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Wendy Masiello: DCMA in Hiring Process & Seeks Private Sector Collaboration for Commercial Item ‘Centers of Excellence’

The Defense Contract Management Agency is in the process of hiring personnel for its network of “centers of excellence” that aim to give procurement and contracting officers guidance on what constitutes as a commercial item versus a non-commercial product, DCMA’s director has told ExecutiveGov. Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, who has …

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GSA’s Chris Hamm: Acquisition Arena Needs Industry-Gov’t Comm Growth

Industry can help shape contracting requirements and should give agencies information on the work done in commercial markets to help customers address requirements before the government starts an acquisition initiative, a GSA executive has told ExecutiveGov. Chris Hamm, director of GSA’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, said the government’s goal should be to have …

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Interview: Matt Goodrich on FedRAMP In The Year Ahead, Cloud Barriers at Agencies

The Potomac Officers Club — owned by this website’s parent company Executive Mosaic — held its FedRAMP Forum Thursday in Falls Church, Va. for government and contracting executives to discuss the governmentwide cloud computing initiative’s current state and exchange ideas on how to navigate this program. Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP’s program director, …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Website Updates Key on Info Availability, Stakeholder Education

The General Services Administration emphasized wider availability of information on the FedRAMP cloud computing initiative and user experience with updates to the program’s website that went live in March, FedRAMP’s director has told Executive Gov. Matt Goodrich, who has led the FedRAMP initiative for GSA since September 2011, also said the agency has included a new …

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Robert Work: Congress ‘Reluctant’ to Accept Pentagon’s BRAC Proposal, Modernization Hit Under Sequester

Congress has been reluctant to accept the Defense Department‘s proposal for another Base Realignment and Closure Round the Pentagon believes could help it reallocate funds toward modernization and readiness initiatives, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Tuesday in Washington. Work told an audience of GovCon industry leaders at the Newseum …

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Profile: Dr. David Honey, ODNI Science and Technology Director

Dr. David Honey serves as director of science and technology at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he works to identify strategies for the integration of scientific and technological tools into operational systems. Honey also holds the title of assistant deputy director of national intelligence for science and technology and also focuses …

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Marilyn Tavenner to Depart CMS in February

Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will leave the agency in February and be succeeded in the interim by Principal Deputy Administrator Andrew Slavitt, the Huffington Post and other media outlets reported Friday. The Huffington Post, which first published the news of the impending transition, says Slavitt …

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