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Anne Rung: White House Names 11 Category Managers in 10 Federal Procurement Areas

The White House has appointed 11 category managers who will be responsible for 10 federal acquisition areas as part of the Category Management program. Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Category Management initiative launched in 2014 aims to facilitate the federal procurement of products …

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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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Reports: GSA to Make Federal Acquisition Gateway Site Public

The General Services Administration could open its government Acquisition Gateway online portal to companies and the general public beginning next week, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes GSA launched the site in October 2014 for agency procurement employees to access information about a wide range of goods and services by category as well as to share …

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Anne Rung, Tom Sharpe Outline Developments in Category Mgmt Implementation

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Anne Rung and Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe have outlined the seven steps that the administration has completed to implement category management across government. Rung and Sharpe wrote in a White House blog entry posted Wednesday that the category management approach to acquisition works to …

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Tom Sharpe: Federal Acquisition Service to Measure Common Acquisition Platform Hallway Performance

Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, has announced plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the 17 hallways FAS has rolled out in its Common Acquisition Platform, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Sharpe told the station FAS will collaborate with the Office of Management and Budget to …

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Bill Sisk: GSA Eyes Modernization of Govt Supply Requisitions

The General Services Administration is working to modernize the requisition process in the federal government’s supply chain to address the changing needs of customers, vendor partners and the IT infrastructure. Bill Sisk, assistant commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service Office of General Supplies and Services, wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that …

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Tom Sharpe: GSA Launches Schedule Contract Pricing Mgmt Tools

The General Services Administration has implemented a new tool for the agency to examine price variation for similar goods and service offerings in the Multiple Award Schedules program. The Horizontal Pricing Analysis Tool is designed to help contracting officials view the price range for a specific product and vendor bids …

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Kevin Youel Page: FAS Eyes Data Analytics to Support Competitive Pricing Efforts

The Federal Acquisition Service is pushing forward on modernization efforts around the use of data analytics to drive competitive pricing alongside targets in contract cycle times, stakeholder engagement and innovation, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes that FAS Deputy Commissioner Kevin Youel Page has highlighted the initiative to help agencies leverage …

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