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OMB Instructs Agencies to Use DoD’s Package Delivery Services Contract Vehicle

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal agencies to use a Defense Department governmentwide acquisition contract for package delivery services, DoD said Thursday. The new OMB policy also directs agencies to transition to the Best-In-Class Next Generation Delivery Services contract by Oct. 1. OMB said …

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Dustin Brown: New OMB Guidance Aims to Scale Back Agency Reporting Requirements

The Office of Management and Budget will issue a memo that seeks to reduce reporting requirements and cumbersome activities for government agencies, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Dustin Brown, deputy assistant director for management at OMB, said during a panel discussion at the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council’s conference …

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Butch Luckie: Air Force’s IT Savings Hit $565M

Butch Luckie, chief of information technology business analytics at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch has achieved nearly 17 percent reduction in the service branch’s IT budget of more than $3.9 billion during the past two years. Luckie told Federal News Radio in an interview published Thursday that figure represents …

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GSA’s Mary Davie Outlines IT Industry Feedback on Federal Acquisition

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration, has met with more than 50 representatives from IT services companies to discuss government contracting issues. Davie wrote in a blog post published Tuesday industry members want government acquisition and program personnel to be more accessible and respond …

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Kevin Youel Page: GSA Plans to Make Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Voluntary

The General Services Administration has begun to consider whether to lift a mandate that requires commercial vendors to participate in a three-year pilot program for transactional data reporting process, Nextgov reported Thursday. “We’re getting very close to getting to the decision to remove that requirement,” Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner of GSA’s …

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Mary Davie: GSA Unveils Rebranded Office of Information Technology Category

The General Services Administration has changed the name of its Integrated Technology Service to the Office of Information Technology Category and modified the ITC’s framework to align with agencies and industry partners. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the ITC, wrote in a blog post published Jan. 5 the new office will look to bolster deliveries of products …

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Tom Sharpe: GSA Seeks to Update Multiple Award Schedules Program Through Transactional Data Reporting Rule

The General Services Administration has published a final rule that would require federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data as well as eliminate price reduction clause and commercial sales practices disclosure requirements for contractors. Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday, the …

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GSA Gets ‘Best-in-Class’ Designations for SmartPay Contract Vehicles

The General Services Administration has received “best-in-class” designations for SmartPay 2 and SmartPay 3 government-wide contracts for charge cards and other payment services. David Shea, director of the center for charge card management at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the BIC designation seeks to recognize the SmartPay contract …

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GAO Asks OMB to Study Inclusion of Land Mobile Radio in Category Mgmt Effort

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Management and Budget study the potential inclusion of land mobile radio equipment in its category management initiative. GAO said Wednesday it examined federal agencies’ LMR interoperability and procurement practices through a survey and found half of respondents cited the use of proprietary features and …

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