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Erville Koehler, General Services Administration

It may seem crazy, but it's possible to get would-be federal contractors to bid against each other to drive prices down* That's the idea behind reverse auctions. All you need is the right platform. The General Services Administration operates the Government-Managed Reverse Auction Platform. Tom Temin spoke to Erville Koehler, a federal acquisition service regional 4 commissioner at GSA, at the National Contract Management Association World Congress at National Harbor. View photos and listen to more interviews from the conference.

Tags: Erville Koehler , National Contract Management Association World Congress

Monday - 07/28/2014, 08:33am EDT
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GSA wants to add cloud category to IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration announced Wednesday it's seeking to roll out a new category especially for cloud services under its massive IT Schedule 70 contracting vehicle. Maynard Crum, acting director of the Office of Strategic Programs in GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services, announced the agency's pursuit of a new special-item number for cloud or cloud SIN during a panel discussion at the Federal Cloud Computing Summit in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Maynard Crum , cloud computing services , Office of Integrated Technology Services , Office of Strategic Programs , RFI , SIN , FedBizOpps , IT Schedule 70 , Federal Cloud Computing Summit

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 03:16pm EDT

GSA confident in the health of schedules program

Modernization and meeting customer need are critical to remaining relevant. Acquisition Operations Director Jim Ghiloni and Schedule 70 Director Kay Ely discuss the agency's ongoing strategy on Agency of the Month.

Tags: Agency of the Month , GSA , Jim Ghiloni , Kay Ely , technology , IT , GSA schedules , Schedule 70 , Jason Fornicola

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 01:40pm EDT

GSA's Total Workplace transforms traditional office environment

Program aims to save agencies money, increase productivity as explained by Chuck Hardy, director of GSA's Total Workplace program to Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month.

Tags: Agency of the Month , GSA , workforce , Chuck Hardy , technology , total workplace , Jason Fornicola

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:01pm EDT

GSA's 18F applies private-sector innovation to government

As part of its effort to create a 21st century government, the General Services Administration's 18F program serves as a way for proven practices within the private sector to be applied to agencies. In this week's Agency of the Month program, Andrew McMahon, senior adviser to the administrator at GSA, and 18F Co-founder and Senior Team Lead Greg Godbout describe the project to Federal News Radio's Jason Fornicola.

Tags: Agency of the Month , GSA , Andrew McMahon , Greg Godbout , technology , 18F , Jason Fornicola

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 05:19pm EDT

Q&A with FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquistion Service at the General Services Administration will talk about what his agency is doing to meet the needs of its customers.
September 17, 2013 (Encore presentation September 24, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Federal Acquisition Service , Tom Sharpe , IT GWACs , assisted services , Multiple award schedule contracting , contract duplication , content management , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 11:38pm EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 2, 2012

Casey Coleman, CIO at the GSA, gives a preview of the 2012 Executive Leadership Conference. Lynn Bernabei, a partner with Bernabei and Watchel, discusses the House's sweeping update to the law protecting federal whistleblowers. Tom Fox of the Partnership for Public Service tells how managers can keep their workforce motivated in tough times. Miriam Nisbet of the National Archives discusses a new website aimed at speeding up the FOIA request process.

Tags: Casey Coleman , Tom Fox , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Partnership for Public Service , Lynn Bernabei , Bernabei and Watchel , Miriam Nisbet , NARA , FOIAOnline

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 10:00am EDT

Agencies have much to learn from bid protest process

Joseph Petrillo, a federal contract attorney with Petrillo and Powell, agreed with a recent report that bid protests help to keep the federal government honest. Unfortunately, the 2,000 or so annual bid protests are just a drop in the bucket of the millions of possible protestable contract actions out there.

Tags: Joseph Petrillo , Federal Drive , Steven Maser , bid protests , contracting , management , acquisition , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer ,

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 10:45am EDT
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House probes 'questionable' spending on GSA awards

During a briefing Wednesday with General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller, members of Congress learned of a GSA program that awarded employees $200,000 worth of electronics and gift cards. Congressmen Jeff Denham and John Mica have now asked the IG for the internal report.

Tags: John Mica , Jeff Denham , spending scandal , congressional hearing

Friday - 04/06/2012, 04:43pm EDT
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Former GSA, State employee Michael O'Brien on what he saw as contractor in Iraq

His book, "America's Failure in Iraq," details his experience working with military and civilian personnel as a contractor.

Tags: contracting , management , Iraq , Michael O'Brien , Defense , DoD , Army ,

Monday - 03/15/2010, 05:30pm EDT
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