New legislative proposals from the Defense Department try to streamline the acquisition system, but do they compromise oversight?
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.
The House Armed Services Committee is set to begin its annual marathon session marking up the Defense authorization bill today. The initial draft includes more than 60 provisions dealing with acquisition, including one telling DoD to buy commercial products from online “marketplaces” like Amazon.
Alan Thomas became the fourth commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration June 26.
The 2016 federal contractor survey sponsored by Grant Thornton found vendors are optimistic about working in the public sector, despite facing more competition and lower profit margins.
The idea of an Amazon-like market is the latest iteration of a durable idea, namely getting the government to buy commercial items in a commercial way.
Greg Hall, the assistant director and chief information security officer in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys in the Justice Department, said the office hired Okta to provide a cloud service to federate its identity management capabilities.
DHS is planning to hold its fourth reverse industry day on June 28 while three other agencies are following in their footsteps by holding similar events with vendors.
New data from Bloomberg Government shows more than 2,600 multiple award contracts across government, which is a drop of 8 percent over the last five years.
Experts within the Defense Department are urging their fellow feds to follow the example of the entire government and understand that it’s ok to fail.
Industry experts reacted with optimism and surprise to the decision by the General Services Administration to merge the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service.
New data shows agencies bought $120 million more worth of agile services in 2016 than in 2015 as part of the growing demand for these capabilities.
The Homeland Security Department wants to align its procurement and technology organizations to change the culture from buying to acquisition.
Orion Hindawi, CEO and co-founder of Tanium, offers three guiding principles to reform the IT acquisition process.
The Homeland Security Department’s “motion to dismiss” outlined in honest detail what went wrong with its small business procurement known as Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland (FLASH).