Procurement


DOD falters on cyber-purchasing plan

A program intended to speed up the acquisition of technology is falling behind schedule, according to reports.

Senator not done questioning VA on conference costs

Follow-up questions on VA's conference costs include a basic one: Just how much did VA spend?

Performance management challenge: It's the (fiscal) environment, stupid.

Do agencies have too much to deal with already to do justice to OMB's latest performance management revisions?

Is Tangherlini getting traction or spinning his wheels?

The acting GSA administrator has been applauded for his aggressive review of agency spending. But can he bring lasting change?

How a few words could change small-business set-aside picture

The Obama administration is trying to change some wording in the acquisition rules make it easier to set aside R&D solicitations.

Lack of clearance reciprocity costs millions, survey shows

Contractors say they could fulfill their duties more efficiently and save the government money if security clearances were accepted more broadly.

GSA's proposed cloud brokerage grabs industry attention

There have been so many responses to a recent RFI that GSA has extended the deadline to allow for more, agency says.

Will less federal spending really mean fewer jobs?

Conventional wisdom holds that federal budget cuts lead to less spending on contracts and, therefore, to job declines. Is that really true?

Study quantifies coming cuts in federal IT spending

As inevitable budget cuts come nearer, market research firm attempts to predict just where spending will fall the most.

GSA sees air travel savings in new City Pair arrangement

Agency's purchasing strategies have lowered prices and allowed the government more flexibility when employees book flights, as work begins on the second iteration of GSA's electronic air travel management system.

Issa demands IGs keep reform committee informed

Frustrated by learning of IG investigations late in the game, Rep. Darrell Issa tells agency auditors to move more quickly in keeping Congressional overseers informed.

GSA's SAM may not yet be fixed

Although GSA said its new System for Award Management system is ready, users were still experiencing trouble.