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OMB's Dave Mader: A 'zealot' for shared services

The controller in the Office of Management and Budget says the next two years are critical for financial management shared services. Mader said along with Treasury, OMB will be determining how best to get agencies to move to one of four federal providers.

Tags: management , David Mader , OMB , exclusive , shared services , GSA , USDA , Treasury , financial management ,

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 06:39pm EST
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Agencies, vendors influence next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration spent almost two years listening to departments and contractors to improve how the Network Services 2020 program should work. The result is a draft Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFP that GSA released Feb. 28.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , Telecommunications , Fred Haines , Mary Davie , Network Services 2020 , Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions , Networx ,

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 03:59am EST
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CIO Council in search of GS 9-13s for IT Solutions Challenge

A new initiative from the Chief Information Officer's Council seeks to solve IT acquisition challenges by bringing together small groups of mid-level feds. The groups will try to take a different approach to these long-standing problems.

Tags: technology , acquisition , CIO Council , Tony Scott , Richard McKinney , Transportation Department , IT Solutions Challenge , workforce committee , digital services ,

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 11:38am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration said it listened and heard the concerns over the way agencies currently buy what for the government is a big ticket item — telecommunications services. So GSA's draft request for proposals for the next generation telecommunications contract is designed to simplify the process. It's called Enterprise Integration Solutions (EIS). Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss GSA's plans for the EIS procurement.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , GSA , acquisition

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 10:13am EST
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NARA's new IT governance structure merges strange bedfellows

Swarnali Haldar, the chief information officer for NARA, said her goal is to simplify how and who makes the decisions around IT programs.

Tags: technology , NARA , Swarnali Haldar , Records management , cloud computing , Electronic Records Archive , Governance , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 10:32am EST
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GSA proposes change to acquisition regulation vendors loathe

A proposed rule issued today would change the Price Reduction Clause that most contractors dislike and causes most of the False Claims Act lawsuits. Vendors have 60 days to offer comments and GSA will hold an industry day April 17.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , OFPP , Anne Rung , Price Reduction Clause , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Acquisition Excellence Conference , ACT-IAC ,

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 03:56am EST
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Energy's new CIO to be political appointee

Michael Johnson heads over to the Energy Department from the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House. He starts on March 10.

Tags: technology , people , Energy Department , Michael Johnson , Bob Brese , Don Adcock , OSTP ,

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 03:22pm EST

Yelp-like ratings system coming to IT procurements

OFPP Administrator Anne Rung will issue a memo in the coming weeks requiring agencies to rate vendors and for vendors to rate agencies on specific high-dollar IT procurements. Rung said OMB, GSA will hire experts to oversee vendor relationships for IT commodities.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Anne Rung , OFPP , industry , Acquisition 360 , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Category management , digital services , ACT-IAC , Buyer’s club ,

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:40am EST

Online Chat: Joe Klimavicz, CIO, Justice Department

Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities around shared services, data center consolidation, hiring, and improving and standardizing IT portfolio management.

Tags: Joe Klimavicz , DoJ , online chat , technology , CIO , information technology , Ask the CIO , Symantec , Data center consolidation , shared services , hiring , digital services

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 01:00pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is once again trying to change one of the acquisition rules that industry despises the most — the Price Reduction Clause. A proposed rule released today would modernize the way vendors list their prices on the schedule contracts run by GSA. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this proposed rule and several other acquisition priorities.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , GSA , acquisition

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 10:38am EST
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