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Technical, data issues continue to plague vendor performance databases

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tries to get to the bottom of why, after a decade, contracting officers still do not have quality information on how contractors perform. GSA said it has a plan to integrate 10 databases by 2018 through a series of incremental improvements.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , technology , OFPP , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , Claire McCaskill , Rob Burton , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 04:33am EDT

FedRAMP cloud deadline looming amid updates to the program

Agencies must use only cloud services that have been approved under the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) by June. OMB will receive more details on agency progress with the latest quarterly update through PortfolioStat. Meanwhile, FedRAMP's security baseline will be revised this summer.

Tags: technology , GSA , DoD , DHS , DISA , Maria Roat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/28/2014, 04:21am EST
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Budget pressure breeds uncertainty for defense industrial base

Elana Broitman, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for manufacturing and industrial base Policy, was Francis Rose's guest on Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: Elana Broitman , DoD , In Depth , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 05:42pm EST
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Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

The chairman of the Small Business Committee plans to introduce two bills today. One will increase the governmentwide small business prime contracting goal to 25 percent from 23 percent. The other focuses on contract bundling and data transparency.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , House Small Business Committee , Sam Graves , Richard Hanna , Small business goals , contracting bundling , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:04am EST

GSA awards 123 small firms a spot on OASIS contract

The first of two contracts letting agencies buy complex professional services kicked off with awards going to 123 small businesses.

Tags: contracting , GSA , OASIS , small businesses , Tom Sharpe , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:07pm EST

NASA's Johnson Space Center takes customer-first approach to IT

Annette Moore, the chief information officer at the Johnson Space Center, said she's reshaping her office to be more flexible and agile in meeting the IT needs of the mission areas.
February 20, 2014

Tags: technology , Annette Moore , NASA , Johnson Space Center , cloud computing , vendor management organizations , I3P , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 01:34pm EST
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DoD, industry must learn to share radio spectrum as it grows more scarce

The Pentagon will release a new strategy Thursday to address the growing spectrum needs. It will emphasize agile sharing of radio spectrum between government and industry.

Tags: technology , DoD , spectrum , Robert Wheeler , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 04:20am EST
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Obama pushes agencies to streamline export-import process

President Barack Obama is pushing the dozens of agencies that have a hand in the export-import process to speed up processing times and eliminate redundant paperwork requests that hamper companies seeking to export American-made products. Currently, businesses interested in importing or exporting goods must submit reams of paperwork to as many as 48 different federal agencies.

Tags: best practices , CBP , Barack Obama , International Trade Data System , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:25pm EST

DoD enters $40.5M joint contract for Adobe products

The Pentagon leverages the buying power of 2.6 million DoD personnel in the Air Force, Army and Defense Information Systems Agency in signing joint enterprise license agreement with CDW-G.

Tags: DoD , joint enterprise licensing agreement , Army , Air Force , DISA , contracting , Adobe , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:18pm EST

Army enlists public to solve battlefield equipment gaps

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is unpacking the results of a new demonstration designed to crowdsource soldiers' top-priority battlefield needs.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , Rapid Equipping Force , crowdsourcing , social media , Gary Frost , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/14/2014, 04:33am EST
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