Acquisition & Procurement

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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Obama Nominates DPAP Director Ginman to Chair Govt Spending Transparency Panel

President Obama has nominated Richard Ginman, the Defense Department‘s procurement and acquisition policy director, to head a panel that will promote transparency in government spending. Federal Times reports the Government Accountability and Transparency board is an 11-member panel consisting of agency inspectors, chief financial officers and other senior officials. If …

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