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GSA targets small businesses for new IT contracts

The agency said it will release a draft request for proposals no later than Sept. 18 for the integrated professional services IT multiple award contract.

Tags: contracting , industry , Jim Ghiloni , GSA , OASIS , Multiple award contract ,

Monday - 08/20/2012, 12:26pm EDT

National archives gets ready to taste first fruits of TechStat labor

The National Records and Archives Administration will modify its Electronic Records System for the first time since it went into the operations and maintenance phase. Mike Wash, NARA's CIO, said the use of Technical Direction Letters is one of the key lessons learned from the TechStat session ERA went through in 2010.

Tags: technology , NARA , Mike Wash , Scott Stovall , ERA , TechStat , IBM , project management , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 01:49pm EDT
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NASA reveals how it revived a struggling program

The space agency gave Federal News Radio an exclusive, in-depth look at a recent IT review session on its enterprise service desk. With the program faltering, NASA detailed how it used TechStat to reinforce planned solutions.

Tags: technology , oversight , management , Gene Sullivan , Lara Petze , NASA , TechStat , Inside TechStat , exclusive

Friday - 08/17/2012, 05:31am EDT
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IT projects pulled from brink of failure

TechStat is rarely about shutting down problematic technology programs. In an exclusive report, Federal News Radio examines how agencies are using the analysis to support existing improvement plans, to move to agile development and to change its relationship with contractors. CBP, NARA and the FBI are recent examples of agencies taking advantage of the visibility and transparency TechStat brings to get programs back on track and completed.

Tags: technology , oversight , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Vivek Kundra , NARA , Mike Wash , Scott Stovall , FBI , Jeffrey Johnson , Customs and Border Protection , Linda Jacksta , ACE , ERA , Sentinel , TechStat , Inside TechStat , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 05:16am EDT
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Treasury tackles IT reviews in a new way

Not all agencies are using TechStat for IT projects that are in trouble. In an exclusive report, Federal News Radio finds agencies are seeing unexpected benefits in applying the evaluation tool to programs that are on track. Treasury used TechStat to figure out how best to consolidate three procurement systems.

Tags: technology , management , acquisition , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Treasury , Robyn East , Paul Sforza , Linda Jacksta , CBP , DHS , TechStat , Inside TechStat , exclusive

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 05:16am EDT
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IT budget facing 10 percent cut, would shrink to 8-year low

OMB issued fiscal 2014 technology project guidance detailing the steps agencies should take to reduce spending across six areas. Agencies also must tell OMB how it would reinvest the savings into new or innovative projects.

Tags: technology , budget , OMB , IT spending , cybersecurity , cloud computing ,

Friday - 08/17/2012, 05:33pm EDT
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OMB wants 'single door' for vendors at each agency

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants agencies to create vendor management organizations to centralize how contractors work with departments. So far, four agencies are piloting the vendor management organizations. VanRoekel, who also wants agencies to use investment review boards more for strategic goals, said the use of both tools "very much align with our priorities to do more with less."

Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , David Kappos , Roger Baker , Scott Gould , David Hayes , VA , PTO , Interior , IRS , vendor management organizations , investment review boards , President

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:37am EST
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Former GSA official Prouty fights back against firing

The former Public Buildings Service Region 8 commissioner filed an appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board against GSA for wrongful termination.

Tags: management , oversight , Paul Prouty , GSA , MSPB , Bill Bransford , Shakeup at GSA , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 05:18pm EDT

GSA issues IBM a letter of concern for problems with procurement system

The General Services Administration's new System for Award Management (SAM) is not running smoothly one week after it launched. GSA told IBM to fix the system or face possible penalties.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , IBM , industry , GSA , technology , System for Award Management ,

Friday - 08/10/2012, 06:40pm EDT
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