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3:33 pm, March 4, 2015

GSA News

Denise Turner Roth, Acting Administrator, GSA

As it has many times over the past decade, the General Services Administration has an acting administrator. This time, unlike several previous situations, the transition was without drama and scandal. Denise Turner Roth joined the GSA a year ago as deputy administrator. Now that Dan Tangherlini has departed for the private sector, Turner Roth has been just named acting administrator. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on her plans for her time at the agency's helm.

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 11:41am EST
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Millisa Gary, Procurement Ombudsmen, GSA

Can we talk? That's what government and industry have been asking for decades. The answer is yes, and there's plenty of Federal Acquisition Regulation backup for that. Yet the administration thought it needed to launch the mythbusters initiative to get industry and government talking at the pre-solicitation stage. That was followed by last year's Open Dialog initiative. How's it all working? Millisa Gary, the procurement ombudsman at the General Services Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:30am EST
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New HR training contract pushes toward RFP release

A year after canceling its $2 billion training contract, the Office of Personnel Management is getting closer to finalizing what that new procurement vehicle will look like.

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:51am EST

GSA telecom tales from a ‘not-for-attribution' conference

The General Services Administration extended the Networx contract for three years and released the draft request for proposals for the first major piece of the Network Services 2020 vehicle Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) on Feb. 28.

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:36am EST

DHS, GSA kick off CDM task order 2 with $29M deal

Knowledge Consulting Group will implement tools and services from three vendors on the Homeland Security Department's network.

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:16am EST

Tangherlini moves quickly from GSA to new job at private equity real estate firm

Former GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini will start a new job as chief operating officer of Artemis Real Estate Partners on March 30.

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:50am EST

How to unleash the full potential of GSA's Federal Supply Schedules

The full potential of the FSS program remains untapped, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. In a new commentary, he offers two key contracting reforms he believes will bring the program into the 21st century.

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 03:24am EST

All things procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors.
February 23, 2015

Monday - 02/23/2015, 08:54pm EST
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From scandal's aftermath to 18F, Tangherlini reflects on tenure at GSA

When Dan Tangherlini took over as the General Services Administration administrator in 2012, it was embroiled in the aftermath of the conference scandal. Stepping down after three years later, he reflects on how the agency has transformed itself.

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:10pm EST
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FedRAMP launches website, training to clear up confusion

The program that certifies the security of cloud-services providers will launch a namesake website next month in hopes of wooing cautious and confused agencies and vendors.

Friday - 02/20/2015, 12:37pm EST

GSA, NOAA roar into March with major IT, services RFPs

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to release major IT and services solicitations in the coming month. The draft RFPs are part of the broader effort to change the government's approach to acquisition.

Friday - 02/20/2015, 03:52am EST
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Dan Tangherlini, administrator, General Services Administration

Dan Tangherlini calls back office functions in government "the boiler room." And he has positioned the General Services Administration to be the leader in providing services that stoke the boiler for agencies across government. Friday is his last day as GSA Administrator. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he discussed the federal real estate portfolio, GSA's establishment of 18F as one of the early leaders in digital services in government, and much more.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:35pm EST
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Dave McClure, Chief Strategist, Veris Group

Large scale cybersecurity reform can happen, but not without congressional leadership. That's according to Dave McClure, chief strategist of Veris Group and former associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered three ways Congress can make those large and lasting changes.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 04:34pm EST
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Eric Mill, Technologist, 18F Team, General Services Administration

A handful of government websites are taking at least one step toward making themselves more secure. They're hardcoding a security protocol that would make it more difficult for outsiders to intercept a visitor's connection. That's according to 18F, the General Services Administration's tech team. Eric Mill, a technologist and member of the 18F team, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the upgrade.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:41am EST
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GSA pitches acquisition reforms to Obama

The White House is interested government procurement. No, not the Office of Management and Budget, which includes the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, but the actual West Wing.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:51am EST

Commerce invites employees to bring forth innovative ideas

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews said while lawmakers decide whether to fund the White House's $3 million request to set up an Idea Lab, the department already released a new online tool to collect employee ideas.

Friday - 02/13/2015, 04:36am EST
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OMB reaffirms cyber oversight role

Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, said the new E-Gov Cyber Unit will play a key role in how the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology analyzes agency progress in protecting their systems. DHS and GSA will award the second task order under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program in the coming weeks, which will provide integration services with tools and the agencywide dashboards.

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 03:46am EST
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Longer leases, improved space utilization key to big savings for GSA

With half of all federal leases in the D.C. region expiring in the next five years and a "buyers market" in real estate, the federal government faces a huge cost-saving opportunity. A House round table discussion examined how the General Services Administration could take advantage of this "perfect storm".

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:48pm EST

Justin Herman, Social Media Program Lead, GSA

Cyber-vandalism presents a serious threat to agencies. Just ask U.S. Central Command. As several attacks over the past year proved, users need ways to prevent or at least counter intrusions of social media accounts. That's where the Social Media Cyber-Vandalism Toolkit comes in. It's a new "living document" from the General Services Administration. Justin Herman, the Social Media Program Lead in the Office of Innovative Technologies at GSA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what's in the guide.

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 10:46am EST
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What can Amazon do for your agency?

Mark Ryland, chief solutions architect at Amazon Web Services, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help federal agencies achieve their IT objectives.
February 10, 2015

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 08:23pm EST
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