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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 , acquisition , 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: acquisition , 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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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: acquisition , GSA , Martha Johnson , GSA scandal , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 08/25/2014, 07:58pm EDT
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Pentagon sees competition declining in defense contracting, and orders remedies

The Defense Department's acquisition chief outlined a series of changes intended to bolster competition for DoD contracts on Friday, lamenting the fact that the Pentagon has missed its competition goals every year since the goals were created.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , industry , competition , Better Buying Power , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/25/2014, 03:22pm EDT

GSA predicts new initiatives will light the path toward better governmentwide acquisition

The General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service will launch the first set of initiatives under its new category management approach, called hallways, in the next six weeks to cover office supplies, IT hardware and IT software. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe detailed the strategy to give customer agencies more data to make better acquisition decisions.

Tags: acquisition , industry , GSA , Tom Sharpe , FAS , Kevin Youel Page , AFFIRM , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/22/2014, 04:11am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Right now, the Navy has more than 630 network baselines on its ships at sea. A contract the service awarded this week aims to change that. The Navy is committing up to $2.5 billion to five vendors who will replace that IT mishmash with a single, standards based network architecture. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Navy ,

Friday - 08/22/2014, 09:45am EDT
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GSA applying its IT model to overhaul of services schedules

Tiffany Hixson, the Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said the goal is to consolidate seven professional services schedules, such as MOBIS, FABS and professional engineering, into a handful of schedules. She said GSA is using the same approach for services as it did with IT by awarding the OASIS contracts to compliment the professional services schedule modernization.

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , professional services , OASIS , Alliant , Jason Miller , Exclusive

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 03:57am EDT
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What does strategic sourcing mean for contractors?

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about how the federal government is impacted by strategic sourcing.
August 19, 2014

Tags: acquisition , federal market , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , strategic sourcing , GSA schedules , commercial item contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 07:39pm EDT
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What's the latest from Capitol Hill?

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will give us an update on the procurement issues being discussed on Capitol Hill.
August 12, 2014

Tags: acquisition , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Congress , NDAA , procurement , acquisition reform , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 07:33pm EDT
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GSA reignites strategic sourcing of office supplies with new contract awards

The General Services Administration chose 21 companies for its latest Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies contract (OS3) -- 20 of which are small businesses. GSA said it expects this newest generation of contracts to build on the savings and success of OS2 and particularly benefit small businesses.

Tags: GSA , OS3 , acquisition , strategic sourcing , SBA , FAS , Tom Sharpe , Stephanie Wasko , FSSI

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:27pm EDT
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