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New defense cloud contract will be multiple-award and shorter-term, says former General Services Administration head

The Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract is dead. The Defense Department will try again to build an enterprise cloud capability with a different model this time. Emily Murphy, former administrator of the General Services Administration, said it is clear the department will choose a multiple-award path this time, which will reduce risk and […]


New General Services Administration contract puts focus on emerging technology

426 companies will compete for up to $50 billion on the new STARS III contract from the General Services Administration. The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, Sonny Hashmi, says the agency will roll out the new contract in cohorts. Alan Thomas, former commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA and now chief operating […]


Agencies should not wait to reduce office space, advises former Public Buildings Service commissioner

The Biden administration says federal agencies can lift limits on the number of employees agencies allow in the workplace. Agencies have to turn in their return-to-office plans by July 19. Those plans could affect federal property strategy. Daniel Mathews, former commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) at the General Services Administration, said the federal […]


Former General Services Administration leader “thrilled” with federal employee survey results

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey says employees are more engaged and like their bosses more than before the pandemic. Federal leaders are using those numbers to strategize what comes next. Emily Murphy, former Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), said she is “thrilled” with the survey results and that the key at her agency […]


Internal Revenue Service took outcome-focused approach to develop new IT contract

The Internal Revenue Service has a new solicitation on the street for the Enterprise Development Operations Services contract, which could be worth up to $2.5 billion. NextGov reports this IT services contract could touch every tax system the government uses. Shanna Webbers, Chief Procurement Officer at the Internal Revenue Service, said her team created the […]


Former OPM Acting Director Michael Rigas agrees with many of NAPA’s recommendations

A review of the Office of Personnel Management and its potential merger into the General Services Administration is complete. The National Academy of Public Administration says transferring some OPM duties to the Office of Management and Budget and merging others into GSA would not have fixed problems at the agency. Former OPM Acting Director Michael […]


Chief Human Capital Officers Council should be revitalized, says former OPM director

Merging the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration would not fix problems at the agency, according to a panel Congress commissioned. The NAPA report lists 23 new recommendations for OPM. Linda Springer, Former Director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the NAPA report made an important contribution by shifting the focus […]

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