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GSA to Unveil Cloud-Based Contract Writing Platform Via Common Acquisition Platform Initiative

The General Services Administration plans to launch a cloud-based platform designed to help federal agencies facilitate the contract writing process and integrate with federal financial shared service providers as part of the Common Acquisition Platform program. GSA said Tuesday it expects to roll out the CAP Contract Writing System-as-a-Service application by the …

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Mary Davie: GSA, OMB, DoD Offer Software Category Mgmt Support for Agencies

The General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget and Defense Department have begun to co-host information sharing and collaboration sessions to provide software category management assistance to agency software license managers. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday …

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Former Pixar Exec Rob Cook Named GSA Tech Transformation Service Chief

Rob Cook, a former Pixar executive, has been appointed commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service that was established in a push to boost federal government technology. GSA said Thursday Cook will formally begin his service as TTS commissioner on Oct. 31 and lead an organization that will look to assist agencies on …

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GAO: OFPP Should Monitor Agencies’ Strategic Sourcing Purchases to Boost Savings

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to monitor agencies’ use of the General Services Administration‘s strategic sourcing initiatives in an effort to increase potential savings. GAO said Wednesday agencies reportedly saved a total of $129 million through the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative in fiscal year 2015 but …

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GSA Creates Digital Registry Portal and AI, Virtual Reality Communities for Federal Managers

The General Services Administration has introduced three initiatives under GSA’s Digital Communities that aim to increase the adoption of digital public services across the federal government. Justin Herman, manager of governmentwide social media and digital engagement programs at GSA’s citizen services and innovative technologies office, wrote in an article published Wednesday the U.S. Digital Registry …

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Reports: GSA to Announce FBI Headquarters Location, Developer in March

The General Services Administration has pushed back to March 2017 the selection of the location and developer of the new FBI headquarters, the Washington Post reported Monday. Jonathan O’Connell writes GSA considers Landover and Greenbelt in Maryland as well as Springfield in Virginia candidate sites for the bureau’s future 2.1 million-square-foot facility. …

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GSA IG: 18F Group Records Estimated $31.7 Cumulative Net Loss Between FY 2014 and 3Q FY 2016

The General Services Administration‘s inspector general says GSA’s 18F organization has recorded a cumulative net loss of approximately $31.7 million between fiscal year 2014 and the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. A report GSA’s IG published Monday highlighted what auditors believe were financial projections and increased staffing levels as well as the allotment of staff time …

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Mary Davie: GSA Adds 15 Vendors Under New Schedule 70 Cyber Special Item Numbers

The General Services Administration has awarded 15 vendors spots under four new special item numbers for “highly adaptive” cybersecurity services as part of GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at GSA’s integrated technology services branch, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that agencies can now place task orders or establish blanket purchase …

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