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Acquisition Excellence Conference 2013

Federal News Radio interviews conference speakers and organizers about the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference.

Tags: Acquisition Excellence Conference , acquisition , Joe Jordan , Rory Schultz , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:05am EDT

GSA expands discounted commodity IT program

The General Services Administration announced Thursday it had awarded 43 blanket-purchase agreements to small businesses to provide discounted commodity IT through the agency's National Information Technology Commodity Program (NITCP). The NITCP is designed to provide agencies a one-stop shop for the most commonly purchased, low-cost IT products.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Commodity IT , GSA , FAS , National Information Technology Commodity Program

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:29pm EST

Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Mark Skinner , Navy , GSA , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , AFFIRM , Government Contractor Industry Survey , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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Deputy FAS Commissioner Jordan retires

Jon Jordan, the deputy commissioner in the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, retired Nov. 3. Bill Sisk has been named to replace Jordan on an interim basis.

Tags: GSA , Jon Jordan , Bill Sisk , FAS , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 11/05/2012, 03:12pm EST

GSA sending resources, expertise to rescue SAM

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini shifted responsibility for the troubled System for Award Management to the CIO's office and the Federal Acquisition Service and out of the Office of Governmentwide Policy. GSA is reconsidering all of its options, including possibly recompeting the contract for SAM. OASIS, Networks 2020 and changes to the schedules program also are making progress.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , GSA , Jeff Koses , System for Award Management , Coalition for Government Procurement , Networks 2020 , strategic sourcing , IBM , pricing variability , OASIS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 07:15am EDT
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GSA now offering cloud email services to agencies

The General Services Administration announced it's now offering cloud-based email services for federal agencies. GSA issued 20 blanket purchase agreements to 17 companies, which the agency said would help streamline the purchasing of cloud services across the government.

Tags: GSA , technology , cloud computing ,

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 05:08pm EDT

GSA FAS Commissioner Kempf taking medical leave

Steve Kempf told staff he will take 60 days off for medical reasons starting July 30. Mary Davie will become acting FAS commissioner while Kempf is out.

Tags: GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , people , Jason Miller , Steve Kempf

Friday - 07/27/2012, 06:38pm EDT

On the show today - April 23

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Casey Coleman , GSA , ACT-IAC , Jim Beaupre , Dan Epstein , Cause of Action

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 01:29am EDT

GSA preparing business case for next GWAC

The agency wants to make it easier for customers to buy non-IT professional services under one contract. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at the Federal Acquisition Service, said the business case will be posted for governmentwide review by June.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , GSA , OFPP , multiple-award contract , GWAC , Integrations , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 07:35pm EST

Using technology for innovation in government

ACT-IAC's Jim Beaupre and ACT's Mary Davie joined In Depth with Francis Rose with lessons learned about innovating at a federal agency.

Tags: Jim Beaupre , GSA , ACT-IAC , technology , In Depth , innovation , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/21/2011, 07:09pm EST
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