Policy


Senators Tom Coburn and Tom Carper

FITARA could expand to include IT salaries

A pair of key senators told their House colleagues that paying acquisition experts more could have long-term benefits.

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IT aids best practices for citizen engagement

A new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government says IT is a boon to the public’s involvement in government problem-solving.

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Watch out for standardized labor categories

The president of the Coalition for Government Procurement warns that GSA's planned changes could drive vendors away.

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Scott Quehl: Sharing services at scale

The Accenture Federal Services executive and former Commerce chief financial officer says the old budget buckets will no longer apply.

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GAO denies OASIS protest

The protesting firm, Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co., says it will seek redress in the Court of Federal Claims.

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GAO: Networx contracts not as effective as they might have been

GAO said a slow transition was part of the reason GSA did not make the most effective use of its telecom contracting vehicles.

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Lower contractor compensation caps now law

The measure limits how much firms can bill the government for salaries and benefits paid to employees working on federal contracts

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Report: Administration mulls new federal IT unit

Among the more radical changes under consideration is creation of a one-stop tech shop to work on high profile public-facing websites.

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Commercial aerospace up, defense down

“Government customers of global defense companies continue to be challenged with affordability and competing domestic priorities,” says a new report from Deloitte.

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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.

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Look for a replay on acquisition reform

The drumbeat for procurement reform is getting louder, but consensus on how to proceed is lacking.