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Federal News Radio: Jose Arrieta to Become HHS Acquisition Official in January

Jose Arietta, current director of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology 70 Schedule Contract Operations, will join the Department of Health and Human Services in January as deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and senior procurement executive, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station noted Arietta will succeed Angela Billups, who …

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Peace Corps DC Headquarters Move Planned for 2019

The Peace Corps will relocate its headquarters from a northwestern to a northeastern location in Washington, D.C. after the General Services Administration signed a new lease agreement for the government-run volunteer organization. GSA announced Monday that Peace Corps will occupy a 173,000-square-foot facility at One Constitution Square beginning in late 2019. The …

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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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