Tag Archives: government procurement

Vertosoft Named as New Distributor for Harness

Vertosoft

Vertosoft announced on Thursday that the company has been named the new Government Distributor for Harness. Harness’ modern software delivery platform will now be available to Federal, state, and local governments through Vertosoft’s vast Partner network and robust Government Procurement Vehicles. “We are thrilled to add Harness to our technology portfolio," said Chet Hayes, Vertosoft's chief technology officer.

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GAO: OMB Should Increase Emphasis on Requirements Under Category Mgmt Initiative

Federal Finance

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) needs to focus its category management guidance efforts on helping federal buyers understand what goods and services their agencies need rather than emphasizing contracting-related activities under the governmentwide procurement approach. According to OMB, category management-related federal savings reached $27.3 billion over a three-year period.

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NASA’s Deanna Lee on Agency Efforts to Centralize Procurement Ops

Federal Contracting

Deanna Lee, a project manager at NASA, has said the agency is launching a program aimed at streamlining acquisition operations at 11 NASA centers across the country. She noted that NASA's procurement office intended to centralize operations at the enterprise level and has “done a very good job of training and informing its staff” on product service lines.

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Air Force’s Rob Beutel on Pandemic-Driven Changes in Stakeholder Dialogue

U.S. Air Force

Rob Beutel, deputy chief information technology officer of the U.S. Air Force, has said that telework operations did not prevent his team from evaluating new technologies through online demonstrations. “Now, on a daily basis we can meet with [any] company,” he noted.

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GAO: Federal Spending for COVID-19 Response Reaches $17.8B

COVID-19 Research

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that governmentwide contract obligations for COVID-19 response has reached $17.8 billion as of mid-June. HHS spent the highest amount out of the four, allocating for almost $9 million for COVID-19 response.

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Acting OMB Head Russell Vought Urges Agencies to Leverage ‘Acquisition Flexibilities’, Domestic Production

Russell Vought

Russell Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is directing agencies to implement various acquisition and contracting strategies as the federal government approaches the busiest quarter of the fiscal year.

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