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  1. The IRS Financial Service Center in New Carrrollton, Maryland, will be one GSA's green buildings after an upgrade is completed. Library of Congress

    GSA asks industry for green building technology

    Green Proving Ground Program seeks its next round of innovation.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  2. The Defense Department's new Better Buying Power 3.0 strategy is based on the 'growing concern that the United States' technological superiority over potential adversaries is being threatened today in a way that we have not seen for decades,' acquisition chief Frank Kendall said. (File photo) Tom Brown/Defense News

    Pentagon unveils draft of new R&D strategy

    DoD awaits opinions from industry and Congress on a call for renewed focus on innovation.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  3. Federal Acquisition Service Deputy Commissioner Bill Sisk wrote in a blog post that the General Services Administration continues to work with AbilityOne vendors as it modernizes its programs. Staff

    Reps ask GSA to affirm commitment to AbilityOne

    Letter asks purchasing agency to ensure contracts are going to vendors employing blind and disabled persons.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  4. Senate bans background check contractors from reviewing their own work

    Federal background investigation contractors would no longer be able to perform a final review of their own work, under legislation passed by the Senate Sept. 18.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  5. Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan (left) speaks about the importance of climate change at the Center for American Progress Sept. 19.

    OMB chief vows continued action on climate change

    The federal government can and will continue to do more to help mitigate the damaging effects of climate change, a top administration official said.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  6. A two-megawatt solar panel array at Fort Carson, Colo., produces enough power for 540 homes, and is one example of the kinds of tools installations can use to achieve Net Zero energy usage. Army

    Army going green with help from GSA

    The Army is pursuing a path to being more environmentally friendly, starting with its base at Fort Carson, Colorado, where the General Services Administration is lending a hand in the effort.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  7. 21 win $7.2 billion INSCOM contract for intel

    Ten small businesses and 11 larger firms will compete for intelligence-related task orders.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  8. Artist concept of Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft approaching the International Space Station. Boeing

    NASA turns to private sector for launches

    Boeing and SpaceX will take over transportation to the ISS by 2017.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  9. Proposed rule forbids contractors from banning salary talk

    Federal contractors would not be able to prevent employees from discussing salaries with each other, under a proposed rule published Sept. 17 in the Federal Register.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  10. Administration, GSA welcome newest innovation fellows

    VA's digital landscape comprises a prominent part of this year's agenda.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  11. A Customs and Border Protection officer checks the identification of a person crossing from Mexico into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 14, 2013 in San Diego. CBP wasted millions on an employee housing project. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore / Getty Images

    Report: CBP wasted millions on employee housing project

    Customs and Border Protection wasted millions of dollars on employee housing in the American southwest, according to an inspector general report released Sept. 3.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  12. 15 agencies so far have expressed interest in using the Interior Department's cloud GWAC, according to CIO Sylvia Burns. Lars Schwetje/Staff

    Agencies show high interest in Interior's $10B cloud contract

    The cloud hosting contract features 10 vendors, is available across the government.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  13. 64 small businesses are on DHS' EAGLE II contract. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Small firms eager for EAGLE II opportunities

    64 small businesses are on the DHS contract.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  14. Roger Waldron, of the Coalition for Government Procurement, questions whether EAGLE II is needed. File

    EAGLE II protest odyssey nears an end

    Contract's largest track still held up.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  15. GSA will meet with a number of agencies and stakeholders outside government to develop open-source, mobile-friendly software that improves the Freedom of Information Act request process. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    GSA pushes for FOIA redesign

    Growing demand for information calls for new and improved processes

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  16. A police officer stands guard at the front gate of the Washington Naval Yard on September 17, 2013, one day after Aaron Alexis killed 13 people during a shooting rampage. USIS came under scrutiny after the incident because it had vetted Alexis for his security clearance. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    OPM cancels contract with USIS

    The Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, the Associated Press is reporting today.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  17. Government's landlord finds procurement aid

    New app helps to process requests.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  18. GSA officials said transferring and selling properties, such as the Old Post Office Pavilion, has brought in $139 million since fiscal 2012. Wikipedia

    GSA ramps up excess property disposals

    The agency has been seliing or leasing buildings, lighthouses and land parcels at a rapid rate.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  19. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall provided some insight into the forthcoming Better Buying Power 3.0. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Kendall: 'Change in direction' for Better Buying Power 3.0

    The initiative's third version, expected soon, will focus on products, innovation and engineering.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  20. EAGLE II, the next major DHS IT contract, is nearly in full operation. Win McNamee/Getty Images

    EAGLE II gathers momentum

    Two years after the first contracts were awarded, DHS's multiple-award technology program is nearly in full force.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  21. DHS is preparing to bring EAGLE II IT contract program into full flight AFP

    Agencies and industry prepare for new contract

    As the final steps proceed, preparations are underway.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  22. EAGLE II provides several features that will make it even more useful, according to DHS. JIM WATSON / AFP

    EAGLE II offers new features and flexibilities

    The new contracting platform consolidates functional areas, allows post-award teaming.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  23. The General Services Administration has two new IT tools for agency acquisition officials. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    GSA streamlines contract management with new IT

    EASi and ASSIST provide tools for agency contracting officers to ease the acquisition burden.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  24. OASIS will give agencies flexibility and lower costs, according to Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. Mike Morones/Staff

    GSA greenlights spending on OASIS contract

    The official notice to proceed makes the program open for business.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  25. Leidos will provide mapping services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Leidos

    NGA picks Leidos for mapping production

    Company wins $20 million prime contract.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  26. The Defense Department is competing a contract to modernize its health records system. Ken Moore/Air Force

    DoD kicks off $11B health IT competition

    The single-award contract is expected in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  27. After failed attempts at joint electronic health records, DoD and VA officials have opted to make their agencies' records interoperable. Scott Olson/Getty Images

    DoD readies health records RFP

    Price tag for the records modernization program could hit $11 billion.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  28. CANES allows the Navy to address some unsustainable operating systems on legacy networks, said RDML Christian Becker. Rick Naystatt

    CANES contract opens new phase for the program

    The next-generation network gathers steam toward full operation.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  29. Exelis gets Corps of Engineers IT contract

    Company will provide IT support in Mississippi, Oregon and D.C.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  30. DoD is not a 'niche market of contracts,' says David Bennett. DISA CIO. DISA

    DISA weighs contract consolidation as sequester solution

    The forced budget cuts could return in fiscal 2016, but DoD's mission has not gotten any smaller.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  31. U.S. Army Spc. Cyrus Haines types air traffic notes onto a laptop at Camp Taji, Iraq. Staff Sgt Quinton Russ

    Microsoft licensing agreement pioneers new concept

    Only two such JELAs are in place, but the strategy shows early success.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  32. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe prepares to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Air Force, which establishes a working group that will identify cost-effective enterprisewide 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
  33. NASA delays award of multibillion dollar SEWP V contract

    Too many proposals have come in for an August award.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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