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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Advances Performance-Based Approach in Service Procurements

Tiffany Hixson, assistant commissioner of the office of professional and human capital services at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, has said she believes the government should adopt a performance-based approach when it comes to services procurement, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “Traditional strategic sourcing proposals based on price …

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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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DISA Seeks to Accelerate Acquisition Process With ‘Other Transaction Authority’

The Defense Information Systems Agency has started adopting the “other transaction authority” as a contracting method to facilitate the acquisition process and speed up the delivery of new technology platforms designed to meet warfighters’ requirements. “Many of the companies we’re dealing with are small start-ups,” Scott Stewart, technical director at …

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USDA’s Gary Washington: IT Modernization Through Centers of Excellence a ‘Change Management Effort’

Gary Washington, chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, has said he considers as a “change management effort” the information technology modernization initiative being carried out at USDA through the White House’s centers of excellence, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “At the end of our engagement the ideas that we will …

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Ellen Lord: Defense Acquisition Policy Needs Reform

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department, said at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference held Thursday that DoD should reform its acquisition process for information technology modernization programs, Federal News Radio reported Friday. In line with this, Lord said that she and her staff develop acquisition …

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