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DoD targets service contracts, small procurements to boost competition rate

The Pentagon issued a handful of directives in August designed to reverse the trend in its contract competition rate, which has slipped from 64 percent in 2008 to 56.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014. A preliminary analysis shows most of the opportunity for improvement is in service contracting.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Frank Kendall , Dick Ginman , service contracting , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:46am EDT

DHA plans ‘gates' to qualify vendors for $20 bil IDIQ contract

The Defense Health Agency is conducting market research in advance of a planned RFP for a 10-year, $20 billion IT services and support contract. It's possible that vendors will be added to the contract without a formal source selection process.

Tags: DoD , Defense Health Agency , contracting , strategic sourcing , Scott Svabek , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/05/2014, 11:36am EDT
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DoD says it must deal with its shrinking technology advantage

The U.S. and its allies have dominated the military technology landscape for decades, but the Defense Department now sees potential adversaries in its rearview mirror. The Pentagon is coming up with some coping strategies to maintain its technological advantage, including version 3 of Better Buying Power.

Tags: DoD , technology , research and development , Chuck Hagel , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:13am EDT
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New protests further delay GSA's Office Supplies 3 contract

Six unsuccessful bidders filed complaints with the GAO over GSA's awards under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Office Supplies 3 contract. The protests effectively shut down the vehicle until GAO makes a decision, which could come as late as December.

Tags: contracting , GSA , GAO , strategic sourcing , OS3 , FSSI , office supplies , National Industries for the Blind , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/29/2014, 02:02pm EDT

All things LinkedIn

Chuck Brooks, vice president for DHS at Xerox, and Lee Frederikson, managing director of Hinge Marketing, will discuss how to leverage LinkedIn at your agency or company.
September 1, 2014

Tags: LinkedIn , social media , Chuck Brooks , Xerox , Xerox Federal , Lee Frederiksen , Hinge Marketing , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/01/2014, 08:13pm EDT
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GSA changes plans, will keep service schedules open after all

The General Services Administration tells Federal News Radio it no longer believes it's necessary to close down its seven services schedules to new vendors while it puts together the consolidated professional services contracts. GSA is trying to make it easier for agencies to buy professional services and for vendors to sell their expertise.

Tags: contracting , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , schedule contracts , industry , Transportation Department , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:17am EDT
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RFP officially begins DoD effort to modernize electronic health records

After more than a year of planning, the Defense Department issues the final solicitation for a commercial software to replace its AHLTA program. The Pentagon expects to make a single award for the contract that could be worth $11 billion over its lifetime.

Tags: DoD , technology , electronic health records , health IT , contracting , Christopher Miller , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:51am EDT

Acquisition priorities at GSA

Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive for the General Services Administration, will discuss his acquisition priorities for the agency.
August 26, 2014

Tags: contracting , procurement , Jeff Koses , GSA , acquisition workforce , prices paid data , social media , collaboration , visualization , ombudsman , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:02pm EDT
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DISA to restructure with eye toward more agility, Cyber Command

The Defense Information Systems Agency will begin to shake up its organizational chart in significant ways beginning on Oct. 1. But officials, so far, are reluctant to discuss the details.

Tags: DoD , DISA , Ronnie Hawkins , Alan Lynn , David Bennett , Douglas Packard , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , management , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:24am EDT
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Q&A with former GSA administrator Martha Johnson

Former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson discusses her new book: "On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation and Personal Resilience", and takes a look back at her career in public service.
August 25, 2014

Tags: contracting , GSA , Martha Johnson , GSA scandal , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 08/25/2014, 07:58pm EDT
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