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OPM undecided whether to suspend, debar USIS after DoJ complaint

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta called Justice's case an "egregious violation of the public trust." OPM has taken steps to reform and improve the oversight of the security clearance system to prevent future "dumping" of cases.

Tags: management , workforce , security clearances , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Justice Department , USIS , contracting , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 12:33pm EST

IT Alliance for Public Sector sets sights on growing, influencing reforms

The newest industry technology association is recruiting new members and contributing to the discussion to improve federal IT acquisition. But in the short term, ITAPS faces a court decision on Feb. 7 whether the lawsuit filed by TechAmerica against it and three employees goes forward.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Trey Hodgkins , Pam Walker , IT Alliance for Public Sector , IT Industry Council , IT acquisition reform , TechAmerica , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/24/2014, 04:48am EST
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GSA kicks off Alliant V2 planning

GSA launches a new social media site to gather industry and agency feedback on how to improve one of the most successful GWACs ever.

Tags: GSA , Alliant Small Business , contracting , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Alliant

Friday - 01/17/2014, 01:50pm EST

Hettinger strives to restore confidence, reinvigorate TechAmerica

Mike Hettinger, TechAmerica's new senior vice president of the public sector, has been charged with ensuring federal contractors that the industry association is committed to the public sector for the long term. Some members are taking a wait-and-see approach before deciding whether or not to stay with the organization.

Tags: technology , TechAmerica , Mike Hettinger , Shawn Osborne , IT aquisition reform , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 04:02am EST
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Analysis: What the decline in bid protests really means

Experts say the 2 percent drop in the number of contracting complaints to GAO disproves the theory that as federal spending drops, contractors will file more protests. Ralph White, the managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said agencies and vendors have a better understanding than ever about their likelihood of success.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , GAO , Ralph White , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , bid protest , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 04:53am EST
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Transition to Networx telecom contract cost $395M more than planned

The Government Accountability Office found in a new report that the 33-month delay in moving to GSA's Networx contract from FTS2001 caused agencies to spend more money and miss out on potential savings.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , GAO , telecommunications , Networx , NS2020 , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 12:50pm EST

GAO denies protest of joint venturing rules under OASIS

The Government Accountability Office says GSA is within its rights to require that joint ventures must be among teams that have a proven track record of success. Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. said it will ask GAO to reconsider its decision or take the case to the Court of Federal Claims.

Tags: contracting , GSA , GAO , Rudy Sutherland , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , OASIS , professional services , bid protest , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/06/2014, 08:48am EST

DHS gives EAGLE II protesters a second look

The Homeland Security Department told the Government Accountability Office it is taking corrective action by re-reviewing proposals after 46 unsuccessful bidders protested their exclusion from the largest portion of the $22 billion IT services contract.

Tags: contracting , DHS , IT services , Eagle II , GAO , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/03/2014, 12:04pm EST

Hettinger chosen to lead TechAmerica's public sector shop

Mike Hettinger has spent more than 20 years in the federal sector and now comes over to the trade association from the Software & Information Industry Association. He worked on Capitol Hill and for government contractors.

Tags: Jason Miller , TechAmerica , Shawn Osborne , Robin Lineberger , Mike Hettinger , Software & Information Industry Association

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 11:12am EST
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