Procurement

GSA considers change to EIS program’s 2020 deadline

GSA considers change to EIS program’s 2020 deadline

Jim Williams, former acting administrator at the General Services Administration and partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, discusses shared services,...
Potential of blockchain in government acquisition

Potential of blockchain in government acquisition

Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses how blockchain can...
GSA & OMB finalize implementation plan for e-Commerce portal

GSA & OMB finalize implementation plan for e-Commerce portal

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner at the GSA Office of Strategy Management and Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive at the GSA...
Army priorities in capability and modernization

Army priorities in capability and modernization

Daniel Goure, senior vice president at the Lexington Institute, discusses the Army’s latest acquisition initiative, and how they could best...
DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

On March 7, the Department of Defense aimed to clear up confusion during an industry day for the Joint Enterprise...
Innovation & acquisition at the Defense Department

Innovation & acquisition at the Defense Department

As the Other Transaction Authority grows in popularity at the Department of Defense, it is quickly becoming a new standard...
Agencies face time crunch for appropriations spending

Agencies face time crunch for appropriations spending

An unintended side effect of the short-term budget bill passed in early February is that government agencies have a shorter...
Navigating the transition from Networx to EIS

Navigating the transition from Networx to EIS

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, offers his perspective on the transition from Networx...
CSIS: As many as 17K companies have left the defense business

CSIS: As many as 17K companies have left the defense business

Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, discusses the health of the defense industrial base and the role acquisition...
IT Modernization Report emphasizes shared services

IT Modernization Report emphasizes shared services

Angela Styles, a partner at Bracewell LLP, discusses the White House’s new IT modernization plan and how it could impact...
GSA prepares for two major contract vehicle transitions

GSA prepares for two major contract vehicle transitions

Gary Wall, founder and CEO of Coastal Communications Consulting Group and former Networx program manager at the Department of Health...
GSA announces Alliant 2 awards

GSA announces Alliant 2 awards

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security (and president of Green Light Acquisition), discusses the...
EXCLUSIVE: Agenda & priorities for GSA FAS leadership

EXCLUSIVE: Agenda & priorities for GSA FAS leadership

In an exclusive two-part interview at this year’s ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference, Francis sat down with Alan Thomas, commissioner and...
Acquisition’s role in the Army modernization effort

Acquisition’s role in the Army modernization effort

Heidi Shyu — chairman of the board at Roboteam and former assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and...
IRS procurement shop wants industry to know long-term objectives

IRS procurement shop wants industry to know long-term objectives

Harrison Smith, deputy chief procurement officer at the IRS, discusses his agency’s new approach to industry outreach.
Eliminating of modifying reporting requirements

Eliminating of modifying reporting requirements

Chris Mihm, managing director for strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the effort to eliminate or modify reporting...
Opportunities for 8(a) set asides before September first

Opportunities for 8(a) set asides before September first

Opportunities for 8(a) set asides before September first Paul Murphy, senior data analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the coming expiration...
OMB releases DATA Act Pilot Program report

OMB releases DATA Act Pilot Program report

Dave Mader, civilian sector chief strategy officer at Deloitte and former controller at the Office of Management and Budget, discusses...
For many contractors, fourth quarter rush could be busiest ever

For many contractors, fourth quarter rush could be busiest ever

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses how government contractors can prepare for a fourth-quarter rush.
DHS leaders discuss where FLASH went wrong (and right)

DHS leaders discuss where FLASH went wrong (and right)

Soraya Correa and Chip Fulgham, the chief procurement officer and acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security,...
NASA SEWP seeks standard definition for authorized resellers

NASA SEWP seeks standard definition for authorized resellers

Joanne Woytek, program manager for NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), discusses her office’s new tool — the Established Authorized...
How the OASIS management change could impact GSA’s customers

How the OASIS management change could impact GSA’s customers

Tom Sharpe and Kevin Youel Page, former commissioner and deputy commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, discuss...
Defining what ‘Buy American, Hire American’ means for agencies

Defining what ‘Buy American, Hire American’ means for agencies

Katherine Hammack, former assistant secretary of the Army (for installations, energy, and environment), discusses the impact of ‘Buy American, Hire...
Studying the data around shared services

Studying the data around shared services

In October of 2015, the Office of Management and Budget chartered a new organization dubbed USSM — Unified Shared Services...