. The company denies any wrongdoing, while GSA claimed the settlement as a victory for government purchasers.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Oracle , DoJ

Friday - 10/07/2011, 06:19am EDT

Agencies gravitate to low-cost contests as Challenge.gov celebrates its first birthday

In its first year, the website Challenge.gov let agencies add public contests as a low-cost way to find innovative solutions to their problems. Officials at the General Services Administration, which runs the site, say challenges offer a lower-cost alternative to procurement or grants and speak to a different audience. GSA would like to see challenges standardized across the government in the coming year but worry that the site may lose funding.

Tags: management , David McClure , e-government , Kathy Conrad , robynn sturm-steffen , Challenge.gov , technology , innovation , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:38am EDT
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