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Competition in Contracting Act (1984)

Congress is always active in the acquisition and procurement area. Every year, it enacts some provisions that are intended to improve the acquisition process.

Tags: Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Acquisition , Competition in Contracting Act , GAO , Timothy DiNapoli , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Friday - 06/08/2012, 11:08am EDT

Clinger-Cohen Act (1996)

In 1996, Congress passed the Clinger-Cohen Act, which eliminated the exclusive authority of the General Services Administration to acquire technology and allowed individual federal agencies to assume that role. This story is part of Timeline: Congress crafts acquisition policy.

Tags: contracting , Acquisition , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Clinger Cohen Act , Technology , GAO , GSA , Brooks Act , Board of Contract Appeal , Steve Kelman , OFPP

Friday - 06/08/2012, 11:12am EDT

HUBZone Empowerment Act (1998)

In 1998, Congress passed the HUBZone Empowerment Act in order to give a boost to small business located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones in bidding on contracts.

Tags: HUBZone Empowerment Act , GAO , Acquisition , contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Friday - 06/08/2012, 11:41am EDT

Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act (2009)

Congress passed the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 to improve the way the Defense Department buys major weapons systems.

Tags: Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act , GAO , DoD , Acquisition , contracting , Technology , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Friday - 06/08/2012, 12:06pm EDT

OFPP asks for consolidated report on procurement data

A new memo from OFPP details changes to how agencies should submit information on contracting. A working group suggests three changes to what departments did previously. Agencies must submit their data by Jan. 5.

Tags: contracting , Lesley Field , OFPP , GSA , GAO , Federal Procurement Data System , Integrated Acquisition Environment

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 05:25pm EDT

Troubled federal procurement data systems to get facelift

GSA will award a contract to create a new enterprise architecture by the end of October. The agency's goal is to consolidate eight disparate systems to make it easier to access procurement data. The current systems are not interoperable and plagued with long-standing problems.

Tags: contracting , Vivek Kundra , Sen. Claire McCaskill , Sen. Robert Bennett , OMB , OFPP , GAO , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , FPDS , AOCS , PPIRS , Excluded Parties List System

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 07:12am EDT