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Month: December 2018

GSA dials up new telecom services director

The e-commerce crossroad: Where is the market headed?

This column was originally published on Roger Waldron’s blog at The Coalition for Government Procurement and was republished here with permission from the author. Today the Coalition submitted comments in response to the General Services Administration’s Request for Information regarding commercial e-commerce portals. Specifically, the RFI sought feedback on several draft documents and questions related to GSA’s …

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GSA Unveils Draft Solicitation for ‘GLS Plus’ Leasing Services Contract

GSA Unveils Draft Solicitation for ‘GLS Plus’ Leasing Services Contract

The General Services Administration has released a draft solicitation for the latest iteration of its GSA Leasing Support Services contract. The GLS Plus contract will include additional support services to help federal agencies build up their capability to implement leasing projects, GSA said Wednesday . “GLS Plus is designed […] Click here to view original …

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GSA searching for governmentwide system for grant audits

GSA searching for governmentwide system for grant audits

As part of the President’s Management Agenda , the General Services Administration has been tasked with developing a more analytical, risk-based approach to managing $700 billion in federal grants annually. On Monday, GSA outlined its desire for a governmentwide system to help agencies manage both the audit and risk […] Click here to view original …

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Why Aren’t The Federal Government’s Physical Access Systems Compliant With HSPD-12?

Why Aren’t The Federal Government’s Physical Access Systems Compliant With HSPD-12?

In the wake of 9/11, the Federal Government’s secure-the-fort, big idea was to create an identity credential for all federal employees and contractors. Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12 set it all in motion. Today, we know the smartcard-based credential that arose from HSPD-12 as the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) […] Click here to view original …

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GSA proposes new cybersecurity reporting rules for contractors

GSA proposes new cybersecurity reporting rules for contractors

The General Services Administration is proposing new rules shaping how contractors protect government information on the IT systems they manage. Tucked in a Friday Federal Register post detailing the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, two proposed rules — GSAR Case 2016-G511 and 2016-G515 — call for […] Click here to view original …

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GSA Wants to Bring Agile Development to the Federal Acquisition Service

GSA Wants to Bring Agile Development to the Federal Acquisition Service

Nadya C/Shutterstock.com The General Services Administration is looking for vendors to accelerate its acquisition office’s application development process and move more services to the cloud. In a request for information published Wednesday, the agency outlined its vision for the CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation initiative, or COMET, a sweeping […] Click here to view original …

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Report: Federal Use of GSA’s IT Schedule 70 Vehicle to Rise in Fiscal 2019

Report: Federal Use of GSA’s IT Schedule 70 Vehicle to Rise in Fiscal 2019

The federal government’s use of the General Services Administration’s Information Technology Schedule 70 to buy IT platforms and services is expected to increase in fiscal 2019 as agencies intend to compete their contracts through the vehicle, Bloomberg Government reported Friday . The Defense Department plans to compete its potential […] Click here to view original …

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GSA Proposes to Remake its Schedules Program

GSA Proposes to Remake its Schedules Program

Today, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it will be consolidating all of its Multiple Award Schedules (GSA Schedules) over the next couple of years. GSA Schedules, when combined, are the largest government-wide contracting vehicle utilized by the federal government with 11 million products and services available and […] Click here to view original …

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GSA Seeks Info on Email Authentication, Reporting Service Providers

GSA Seeks Info on Email Authentication, Reporting Service Providers

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Services has issued a request for information to identify potential sources of email security services. TTS is eyeing large or small companies that can support the implementation of a Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance system in government platforms, GSA said in a […] Click here to view original …

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Industry applauds acquisition consolidation, warns of work to be done

Industry applauds acquisition consolidation, warns of work to be done

Consolidating the multiple award schedules contract vehicles into one is just the beginning of making the federal contracting process more effective. (SvetaZi/Getty Images) Members of the private sector and industry-representing groups applauded the General Services Administration’s decision to consolidate the 24 multiple award schedules into a single acquisition vehicle […] Click here to view original …

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