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GSA Announces Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Extension

The General Services Administration has decided to extend the Transactional Data Reporting pilot through fiscal year 2020 to consolidate 24 schedules into just one platform. GSA said that it implemented the TDR rule as an optional three-year pilot in 2016, which covers eight schedules and related special item numbers.

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FedBizOpps to be Decommissioned by Fiscal Year 2020

The General Services Administration’s Integrated Award Environment will transition all functions of the Federal Business Opportunities website to the System for Award Management’s beta website as it plans to retire the former by fiscal year 2020. A GSA Interact blog post published Tuesday says the move is to streamline the awards process in the federal government.

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Federal Interim Rule Prohibits Gov’t Procurement of Chinese Telecom Equipment

A council of officials from the General Services Administration, NASA and the Department of Defense published an interim rule that would prohibit federal agencies from buying telecommunications and video surveillance systems and services from Huawei and four other Chinese telecom companies, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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CBO: DHS Requires $44M for Proposed Bug Bounty Program

The Congressional Budget Office said the Department of Homeland Security's potential bug bounty program would require $44M to implement, Fedscoop reported Monday. A proposed bill, known as the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act, would task DHS to gather bug information via a bounty program.

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GSA’s Dan Jacobs on How Agencies Should Approach Cloud Security

Dan Jacobs, a security expert at the General Services Administration, said agencies should deal with cybersecurity with a focus on people and processes as they transfer workloads to the cloud, Nextgov reported Thursday. “Many of the problems we face as a security community aren’t actually technical problems at all,” he said Tuesday at a lunch hosted by Symantec.

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GSA: Most Contractors Agree on Proposed Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation

The General Services Administration has found that most contractors agree that the agency’s proposed consolidation of multiple award schedules has a clear format and will benefit industry. In November 2018, GSA announced its plans to unify 24 contract vehicles into a single government-wide vehicle to simplify agencies' procurement procedures. 

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Council Seeks to Facilitate Commercial FOIA Software Acquisition for Agencies

A council of Freedom of Information Act officers has called for the inclusion of records management and commercial off-the-shelf FOIA software in the General Services Administration’s schedules program to facilitate the procurement process for government agencies, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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Capgemini Government Solutions Awarded BPA to Support Centers of Excellence Program; Doug Lane Quoted

Capgemini Government Solutions announced on Wednesday that the company has been awarded a new multiple-award blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to support the Centers of Excellence (CoE). Capgemini Government Solutions was selected as one of the vendors eligible to provide discovery and assessment services for Cloud Adoption and IT Infrastructure Optimization on the three year CoE Discovery BPA.

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GSA to Complete Schedule Consolidation Activities by Year’s End

The General Services Administration is continuing efforts to unify 24 schedules into one contract vehicle to support its goal of simplifying procurement procedures for agencies and offerors, FCW reported Wednesday. Alan Thomas, commissioner of the GSA Federal Acquisition Service, told attendees at an AFFIRM event that the FAS plans to complete transition activities and address "special cases” by the end of the year.

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Gary Washington: USDA to Issue Task Order Under GSA’s $50B Enterprise IT Contract

Gary Washington, chief information officer of the Department of Agriculture, said at an ACT-IAC event that the department plans to issue a task order for systems modernization support in the coming days, FCW reported Tuesday. The task order will fall under the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract for telecommunications services valued at $50 billion. 

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