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GSA’s New Pilot Program Aims to Bolster eBuy Marketplace Transparency; Emily Murphy Quoted

The General Services Administration has initiated a new pilot program intended to get more firms to sell products and services on the agency's eBuy federal marketplace. The one-year program would publicly disclose associated, post-award request-for-quote information on FedBizOpps in a move to increase eBuy's transparency, the GSA said Wednesday.

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Treasury Dept Issues Interim Rules for Foreign Investment Review Pilot Program

The Treasury Department has released interim regulations for a pilot program to assess foreign acquisitions of critical U.S. technologies and intellectual property in compliance with the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. “These temporary regulations address specific risks to U.S. critical technology while informing the development of final regulations that will fully implement FIRRMA,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement published Wednesday.

 

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Report: DoD Launches New Competitive Method to Buy ‘Innovative’ Commercial Tech, Services

The Defense Department has released a memorandum that would authorize contracting officers to use a competitive procedure to procure “innovative” commercial technologies and services as part of a four-year pilot program in a move to encourage participation from non-traditional contractors, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. DoD’s acquisition officials will release …

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VA Pilot Program Tests Cloud-Based Telehealth Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of a pilot program that uses a tablet technology designed to help healthcare providers, such as home health nurses, document the progress of patients’ healing. Christopher Menzie, public affairs specialist for VA’s San Diego Healthcare System, wrote in a blog post …

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Kevin Youel Page: GSA Plans to Make Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Voluntary

The General Services Administration has begun to consider whether to lift a mandate that requires commercial vendors to participate in a three-year pilot program for transactional data reporting process, Nextgov reported Thursday. “We’re getting very close to getting to the decision to remove that requirement,” Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner of GSA’s …

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Navy Kicks Off Pilot Test for Mobile Safety Comms Tool

The U.S. Fleet Forces Command has kicked off a pilot program to help sailors and their family members access safety and security resources with the use of a mobile application. Under the six-month pilot program, sailors and their families based in Hampton Roads, Virginia and Rota, Spain will be able to communicate …

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