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Report: GSA, NOAA Seek to Move Forward on Agency Acquisition Reform with Upcoming Solicitations

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are due to solicit proposals in the summer that would move forward efforts to reform the ...
cloud

GSA Wants Alternative Federal Cloud Purchasing Tool

The General Services Administration has asked for input from other federal agencies and companies about alternative contract vehicles for the procurement of commercial cloud services, ...
GSA

Joan Kornblith: GSA’s Reverse Auction Sales Reach $11M

The General Services Administration has found that use of a GSA-managed reverse auction portal grew more than 1,000 percent over the past fiscal year. Joan Kornblith, communications ...
Katrina McFarland

Katrina McFarland Outlines Pentagon’s Tech Goals

Katrina McFarland Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has outlined the Defense Department’s technology goals amid an environment of budget uncertainty ...
GSA

GSA Seeks to Include Agile Development Services on IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration hosted an industry day Tuesday to brief contractors about the agency’s new blanket purchase agreement for agile information technology services, ...
Frank Kendall

DoD Sends Legislative Acquisition Proposals to Congress; Frank Kendall Comments

Frank Kendall The U.S. Defense Department has proposed seven legislative initiatives that seek to simplify rules governing military acquisition and program management, Federal News ...
Richard Hale

Richard Hale: Joint Staff Sets Cyber as Acquisition Requirement for Defense Systems

Richard Hale The Joint Chiefs of Staff has now included cybersecurity under the survivability key performance parameter for the acquisition of new defense technologies with embedded ...
Mac Thornberry

Mac Thornberry: House Armed Services Committee to Prioritize Defense Procurement Reform

Mac Thornberry Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), House Armed Services Committee chairman, aims to take an incremental legislative approach to help the Defense Department fix the agency’s ...
Budget

OMB OKs Federal Marketplace Category Divisions

The Office of Management and Budget’s Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council has approved 10 new marketplace categories of commonly purchased items under the government’s category ...
ITphoto

Joanne Woytek: NASA to Expand Procurement Database of Agency’s IT GWAC Program

NASA will adopt new tools intended to help government buyers to access more product and vendor information under the agency’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement program, ...