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 GSA

  1. NASA delays award of multibillion dollar SEWP V contract

    Too many proposals have come in for an August award.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  2. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe prepares to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Air Force. The agreement establishes a working group that will identify cost-effective enterprise-wide solutions. GSA

    GSA, Air Force team up to identify cost-effective contracts

    The Air Force is interested in OASIS and GSA's strategic sourcing initiatives.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  3. Amanda R. Simpson, executive director of the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, expects to have 25 projects underway within the next year. Thirteen already are. Alan Lessig/Staff

    Army ramping up renewable energy program

    The Army's Office of Energy Initiatives, launching Oct. 1, is an evolution and enhancement of the current Energy Initiatives Task Force.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  4. The Smithsonian Institution is seeking volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents. KAREN BLEIER / AFP

    Smithsonian crowd-sources transcription services

    Volunteers can help turn thousands of handwritten documents into searchable records.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  5. The Federal Helium Program, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, is responsible for the conservation and sale of federally-owned helium. Bureau of Land Management

    NASA looking for helium supplier

    The Federal Helium Program winds down in 2021, but its prices are already rising.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  6. The SBIRS GEO-1 satellite. Lockheed Martin

    DoD satellite procurement critiqued

    Non-recurring engineering costs billions that could be saved, general says.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  7. GSA awards third-gen office supply contract

    21 small businesses get a place.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  8. Agencies will receive airfare at 23 percent below average corporate rates under GSA's City Pair program. Getty Images

    GSA: New airfares will save agencies billions

    Agencies should save $2.3 billion in 2015 as part of the General Services Administration's airfare program, according to an Aug. 7 announcement.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  9. A multiagency team is working to determine how many DHS employees may have been affected by the cyber attack. JIM WATSON/AFP

    DHS, OPM suspend contracts with USIS after major cyber attack

    Successful hack potentially exposes personal information of DHS employees.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  10. Agencies must take an labor law violations into account when selecting federal contractors according to a new executive order. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    Lawmakers, contractors divided over executive orders

    President Obama's executive order cracking down on federal contractors who have violated labor laws have divided lawmakers, federal employee groups and contractors over how effective it will be in deterring abuses.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  11. GSA's Sonny Hashmi: GSA will give open-source software priority as it designs new software services GSA

    GSA pushes open source, cloud for all new IT projects

    Other requirements include integrated security, sharing project data.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  12. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testify before the House Armed Services Committee in March. A new strategy document emphasizes better relations with Congress. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Industry, Congress loom large in Air Force plan

    New strategic plan also calls for increased flexibility in acquisitions.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  13. Marillyn Hewson is chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin. Defense News files

    How Lockheed Martin plans to compete against Google and Amazon

    CEO Marillyn Hewson describes her priorities.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  14. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced the meeting of the small-business contracting goal on Aug. 1. T.J. Kirkpatrick / Getty Images

    Streak broken: Government finally meets small-business goal

    While totals met the overall target for the first time since 2005, agencies still fell short on contracting with businesses in some categories.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  15. President Obama signed an executive order restricting contracts for contractors that break labor laws. Getty Images

    Obama to crack down on contractor labor law violations

    Executive order goes into effect in two years, seeks to bring more transparency to contracting.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  16. GSA's 18F is making a new collaboration platform available as a service. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    GSA's 18F offers a Midas touch

    The new Midas collaboration platform is available to agencies as a service from GSA.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  17. The NETCENTS logo Air Force

    Air Force selects 10 for NETCENTS-2

    Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and IBM are among the IDIQ winners.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  18. The Old Post Office in Washington D.C. is being redeveloped by the Trump Organization. Wyn Van Devanter/Wikipedia

    GSA's Old Post Office soon to become a luxury hotel

    Groundbreaking ceremony begins the building's transformation.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  19. An Air National Guardsman, uses a handheld portable transceiver device to view targeting data during a training exercise. SSgt Jorge Intriago / U.S. Army

    NGA's online exchange facilitates fast acquisition

    GSM seeks to shortcut conventional procurement.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  20. Strategic sourcing contract for janitorial and sanitation services will cut costs and support small business, according to Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. Mike Morones/Staff

    GSA awards newest strategic sourcing program

    JanSan will provide janitorial and sanitation services.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  21. President Obama has issued an executive order forbidding discrimination against GLBT contractor employees. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Obama signs order banning discrimination of LGBT contractors

    The executive action came after a bill that had a similar goal stalled in the House.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  22. GSA's maintenance and operations solution prepares to open

    A notice to proceed started the clock on a 30-day window for vendors to provide pricing.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
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