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GAO: OFPP Should Monitor Agencies’ Strategic Sourcing Purchases to Boost Savings

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to monitor agencies’ use of the General Services Administration‘s strategic sourcing initiatives in an effort to increase potential savings. GAO said Wednesday agencies reportedly saved a total of $129 million through the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative in fiscal year 2015 but …

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Soraya Correa: DHS Preps Professional Services Vendors for Agency’s OASIS Vehicle Transition

The Department of Homeland Security has started to prepare for its adoption of a General Services Administration-run professional services contract vehicle as part of DHS’ strategic sourcing efforts, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes DHS asked its Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services vendors to collaborate with providers under GSA’s …

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GAO Reviews Strategic Sourcing of DoD, NASA, DHS IT Services

According to a new Government Accountability Office report, NASA and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security used strategic sourcing programs to manage up to 44 percent of the agencies’ information technology investments during fiscal 2013. NASA, DHS and DoD have also created offices and appointed officials to oversee those strategic sourcing …

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Joe Paiva: Commerce’s ITA to Outsource Networking, Printing, Device Mgmt Services

Joe Paiva, chief information officer of the Commerce Department‘s International Trade Administration, says that he is planning to outsource the agency’s commodity IT functions by July to focus on its internal IT operations, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes that Paiva is considering what he called “extreme” outsourcing of networking, printing and device …

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GSA Issues RFI on Infrastructure Tools for Network Services 2020

The General Services Administration is seeking information from industry on infrastructure tools to drive the management and operations of the Network Services 2020 program, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that the agency wants industry feedback to identify tools for a system-to-system data exchange, web interface and business and operational support systems that support the …

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Senate Confirms Anne Rung as OFPP Administrator

Anne Rung was approved by the Senate on a voice vote Thursday to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Rung has served as an Office of Management and Budget senior adviser since late May and was nominated to the OFPP administrator …

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Federal Leaders Point to Strategic Sourcing, Regulations as Factors in Future GWACs

The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council has hosted a panel on governmentwide acquisition contracts to discuss the issues facing GWAC providers focused on agencies’ acquisition practices, adoption and regulation, FCW reported Thursday. Mark Rockwell writes officials identified strategic sourcing, Federal Acquisition Regulations and federal IT’s use of GWACs as their …

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GSA Starts Procurement ‘Hallways’ to Foster Strategic Sourcing

The General Services Administration has partnered with the Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council to develop strategic sourcing processes for information technology, administration and human resources procurement activities, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Stephanie Wasko writes these processes, called “hallways,” are intended to help a common commodity manager lead a team in establishing procurement best practices, …

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C. Ford Heard: VA Working to Identify Positions for ‘Acquisition Corps’

The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to establish a professional acquisition workforce of contracting officers and program managers to serve veteran needs across all IT and healthcare service requirements, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “We are in the process now [of] identifying positions that will be part of the Acquisition Corps,” C. Ford …

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