Tag Archives: competition

Reports: Mac Thornberry to Unveil Weapons Acquisition Reform Bill

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) plans to introduce a bill that seeks to reform the Defense Department‘s processes for acquisitions of weapons systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes Thornberry will likely integrate the proposed legislation with the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that he plans to introduce in April. That …

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GAO: DHS Should Modify Testing, Evaluation Process for Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to modify the administration process during the testing and evaluation phase of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter program. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the Coast Guard should work to define key performance parameters for the operation of cutter boats under the …

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GAO: GSA Should Increase Competition to Help Tenant Agencies Reduce Leasing Costs

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the General Services Administration to expand competition for GSA leases in order to reduce leasing costs. GAO made the recommendation after an analysis showed that approximately half of 714 new office leases that GSA negotiated from 2008 through 2014 surpassed the average local market rate for similar office space by …

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Four Councils Offer Recommendations to Improve Federal IT Acquisition; Dave Wennergren Comments

The Professional Services Council and three other technology organizations have released a joint document that lists six guiding principles on how the federal government can improve its acquisitions of technology products and services from the private sector. PSC drafted the white paper titled “Delivering Results: A Framework for Federal Government Technology Access & …

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IBM’s Jimmy Norcross: Pentagon’s ‘Better Buying Power’ to Promote Agile Acquisition

A new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government says the Defense Department’s Better Buying Power program can be implemented across government agencies to advance agile procurement processes, expand partnerships with industry and further build up services acquisitions. The “Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power” …

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