GSA could get another congressional hearing on its calendar

Sen. Susan Collins joins the chorus demanding GSA officials appear at a hearing regarding the now-infamous Western Regions conference, but some observers say Congress has gone too far.

GAO sees progress in DOD contract inventory

Defense officials have fixed a few problems, but they aren't in the clear yet in gathering accurate data.

Bill would allow federally funded centers to get exclusive access to government work

The Professional Services Council argues that government R&D should be subject to competition.

GSA's new chief says fiasco 'cuts to heart' of mission

Tangherlini, acting head of GSA, says the over-the-top conference spending undermines of GSA's duty to save the government money.

Congress calls GSA officials in wake of scandal

IG's report of blatant overspending brings GSA officials to face lawmakers' questions at three congressional hearings.

DOD struggles to limit contractors to appropriate jobs, GAO finds

The challenge of separating inherently governmental work from contractor-appropriate work bedevils DOD.

What acquisition officials can learn from 'Real Housewives'

The relationships between agencies and contractors can be as delicate as those on television.

Alan Balutis

For CIOs, tight budgets have a silver lining

Fiscal pressures provide CIOs with an opportunity to prove their value, writes Alan Balutis.

In acquisition, more meetings might not be a waste of time

Acquisition officials are missing the point if they don’t make time to collaborate and communicate, writes Peter Tuttle.

FPS at crossroads with RAMP contract, IG says

The Federal Protective Service has to do some hurry-up analysis to make a decision about the future of its risk management tool, according to a new report.

GSA's leader steps down over wasteful spending report

Martha Johnson, two other top GSA officials, out as IG details extravagant spending and rules violations connected to Western Regions conference.

Agencies get a boost from agile development

Government and industry execs discuss successful acquisition strategies in wake of shrinking budgets.

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