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OMB lays out 11 goals to give Section 508 some punch

Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan issued a memo detailing a new strategic plan after a recent Justice Department compliance survey found mixed results. This is the fourth memo since 2005 from the Office of Management and Budget trying to get agencies to meet the law's requirements. David Capozzi, executive director of the Access Board, said new 508 regulations could be to OMB for approval this spring.

Tags: technology , Joe Jordan , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , GSA , David Capozzi , Access Board , Section 508 , CIO Council , Jason Miller , OFPP

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 02:35pm EST

GSA's strategy for OASIS leaving vendors discontented

At an industry sponsored event, GSA tried to clarify its plans for the multi-billion dollar governmentwide contract, which will let agencies buy complex services from one place. Questions about how OASIS fits with the administration's strategic sourcing initiative and the expectation for price standardization were among the biggest areas of concern from companies.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , Jim Ghiloni , Leah Trudeau , Stan Soloway , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , OASIS , professional services , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:56am EST
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VA testing cash prizes to improve its health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying out a new system of contests to make upgrades to its electronic medical record system. The agency plans to award up to three prizes worth $3 million to vendors who create open-source based components to VistA.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , VistA , VMBS , health IT , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:32am EST
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DoD slow to codify some interagency contracting standards

Despite a big policy push from the administration, some agencies have lagged in implementing guidance dealing with interagency contracting, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office. Still, GAO said the creation of a policy framework by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy had gone a long way toward ameliorating some of the issues that landed interagency contracting on the watchdog agency's high-risk list eight years ago, such as duplication and unclear lines of authority between agencies.

Tags: DoD , OFPP , GAO , Interagency contracting , acquisition policy , contracting

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 05:15pm EST

Housing, jobs and CNG vehicles in 2013

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts examine the hurdles that remain for natural gas vehicles. Plus what does the future hold for housing, jobs and the debt limit in 2013?
January 31, 2013

Tags: Natural Gas , CNG vehicles , gasoline alternatives , housing , jobs , debt limit , Rob Barnett , Nela Richardson , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 06:53pm EST
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Q & A with OMB's Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan, administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at OMB, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of procurement issues.
January 29, 2013

Tags: procurement , contracting , Joe Jordan , Federal Procurement Policy , OMB , FSSI , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , Small business contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 10:40pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 29, 2013

Alan Paller of the SANS Institute talks about DoD's new initiative to hire 4,000 more people for its Cyber Command. Paul Terry of Blackboard, Inc., discusses how his company is helping GSA with its travel planning. Devon Hewitt, a partner at Protorae Law, weighs in on a recent contract award protest affecting people with disabilities. Capt. Paul Hammer of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, talks about the latest efforts at his center. Robin Lineberger of Deloitte LLP fills us in about the Professional Services Council's new commission that's focusing on efficient and innovative acquisition issues.

Tags: Alan Paller , SANS Institute , U.S. Cyber Command , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Paul Terry , GSA , Blackboard , Devon Hewitt , Protorae Law , DoD , DoD Report , Army , accessibility , Paul Hammer , Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological He , mental illness , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , Robin Lineberger , Deloitte , Professional Services Council , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 07:38am EST

The top 12 in 2012

Tom Johnson and Alice Lipowicz from Set Aside Alert join host Mark Amtower to discuss 2012's biggest federal stories.
January 28, 2013(Encore presentation February 4, 2013)

Tags: contracting , Tom Johnson , Alice Lipowicz , Set Aside Alert , SBA , GSA , SDVOSB , defense authorization , women owned small businesses , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/28/2013, 08:07pm EST
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