The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department held an industry day to explain how the new process under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program would work.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, applauds the Trump administration’s intent but questions its approach to reigning in contract duplication.
The Defense Department is starting its preliminary work to cut its acquisition office in half, including assigning distinct responsibilities to each new office.
President Donald Trump’s new executive order on April 18 will mandate agencies follow buy-American acquisition rules and close loopholes that allow for waivers and exemptions.
The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.
The Trump administration’s new Office of American Innovation wants to bring in private-sector experts to improve federal agency performance. It should heed the lessons of an Obama administration initiative that tried to do the same thing.
Kevin Youel Page, the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said schedule holders participating in the Transactional Data Reporting program will not have to report Commercial Services Practices or Price Reduction Clause information.
The Defense Contract Audit Agency is beset by backlogs and other problems. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin industry has ideas that might help.
A new analysis of government data shows that 2016 may have been the low ebb of Defense contract spending, following six years of steady declines.
The General Services Administration’s Assisted Acquisition Service finds itself moving away from IT and into professional services.
Homeland Security Department management said they’re now requiring documentation and life cycle cost estimations for all major acquisition programs. It’s a big step for DHS. But while the Government Accountability Office says DHS has improved, it needs to focus on the details.
Larry Allen, the president of Allen Federal Business Partners, makes the case that contractors could face increased liabilities because of GSA’s Transactional Data Reporting rule.
The number of protests have all but doubled over the past decade, and acquisition personnel frequently have to be reassured that that number is not a reflection on the quality of their work.
The General Services Administration canceled the solicitation to review three sites for a new Labor Department headquarters.
HHS CIO Beth Killoran said moving 400,000 telecommunications inventory items to the new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract in two-and-a-half years may not be feasible.