The General Services Administration has a lot of vacancies in its acquisition pantheon. And there’s no administrator yet – or even an appointment. In a situation like this, contractors need a strategy. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to give some tips.
Former federal CIO Tony Scott and former SSA CIO Rob Klopp are both launched new companies while Mark Schwartz, the outgoing CIO at USCIS, announced he’s heading to Amazon Web Services.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general issued a notice saying former Administrator Denise Turner Roth made “statements and taking actions that threatened the complainant with transfer to another position.” Sources say out-going FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe is the whistleblower.
Rep. Mac Thornberry’s (R-Texas) said his draft version of the defense authorization bill includes a pay raise for military members and increased missile defense spending.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Navy would benefit from a proposed law that would grow its fleet to 355 ships. Estimates vary as to how quickly the 79-ship buildup could happen, or how it would be paid for.
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.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, says the merging of TTS into FAS is a positive, strategic step for GSA, and has the potential to be a game-changer.
It was almost exactly one year ago that the Obama administration decided the General Services Administration needed a dedicated organization for fostering innovative technologies in government, and moved to stand up the Technology Transformation Service. The new administration has other ideas, saying that in order to streamline GSA, the TTS needs to get folded back within the larger Federal Acquisition Service. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the latest reorganization.
Tom Sharpe, the FAS Commissioner, and Kevin Youel Page, the deputy FAS Commissioner, have told staff they are leaving.
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.
An internal email obtained by Federal News Radio details the General Services Administration’s plan to move the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service to gain better efficiencies.
When it comes to data analytics at federal agencies, other areas for improvement include access and ownership, and avoiding the habit of sticking to the status quo.
Mike McGill, a long-time former press officer for the General Services Administration, responds to Federal Drive’s Tom Temin’s column highlighting the need for federal press officers to have personal and frequent communications with members of the media.
The General Services Administration will encourage agencies to collectively share their ideas and explorations around blockchain, in a new initiative GSA will launch this summer. It’s part of GSA’s ongoing effort to collect business cases and best practices from agencies who already are exploring artificial intelligence and other technologies, and develop a framework that other departments can use on their own.