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Army Seeks to Facilitate Robotic Vehicle Deployment Through New Acquisition Program; Bryan McVeigh Comments

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The U.S. Army has put a robotic vehicle into a new program that seeks to expedite the acquisition process and facilitate the deployment of new technology platforms to soldiers, the National Defense Magazine reported Friday. Stew Magnuson writes service branch officials told Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference attendees …

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Katrina McFarland, Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson Talk Army’s Acquisition Reform Efforts, Procurement Priorities

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Katrina McFarland, acquisition chief at the U.S. Army; and Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, principal military deputy to the service branch’s acquisition chief; have discussed acquisition reform initiatives and procurement priorities at the military branch, Defense News reported Wednesday. McFarland told Defense News reporter Jen Judson in an interview about the involvement …

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GAO Study Identifies VA Procurement Process Mgmt Challenges

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The Government Accountability Office has identified various factors such as incomplete data and outdated policies that GAO says pose challenges to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ buying process. GAO said Friday it observed that insufficient recording of procurement data limits VA’s view of department spending and that its fragmented procurement policy framework prevents contracting officers from …

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Pentagon Creates Advisory Panel on Streamlining Acquisition Process

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The Defense Department has launched an advisory panel with a two-year charter to help streamline the military’s acquisition process, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Deidre Lee, a former director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and previously a Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, will lead the Advisory Panel on Streamlining …

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GSA’s Tiffany Hixson: Bid Protests Unavoidable in Contract Award Processes

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Tiffany Hixson of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has described bid protests as an inevitable part of contract award processes, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes GSA officials have noted that bid protests seem unavoidable despite efforts to engage industry throughout the lifecycle of a bidding process. “I’m …

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GSA Issues Final Transactional Data Reporting Rule; Tom Sharpe Comments

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The General Services Administration has released a final rule on its transactional data reporting process in an effort to help simplify the tracking and disclosure requirements for federal contractors. GSA said Wednesday the rule will be published on Thursday and is applicable across the agency’s contract vehicles for information related to government purchases of goods and …

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LaVerne Council: VA Aims to Simplify, Secure IT Processes With Cloud Tech

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LaVerne Council, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, highlighted the VA’s plan to buy cloud computing services and its other information technology modernization efforts during an interview with FCW published Friday. She told FCW the department issued a request for information on cloud support services as part of a procurement strategy aimed at simplifying IT …

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DOT Freezes IT Procurements to Kick Off FITARA Implementation; Richard McKinney Comments

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The Transportation Department has paused procurements for new technology while waiting for the completion of an inventory over DOT’s information technology properties, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes the IT buy suspension marks the department’s first step to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Richard McKinney, DOT’s chief information officer, said …

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