The Federal Acquisition Service and Internal Revenue Service are looking into modernizing their technical assets to modify and streamline their contracting processes, Federal News Network reported Monday.Read More »
The General Services Administration has agreed to help the U.S. Marine Corps buy technology platforms and logistics services through a performance-based contracting method.
Both parties also established the Partnership Agreement Council to identify methods to update information technology systems and manage supply chain operations for the service branch's procurement efforts, the GSA said Tuesday.
Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Thursday about the factors he looks for in proposals for the next round of awards under the Technology Modernization Fund. “I’m always focused on if someone will spend money with an industry partner, I’m looking at what vehicle are they using, is it shovel ready, and I tend to be a little bit of stickler on payback,” he told the station’s Ask the CIO program.
Bill Zielinski, an information technology category executive at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, will serve as acting assistant commissioner for GSA’s IT category starting October, FCW reported Thursday. He will replace Kay Ely, who is set to leave GSA by the end of September to take a 90-day …Read More »
The General Services Administration has launched the pilot program for a new service that aims to refine and accelerate the contracting process for startup companies' and federal market entrants' commercial offerings. The agency said Wednesday the Commercial Solutions Opening procedure provides new firms with fast-track vendor selection timelines and simplified contract terms, and an option for commercial vendors to secure their intellectual property.Read More »
The General Services Administration is looking for a director to oversee policies, resources and procedures for telecommunications services programs at the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service. A USAJobs notice published July 2 says the selected candidate will be responsible for planning studies of telecom and network service procurement practices across industry and agencies at …Read More »
The General Services Administration’s office of the inspector general has asked the Federal Acquisition Service to have an interagency agreement in place prior to the delivery of support services to customer agencies as they transition to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract. GSA OIG wrote in a Friday memorandum to …Read More »
Rob Cook, director of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service, will vacate his current role to serve as chief innovation adviser within GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, FedScoop reported Monday. Alan Thomas, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said in an e-mail to staff that Cook will …Read More »
A new report from the Defense Department says the U.S. government has exceeded $1.46 trillion in direct war-related spending since Sept. 11, 2001. The 74-page DoD report obtained by Secrecy News provides details on war-related appropriations and expenditures, including costs of military operations, deployed troop support and personnel and equipment transportation, the Federation of American Scientists said …Read More »