Tom Sharpe

  • Vendors under pressure to better secure IT supply chain

    Two senior senators will introduce an amendment to the DoD authorization bill to increase the oversight over the IT supply chain. A preliminary report from GAO finds counterfeit technology parts easily making their way into weapons systems.

  • GSA names Sharpe new FAS Commissioner

    Tom Sharpe will move over from the Treasury Department to take over the Federal Acquisition Service.

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Web analytics tool, reaction to FAS commissioner and FedRAMP

    News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

  • Sharpe sets 10 priorities to assure success at FAS

    Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, is focusing on 10 areas to make the organization more responsive and efficient. Sharpe also plans to meet with vendors and employees to improve their satisfaction with FAS.

  • OFPP kicks the strategic-sourcing door wide open

    Administrator Joe Jordan said he views the possibilities as everything from new contracts to take advantage of volume discounts to standardizing terms and conditions to save on administrative costs. GSA FAS is reorganizing around 14 strategic sourcing areas.

  • Industry fears ‘chilling effect’ in GSA review of acquisition managers

    In a letter to Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, three industry groups — the Coalition for Government Procurement, the Professional Services Council and TechAmerica — wrote that restricting communication between managers and contractors could have a “chilling effect” on managers’ role in the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.

  • GSA names Sisk as deputy FAS Commissioner

    Bill Sisk gets to remove the acting from his title as he takes on the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service on a permanent basis.

  • Sharpe designs expanded role for the Federal Acquisition Service

    Tom Sharpe wants to make the General Services Administration the first choice for most commodity buys for the government. He said he wants to increase the amount of spending agencies through FAS contracts by billions.

  • GSA releases final RFPs for OASIS

    The multiple award contract for professional services will cover seven functional areas. GSA will make up to 40 awards per functional area.

  • In Depth Show Blog – September 17, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.