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GSA gathers input to improve acquisition process

The agency wants help from federal and industry partners to improve communications between the two. GSA said it has a large toolbox of resources agencies can build on to fit their specific missions. Vendors also should be on the lookout for several new contracts in the coming months.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , OMB , Networx , Connections , mythbusting , Federal Networks , FedRAMP , cloud computing , Mary Davie , Karl Krumbholz ,

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:57pm EST

Platts zeroes in on agency financials

House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

Tags: management , financial management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , GAO , OMB , Ed Towns , Improper payments ,

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST

NASA to change EVM requirements

The proposed rule change would make life a little easier for some contractors.

Tags: contracting , NASA , EVM , firm-fixed-price ,

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 08:11pm EST

Experts optimistic about updated performance bill

Past attempts at government reform through evaluation haven't had much success. But with the recent passage of a law that updates GPRA, some experts say this time could be different.

Tags: management , GPRA , OMB , government reform , Mark Warner , Tom Carper , Henry Cuellar , Center for American Progress ,

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 06:44pm EST

Union feds march against scapegoating

AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill to put a face on the federal workforce. They want to correct the misperception that government workers are to blame for the deficit and gridlock in Washington.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , AFGE , John Gage , John Cornyn , Alma Lee , Aquilla Brock , Dan Doyle , Wayne Marion , EPA , VA , TSA , federal workforce ,

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 07:26am EST

Agencies collaborate against discrimination

AFGE legislative conference will focus on ensuring departments and contractors are abiding by civil rights laws. The union also will march on Capitol Hill to Tuesday in support of federal employees.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , civil rights , discrimination , Department of Labor , Patricia Shiu , Department of Justice , Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , AFGE , John Gage ,

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 07:33am EST

OMB busting contract myths

The Office of Management and Budget wants to improve government-industry communication. It has launched a myth-busting campaign to help agencies understand procurement rules. Officials say poor communication often leads to faulty contracts and wasted money.

Tags: contracting , management , OMB , OFPP , Dan Gordon , FAI , DAU , FAR ,

Monday - 02/07/2011, 07:27am EST

OMB: Contract spending down but more cuts needed

The Office of Management and Budget said agencies reduced contract spending over consecutive years for the first time in 13 years. A new report from OMB showed reductions in some types of high risk contracts. But officials said the administration is targeting professional and technical services contract spending in 2012.

Tags: contracting , management , OMB , Jeffery Zients , Daniel Gordon , OFPP ,

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:41pm EST

Warner: give feds a say in program cuts

With President Obama recently signing new government reform legislation, lawmakers said accurate data about agencies and their programs will be the key to effective change. Sen. Mark Warner said budget pressures will make improving program performance more pressing than ever before. Warner wants to increase collaboration between long term federal employees and leadership in Congress and the White House.

Tags: management , GPRA , deficit , government reform , OMB , Mark Warner , Center for American Progress ,

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 07:22am EST

GAO: DHS neglecting northern border

Two years ago a group of Senators asked how effective the Department of Homeland Security was in protecting the border between the U.S. and Canada. The report is in, and the Senators are not happy.

Tags: management , DHS , GAO , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , border security , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ,

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 06:37am EST
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