Federal contractors can be forgiven if they’re a little unsure of what to do over the next year. Between President Trump’s tweets about major defense contractors and uncertainty over future General Services Administration policy, conditions are bit dicey at the moment. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The General Services Administration and schedule contractors continue debating the implementation of the Transactional Data Rule.
The General Services Administration has put together five working groups in a new cloud center of excellence to address acquisition, value and training challenges around cloud computing.
The Procurement Roundtable, which includes former OFPP administrators, DoD and agency acquisition executives, sent a letter to President Donald Trump with recommendations to improve the federal buying process.
The question whether GSA is actively listening to the questions and concerns of its customers and its contractors, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want unredacted revenue and expense reports from the Trump organization that were submitted to GSA.
The General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service (TTS) released a draft solicitation asking for industry input in creating a bug bounty program.
With agencies making slow, but steady progress under phases 1 and 2 of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program, the Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration are exploring whether agencies will need a new model for Phase 3.
The General Services Administration is leasing 20 spaces for high-security government business, in buildings owned by foreign companies. Federal auditors say that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a threat to security, but urged GSA to start informing agencies about foreign owners during acquisition.
Sources inside the General Services Administration say a town hall at the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) with two White House technology officials brought some reassurances and relief about the future of the organization, particularly 18F.
Two Democrat Senators sent their second letter to the General Services Administration asking how they are going to deal with the “violation” of the terms of the Trump Hotel lease.
The Trump administration landing teams have already established beachheads at the General Services Administration, the source of much federal procurement and contracting policy. Changes there will have a big impact on both contracting officers and companies doing business with the government. One consultant who’s been watching is Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners. He share’s what he’s anticipating on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Sources say Emily Murphy and Joshua Steinman could be in line for high-profile positions in the Trump administration.
Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work, Chuck Rosenberg, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Nick Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, are among the current appointees who are staying in place to help ensure continuity of government.
Fixed price contracts don’t always have to go to the lowest bidder, not if a higher priced bidder offers more value. That’s the gist of a landmark decision from the Government Accountability Office. It ruled against protesters of the Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contract the General Services Administration is trying to establish. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the decision.