Tag Archives: e-commerce

DHS CoE Issues Document on E-Commerce Risk Reduction; Theophilos Gemelas Quoted

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A Center of Excellence (CoE) supported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reported about how emerging technologies can address the risks brought by cross-border e-commerce. The University of Houston-led The University of Houston-led Borders, Trade and Immigration (BTI) Institute reported that e-commerce widens the potential for immigrants to violate trade laws and deliver dangerous products, DHS said Friday.

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SBA Chief Isabel Guzman on Critical Need to Provide Federal Relief to Small Businesses

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Isabel Guzman, administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), told The 19th in an interview published Thursday that providing immediate federal relief to small companies is “really critical” as these businesses deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guzman highlighted the need to link small businesses to the federal marketplace.

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GSA’s Katy Kale, Sonny Hashmi on Current Admin’s Priorities, FedRAMP, CMMC Programs

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Katy Kale, acting administrator of the General Services Administration and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Sonny Hashmi, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and fellow 2021 Wash100 Award winner, talked about the current administration’s four priorities and the future of ongoing programs. “And, as it turns out, FAS has an incredibly integral role to play in all four of them,” Hashmi said. 

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Releases True Cost of Fraud Survey to Analyze Fraud Cost in Mexico; Rafael Costa Abreu Quoted

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions has released the 2019 True Cost of Fraud report in Mexico that surveyed 90 Mexican executives in retail commerce, e-commerce and financial services to show the cost of fraud in Mexico, the company announced on Wednesday

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Bill Zielinski Responds to House Lawmakers’ Questions Over GSA’s E-Commerce Program

Bill Zielinski, assistant commissioner of the General Services Administration’s office of information technology category, said GSA hopes to award a contract for the e-commerce platform program by the end of March or soon after that, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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GSA Extends Bid Submission Deadline for E-Marketplace Solicitation; Laura Stanton Quoted

The General Services Administration moved to extend for another two weeks the deadline for responses to its solicitation for e-commerce platforms after it received more than 70 questions from industry regarding the request for proposals, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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Laura Stanton: GSA’s E-Commerce Proof-of-Concept Seeks to Capture Spending Data Related to Micro-Purchases

Laura Stanton, deputy assistant commissioner for category management at the General Services Administration, said a plan to field an e-marketplace platform seeks to provide GSA and other agencies better visibility into their spending, Federal Times reported Friday.

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GSA, OMB Release Phase Two Strategy for E-Commerce Portal Implementation

The General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget jointly released an implementation plan for phase two of a procurement directive that seeks to implement the use of e-commerce portals, GSA said Thursday. As part of Section 846 under the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, GSA is required to consult with OMB on the development of a program that will enable agencies to purchase commercial offerings through a commercial e-portal.

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Crystal Philcox: GSA Advances New Contract-Writing System, Catalog Project Under ‘Federal Marketplace’ Strategy

Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of enterprise strategy management at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA has begun streamlining the acquisition process for buyers and suppliers as part of the Federal Marketplace strategy, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Philcox said at an ACT-IAC event on Tuesday that the strategy involves several projects including an update to the contract-writing systems, development of product catalogs, e-commerce portals and schedules consolidation.

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GSA Issues Update on E-Commerce Platform Initiative

The General Services Administration has released an update on the industry feedback it received after a recent solicitation for its commercial platforms initiative. Laura Stanton, deputy assistant commissioner of Federal Acquisition Services, said in a recent blogpost that GSA received over 200 pages of comments on its planned development of a government wide e-commerce platform. 

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