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Agencies Seek Greater Cyber Commitment Through Ongoing Acquisition Programs

The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security aim to help strengthen the cybersecurity of federal information technology assets through their acquisition vehicles, the E-Commerce Times reported Monday. John Higgins writes DHS issued a request for proposals on a potential $395 million contract that will cover IT protection, monitoring …

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Mary Davie: GSA Implements Programs to Ensure Gov’t IT Product Security

The General Services Administration has launched several efforts to manage cybersecurity of information technology products and services that vendors provide to customer agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday the agency will establish a supply chain …

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GAO’s Ralph White: Most Federal Acquisition Programs Fall Within Legal Boundaries

Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at the Government Accountability Office, said the GAO has found agencies comply with regulations when they implement the majority of their acquisition initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes White added the number of contractor protests for task and …

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John Felleman: GSA Adds New Interactive Tools on Acquisition Gateway Site

The General Services Administration has implemented multiple interactive and decision support tools on its online portal for federal procurement employees, according to John Felleman, senior innovation specialist for GSA’s Acquisition Gateway. Felleman wrote in a blog article published Monday that GSA developed Project Center, Solutions Finder and eBuy Open tools for gateway users to manage acquisition …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA to Consolidate Professional Services Contract Schedules

The General Services Administration is looking to merge seven government-wide acquisition contract vehicles for professional services into one federal schedule, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes that GSA plans to consolidate schedules that industry uses to offer management consulting, environmental, financial, engineering, logistics, marketing and language services across …

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GSA, Air Force to Form Enterprise Sourcing Panel

The Air Force has partnered with the General Services Administration to establish a working group that will help the military branch acquire products and services through GSA-run contract vehicles. Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, and Air Force Sustainment Center Contracting Director Robert Boyles signed their organizations’ partnership …

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Tony Montemarano, Dave Mihelcic: DISA Cloud Tech Procurement Strategy In The Works

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants to tailor contract vehicles for cloud computing infrastructures to meet the security requirements of Pentagon customers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes DISA officials said the agency is still considering offering commercial cloud products, despite scrapping a potential $450 million cloud services …

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GSA Launches IT Contracts E-Navigation Tool; Mary Davie Comments

The General Services Administration recently unveiled an online portal that aims to help government agencies find procurement vehicles to address their information technology needs. IT Solutions Navigator is designed to match user requirements with contracts and expedite agency buys of products and services, GSA said Aug. 6. “We are in …

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