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House VA, Small Biz Committee Chairs Ask OFPP to Issue Reverse Auction Guidelines

The chairmen of the House Veterans Affairs and Small Business committees are calling on the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to issue guidance on the use of reverse auctions, ...
cloud

DoD Issues New Commercial Cloud Services Acquisition Rules; Mark Testoni on Policy’s Control Effects

The U.S. Defense Department has amended a policy for the agency’s civilian and military organizations that want to procure cloud services from industry, FedTech magazine reported ...
Rick Holgate

Rick Holgate: FITARA Would Prompt IT Governance Adjustment at Component Agencies

Rick Holgate A measure in the recently-passed 2015 National Defense Authorization Act would trigger changes in the oversight of information technology spending at federal agencies and ...
John Zangardi

John Zangardi to Emphasize IT Acquisition Oversight as Navy’s Acting CIO

John Zangardi John Zangardi, acting Department of the Navy chief information officer, plans to review the agency’s information technology acquisition policies and strategies with ...
Dan Tangherlini

Dan Tangherlini: Challenges, Prizes Could Transform Procurement Process

Dan Tangherlini Dan Tangherlini, head of the General Services Administration, believes challenges and prizes could change the government’s procurement process, he told FCW in ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall: Product Lifecycle Cost Must Factor into Military Acquisition Programs

Frank Kendall The Defense Department‘s acquisitions chief has said the DoD Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative calls for agency personnel to determine the potential costs of military ...
Anne Rung

Anne Rung: New OFPP Guidance Highlights Category Mgmt, Vendor Relationships, Acquisition Talent

Anne Rung Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said that the federal contracting process should focus on facilitating best practices, information sharing ...
acquisition policy

Lawmakers Propose Federal IT Reform With 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

U.S. lawmakers have included a new proposed bill in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 that will give agency chief information officers greater authority over spending ...
GSA

Kevin Youel Page: GSA to Employ ‘Agile’ Methods in Govt-Wide Acquisition Management

The General Services Administration has partnered with other agencies to build a digital portal for category-specific procurements across the government, Federal Times reported Friday. Rutrell ...
ContractSigning

GAO: Bid Protests Up 5% in Fiscal 2014

A Government Accountability Office report indicates the number of disputed federal contract awards reached 2,561 in fiscal 2014, a 5 percent increase over the 2,429 recorded in the ...