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Joanie Newhart: OFPP Moves to Coordinate Civilian, Defense Acquisition Certification Programs

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has revamped the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting in an effort to align the program with the Pentagon’s certification ...
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GAO: Pentagon Needs Consistency in Portfolio Reviews for Weapon System Investments

A new Government Accountability Office report has found what auditors call lapses in the way the Defense Department adopts portfolio management techniques to assess its acquisition ...
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Erville Koehler: GSA to Test Pre-Competed IT Products Through AdvantageSelect Portal

The General Services Administration has announced its plans to test two types of pre-competed information technology products through the GSA AdvantageSelect online portal. Erville ...
GAO

GAO: Agencies Should Improve Competition, Price Assessments for Federal Supply Schedules Contracts

A new Government Accountability Office report has found that 75 percent of contracts for goods and services awarded through the Federal Supply Schedules program were competed in fiscal ...
Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe: Federal Acquisition Service to Measure Common Acquisition Platform Hallway Performance

Tom Sharpe Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, has announced plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the 17 hallways FAS ...
Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz: Agile Contracting Model Helps CIS Speed Up IT Service Acquisition

Mark Schwartz Mark Schwartz, chief information officer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has said CIS has adopted an agile method to help expedite the acquisition of ...
Beth McGrath

Deloitte’s Beth McGrath Calls for IT Acquisition Process Reform, Cultural Change at Pentagon

Beth McGrath Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has called for a cultural change and reform in the process of acquiring information technology ...
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DoD Officials Remain Concerned Over Section 843 of Defense Authorization Bill

Some former and current Defense Department officials are calling for an alternative acquisition reform proposal to the policy bill promoted by Senate Armed Services Committee Chair ...
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GSA Launches Online Tool for High Volume IT Purchases; Kelly Clark Comments

The General Services Administration has introduced an online platform for federal agencies to place bulk orders for hard drives, computer monitors and other information technology products, ...
Sen. John McCain

John McCain: Defense Acquisition Reform Ideas Aimed at Accountability, ‘Unwarranted Optimism’

Sen. John McCain Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Wednesday that his defense acquisition reform efforts work to address ...