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GSA: White House 2017 Budget to Support Federal Real Estate Development Projects

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President Barack Obama has included nearly $1.4 billion in funds for various federal building projects of the General Services Administration in his fiscal 2017 budget proposal. “The President’s budget includes investments necessary to further strengthen our nation’s real estate portfolio while promoting development in communities across the country,” GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth …

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Mary Davie: GSA’s FAS Arm, DHA Forge $5B Health IT Procurement Partnership

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The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service and the Defense Health Agency have formed a seven-year partnership to invest $5.4 billion toward the procurement of health information technology services and systems. Mary Davie, head of FAS’ integrated technology office, said in a Thursday blog post DHA will purchase new health IT services through …

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Mary Davie: GSA Implements Programs to Ensure Gov’t IT Product Security

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The General Services Administration has launched several efforts to manage cybersecurity of information technology products and services that vendors provide to customer agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday the agency will establish a supply chain …

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Reports: GSA to Make Federal Acquisition Gateway Site Public

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The General Services Administration could open its government Acquisition Gateway online portal to companies and the general public beginning next week, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes GSA launched the site in October 2014 for agency procurement employees to access information about a wide range of goods and services by category as well as to share …

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GSA, DoD, NASA Propose Rule to Tackle Federal Contractor Confidentiality Requirements

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The General Services Administration, NASA and the Defense Department have proposed a regulation to block vendors that use internal agreements to prevent their employees or subcontractors from reporting wasteful spending, fraud and abuse to federal customers. The three agencies said Friday in a Federal Register notice their proposed rule would …

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Matt Goodrich: GSA to Work on FedRAMP Authorization Process, Program Transparency

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Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said stakeholders believe the program is a potential “market maker” and has influenced how industry gauges cloud security. He wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that cloud service providers, third-party assessors, government agencies and others have …

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GAO: Collaboration Between GSA, DHS’ Federal Protective Service Key to Facility Protection

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service to improve collaboration in order to safeguard federal facilities from security risks. GAO made the recommendation after it found that lack of awareness among regional officials at both agencies on collaborative practices and policies to …

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GAO: GSA Should Increase Competition to Help Tenant Agencies Reduce Leasing Costs

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended the General Services Administration to expand competition for GSA leases in order to reduce leasing costs. GAO made the recommendation after an analysis showed that approximately half of 714 new office leases that GSA negotiated from 2008 through 2014 surpassed the average local market rate for similar office space by …

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