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GSA’s 18F Hub Selects FBI & Treasury For Digital Acquisition Initiative Pilot

The General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services team has chosen the FBI and the Treasury Department as the first participants of a new initiative that aims to help agencies adopt emerging digital acquisition practices. FBI and Treasury officials will join the Digital Acquisition Accelerator project that includes basic training in human-centered design, lean-agile methodologies, …

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Reports: Mary Davie Succeeds Kim Luke as OMB IT Category Manager

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for integrated technology service at the General Services Administration, has replaced Kim Luke as information technology category manager of the Office of Management and Budget, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes Davie took over the IT division under OMB’s category management initiative that aims to simplify buying practices across the federal government by grouping commonly purchased …

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Mary Davie: GSA, NASA, NIH to Conduct IT Hardware Buying Events Through September 2016

The General Services Administration, NASA and the National Institutes of Health will each hold buying events from June to September in an effort to increase participation of federal agencies in the Government-wide Strategic Solution for Desktops and Laptops initiative. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at …

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GAO: GSA, OMB Should Update Goals, Performance Measures for Digital Services Projects

The Government Accountability Office has recommended to the General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget to update their goals and performance measurement strategies for IT service delivery to agencies. GAO said Friday it has also suggested that OMB update the U.S. Digital Service‘s policy to define the expected relationship …

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GSA’s 18F, FEC Add New Tools to Campaign Finance Data Website Through ‘Agile’ Methods, User-Centered Design

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Election Commission to incorporate new tools to FEC’s legacy website designed to help users access and explore finance data related to political campaigns. Leah Bannon and Noah Manger wrote in a blog entry published Tuesday that 18F and FEC used a …

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OMB Issues Category Mgmt Policy for Agencies’ Software License Acquisition Efforts

The Office of Management and Budget has implemented a policy that directs federal agencies to use a coordinated approach when they procure and manage commercial or commercial-off-the-shelf software. U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a joint blog entry posted Thursday the policy is based on category management principles used in the private sector …

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FAR Council Calls for Info on Public Disclosure of Contractor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council seeks public comment on a proposed rule that calls for information on the public disclosure of government contractors’ greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategies. Anne Rung, Ali Zaidi and Christine Harada wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the proposed rule will focus on the federal government’s supply chain …

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MeriTalk: 79% of Federal IT Officials Doubt FedRAMP Process

A MeriTalk survey of 150 government information technology leaders has showed that nearly 79 percent of respondent officials are not satisfied with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to authorize cloud computing products for use at agencies. MeriTalk said Monday the study also showed close to 17 percent did not include FedRAMP in their cloud considerations while …

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