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Pentagon Aims to Help US Partner Countries Build Defense Institutions

The Defense Department has issued a new directive that aims to help foreign allies develop their capacity and capabilities as part of DoD’s international security cooperation strategy, the Federation of American Scientists reported Thursday. Steven Aftergood writes the directive outlines responsibilities of DoD components to execute the Defense Institution Building initiative in U.S. partner …

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Anne Rung, Tom Sharpe Outline Developments in Category Mgmt Implementation

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Anne Rung and Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe have outlined the seven steps that the administration has completed to implement category management across government. Rung and Sharpe wrote in a White House blog entry posted Wednesday that the category management approach to acquisition works to …

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Tom Sharpe: Federal Acquisition Service to Measure Common Acquisition Platform Hallway Performance

Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, has announced plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the 17 hallways FAS has rolled out in its Common Acquisition Platform, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Sharpe told the station FAS will collaborate with the Office of Management and Budget to …

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Bill Sisk: GSA Eyes Modernization of Govt Supply Requisitions

The General Services Administration is working to modernize the requisition process in the federal government’s supply chain to address the changing needs of customers, vendor partners and the IT infrastructure. Bill Sisk, assistant commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service Office of General Supplies and Services, wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that …

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Kevin Youel Page: FAS Eyes Data Analytics to Support Competitive Pricing Efforts

The Federal Acquisition Service is pushing forward on modernization efforts around the use of data analytics to drive competitive pricing alongside targets in contract cycle times, stakeholder engagement and innovation, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes that FAS Deputy Commissioner Kevin Youel Page has highlighted the initiative to help agencies leverage …

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Kevin Youel Page Named FAS Deputy Commissioner as GSA Adds 3 Acquisition Hallways

Kevin Youel Page, assistant commissioner at the General Services Administration‘s Office of Integrated Award Environment, has taken the role of deputy commissioner at the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Page previously served as deputy assistant commissioner at the agency’s Office of Integrated Technology Services and succeeds Bill Sisk, who has moved …

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GSA Details Professional Services Schedule Changes

The General Services Administration has announced a series of changes to its professional services schedule offerings in order to reduce the number of contracts vendors manage and consolidate contract vehicles. GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service removed the special item number of non-professional service from the current consolidated schedule, expect for information technology and human resources, the agency said Tuesday. Tiffany …

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