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Majority of agencies meeting sustainable acquisition goals, OFPP says

A new report to Congress shows 17 of the 24 largest agencies bought sustainable products at least 95 percent of the time.

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , Anne Rung , GSA , GreenGov , management , industry , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 02:21pm EDT

NIH awards $20B CIO-CS acquisition contract for IT

The National Institutes of Health awarded its Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions Governmentwide Acquisition Contract Tuesday to 65 vendors.

Tags: NIH , HHS , CIO-CS , GWAC , NITAAC , Contracting , Technology , acquisition , industry , Rob Coen , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 01:12pm EDT

DoD promises to balance push for open architectures with companies' property rights

Pentagon is studying its existing use of open systems in preparation for a final report, due at the end of the year, on how to expand them. Officials insist they're not interested in wiping out Defense firms' proprietary systems, but they need to own the data links between them.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Technology , Better Buying Power , Open architecture , Katrina McFarland , Frank Kendall , industry , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/13/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Cloud legislation gets new life behind CDM success

Federal chief information officer Tony Scott, a growing number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill and industry associations are warming to the idea of new legislation to make it easier for agencies to buy cloud services.

Tags: Technology , cloud computing , Congress , Rich Beutel , FITARA , OMB , acquisition , industry , Professional Services Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:27am EDT

DoD's Better Buying Power 3.0 raises cyber as a core acquisition concern

The Defense Department published a 3.0 version of its Better Buying Power program Thursday, saying the overall plan represents "more continuity than change." But there have been shifts in emphasis over the initiative's five-year lifespan, including a new focus on cybersecurity.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , acquisition , cybersecurity , industry , Frank Kendall , Robert Work , Research and development , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:44am EDT

GSA's schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear

The General Services Administration plans to substantially complete the merger of eight professional schedule contracts into one by November. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said 440 professional services contractors owning more than 4,400 total schedules need to migrate to the new construct.

Tags: exclusive , acquisition , Contracting , industry , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , Kathy Jocoy , Professional services , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Other direct costs , Unpriced schedule , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:03am EDT
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Second protest further delays DHS cyber program

HP Enterprise Services submitted a protest to the Government Accountability Office on March 9 of the $29 million award to Knowledge Consulting Group under task order 2.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , Contracting , industry , HP Enterprise Services , Knowledge Consulting Group , DHS , GSA , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:07pm EDT

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 , industry , 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 , industry , 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 , industry , Jason Miller

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