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GSA Posts Web Resources of Enterprise Infrastructure Service Providers

The General Services Administration has unveiled a list of online resources meant to inform federal agencies of what technology and service offerings they can acquire from multiple vendors via the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions procurement vehicle, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA offers information about services, planning and pricing options on the agency’s Interact site in an …

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GAO: DoD Should Reassess Newly-Established Leadership Roles for Service Contract Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to re-evaluate the roles, responsibilities, authorities and organizational placement of three new leadership positions that DoD created to help optimize the management of service contracts. DoD issued a department-wide instruction in January 2016 to appoint functional domain experts (FDE), component level leads (CLL) and senior …

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GSA Makes Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Program Voluntary for Contractors

The General Services Administration has modified its Transactional Data Reporting rule to make the pilot program voluntary for government contractors that received multiple-award schedule contracts and special item numbers. Mary Davie, acting deputy commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the TDR rule offers an option …

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Report: Interagency Group Unveils Draft Acquisition Guide to Facilitate Federal Cloud Adoption

A group of technology executives from the Federal Communications Commission, General Services Administration and other federal agencies has released a draft guide that seeks to help agencies streamline the procurement process in order to increase the adoption of cloud platforms in the government, Nextgov reported Thursday. The Cloud Adoption Survival …

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Air Force Wants ‘Modular’ Architecture for Next ICBM Weapon System

The U.S. Air Force seeks an architecture that would allow the military branch’s future Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile to adapt to technological changes and emerging threats. The service branch awarded Boeing and Northrop Grumman separate contracts worth up to $677.7 million combined to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction activities over a …

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