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Dan Tangherlini: GSA’s 18F Unit Helps Refresh Federal IT Acquisition Efforts

Dan Tangherlini, former General Services Administration chief, has said he believes GSA’s 18F organization should be given a chance to help foster innovation and modernize federal government information technology acquisition in an interview with Government Technology posted Tuesday. “People are deeply satisfied with the work that 18F is doing … this is an internal government agency …

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy Introduces Bill to Codify Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) has introduced new legislation that looks to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows program into a long-term project under General Services Administration management, Fedscoop reported Monday. Kayla Nick-Kearney writes the TALENT Act of 2016 also aims to create a PIF program advisory board that will help guide the team’s project …

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GSA Seeks New Tech Transformation Service Commissioner

The General Services Administration has begun its search for a new Technology Transformation Service commissioner who will work to manage the organization and the agencies it supports. GSA said Monday the new commissioner will lead efforts to help agencies develop, purchase and share technologies designed to serve the public and contribute to the government’s digital transformation. “Improving technology services …

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GSA Launches Big Data Mgmt Platform for Open Data & Transparency Goals

The General Services Administration has developed a government big data management platform designed to address data analysis speed and accuracy demand and support the government’s mission to promote openness, transparency and accessibility. GSA said Thursday its Data to Decisions program was recognized at the 10th Annual Red Hat Innovation Awards open source technology event for its …

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GAO Asks OMB to Facilitate Inter-Govt Coordination on Real Property Data

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of Management and Budget to support coordination between federal entities with independent leasing authorities to add information on the government’s portfolio of real property. GAO said in a report published Wednesday federal entities that do not participate in the OMB-chaired Federal Real Property Council are not required to submit real property …

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OMB Issues Policy on Use of Govt-Wide BPAs for Identity Protection Services

The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that requires federal agencies to use the General Services Administration’s blanket purchase agreements to acquire data breach response, credit monitoring and identity protection services. U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a memorandum published Friday the category management policy directs GSA …

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Phaedra Chrousos to Leave Tech Transformation Service Commissioner Post at GSA

Phaedra Chrousos, commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service organization, is due to leave her current role July 15. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday that agency Chief Information Officer David Shive will take on Chrousos’ duties on an acting basis after she steps down until the agency finds a …

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FedRAMP Releases Cloud Security Requirements For High-Impact Unclassified Gov’t Data

The General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program team has unveiled a set of high baseline requirements for agencies to protect unclassified sensitive government data stored in cloud environments. FedRAMP said Friday three authorized cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services, CSRA and Microsoft meet the program’s high baseline requirements. The products are AWS’ GovCloud technology, CSRA’s ARC-P infrastructure-as-a-service platform …

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GSA Issues Final Transactional Data Reporting Rule; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has released a final rule on its transactional data reporting process in an effort to help simplify the tracking and disclosure requirements for federal contractors. GSA said Wednesday the rule will be published on Thursday and is applicable across the agency’s contract vehicles for information related to government purchases of goods and …

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GSA Seeks to Collect Transactional Procurement Data Via Final Rule; Tom Sharpe, Anne Rung Comment

The General Services Administration has finalized a rule that requires federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data and eliminate disclosure and tracking requirements for contractors. GSA will implement the Transactional Data Reporting rule in an effort to collect data on prices paid by agency clients, product description, standard part numbers and …

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