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GAO: Collaboration Between GSA, DHS’ Federal Protective Service Key to Facility Protection

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service to improve collaboration in order to safeguard federal facilities from security risks. GAO made the recommendation after it found that lack of awareness among regional officials at both agencies on collaborative practices and policies to …

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Mary Davie: Federal Agencies Achieved 27% in FY 2015 Under Wireless BPAs

Federal agencies that used the General Services Administration’s Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative blanket purchase agreements to acquire wireless services experienced an average savings of 27 percent valued at over $10 million in fiscal year 2015. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote …

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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Reduce Unused Vehicles

The Government Accountability Office has called on federal agencies to reform their assessment processes for federally leased vehicles in order to help reduce underutilized fleets. GAO said in a report released Thursday that the General Services Administration should establish a mechanism to facilitate discussion between fleet managers and their fleet service representatives …

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GAO: GSA Should Increase Competition to Help Tenant Agencies Reduce Leasing Costs

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the General Services Administration to expand competition for GSA leases in order to reduce leasing costs. GAO made the recommendation after an analysis showed that approximately half of 714 new office leases that GSA negotiated from 2008 through 2014 surpassed the average local market rate for similar office space by …

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GSA Proposes Federal Travel Expense Regulation Amendments

The General Services Administration has proposed a rule that would amend a section in the Federal Travel Regulation to include ATM fees under incidental expenses rather than miscellaneous expenses. A notice posted Friday on the Federal Register noted that the amendment aims to bolster the government’s travel cost projections and cost control …

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GSA’s 18F Debuts Online Platform for Source Code Micro-Purchases

The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has introduced an online micro-purchase platform for open-source code developers to bid on various projects at the digital services organization. V. David Zvenyach and Alla Goldman Seiffert wrote in a post published Thursday that 18F will initially post a batch of reverse auction opportunities on the marketplace to buy …

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Phaedra Chrousos: GSA Eyes FedRAMP, USAJobs Updates

Phaedra Chrousos, a General Services Administration official, has said GSA has started to work with Federal CIO Tony Scott to update the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program four years after the agency created FedRAMP, FCW reported Thursday. “The world changes quickly, and we should reimagine [FedRAMP],” said Chrousos, associate administrator …

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GAO’s Ralph White: Most Federal Acquisition Programs Fall Within Legal Boundaries

Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at the Government Accountability Office, said the GAO has found agencies comply with regulations when they implement the majority of their acquisition initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes White added the number of contractor protests for task and …

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