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Report: Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill Contains ‘Amazon Amendment’

The fiscal 2018 defense spending bill introduced by a joint House-Senate conference committee includes an amendment that would potentially shift approximately $53 billion in annual purchases of commercial products by the Defense Department to e-commerce portals, Nextgov reported Monday. The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act, also known as the Amazon amendment, in …

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GSA’s Jon Johnson: Category Mgmt Helped Govt Achieve $500M in Mobile Tech Savings

Jon Johnson, director of the General Services Administration‘s enterprise mobility program, has said that the interagency Mobile Service Category Management Team helped government agencies save approximately $500 million on mobile devices and services, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Government-wide spending on mobile platforms and services decreased from $1.5 billion in 2013 …

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Construction Begins at USCIS’ Future Maryland HQ

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and General Services Administration officials have broken ground on the future USCIS headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland, that will consolidate six leased facilities into one location, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. GSA signed a 15-year agreement to lease 574,767 rentable square feet for the consolidated USCIS office …

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GSA Releases Emerging Citizen Tech Guide for Federal Agencies

The General Services Administration has created an open source guide on emerging service-applicable technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, to support government agencies in their efforts to implement these tools. The U.S. Emerging Citizen Technology Atlas contains cases, reports, program references and resources that resulted from collaborations between the U.S. government and …

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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “We are trying to make sure GSA’s contracting officers and our policies support really vigorous competition at the task order level …

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GSA’s 18F Helps Build Federal Lab Data Source Website

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer to build a website that offers information about facilities, programs and funds of approximately 300 federal laboratories. Aaron Sauers, laboratory and business systems chair at FLC, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the FLC …

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Federal CIO Margie Graves: Agencies Move to Implement Standardized IT Spending Tracker

Federal agencies have started to implement a standard framework for monitoring information technology spending, FCW reported Tuesday. Margie Graves, acting federal chief information officer, said that the Technology Business Management framework is intended to help government agencies locate IT costs and understand their business cases. Graves added that the CIO Council and General …

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GSA Launches Beta Version of Updated Procurement Site; Christy Hermansen Comments

The General Services Administration has launched a beta version of its updated website that will offer access to public procurement data, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. GSA currently seeks input on the test System for Award Management site designed to consolidate 10 online federal contracting portals. Christy Hermansen, project design lead for SAM.gov, said …

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