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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Identify Opportunities for Budget Requirements Standardization

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Management and Budget, the Energy Department, NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to explore strategies to standardize budget or procurement requirements. GAO said Friday it interviewed officials from universities and stakeholder organizations and they pinpointed factors that contribute to …

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Zina Sutch Joins OPM as Diversity & Inclusion Director; Beth Cobert Comments

Zina Sutch, former director of the Agriculture Department’s Office of the Executive Secretariat, has joined the Office of Personnel Management as director of OPM’s diversity and inclusion office. OPM said Wednesday Sutch will work to review federal policies, government-wide data trends and employee survey findings that influence how the agency handles human …

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Mary Davie: GSA’s FAS Arm, DHA Forge $5B Health IT Procurement Partnership

The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service and the Defense Health Agency have formed a seven-year partnership to invest $5.4 billion toward the procurement of health information technology services and systems. Mary Davie, head of FAS’ integrated technology office, said in a Thursday blog post DHA will purchase new health IT services through …

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Report: DoD Cut FY 2014 Contract Spending by 8%

Figures released by the Federal Procurement Data System show that the Defense Department‘s overall spending dropped 8 percent last fiscal year to $284.9 billion, Federal Times reported Thursday. Andy Medici writes a Federal Times analysis of FPDS data found that although many non-defense government agencies increased their spending on contracts …

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