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Federal Drive Show Blog - July 15, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Angela Messer , Steve Bauer , Michael Nachmanoff

Monday - 07/15/2013, 12:00pm EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - July 11, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Anthony Stamilio , Christopher Preble , Jason Miller , Frank Baitman , Roberta DAmico , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jim Phillips , Rick Slifer , Stan Soloway ,

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 04:04pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- March 21, 2013

Dave Cuthbertson, assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division, talks about a new crime-solving tool that could be as big of a breakthrough as DNA analysis. Also, the Federal Drive attended the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C. Co-host Tom Temin interviewed Joe Jordan, administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Solutions; and Rory Schultz, deputy chief information officer at USDA's Food and Nutrition Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , Dave Cuthbertson , Joe Jordan , Rory Schultz

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 12:35pm EDT

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

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

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
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