Jaime Gracia

How to nip those protests in the bud

Better communication and transparency in the procurement process could head off a lot of protests.

Renfro named director of GSA's GWACs

Renfro has a long history in federal procurement, making her a match for the open director position.

Federal contract spending remained flat in 2011

OMB is optimistic that agency efforts to curb spending are the start of a trend, official writes.

Bill could turn contractors into lobbyists

If the Senate's STOCK Act becomes law, the rules under which agencies talk to contractors could be in for some significant changes.

IG: DHS improves management for non-competitive contracts

DHS officials completed more reviews of the different aspects of contracts awarded without a full-and-open competition.

GSA to offer new way to buy complex services

The Integrations contract would address agencies' needs for professional services that span several types of areas that are often difficult to specify or quantify.

DOD wants boost to acquisition workforce fund

Defense Department seeks funds to make its acquisition workforce bigger and smarter.

Agencies face mean fitness instructor

Because of a congressional failure to cut funding strategically, agencies face a new weight-loss expert: Sequestration.

Is government procurement ready for the cloud?

Cloud computing can present unfamiliar territory for government acquisition officials.

Budget encourages contractors' political contribution disclosures

The plan, aimed at preventing pay-to-play contracting, had drawn heavy opposition from Congress.

Budget bans disclosure of contractors' political contributions

The plan, aimed at preventing pay-to-play contracting, had drawn heavy opposition from Congress.

2013 budget proposal puts IT on short leash

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.

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