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Alan Thomas Takes Helm as GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner

Alan Thomas, a vice president at government consulting firm Artlin Consulting, has taken his oath of office as commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service. GSA said Monday Thomas will oversee the newly reorganized FAS and help align GSA’s acquisition strategies with President Donald Trump’s business and technology initiatives. The agency notified …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: HASC’s FY 2018 NDAA Contains Acquisition Reform, Missile Defense Provisions

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said his panel’s $640 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2018 includes proposed changes to the Defense Department’s acquisition system, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Thornberry told reporters Thursday that the draft fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act contains changes …

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House Bill Seeks to Increase Contract Participation of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Reps. Neal Dunn (R-Florida) and Jimmy Paneta (D-California) have introduced a bill seeks to increase the number of service-disabled veteran-owned and veteran-owned small businesses represented on the General Services Administration‘s contracts. The Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to work with GSA to provide SDVOSBs …

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Federal Agency Participants Develop Virtual Assistant Prototypes Under GSA’s Citizen Tech Initiative

The General Services Administration has hosted a “hackathon” that gathered participants from various federal agencies to build prototypes of artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants such as voice-activated systems, chatbots, intelligent websites and automated call centers. Justin Herman, manager of social media and digital engagement programs at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, wrote in an blog post published …

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Tim Horne: GSA to Incorporate TTS Into Federal Acquisition Service, Names Alan Thomas as FAS Head

The General Services Administration has informed Congress of the agency’s plans to integrate the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service as part of a reorganization effort, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “By placing all of the offices focused on government modernization into the same organization, GSA will be better …

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Report: GSA to Launch Blockchain Pilot Initiative Under Digital Govt Services Program

The General Services Administration plans to launch a blockchain pilot initiative this summer as part of the agency’s Emerging Citizen Technology program that seeks to explore how artificial intelligence and new technologies can be integrated into digital government services, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Justin Herman, manager of social media and digital engagement …

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