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GSA seeks help to improve back-end management of NS2020 program

The General Services Administration released an RFI seeking industry input on how best to improve the "management and operations functions that include ordering, billing, inventory and service level agreements management" and "pricing concepts."

Tags: technology , acquisition , GSA , Network Services 2020 , telecommunications , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:33am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD's business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

Tags: DoD , data transparency , acquisition , industry , technology , Contracting officers , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:47am EST
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Pentagon pushes data transparency to get better deals

DoD contracting officers now are required to upload the outcomes of their large sole-source procurements into a centralized database. This is part of a Pentagon effort to make sure the government has as much information as possible when it strikes deals with vendors for the same products it's bought before.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , industry , Shay Assad , Contractor Business Analysis Repository , Better Buying Power , data transparency , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jared Serbu , Contracting officers , technology

Friday - 11/07/2014, 03:32am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's having success with a new data transparency effort that's designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports the initiative is designed to track all of its business arrangements with a certain vendor, so individual contracting officers can learn from past deals.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , IT , technology , defense , acquisition

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 05:00pm EST
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FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

Adrian Gardner, FEMA's chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency's IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA's technology into the 21st century.

Tags: technology , FEMA , Adrian Gardner , resilience and security review , data analytics , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:10am EST
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Navy is moving its email to the cloud - only questions are how and when

The Navy is testing Microsoft's Office 365 as one potential option for migrating its email users to a cloud-based service. But the cost of securing the system is yet to be determined.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , DISA , Victor Gavin , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Terry Halvorsen , Google , Microsoft , NGEN , NMCI , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:58am EST
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IT acquisition reform bill gets consensus, inches closer to passage

House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees agree on trimmed down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Now it's up to the armed services committees to keep FITARA in the Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Rich Beutel , Troy Cribb , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , House Armed Services Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , NCMA , Jay Maroney , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:11am EST
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Marina Martin, Chief Technology Officer, Veterans Affairs Department

Recently the White House established what it calls the Digital Service Group. It's job: To help federal agencies with troubled, public facing technology projects. Well, the Veterans Affairs Department has established its own Digital Service group. Marina Martin, chief technology officer at VA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how the new group will work.

Tags: Marina Martin , Veteran Affairs , CTO , Digital Service Group , technology , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:40am EST
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