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Administration puts contractors on notice about labor law violations

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday creating yet another set of compliance requirements for more than 24,000 companies that work for the government. Vendors will have to certify they have not violated any of the 14 federal labor laws in order to win new contracts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , White House , Barack Obama , labor laws , Mary Beth Bosco , Holland Knight , Trey Hodgkins , Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector , David Madland , Center for American Progress , Eric Crusius , Centre Law Group , workforce ,

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:18am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Vendors that sell to the federal government will have to certify they aren't violating 14 different federal labor laws in order to receive future government contracts. President Barack Obama signs an executive order today creating another set of compliance requirements for more than 24,000 companies. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the details.

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Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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GSA CIO calls for open source to be considered first

Sonny Hashmi issued a memo requiring agency software developers to look at open source before they consider traditional commercial solutions.

Tags: technology , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , open source , zero based budgeting , innovation , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:35pm EDT

DHS cyber executive to retire

Larry Zelvin is stepping down as the director of DHS's National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCIC) next month after almost 30 years of government service.

Tags: technology , people , Larry Zelvin , Phyllis Schneck , DHS , cybersecurity ,

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 03:26pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Does size matter when it comes to your cubicle? It's up for debate. Five of the largest agencies tell a House panel that they are trimming the total square footage per employee by at least 50 percent. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the shrinking federal office space. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: federal buildings , real property

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 08:47am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Five of the largest agencies detail their plans to decrease the total square foot per employee by at least 50 percent. Those agencies give Congress a preview of the space cuts that are coming. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about your shrinking office space.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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GSA cuts 1,000 noncompliant vendors from IT schedule

Kay Ely, GSA's director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said removing 1,000 vendors who weren't meeting the minimum annual sales requirement of $25,000 a year is saving the agency about $3.2 million a year in administrative costs. At the same time, GSA is adding 30-to-40 new vendors each month to Schedule 70 as part of its effort to make sure agency customers have access to new, innovative companies.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , technology , industry , GSA , Kay Ely , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , National Contract Management Association ,

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:48am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is culling the IT schedule herd. Over the last year, GSA has canceled about 1,000 Schedule 70 contracts. Kay Ely, GSA's director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why GSA is undertaking this reduction effort and what benefits they see from it.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 05:29pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is turning one idea to make acquisition easier on agencies into reality. It's kicked off five government-wide pilots under its category management initiative. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about it online in his Reporter's Notebook. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: category management , GSA

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:12am EDT
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