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GSA Selects 4 Winning Teams on Earth Day Hackathon

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The General Services Administration hosted an event Friday to encourage multiple teams of government employees, students and industry professionals to develop eco-friendly technology ideas. The Earth Day Hackathon took place at GSA’s headquarters in Washington and drew 49 participants from the public and private sectors, the agency said Friday. GSA awarded $3,750 in cash prizes to the competition’s …

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GSA to Release RFPs for Alliant 2, Small Business Track in June

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The General Services Administration plans to release the request for proposals regarding the Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contract and its small business component sometime in the second half of June. GSA said Thursday that Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 Small Business contracting officers could also release two separate presolicitation announcements on the Federal Business Opportunities website at least …

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Mary Davie: GSA Launches Program to Help Startups Chase IT Schedule 70 Contracts

Mary Davie

The General Services Administration has introduced a new program for startup companies to pursue potential opportunities on the agency’s Schedule 70 contract vehicle in an effort to address technology demands at agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Services within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog post published …

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GSA Unveils Real Estate Sustainability Practices Tool

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The General Services Administration has introduced a new tool intended to help users identify and apply sustainable building practices in the design of workplaces. GSA said Wednesday the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings developed the Sustainable Facilities Tool website as an interactive tool that is meant to guide users on …

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GSA’s 18F Eyes Continuous System Security Plan Updates Through Compliance Masonry Tool

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The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has developed a tool that aims to help federal information security personnel continuously update their system security plans with code in an effort to manage risks and protect data infrastructure from network intrusions. Mossadeq Zia, Gabriel Ramirez and Noah Kunin write in a blog post published …

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GSA to Invest $947M in Federal Courthouse Construction, Renovation Projects; Denise Turner Roth Comments

Denise Turner Roth

The General Services Administration has unveiled a $947 million investment plan to support the construction and renovation works on federal courthouses in eight communities across the U.S. Denise Turner Roth, GSA administrator and inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016, said Monday the investment seeks to address security and space …

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GSA Unveils New Website for Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing; Denise Turner Roth Comments

Denise Turner Roth

The General Services Administration and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars have launched a new online hub to facilitate citizen science and crowdsourcing projects in support of the federal government. Kelly Olson, senior innovation adviser and director of Challenge.gov, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that Citizenscience.gov looks to connect federal agencies to the public in …

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Sen. Tom Carper Asks OMB for Info on Federal Cyber Defense Tech Acquisition Process

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Sen. Tom Carper has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to provide information about OMB’s efforts to help agencies accelerate their procurement and implementation of cyber defense tools. Carper told Donovan in a letter published Thursday that he wants the OMB to submit its response to the Senate Homeland Security and …

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