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Jeff Zients: President’s Strategic Sourcing Strategy Could Become Mandatory

Jeff Zients, Office of Management and Budget‘s acting director, said last Friday during the quarterly President’s Management Advisory Board meeting that the administration’s strategic sourcing strategy may become mandatory, according to Federal News Radio. Ruben Gomez reports that the strategic sourcing initiative was implemented in order to convert the immense …

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SBA Asks for Clarity on Small Biz R&D Regulation

The Small Business Administration recently asked the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council to clear up a regulation regarding small business set aside awards for research and development, Fierce Government reports. According to David Perera’s report, the simplified threshold for setting aside R&D contracts for small businesses is currently $150,000. In an …

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Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen Aiming to Cut IT Spending 25%

Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen recently issued a simplified business-case analysis template, Federal News Radio reports. The Navy’s simplified approach is part of a department-wide initiative which aims to trim 25 percent from information technology spending within five years. The template was created to streamline communication between the IT …

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Tom Sisti: Budget Cuts Mean Less Contract Duplication

Federal budget cuts will lead agencies to become more cautious about creating and awarding duplicate contracts, a former federal contracting official said, according to Federal Times. Tom Sisti, a former contracts attorney at the General Services Administration and Government Accountability Office, said tight funds can motivate agencies to remove duplication …

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