Tag Archives: government acquisition

Gen. Charles Brown on Air Force Acquisition Reforms, Reducing Barriers for Small Businesses

Gen. Charles Brown

Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has said he intends to work with small businesses and develop program incentives to help “break down barriers” in government contracting (GovCon). Brown noted that he considers expanding the use of Air Force procurement authorities to speed up the delivery of technologies by up to two years. 

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JAIC Issues RFI on Alternative AI Procurement Methods

JAIC

The U.S. Army and Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) are looking for information on potential acquisition business models that can be used to support rapid artificial intelligence prototyping efforts. JAIC said on the beta SAM website that it seeks to leverage new methods such as other transaction authorities to promote “collaboration and optimal teaming arrangements” with traditional and nontraditional contractors.

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OMB Issues Category Mgmt Policy for Agencies’ Software License Acquisition Efforts

The Office of Management and Budget has implemented a policy that directs federal agencies to use a coordinated approach when they procure and manage commercial or commercial-off-the-shelf software. U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a joint blog entry posted Thursday the policy is based on category management principles used in the private sector …

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Agencies Seek Greater Cyber Commitment Through Ongoing Acquisition Programs

The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security aim to help strengthen the cybersecurity of federal information technology assets through their acquisition vehicles, the E-Commerce Times reported Monday. John Higgins writes DHS issued a request for proposals on a potential $395 million contract that will cover IT protection, monitoring …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Adjusts Strategies to Address Federal Agency Purchases

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal Times in an interview published Tuesday that GSA has made technology and program changes to further help customer agencies manage their purchases. She told editor Jill Aitoro the agency wants to help transform government-wide acquisition with the implementation of a category management …

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John Felleman: GSA Adds New Interactive Tools on Acquisition Gateway Site

The General Services Administration has implemented multiple interactive and decision support tools on its online portal for federal procurement employees, according to John Felleman, senior innovation specialist for GSA’s Acquisition Gateway. Felleman wrote in a blog article published Monday that GSA developed Project Center, Solutions Finder and eBuy Open tools for gateway users to manage acquisition …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Aims to Help Federal Agencies Reduce Duplicate Service Contracts

The General Services Administration wants to collaborate with other agencies to consolidate duplicative government professional services contracts in an effort to increase the federal purchasing power, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes GSA found that about $26 million in service contracts are scheduled to expire at the end of …

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