Survey suggests tight budgets, travel restrictions will cut down on conference attendance.
Agency plans to target products and services that all agencies use, such as wireless devices and tools, for bulk-buying technique.
Because the recent spending deal did not permanently solve the nation's fiscal crisis, the Defense Department is now planning measures to limit its budget risk.
A little-noticed provision in the Defense Authorization Act could bring big savings through license optimization, writes Flexera's Stephen Schmidt.
The deal lawmakers reached to avert the 'fiscal cliff' only delayed the sequestration threat. The next deadline is not far away, and it's tied to another contentious issue that compounds the risk.
Buying cloud services can be tricky, with complicated problems and unexpected puzzles. Cloud brokers create a buffer between buyer and seller to make it easier. Serving as intermediaries between vendors and customers, they can provide a single point of contact and a way to develop customized solutions tailored to unique environments.
Bid protests may be a necessary way for companies to stand up for their interests, but they also can be a tactic to game the system, according to some analysts.
Contests offer an attractive alternative to traditional procurements in some situations, bringing innovative solutions to agencies to attack unusual problems, writes Steve Kelman.
How the federal deficit grew so big, why it is actually shrinking and whether a deal can bring it under control.
NASA's plans to move to a content management system with open source architecture would govern 140 websites and 1,600 assets and applications.
The Industrial Funding Fee could support programs beyond the Multiple Award Schedules, GSA officials say.
Does the deal to sidestep the fiscal cliff save money or cost? The answer depends on how you count.