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  1. GSA awards contract for new DHS HQ

    Two construction firms will renovate building at the former St. Elizabeth's Hospital campus.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  2. The VA's Inspector General has accused a senior procurement official of numerous ethical breaches. VA

    IG: VA official gamed system to benefit FedBid

    Report alleges deputy chief procurement officer Susan Taylor committed ethical violations including retaliation against another official who froze reverse auctions.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  3. The IG recommends improvements to GSA's purchase card management. File

    IG: GSA must strengthen purchase card controls

    The agency could create a process to cancel cards more quickly when needed.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  4. Jeff Neely, former regional commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service Pacific Rim Region, has been indicted on charges of making fraudulent reimbursement claims. Neely is one of several former GSA officials involved in planning a 2010 conference that caused a scandal at the agency when its lavish setting and excessive costs were revealed. Gannett Government Media Corp

    Former GSA official Jeff Neely indicted for fraudulent claims

    Neely was at the center of the 2010 conference scandal that led to the resignation of former Administrator Martha Johnson.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  5. Victor Gavin: Use contracts intelligently, choosing the best tool for the job. Rob Curtis/Staff

    JELA, LPTA are but tools in a toolbox

    Navy PEO-EIS warns against injudicious use.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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

    Greenhouse gas emissions from federal buildings and vehicles are among the targets for reduction.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Administration, GSA welcome newest innovation fellows

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

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Government's landlord finds procurement aid

    New app helps to process requests.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
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