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GSA Launches Accelerated Contracting Process for Startups

The General Services Administration has launched the pilot program for a new service that aims to refine and accelerate the contracting process for startup companies' and federal market entrants' commercial offerings. The agency said Wednesday the Commercial Solutions Opening procedure provides new firms with fast-track vendor selection timelines and simplified contract terms, and an option for commercial vendors to secure their intellectual property.

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Treasury Invites Agency CFOs to Enact Proposed Financial Mgmt Initiatives

Bureau of the Fiscal Service Commissioner Kim McCoy has invited chief financial officers at federal agencies to try and put into action any of the 10 initiatives outlined in a publication describing the BFS' vision of the future of financial management.

The initiatives encompass four overarching objectives, namely: optimizing disbursements, improving collections, enhancing reporting and expanding administrative services.

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White House Appoints Allison Brigati as GSA Associate Admin for Office of Government-wide Policy

Allison Brigati, a former general counsel and director of strategic initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration, has joined the General Services Administration as associate administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy. GSA said Monday President Donald Trump picked Brigati to help guide strategic policymaking for the federal government on areas such …

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DoD Names PNNL Policy Adviser Vayl Oxford as DTRA Director

Vayl Oxford, a national security executive policy adviser at the Energy Department‘s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will assume the director role at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The Defense Department said Thursday Secretary James Mattis also appointed Oxford to the Senior Executive Service in line with the assignment to head DTRA. Oxford most …

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