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Navy to Integrate Commercial Tech into Networks; Dan DelGrosso, Paul Ghyzel Comment

The U.S. Navy plans to consolidate commercial technologies into the service’s networks while retaining existing federal acquisition rules in a move to accelerate the information technology ...
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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Adopts Category Mgmt for Federal Acquisitions

Tiffany Hixson The General Services Administration has started to adopt a category management business model in an effort to change the way GSA manages federal acquisitions. Tiffany ...
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Hughes’ Tony Bardo: Agencies Should Consider GSA Schedules During Wait for NS2020 Telecom Vehicle

Tony Bardo of Hughes Network Systems has recommended that federal agencies use the General Services Administration‘s schedule program to acquire emerging information technology ...
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GSA Seeks Feedback on Class Deviation for Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms

The General Services Administration‘s Office of Acquisition Policy is seeking public input on a proposed class deviation for differences between commercial supplier agreement ...
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Mac Thornberry to Propose Defense Acquisition Reform Bill with Anti-Red Tape Language

Mac Thornberry Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is set to introduce legislation aimed at fixing procurement issues at the Defense Department, ...
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GAO: Cost of DoD Weapons Portfolio Drops to 10-Year Low

A General Accountability Office report has found the size and cost of major weapons acquisition programs at the U.S. Defense Department fell to their lowest level in roughly 10 years ...
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Joanne Woytek: NASA Uses Customer Feedback to Simplify SEWP IT Contracting Process

Joanne Woytek, NASA‘s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement program manager, said in an interview with Federal Times published Monday that the agency has implemented new ...
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Richard Ginman: Data, Metrics Key for Defense Contracts Management

Richard Ginman, former director of procurement and acquisition policy at the Defense Department, has said the agency’s underlying methodology for buying goods and services has ...
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GSA Plans New Rule for GWAC ‘Prices Paid’ Data Reports

The General Services Administration has proposed a new rule that will require government contractors to submit data on prices paid by agencies for products or services acquired through ...
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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 ...