The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee passed the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, along with a handful of other bills that could soon affect the lives and careers of the federal workforce.
Tiffany Hixson, the assistant commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, said her office is conducting training and providing help for agencies through a Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) approach.
Forces are building for fundamental reform. But the White House needs to lead more.
In part 2 of his column about category management, IBM’s Tim Wood details how agencies can get started.
Tim Wood, vice president and partner for the Supply Chain Management Practice, IBM Global Business Services, details how agencies can take advantage of the concept of cognitive category management to save money and drive efficiencies.
Companies selling to the Defense Department may be overlooking something serious under consideration by Congress. That’s a provision in the 2018 Defense authorization bill to stop DoD agencies from buying off the General Services Administration’s multiple award schedule. But sellers should never leave to chance which vehicle their customers use. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The General Services Administration announced four long-time members of the OASIS professional services program are moving to FedSIM. The decision caught industry off guard and created concerns about the long-term health of the $4 billion multiple award contract.
For federal contractors, trying to get a bead on future federal procurement policy is like peering into fog. The House Armed Services Committee has flip-flopped on a couple of issues. The Defense Department seems to disagree with the White House. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Trump administration got off to a slow start in nominating people to important jobs. Now President Donald Trump is picking up the pace of nominations, only to have the Senate take its sweet time to confirm them. The lingering policy vacancies leave career employees wondering and now the holes are starting to worry contractors. Sam Skolnik, Bloomberg BNA senior reporter, offers insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
CGI Federal Senior Vice President Gregg Mossburg joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss how digital transformation is bringing efficiency, effectiveness and value to the federal government. July 18, 2017
What are some of the top marketing issues impacting federal agencies at the end of this fiscal year? Find out when VMware’s Christina Morrison and Akima’s Peter Jacobs join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center. July 24, 2017
New legislative proposals from the Defense Department try to streamline the acquisition system, but do they compromise oversight?
What role does the Defense Industry Initiative play in promoting ethical business practices for defense contractors? Find out when the Boeing Company’s Ellen Martin and Tom McDaniel with the Harris Corporation join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. July 11, 2017
All of the Washington ways of getting things in and out of a defense budget are coming into play. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin, how contractors can at least keep track of the game.
Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss uncertainties in procurement funding, priorities, and programs. July 10, 2017