Tag Archives: General Service Administration

Federal Contract Data Reports Will Move to SAM.gov Beta

The General Services Administration has announced the transition of a federal system that allows users to view, verify and modify procurement activities. Reporting functions of the Federal Procurement Data System or FPDS.gov will move to the beta SAM.gov Data Bank by fiscal year 2020's conclusion, GSA said Thursday.

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GSA OIG Reports on Semiannual Savings, Fraud Cases

The General Services Administration's inspector general office has released a report on the agency's activities from April to September this year, highlighting audits on cost savings and performance. GSA Office of the Inspector General said it identified $79M in potential savings during the period, but also discovered various insufficiencies, criminal cases and fraudulent transactions, with a total of 30 audits issued.

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GSA’s Tech Transformation Service Launches Bug Bounty Program

The General Service Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has launched a bug bounty program that will offer incentives for independent researchers who can identify security vulnerabilities in TTS-operated software. GSA’s 18F organization said Thursday the agency awarded HackerOne a contract to provide a software-as-a-service bug reporting platform and help set up bug bounties for various TTS …

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OFPP Eyes Improved Digital Acquisition Process With Pilot Program

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has unveiled a pilot program that seeks to improve the acquisition of digital and technology platforms through skills development among digital acquisitions teams at government agencies. The General Service Administration’s 18F organization said in a blog post published Thursday that teams from seven agencies will undergo training with …

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18F Develops Purchase Streamlining Tool

The General Service Administration‘s 18F and Public Buildings Service have joined forces to develop a tool intended to streamline federal purchases. GSA said Thursday the Communicart platform will work to centralize the approval process for purchase cards federal employees use to buy office equipment. The tool is patterned after the process …

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Tony Scott: Cultural Resistance Hampers Federal Agile IT Development

Federal CIO Tony Scott has said cultural resistance is a challenge that hinders the advancement of agile information technology practices in the federal government, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Scott told a Partnership for Public Service event audience agencies still use the waterfall model for software development even as the General Service Administration’s 18F group and …

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CIO Council Migrates Shared Services Task Force to GSA

The Chief Information Officer Council has agreed to move its shared services task force into the General Service Administration’s Office of Government-wide Policy in an effort to create data-driven advisory services for agency executives. OGP will act as a just-in-time broker and collaborate with the CIO Council to implement policies …

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US Government Inks Mobile Payment Deal with Apple

The U.S. government has signed a deal with Apple Inc. that authorizes federal employees to process government purchases using the Cupertino, California-based company’s mobile payment system, FedScoop reported Friday. Wyatt Kash writes Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University that the government will begin to use the …

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Steven VanRoekel Seeks Budget for Tech Team

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel has requested government funds for a Digital Service project geared toward improving information technology delivery, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes the service will involve hiring outside professionals to form a technical team tasked to work on complex IT projects, with possible tie-ups with …

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