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GSA to Get $200M Funding Increase Under Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal 2018 would raise the General Services Administration’s discretionary spending authority to $500 million, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Daniel J. Sernovitz writes the figure represents a $200 million increase from GSA’s current budget authority and is up from the Obama administration’s $361 million …

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GAO Urges GSA, OMB to Create Data Verification Procedures for Property Disposal Reports

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget to establish procedures that will help verify if real property disposal reports offer data as intended. GAO said in a report published Thursday it determined GSA’s Federal Real Property Profile and OMB’s report on FRPP disposal data for fiscal …

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Navy to Use GSA’s Reverse Auction Platform Under MoU

The General Services Administration and the Naval Supply Systems Command signed a memorandum of understanding that allows the Department of the Navy to use GSA’s reverse auction platform for acquisition processes. The Reverse Auction eTool is designed to speed up the process to buy office products and service offerings and give small businesses an opportunity to compete …

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Federal News Radio: Aaron Snow to Leave GSA by Feb. 28

Aaron Snow, senior adviser of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service and founding member of GSA’s 18F organization, will leave the agency at the end of the month, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Snow said in an email obtained by the station that “family and other events” influenced his planned …

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GSA IG: Agency’s TTS & IT Office Should Address 18F Compliance with IT Security Policy

The General Services Administration‘s Office of the Inspector General has recommended the Technology Transformation Service and GSA Information Technology offices to identify all 18F information systems and address compliance with the agency’s IT security policy. According to a report published Tuesday, GSA OIG also said TTS and GSA IT should oversee 18F’s compliance with …

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GSA to Hold Acquisition Training Forum in Alabama

The General Services Administration will conduct the two-day Acquisition Training Symposium that is set to kick off April 25 in Huntsville, Alabama. GSA’s federal acquisition service will host the event to inform federal procurement professionals about the agency’s products, services and tools, according to a Feb. 15 agency news release. The two-day event will also …

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NIST, GSA Launch Nationwide Cybersecurity Survey

The General Services Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology  have partnered to examine the cybersecurity practices of various organizations throughout the U.S. through a nationwide survey. NIST said Wednesday the survey for senior cybersecurity executives will mostly contain multiple-choice questions and take respondents less than 40 minutes to complete. Interested agencies and companies may respond …

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GAO: GSA Should Notify Tenant Agencies of Foreign-Owned Buildings

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration to inform tenant agencies if their high-security leased offices are owned by foreign companies. GAO said in report published Monday it found that GSA leases high-security space from foreign owners in 20 buildings for 26 tenant agencies, including organizations that perform  classified operations and store sensitive …

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GSA to Implement HTTPS in Web Browsers for New Executive Branch Domains

The General Services Administration will automatically enforce a communications protocol in modern web browsers for newly-established executive branch .gov domains and subdomains in a push to help agencies achieve secure communications. GSA’s Marina Fox and Eric Mill wrote in a post published Thursday the dotgov.gov program will submit newly registered executive branch domains …

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