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GSA Gets ‘Best-in-Class’ Designations for SmartPay Contract Vehicles


The General Services Administration has received “best-in-class” designations for SmartPay 2 and SmartPay 3 government-wide contracts for charge cards and other payment services. David Shea, director of the center for charge card management at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the BIC designation seeks to recognize the SmartPay contract …

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GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals


The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has launched a new campaign to attract private-sector cybersecurity talent through a move that will offer potential hires with jobs at the top of the General Schedule pay scale, Nextgov reported Friday. Mohana Ravindranath writes Eric Mill, 18F senior technology adviser, told Nextgov the unit’s digital consultancy group seeks …

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Federal News Radio: GSA 18F’s Aaron Snow to Leave Executive Director Role

Aaron Snow

Aaron Snow, executive director of the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization, will step down on Oct. 13 and hold an advisory role to support the incoming Technology Transformation Service commissioner, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Dave Zvenyach, 18F acquisition management director, will serve as interim 18F head to …

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GSA, OMB Approve USDA as Shared Service Provider of CGI’s Financial Mgmt Software

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The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget have selected the Agriculture Department to serve as a shared services provider of CGI’s financial management platform. OMB and GSA’s office of unified shared services management gave USDA’s financial management services division approval to offer CGI’s Momentum software to other …

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Mary Davie: GSA Updates IT Product & Service Navigator Tool for Acquisition Pros

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The General Services Administration‘s integrated technology services branch has redesigned its online purchasing support tool in an effort to help acquisition professionals discover and evaluate the department’s information technology and telecommunications services. Mary Davie, GSA ITS assistant commissioner, said in a blog post published Wednesday the agency revamped its IT Solutions Navigator …

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GSA Unveils iBook Version of Federal Acquisition Regulation

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The General Services Administration has released an iBook version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to offer contracting officers, contractors and business owners information on the federal government’s purchasing process. Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive at GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy, wrote in a blogpost published Tuesday the agency sought to support people on the …

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FedRAMP Accelerated Program Seeks to Reduce Provisional Authorization Duration to 15 Weeks


Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said the duration of the provisional authorization process for cloud service providers has been reduced from 104 weeks to 15 weeks under the FedRAMP Accelerated program. Goodrich wrote in a General Services Administration blog entry posted Thursday that the introduction of …

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6 GovCon Industry Groups Ask Federal Govt to Delay Implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

acquisition policy

Six member associations of the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations have asked the Obama administration to delay the implementation of a final rule that aims to ensure federal contractors’ compliance with labor laws. The industry groups wrote in a letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council that the …

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