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Why Defense Can’t Buy Cyber Stuff Fast Enough – Promising Practices – Management – GovExec.com

Cyber warfare has arrived: the Defense Department is under attack, and national security is at stake. Yet in a field defined by rapid growth, DOD arms itself at the same pace with which it buys major weapons, an acquisition cycle of seven to 10 years. via Why Defense Can’t Buy Cyber Stuff Fast Enough – … Continue reading

Pentagon goes its own way on GSA schedules – FederalNewsRadio.com

“GSA’s determination does not relieve the ordering activity contracting officer from the responsibility of making a determination of fair and reasonable pricing for individual orders, (blanket purchase agreements) and orders under BPAs,” the deviation reads in part. via Inside the DoD Reporter’s Notebook: Pentagon goes its own way on GSA schedules; VA still thinks its … Continue reading

Comment: Better contracting through multisourcing — FCW

The ongoing battles over federal government spending highlight the challenges faced by many federal workers, including those responsible for the acquisition of IT goods and services. via Comment: Better contracting through multisourcing — FCW.

Position To Win™ – OASIS Protests;Small Biz Awards;VA vs SBA 08/12 by GovConChannel | Business Podcasts

Position To Win™ – OASIS Protests;Small Biz Awards;VA vs SBA It’s about the status quo and constant change specific to Federal Contracting, and their impact on small federal contractors. via Position To Win™ – OASIS Protests;Small Biz Awards;VA vs SBA 08/12 by Position To Win by GovConChannel | Business Podcasts. Related articles Introducing Position To … Continue reading

Bill to give SBA complete oversight of veteran small business program – FederalNewsRadio.com

House lawmakers want to give the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to verify service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses to the Small Business Administration. via Bill to give SBA complete oversight of veteran small business program – FederalNewsRadio.com.

Bill would strip VA of vet-owned business verification | Federal Times | federaltimes.com

A new bill unveiled in Congress would strip the Veterans Affairs Department of responsibility for verifying veteran-owned small businesses, a change in federal contracting procedures aimed at simplifying the process and saving money, according to the bill’s chief sponsor. via Bill would strip VA of vet-owned business verification | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.

GSA ponders adding IT to office supply initiative — FCW

The General Services Administration is considering adding IT equipment to the upcoming set of new rules under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies. via GSA ponders adding IT to office supply initiative — FCW.

CBP debuts the latest result of agile development program — FCW

Customs and Border Protection has rolled out a pilot program to test streamlined document imaging capabilities for federal agencies’ inspection paperwork for its automated cargo processing system. The program is a result of CBP’s efforts to use faster, more agile development of the system’s capabilities. via CBP debuts the latest result of agile development program … Continue reading

GSA closes in on market-share goal — FCW

The General Services Administration is closing in on Administrator Dan Tangherlini’s goal of getting 17 percent of federal procurement spending by the end of the year. via GSA closes in on market-share goal — FCW.

GSA consolidates customer service contact points — FCW

In yet another move aimed at streamlining its capabilities for federal agency customers and vendors, the General Services Administration is about to roll out optimized telephone and email contacts for those looking for acquisition help. via GSA consolidates customer service contact points — FCW.