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Tiffany Hixson: GSA’s Consolidated Professional Services Contract Vehicle Goes Live

The General Services Administration has consolidated eight acquisition contracts for professional services into a new single contract vehicle that opened for business Oct. 1. Tiffany Hixson, a regional commissioner and professional services category executive at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Thursday the agency sought to cut down on contract …

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Mary Davie: GSA Updates Federal Acquisition Gateway Platform

The General Services Administration has added new tools and information technology categories to an online portal designed to help federal acquisition professionals connect and collaborate with each other. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday …

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Frank Kendall: Data-Driven Policies Key to DoD Acquisition Cost Savings Push

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has discussed how DoD’s use of data in acquisition procedures and policies seeks to generate savings for the military in development and production programs, DoD News reported Tuesday. Kendall reviewed the department’s latest Performance of the Defense Acquisition System report at a Defense One-hosted event, Cheryl Pellerin …

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Frank Kendall: Lawmakers Removed NDAA’s Acquisition Reform Language Under Debate

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the acquisition reform language under debate in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 have mostly been removed following talks between lawmakers, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that Kendall told his audience at a Defense One event that the Defense Department will further review …

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House’s FY 2016 Defense Bill Includes Operational Testing Provision; Michael Gilmore Comments

The House-approved defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 requires the Defense Department’s operational test and evaluation director to monitor acquisition program delays and cost increases associated with operational tests, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the provision would also require the director to look at industry practices when it …

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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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