Tag Archives: Office of Federal Procurement Policy

ASI Government’s David Shields: Category Mgmt Helps Change Govt Procurement Style

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David Shields, managing director for procurement transformation and category management at ASI Government, has advocated for category management as a way to transform how government agencies purchase goods and services. Shields wrote in a blog post for Bloomberg Government published Monday that the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, General Services Administration and the …

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Anne Rung: Federal IT Acquisition Needs Reform

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Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has called for the government to reform the acquisition aspect first in order to improve federal information technology, Spend Matters reported Tuesday. Jason Busch writes Rung discussed federal IT procurement during the ISM and Spend Matters Global Procurement Tech Summit …

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OFPP Eyes Improved Digital Acquisition Process With Pilot Program

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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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Reports: GSA to Make Federal Acquisition Gateway Site Public

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The General Services Administration could open its government Acquisition Gateway online portal to companies and the general public beginning next week, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes GSA launched the site in October 2014 for agency procurement employees to access information about a wide range of goods and services by category as well as to share …

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FCW: Anne Rung, Mary Davie Talk IT Project Strategies Amid Tight Budgets

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Government information technology leaders at a Monday conference in Williamsburg, Va. have outlined strategies they employed to support IT projects at agencies amid budget constraints, FCW reported Monday. Mark Rockwell writes the speakers highlighted efforts such as early engagement of financial executives, available governmentwide contracts and other tools and approaches to …

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Anne Rung, Tom Sharpe Outline Developments in Category Mgmt Implementation

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Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Anne Rung and Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe have outlined the seven steps that the administration has completed to implement category management across government. Rung and Sharpe wrote in a White House blog entry posted Wednesday that the category management approach to acquisition works to …

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Joanie Newhart: OFPP Moves to Coordinate Civilian, Defense Acquisition Certification Programs

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The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has revamped the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting in an effort to align the program with the Pentagon’s certification services for defense acquisition personnel, FCW reported Thursday. “The FAC-C refresh, which is broader than just information technology-specific procurement training, strengthens the development and professionalization …

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