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This analysis was first available to Bloomberg Government subscribers. Spending on the U.S. General Services Administration's two main government-wide telecommunications contract vehicles, Networx Enterprise and Networx Universal, surged to a record $1.9 billion in fiscal 2017, according to a ...
The calendar marking Emily Murphy's time as the administrator of the General Services Administration read 120 days, and she wasted little time in putting her mark on the agency. Murphy moved around, named or made permanent 18 senior executives across the agency. Murphy was sworn in as GSA ...

That's why the General Services Administration is aiming to make the acquisition process for federal agencies more innovative. Although many of the GSA's initiatives are in their early stages, the agency is signaling that it wants to streamline acquisition and give agencies easier access to new technologies.
FORT COLLINS, CO (4/17/18) — Numerica Corporation – which develops intuitive law enforcement database software, crime analysis software, and analytics – announced today that it has been awarded an Information Technology Schedule 70 contract by the General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA is the premier ...
GSA unanimously passed a resolution to create new positions including the director of diversity, inclusion, and community engagement, which will work to better serve underrepresented graduate student groups, and director of administrative affairs, which is responsible for organizing graduate committee ...
General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy shifted one of the managers of the agency's $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contact to another position in the agency's acquisition service and appointed a top manager for its Technology Modernization Fund. In an internal memo ...

Federal leaders charged with helping agencies apply a new way to better track IT spending said the process is already paying dividends. Officials from the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration, gathered Thursday at an AFFIRM event, said though the implementation of ...
The General Services Administration began alerting vendors on March 22 after it found a third-party changed the financial information of “a limited number” of contractors registered on the governmentwide System for Award Management (SAM.gov) portal. “Entities should contact their federal agency ...
ATLANTA - The U.S. General Services Administration has named a new regional administrator for the Southeast. Brian Stern will serve as the head of the GSA's Southeast Sunbelt Region. Stern will be in charge of managing federal properties spanning approximately 44 million square feet in 1,545 ...
The General Services Administration has opened its potential 10-year, $5 billion "VETS 2" IT services contract for business and is ready to accept task orders on the vehicle, GSA has confirmed to Washington Technology. VETS 2 -- short for Veterans Technology Services 2 -- was awarded to 70 companies ...
Some of the contractors for the General Services Administration's $50 billion, 15-year next-generation Enterprise Infrastructure Services telecommunications services contract are concerned time is growing short for federal agencies to make the shift to the new contract. The three-year transition period GSA ...
A commercial real estate developer has been appointed to oversee the Southeast region for the U.S. General Services Administration. Brian Stern will oversee all of GSA's operations in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including ...
The General Services Administration's inspector general is investigating fraudulent activity on its contractor and grantee registration website after someone ... “GSA's SAM team is supporting GSA's OIG in an active investigation into alleged third-party fraudulent activity related to SAM,” the notice said.
The General Services Administration has opened its potential 10-year, $5 billion "VETS 2" IT services contract for business and is ready to accept task orders on the vehicle, GSA has confirmed to Washington Technology. VETS 2 -- short for Veterans Technology Services 2 -- was awarded to 70 companies ...
Assessing Groundstar Resources Limited's (TSXV:GSA) past track record of performance is an insightful exercise for investors. It allows us to reflect on whether or not the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a great indicator for future performance. Today I will assess GSA's recent ...
Following instructions from Congress to create a new online shopping system leveraging existing commercial practices, the General Services Administration (“GSA”), in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), has released an implementation plan (“Plan”) to begin e-commerce ...
Another important piece of the emerging Federal IT modernization ecosystem is in place now that the General Services Administration (GSA) has given four companies the greenlight to start work on the first phase of five IT Modernization Centers of Excellence (CoEs). The CoEs are an integral part of the ...

