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Government overlooks diamonds in its own back yard

Commentary: Before turning to Silicon Valley for all the answers, government agencies should look to local talent in the D.C. area, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.

Tags: Tom Temin , commentary , Federal Drive , Silicon Valley , Technology ,

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 04:27am EDT

Conversation between agencies and industry evolves beyond sequestration

Sequestration and the government shutdown dominated the focus of agency and business leaders in 2013 when Rick Holgate became president of the American Council of Technology. About to step down, he sees a changed landscape.

Tags: Rick Holgate , ACT-IAC , Shared services , Digital services , Technology , Michael OConnell , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:36pm EDT
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Navy: A glutton for RFP punishment

The Department of the Navy plans to release the first of two requests for information this summer for the follow-on to NGEN, which could be worth $3.5 billion over five years.

Tags: acquisition , Navy , Marine Corps , AFCEA , NGEN , Contracting , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:29am EDT

TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

Is patience running short among agencies over the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program?

Tags: Technology , acquisition , DHS , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , HHS , TSA , Cybersecurity , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:16am EDT

Justice gets $9M back from bankrupt vendor, GCE

Global Computer Enterprises agreed to settle allegations under the False Claims Act with the government by paying a fine. GCE filed for bankruptcy in September while also receiving $23 million from GSA and Labor to buy back financial management systems and data.

Tags: Contracting , Justice Department , GCE , Raed Muslimani , False Claims Act , GSA , Labor , EEOC , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 12:47pm EDT

Vendors call GSA's estimates for data reporting rule 'irrational'

Contractor associations are raising red flags over the General Services Administration's proposed rule for vendors to report 11 transactional data elements. And they are using data and expertise to make their case.

Tags: acquisition , Coalition for Government Procurement , Professional Services Council , GSA , Transactional data , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:27am EDT

Cyber desktop standard gets wakeup call from CIO Council

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a sťance, pulled out its Ouji board and asked for the approval from Rip Van Winkle to raise the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), otherwise known as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration, from its long slumber.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , OMB , CIO Council , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:39am EDT

DoD ready for first 'skunk works' streamlined acquisition project

Over the past two years, the Pentagon has been looking to prove that some of its acquisition programs don't need to go through every single step of the department's slow and byzantine process. DoD finally has identified its first test case, and is looking for more.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Alan Shaffer , Skunk works , Navy , Potomac Institute , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:11am EDT

DoD grants new security approvals to 23 cloud providers

On Monday, the Pentagon made good on its promise to make more use of the government's FedRAMP process, certifying 23 cloud products as secure enough to host DoD low-level data.

Tags: DoD , Technology , DISA , Cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 05:21am EDT

GSA to push vendors for more data on schedule price variances

The Federal Acquisition Service is launching the Competitive Pricing initiative. GSA is sending letters to vendors to figure out why there are price differences among the same or similar products and services.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , GSA , Kevin Youel Page , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Category management , Federal Supply Schedules , Prices paid data , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 03:57am EDT
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