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Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe: GSA Aims to be One-Stop Shop for Federal IT Acquisition Services

Tom Sharpe The General Services Administration is working to establish a centralized procurement system to accommodate the information technology needs of federal agencies, FCW reported ...
Tiffany-Hixson

Tiffany Hixson: GSA to Consolidate Professional Services Contract Schedules

Tiffany Hixson The General Services Administration is looking to merge seven government-wide acquisition contract vehicles for professional services into one federal schedule, Federal ...
ContractSigning

GSA, Air Force to Form Enterprise Sourcing Panel

Tom Sharpe The Air Force has partnered with the General Services Administration to establish a working group that will help the military branch acquire products and services through ...
GAO

GAO: Many Agencies Fall Short in Contractor Performance Reporting

A new Government Accountability Office report says agencies generally have increased their efforts to monitor and document the performance of contractors over the past year. However, ...
Alan Shaffer

Alan Shaffer: Defense Regulations Not Hindrances to Innovation

Alan Shaffer A top Defense Department official says vendors looking to secure government contracts should view the current system as presenting more opportunities to them than hindrances ...
Joseph Klimavicz

Joe Klimavicz: DOJ Adopts Service Brokerage for IT Acquisitions

Joe Klimavicz Joe Klimavicz, chief information officer at the Justice Department, will implement a service broker model for the agency’s acquisition of IT services and infrastructure ...
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Jordon Sims: DHS Should Adopt Project Management Certification Standards

The Department of Homeland Security must implement acquisition training and certification standards to limit program risks, Jordon Sims of the Project Management Institute writes in ...
Congress

Bipartisan House Bill Seeks to Reform Federal IT Acquisition Practices

A bipartisan House of Representatives group has introduced a bill to overhaul the process by which federal agencies procure information technology products and services. The Reforming ...
ContractSigning

GAO: Pentagon Met FY 2013 Acquisition Guidance in Selecting Best Value Processes

The Government Accountability Office has reviewed the factors the Defense Department used when it selected the best value processes to assess a vendor’s proposal in fiscal year 2013. GAO ...
AnneRung

OFPP Nominee Anne Rung Outlines Priorities to Senate Committee

Anne Rung, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has outlined her priorities during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ...