Tag Archives: Federal Acquisition Regulation

Sens. Coburn, McCaskill Consider Dissolution of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently held a hearing into the financial viability and possible dissolution of the Commerce Department‘s National Technical Information Service, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes that committee ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee Chair Sen. Claire McCaskill …

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Federal Leaders Point to Strategic Sourcing, Regulations as Factors in Future GWACs

The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council has hosted a panel on governmentwide acquisition contracts to discuss the issues facing GWAC providers focused on agencies’ acquisition practices, adoption and regulation, FCW reported Thursday. Mark Rockwell writes officials identified strategic sourcing, Federal Acquisition Regulations and federal IT’s use of GWACs as their …

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Industry Groups Want Changes to FAR Rules to Include Room for Public Comments

A number of government-contracting trade organizations say the government often makes changes to federal procurement regulations without including adequate public comment, according to a recent Federal Times report. For example, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council has issued several interim rules over the past few months, which allows the Federal Acquisition …

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GSA Plucks New Chief Acquisition Officer from OFPP

The General Services Administration, the federal agency tasked with managing government buildings and properties, announced Thursday it has named Office of Federal Procurement Policy analyst Mindy Connolly GSA’s new chief procurement officer. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson announced the new hire in a Thursday staff memo, Government Executive reports. Connolly, a …

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