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Sens. McCaskill, Booker appeal for access to innovative IT

Two senators wrote a letter to the Rules and Administration Committee highlighting several changes to policy needed to promote access and use of modern technology such as cloud computing.

Tags: technology , Congress , Corey Booker , Claire McCaskill , Senate Rules and Administration Committee , Cloud computing , social media , Contracting , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/06/2015, 04:00pm EDT

Barbara Kinosky, President, Centre Law and Consulting

The General Services Administration is proposing a new rule to require vendors to give them contract transaction. Some contractors don't like the idea, because they claim to already provide that information in other ways. Barbara Kinosky is president of Centre Law and Consulting, and on the Board of Directors for the Professional Services Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared more on the reaction from the contracting community to the proposed rule.

Tags: Barbara Kinosky , Centre Law and Consulting , Professional Services Council , Contracting , In Depth

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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DHS trying to smooth the integration of cloud, network security programs

The Homeland Security Department and the FedRAMP program management office released a draft crosswalk between the cloud cybersecurity program and the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative. The goal is to make it easier for federal workers to access their network and apps securely through mobile devices.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cloud computing , Trusted Internet Connections , FedRAMP , DHS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 10:00am EDT

Navy seeks data analytics to help overhaul personnel practices

The Department of the Navy plans to use one of the three projects in its Innovation Cell to create data analytics for talent management. The goal of the cell is to rapidly acquire commercial IT by involving industry early in the requirements process.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , Acquisition , Innovation Cell , workforce , talent management , Bill Moran , Victor Gavin , Laura Knight , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/27/2015, 03:51am EDT
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House puts 100,000 tax-delinquent feds on notice

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills Wednesday - one that would fire tax-delinquent federal employees and another that prevents agencies from awarding contracts or grants to companies with tax debt. More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce currently owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes.

Tags: IRS , House , Jason Chaffetz , Shefali Kapadia , Tax delinquency , taxes , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 01:58pm EDT

Why do feds and contractors have such a bad reputation outside DC?

Two huge steps could go a long way toward healing the frustration taxpayers have with agencies and vendors, says Federal News Radio's Francis Rose in a new commentary.

Tags: commentary , Contracting , management , In Depth

Monday - 03/23/2015, 07:30am EDT

Rep. Chabot takes new approach to increasing small business contracting

A new bill from the House Small Business Committee chairman would require SBA to develop a new methodology to measure how effective agencies are in ensuring small firms receive prime and subcontracts awards.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , small business , Congress , House Small Business Committee , Steve Chabot , SBA , reverse auctions , contract bundling , small business contracting goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:36pm EDT

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 , OFPP , Anne Rung , PSC , GSA , customer satisfaction , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:12am EDT
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How many contractors does the government have?

The Congressional Budget Office recently revealed that it didn't have any comprehensive information about the size of the federal government's contracted workforce. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says knowing that number might not matter too much to taxpayers in the long run.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , DHS , human capital , Contracting , workforce , management , commentary

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:31pm EDT

Agencies, vendors influence next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration spent almost two years listening to departments and contractors to improve how the Network Services 2020 program should work. The result is a draft Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFP that GSA released Feb. 28.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , GSA , Telecommunications , Fred Haines , Mary Davie , Network Services 2020 , Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions , Networx , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 03:59am EST
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