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Proposal would constrict use of certain contract types

The FAR Council issues a proposed rule to require agencies to justify the use of time-and-materials and labor hours contracts for commercial services. GAO found that agencies didn't understand the rules for buying certain types of services.

Tags: contracting , FAR Council , GAO , time-and-materials contracting , SARA , labor hours contracts ,

Monday - 09/27/2010, 02:58pm EDT

Workforce is DoD's biggest cyber challenge

The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.

Tags: technology , management , Keith Alexander , Barry McCoullough , George Flynn , DoD , Navy , Marines , House Armed Services Committee , cybersecurity , workforce ,

Friday - 09/24/2010, 07:14am EDT
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DoD faces challenges in staffing cyber command

The Defense Department's cyber command will become fully operational on October 1. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details about how General Alexander believes DoD can overcome the lack of qualified cyber employees.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Keith Alexander , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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GSA's office supply contract causes concern

The General Services Administration freezes Schedule 75 to new vendors shortly after awarding a new strategic sourcing contract for office supplies. Small businesses say the combination of the two could have a detrimental effect on their ability to sell to the government. GSA expects to save $52 million a year across government from the BPA's lower prices.

Tags: contracting , Paul McDermott , GSA , OFPP , Mike Tucker , George W. Allen Company , Chris Bates , National Office Products Alliance , Schedule 75 , office supplies , strategic sourcing ,

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 07:28am EDT
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Cureton settles in as NASA CIO

NASA CIO Linda Cureton may have come from inside NASA, but she tells Federal News Radio's Jason Miller she's still learning a lot.
September 23, 2010

Tags: Linda Cureton , NASA , Ask the CIO , technology , I3P , RFP ,

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 10:05pm EDT
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Obama nominates Dodaro to lead GAO

Tags: Obama , management , Gene Dodaro , GAO , Comptroller General ,

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 07:10pm EDT

GSA stops using new vendors for office supplies

The goal is to encourage agencies to use the new blanket purchase agreements signed with 15 companies in June.

Tags: GSA , Dorobek Insider , contracting , Schedule 75 , office supplies

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 04:35pm EDT
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OFPP details increased oversight of interagency contracts

A new report to Congress says OFPP will release new policies this fall to improve the management and use of multiple award contracts. One of the policies will require business cases for all multi- and inter-agency contracts. OFPP found that agencies spent more than $52 billion on these contracts in 2009.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , OFPP , OMB , Contract Overload , MACs , GWACs ,

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 03:10pm EDT

Labor-management forums in need of some clarity

Both employee unions and agencies say certain phrases in President Obama's executive order creating these committees need to be better defined. VA deputy secretary Gould will lead an effort to bring some precision to terms such as pre-decisional, to make sure everyone is working from the same sheet of paper. National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relations also details first set of bargaining pilots, called B-1.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Scott Gould , Jeff Neal , OPM , DHS , VA , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Bill Dougan , NFFE , National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relat , labor-mangement forums , B-1 pilots , telework ,

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:49am EDT
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HHS chooses Verizon for second Networx deal

The Department of Health and Human Services chose Verizon to provide data services under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , HHS , Verizon , Networx , telecommunications services ,

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 02:21pm EDT
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