Acquisition

SEWP V to address supply chain issues

Revisions to the multiple-award contract are intended to ensure that companies are authorized resellers of the products they offer.

People

New FAS commissioner plans fixes for cost avoidance problems

Thomas Sharpe, two months into his new role, pledges to address problems highlighted by inspector general.

Workforce

GSA misses cost avoidance goals

An IG report shows that several factors contributed to GSA's failure to achieve the savings that it could have attained.

IT Modernization

Got opinions on cloud?

Express your thoughts about the government and cloud computing via an ACT/IAC survey.

Workforce

Size protest proposal would allow more flexibility to SBA

Rule changes would expand officials' discretionary powers in handling contract disputes.

Acquisition

Push to reduce contractor compensation continues

Three senators are trying to get a reduction to the compensation cap added to the continuing resolution.

House passes continuing resolution

Measure, pending Senate passage, would prevent government shutdown.

Workforce

Coburn continues to question agency job listings

Forgoing some new hires could reduce pressure to furlough current employees, senator argues.

Acquisition

OFPP gets an earful in debate over outsourcing

Industry association, federal employee group speak their minds at public meeting.

People

Snowquester: an accurate description after all?

GSA's Dan Tangherlini takes a jab at the Beltway's latest winter panic.

People

DOD servicemember website receives top 2013 Excellence award

ACT/IAC's awards program honors exemplary uses of technology in the government.

Acquisition

NASA releases SEWP V draft proposal

IT contract covers billions in task orders across government; agency seeking input on the fifth iteration.

People

Tangherlini: Feds should take a lesson from their connected kids

The way today's children do their homework can provide some ideas for government innovation, GSA chief says.

Could a furlough cost you your clearance?

The Conversation: Our responses to your questions and comments.

Workforce

GSA ponders offering new contract to cut conference costs

Conferences have been under scrutiny for some time, and the crush of sequestration's forced budget cuts only intensifies the pressure.

Acquisition

Survey seeks fed input on OASIS project

ACT-IAC wants agency feedback on GSA's efforts to source complex services

Acquisition

Procurement reform must address the human factor

Witnesses testifying at House committee hearing emphasized the 'poisoned atmosphere' that acquisition officials must work in, as part of an effort to shape an upcoming reform bill.

Acquisition

Sequester could hit small DOD providers hard

Military officials warn lawmakers that small businesses will likely feel the first effects of budget cuts.

Feds: Keep your computers longer, Rep says

If we can drive cars for more than 100,000 miles, Congressman wonders, why do agencies need the newest IT products?

Acquisition

Acquisition officials still wary of talking to industry

As Congress assembles a new IT procurement bill, the former head of the OFPP urges easing tensions between agencies and companies as his 'myth-busting' campaign sought to do.

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