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Month: January 2019

What's next for procurement after the shutdown?

What’s next for procurement after the shutdown?

Acquisition Federal contracting shops, including government wide acquisition vehicles and the General Services Administration, are preparing for an uptick in orders from agencies in the coming days as they get back up to speed following the shutdown. Post-shutdown agency buying is hard to pin down so soon after the […] Click here to view original …

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Acquisition constraints slow state agencies’ push to the cloud

Acquisition constraints slow state agencies’ push to the cloud

Constraints in acquiring cloud computing services remain an underlying challenge for state leaders in their efforts to modernize IT systems, according to a new survey released by StateScoop. Overall, 60 percent of state government IT executives in the survey reported their agency currently has inadequate or only average acquisition […] Click here to view original …

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GSA Eyes ‘On-Ramp’ Solicitation for OASIS Small Business IDIQ’s Six Subpools

GSA Eyes ‘On-Ramp’ Solicitation for OASIS Small Business IDIQ’s Six Subpools

The General Services Administration has announced plans to issue a solicitation as an on-ramp for the six subpools of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract vehicle. GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service said in a presolicitation notice published Friday that it expects to award 30 contracts for […] Click here to view original …

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General Business Services & Administration Market 2019 Is Expanding Worldwide by Top Vendors – StoneRiver, SMTX, Oracle, INSolve, Centric MIT, Xavoc Technocrats

General Business Services & Administration Market Report aims to define, describe, and forecast on the basis of Market size, share, types, overview, top key vendors This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire Houston, TX — ( SBWIRE ) — 01/27/2019 — The “Global General Business Services & Administration […] Click here to view original …

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How GSA uses AI to keep agencies on the right side of the law

How GSA uses AI to keep agencies on the right side of the law

Contracting officers are getting some much needed help to make sure solicitations include language to guarantee accessibility for people with disabilities. Section 508 requires agencies to buy technology products and services that are compliant with accessibility standards. Where no human could review the tens of thousands of requests for […] Click here to view original …

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DAPRA looks to procurement bots

DAPRA looks to procurement bots

The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency is looking for a few good bots to help with procurement. IT modernization isn’t only about replacing aging equipment. It’s also about implementing cutting-edge technology such as chatbots, virtual assistants and robotic process automation for better served citizens and more engaged employees. Read […] Click here to view original …

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What Impediments Remain for Federal Cloud Adoption?

What Impediments Remain for Federal Cloud Adoption?

There is little doubt that cloud adoption is increasing across the federal government. Cloud services contract obligations were expected to increase by about 32 percent in fiscal year 2018, reaching an all-time high of about $6.5 billion , according to an analysis by Bloomberg Government . Another recent bit […] Click here to view original …

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United States: Senate Bill Demonstrates Continued Interest In The Federal Acquisition Supply Chain

For years, United States security agencies have recognized a threat to government information technology systems posed by contractor supply chains. The Government has struggled, however, to balance national security assessments of a contractor’s supply chain (which may include classified or otherwise sensitive information) against policies that favor transparency and […] Click here to view original …

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Shutdown FAQs: Pay, benefits and retirement questions answered

Shutdown FAQs: Pay, benefits and retirement questions answered

As the partial government shutdown drags on and surpasses the longest lapse in history, agencies and their employees face a revolving door of new questions about the impact on their pay, benefits, taxes, retirement and leave banks. The timing and length of this particular government shutdown has pushed agencies […] Click here to view original …

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Small businesses feel pain of prolonged partial government shutdown

Small businesses feel pain of prolonged partial government shutdown

Maryland senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Delali Dzirasa, founder and president of Baltimore technology firm Fearless, took part in a discussion Thursday with area business owners about difficulties they’re facing during the partial federal government shutdown. (Lorraine Mirabella/The Baltimore Sun) Local small-business owners are feeling the […] Click here to view original …

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