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Top 3 for 2013 - Steve Charles on strategic sourcing breakthrough

Strategic sourcing is still causing some heartburn at agencies across government. But Steve Charles, co-founder and executive vice president of immixGroup, says strategic sourcing is going to have a breakthrough year in 2013.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Steve Charles , ImmixGroup ,

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 07:20pm EST
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Procurement in 2012: A year in review

Carolyn Alston and Bill Gormley from the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss the procurement highlights and lowlights in 2012.
December 25, 2012 (Encore presentation January 1, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Carolyn Alston , Bill Gormley , Coalition for Government Procurement , contract duplication , GSA , multiple award contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 12:44am EST
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OMB increasing the tempo of strategic sourcing

A new memo from acting OMB Director Jeff Zients to agency leaders codifies an interagency council to oversee the promotion and implementation of bulk buying. Each agency also must name a senior official to oversee their efforts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jeff Zients , OMB , OFPP , small business , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 01:34pm EST

New contracts set EPA's roadmap toward IT centralization

Malcolm Jackson, the agency's CIO, said two new contracts for IT hardware and email will begin to transform the way EPA buys and uses technology.
November 29, 2012

Tags: technology , Malcolm Jackson , EPA , cloud computing , shared services , Interior Department , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 06:37pm EST
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Acquisition, IT management, and cloud brokerage

Mark Day, director of the Office of Strategic Programs for GSA's Integrated Technology Service will give his thoughts on a variety of acquistion and management issues.
November 27, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Mark Day , Integrated Technology Services , GSA , IT management , GWACs , Alliant , AlliantSmall Business , cloud computing , cloud brokerage , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 07:15pm EST
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GSA, Treasury try to breathe new life into SmartBUY

A new request for information asks vendors at answer 10 questions about improving the strategic sourcing of commodity software titles. This is at least the fourth attempt to get more agencies using the enterprise software licensing initiative.

Tags: acquisition , technology , industry , GSA , Treasury , Commodity IT , SmartBUY , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/12/2012, 03:52pm EST

GSA sending resources, expertise to rescue SAM

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini shifted responsibility for the troubled System for Award Management to the CIO's office and the Federal Acquisition Service and out of the Office of Governmentwide Policy. GSA is reconsidering all of its options, including possibly recompeting the contract for SAM. OASIS, Networks 2020 and changes to the schedules program also are making progress.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , GSA , Mary Davie , Jeff Koses , System for Award Management , Coalition for Government Procurement , Networks 2020 , IBM , pricing variability , OASIS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 07:15am EDT
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More than $18B spent on 'outdated and outlandish' projects, Coburn report says

Sen. Tom Coburn's report on government waste details spending on 100 government projects, programs and initiatives at a cost of $18 billion. The report also points to potentially systemic issues affecting federal management, such as the lack of strategic sourcing in federal acquisition and the General Services Administration's outdated contract schedules.

Tags: Tom Coburn , waste , budget , wasteful spending , GSA schedules , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 06:18pm EDT

Agencies ignoring billions in savings from strategic sourcing

Agencies are missing out on billions of dollars in savings by not using strategic-sourcing contracts, particularly when buying services, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The report finds the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Energy spent less than 5 percent of their combined acquisition budgets through strategic sourcing and saved less than $2 billion.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , GAO , DHS , VA , Energy , OFPP , Darrell Issa , SmartBUY , federal strategic sourcing initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:45am EDT
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Q & A with Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon, associate dean for Government Procurement at the George Washington University Law school will discuss a wide range of procurement issues.
October 2, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Dan Gordon , OFPP , GW Law School , low cost technically acceptable , contract duplication , Interagency contracting , acquisition workforce , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 09:30pm EDT
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