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Strategic Sourcing: GSA’s Path of Choice

Although the federal government will increase the importance of price when awarding contracts for goods and services in an upcoming era of tightened budgets, the government’s lead agency for acquiring resources sees this new era as a “sweet spot” for it to get agencies good value for their purchases according …

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Pentagon Reducing Numbers of Generals, Admirals

Coinciding with the close of the Iraq war and the winding down of the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon thinning its upper ranks according to a Washington Post report. Pentagon officials have eliminated 27 positions for generals and admirals since March according to the Post. The Pentagon’s overall plan is …

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GAO Says Federal Financial Statement Flawed, Incomplete

The Government Accountability Office said on Wednesday it was not able to give an opinion on the Treasury Department‘s annual financial statement for the entire government. In his 6-page statement accompanying the full report, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro cited “material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and other limitations on the …

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Study Fears Bioterrorism Threats Increase with Budget Cuts

Looking back at 2011, besides government gridlock, government-wide budget cuts have been a recurring theme. From the Pentagon to NASA, government agencies and entities have felt the constraints and have had to rethink their strategies in order to adapt for the future. A looming question for some is how budget …

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FCC Lets Users Create their Own Custom Page with Beta Launch

In an effort to improve the “FCC online experience,” the Federal Communications Commission launched its public beta domain last week, where users can choose widgets and create a customized page. According to the announcement by FCC Managing Director David Robbins, MyFCC allows users to create a personalized page featuring the agency’s …

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Dan Gordon: Acquisition Workforce Needs More People, Training

In a Dec. 19 speech, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel contended that implementing across-the-board standards for the federal government’s procurement of cloud computing services could improve communications between the government and private sector. ExecutiveGov broke down the hour-long speech, here. Dan Gordon, who has served as administrator of the Office of Federal …

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Breakdown of Agencies, Contract Spending for FY 2012

Some agency budgets were dealt cuts while others received increases in the fiscal year 2012 spending deal struck last week. In the mix of ups and downs, contractors came away with more certainty. In Monday’s Capital Business, Kevin Plexico, vice president of federal information solutions for research firm Deltek, outlined the allocated …

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USAID Wants More Small Business Competition for Contracts

The U.S. Agency for International Development is looking to increase competition for contracts in order to make programs more accessible to small businesses, according to the Washington Post. This is all part of the agency’s reform effort, as it has considered itself to have “fallen short” on awarding small and disadvantaged …

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