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DoD’s ‘4th Estate’ Agencies to Procure Professional Services Via GSA’s OASIS; Tiffany Hixson Comments

The office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics has signed an agreement with the General Services Administration to allow “4th Estate” agencies to procure professional services through GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and OASIS Small Business contract vehicles. GSA said Thursday the 4th Estate covers 28 Defense Department agencies …

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White House: Federal Executive Actions, Private Sector Projects Eye Renewable Energy Integration With Power Grid

The White House has introduced federal executive actions as well as pilot projects and investment commitments by 33 public and private sector entities that aim to facilitate the integration of renewable energy resources with the U.S. power grid. The Obama administration announced the private and federal sector actions and related programs …

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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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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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