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GSA Seeks Industry Info on Human-Centered Design Capabilities

The General Services Administration has asked industry to provide information on capabilities that could help facilitate the delivery of human-centered design support and customer experience services to the federal government.

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Millisa Gary to Lead AbilityOne Program at GSA

Millisa Gary, former procurement ombudsman at the General Services Administration, will go on to serve as program executive of AbilityOne, a government-led procurement effort to create more job opportunities for disabled Americans. She holds the task to ensure GSA awards fair-priced AbilityOne contracts, updates service offerings and supports the mission to employ for disabled U.S. citizens, Jeff Koses, the agency's senior procurement executive, wrote in a blog posted Monday.

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HHS Pilots AI System to Determine Government-Friendliness of Services

The Department of Health and Human Services has adopted artificial intelligence to determine how government-friendly a solicited service can be, FCW reported Monday. Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at HHS, said the department constructed a neural network that has so far calculated correctly 86 percent of the time.

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GAO: DoD Needs to Better Define, Train Extra Procurement Workforce

The Government Accountability Office has assessed and recommended on the Department of Defense's procurement activities that also consist of non-acquisition workers. GAO said Thursday it found that DoD has not made much effort to identify non-procurement personnel who are handling purchases of services.

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Report: GSA On Track to Publish Consolidated Schedule on Oct. 1

A spokesperson for the General Services Administration said GSA is on track to issue a solicitation for the consolidated schedule on the first day of fiscal year 2020, FCW reported Tuesday. GSA announced its plans to merge 24 contract schedules into a single government-wide vehicle to simplify the procurement process for agencies in November 2018.

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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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GAO: DoD Must Bolster Stakeholder Coordination on Procurement Reforms

The Government Accountability Office has assessed the Department of Defense’s procurement reforms, and found that the Pentagon is working to implement 180 of these reforms since 2010. DoD, on average, takes about a year to implement a procurement reform, but spends more than two years to apply some provisions, GAO said Thursday

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