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TSA ready to move on with ITIP contract

Agency picks CSC for the $489 million IT infrastructure contract for a second time since September. Protest by unsuccessful bidders still possible.

Tags: contracting , Emma Garrison-Alexander , TSA , GAO , CSC , Unisys , General Dynamics , ITIP , IT services ,

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:59am EDT
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Williams honored with Franke award

Every year, one distinguished federal IT acquisition manager receives the coveted John J. Franke award for career excellence. The award last night went to Jim Williams, who recently retired from the GSA as the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.

Tags: management , Dave Wennergren , GSA , DoD , USDA , OMB , Jim Williams , Karen Evans , John Johnson , Sandy Bates , John J. Franke , Management of Change 2010

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:55am EDT
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GSA reissues RFQ for cloud computing

This is the second attempt to award infrastructure-as-a-service contracts. GSA increase the security requirements to moderate level and requires all vendors to be certified through FedRAMP program.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , OMB , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , storage , virtual machines , Web hosting ,

Friday - 05/21/2010, 05:32pm EDT

TSA picks CSC . . . again

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: contracting , TSA , CSC ,

Friday - 05/21/2010, 04:47pm EDT
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GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Steve Kempf , Sanjeev Bhagowalia , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , Jean Weinberg , Vivek Kundra , GSA , Interior , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OMB , Interagency Management Council , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , Diana Gowen , Don Herring , Susan Zeleniak , Networx , FTS 2001 , telecommunications ,

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 09:40pm EDT
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Why the delay with the transition to Networx?

WFED's Jason Miller reports from Capitol Hill.

Tags: technology , contracting , Networx , Capitol Hill

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 05:12pm EDT
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Intro: Are multiple award contracts out of control?

The proliferation of multiple award contracts across the government has reached a tipping point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is on a listening tour trying to figure out how to tame this unwieldy beast. In our special report, Contract Overload, Federal News Radio's Jason Miller explores all sides of this complex issue. What is the cost to industry to continually bid on these contracts? How do these costs get passed to agencies? Why do agencies believe they need their own MACs instead of using contracts provided by the General Services Administration, or other government-wide acquisition contracts? And, what, if anything, can OFPP do to reel in the explosion in redundant contracts?

Tags: contracting , OFPP , acquisition , GWAC , Contract Overload ,

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 03:50pm EDT

Special Report: Contract Overload wraps up

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller tells us what he discovered while reporting for his three-part series.

Tags: contracting , management , Contract Overload , procurement , acquisition

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 04:02pm EDT
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Contract Overload, part 3: OFPP ready to set tone for the future of MACs.

Congressional staff members call the current MAC environment "chaos." The administration will decide in a matter of weeks whether NIH should continue to run its CIO-SP3 governmentwide contract. OFPP administrator Gordon says several broad policy decisions must be made to address the challenges around multiple award contracts.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Molly Wilkinson , Peter Levine , OFPP , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Senate Armed Services Committee , NIH , Scott Amey , Jim Williams , Alan Chvotkin , POGO , Professional Services Council , TechAmerica , multiple award contracting , GWACs , Contract Overload

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 06:36am EDT
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Sorenson transforming the Army's technology footprint

Army Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson has been in demand over the last year. He explains why this week.
May 20, 2010

Tags: technology , management , Jeff Sorenson , Army , Apps for Army ,

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 01:13pm EDT
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