Earlier this month, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled, in a case involving an FBI lease in Cleveland, that the General Services Administration doesn't need to strictly adhere to the terms of the lease prospectuses it must submit to Congress before it can launch a search for new space or sign a ...
The General Services Administration said it complied with a Congressional mandate to map out a plan that would let agencies start to buy the products they need via commercially-run, Amazon-like web platforms. But the agency said several changes still need to be made to federal acquisition law before ...
Federal buyers will have until this fall to use the General Services Administration's predetermined pricing/supply agreements to buy their wireless services from providers. In a March 6 blog post, Kay Ely, assistant commissioner in GSA's Office of Information Technology Category, said the agency has ...
The head of the General Services Administration said Tuesday she believes the potential $310 million in total requested for Tech Modernization Fund should be enough to spark successful modernization projects across the government. The recent omnibus bill approved $100 million in appropriations for ...
General Services Administration officials Friday outlined their plan to help agencies better buy goods and services online, detailing prospective legislative changes needed to establish e-commerce portals. GSA partnered with the Office of Management and Budget to release the first of a three-phase ...
Just 30 minutes after the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology asked what is the state of federal IT during its hearing Wednesday afternoon, the General Services Administration offered a timely update. GSA said it awarded five contracts for phase one of the ...
The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget, which are charged with putting the buying scheme into practice, asked Congress for new legislation to allow the federal government more leeway as it tries to mesh consumer-focused online buying with the high-regulation ...
The General Services Administration announced March 14, 2018, that it made five awards for the first phase work in the Centers of Excellence program occurring ... to improve citizens' lives,” said Chris Liddell, assistant to the president and director of the American Technology Council, in a GSA press release on the award.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement on the General Services Administration (GSA) report to the EPW Committee on Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) consolidation.
The General Services Administration's fiscal year 2019 budget request includes $767.9 million to buy the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Capitol Riverfront. The acquisition of 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE from JBG Smith Properties Inc. (NYSE: JBGS) would save the federal government ...
The biggest surprise that came from my exclusive interview with Emily Murphy, the General Services Administration's administrator, last week wasn't her comfort talking about the Public Building Service and leases, or her recognition that 2017 was a tough year for the agency, or even the fact she said she ...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration confirmed Monday that it now prefers a plan to keep the Federal Bureau of Investigation at its current location in the District. The Washington Business Journal first reported Jan. 29 the FBI was leaning toward keeping the FBI where it's at.
GSA President Michael Skiles said he negotiated with Peter Angelis, assistant vice chancellor of UCLA Housing and Hospitality Services, to lower the average graduate ... Fung said UCLA's GSA will partner the UC Riverside GSA to advocate for more funding for international students across the UC system.
General Services Administrator Emily Murphy is considering ways to make public information about orders on multiple-award contracts, both those run by GSA and across government, Federal News Radio (WFED) reported Feb. 7. More than $110 billion was spent through 2,600 multiple-award contracts in ...
The General Services Administration is exploring how it can add more transparency to the procurement process, particularly with its $35 billion schedules program. Since its inception, GSA's schedules program has been hidden behind a wall where only vendors with a contract could see the solicitations ...
Looking back on a year of severe hurricanes and wildfires, the General Services Administration wants to know how it can best prepare its federal building portfolio against natural disaster trends. In January, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that hurricanes like Harvey, Irma and ...
In what may be the first instance of an agency employee spending per diem allowance at the controversial Trump International Hotel, a General Services Administration official was newly revealed to have stayed last year at the Washington hotel that the agency leased to the Trump family business.
The General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service had a tumultuous run over the last 20 months. Over the course of its existence, TTS is on its third commissioner, has been brought under the Federal Acquisition Service and has seen an increasing amount of personnel turnover.
The General Services Administration doesn't have enough insight into the costs and benefits of its smart buildings program, a new Government Accountability Office report found. The technologies in the program — like internet-connected utility meters and the software that analyzes the collected data ...
With new allegations of sexual misconduct by professors and students seeming to surface each week, Yale's Graduate Student Assembly is reviving efforts to create a university-wide ombuds office — a body tasked with informally addressing all kinds of misconduct across the University. Yale is now the only ...
A new plan for the FBI headquarters is emerging: The General Services Administration appears to be leaning toward keeping the agency at the site of the J. Edgar Hoover Building on ... In a statement, a GSA spokeswoman said only that the agency is still finalizing its report to the Senate committee.
Thousands of Federal contractors could find themselves scrambling to comply with stringent cybersecurity requirements after the General Services Administration (GSA) announced it is tightening the rules for protecting sensitive, non-classified data. The GSA cybersecurity requirements mandate that ...
Over the years, some have questioned whether GSA Schedule prices are fair and reasonable, and such concerns have led to the General Services Administration launching efforts, such as Transactional Data Reporting and horizontal pricing analysis, to demonstrate that it is dedicated to offering its ...
MCLEAN, Va. Booz Allen Hamilton has won a five-year, $165 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the General Services Administration (GSA)/Federal System Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) to provide plans and policy, training, and administrative and staff support ...
Accra, Jan. 19, GNA – The Ghana Standards Authority is spearheading efforts to seek effective ways the Textile industry in Ghana can improve market access under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) through adherence to standards. Since the introduction of AGOA in 2000, Ghana has been ...
Sale will report to Joanne Collins Smee, who heads the American Office of Innovation at GSA. This move as GSA looks to redirect TTS as a listening innovation support system to support Federal IT transformation and modernization. Sale brings experience from the trenches at I2A, working alongside ...
The General Services Administration (GSA)/Federal System Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) awarded Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH +0.3%) a five-year, $165M IDIQ contract to provide Plans and Policy, Training and Command Administrative and Staff support services to USCYBERCOM – a ...
A new student activity club has recently formed in the Prairie du Chien School District and is seeking to offer a sense of belonging for all interested students. The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) was approved as an official club by the board of education at its Jan. 8 meeting and is in its beginning stages, said ...
The standing-room audience of government contractors and federal employees at the General Services Administration's headquarters building on Jan. 9 were left with more questions than answers during the government's first day-long listening sessions about how to implement Section 846 of the 2018 ...
The General Services Administration plans to bolster cybersecurity protections and reporting requirements for vendors that access its unclassified systems and the sensitive data on them. In a Jan. 12 Federal Register notice, GSA announced planned updates to the General Services Administration ...
The General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service is engaging in risky business by providing $9 million in contract support services to agencies without securing interagency agreements that ultimately ensure payment. Such interagency agreements are required by the Federal Acquisition ...
Tucked inside the General Services Administration, a recently created office is using behavioral science to help federal agencies improve how they gather and use information. And there is no shortage of projects to work on. The Office of Evaluation Sciences, created out of an Obama-era initiative in 2015, ...
The General Services Administration is moving quickly to implement a provision in the 2018 defense bill that mandates government buyers be able to purchase items from commercial e-commerce portals. Applying federal acquisition rules and standards to the one-click ordering of online shopping could be ...


 

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