March 21, 2016

Executive Q&A with Tonya M. Saunders of Mid-Tier Advocacy

Joyce Bosc, Boscobel Marketing and Communications Mid-Tier Advocacy’s (MTA) annual briefing on Capitol Hill is just around the corner on March 23, with a focus on “Determining the Size of Business Within the FederalIndustrial Base.” Our Executive Q&A is with the founder and director of MTA, Tonya M. Saunders – a strong advocate of the middle market for more than …

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March 21, 2016

GSA Awards Billion-Dollar Contracts for Mid-Atlantic Facilities

Carten Cordell, Federal Times 4:11 p.m. EST March 10, 2016 The General Services Administration awarded 33 new Building Maintenance and Operations contracts with $15 billion ceilings Thursday. The contracts, which have a five-year base with an option for another five years, will provide various building maintenance services for facilities in the agency’s designated Zone 1 region. “From HVAC maintenance to …

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March 21, 2016

GSA Launches Contract Database for Small Businesses

Aaron Boyd, Federal Times 12:41 p.m. EDT March 18, 2016 The General Services Administration wants small businesses to get more federal contracts and just launched a new online database to help them find good opportunities. The new Forecast of Contracting Opportunities database went live on March 15, part of the Office of Small Business Utilization’s efforts to give small businesses …

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March 21, 2016

Agile Framework Speeds Up VA IT

Michael Hardy, Federal Times 2:11 p.m. EDT March 18, 2016 The Veterans Affairs Department is counting on an agile development framework to aid in needed IT improvements, according to CIO LaVerne Council. The framework is called the Veteran-focused Integration Process, or VIP, and Council cited it as one of the significant measures VA is implementing to improve its Federal IT …

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March 14, 2016

VA Awards 21 Spots on $22B IT Contract

Aaron Boyd, Federal Times 12:27 p.m. EST March 11, 2016 The Department of Veterans Affairs announced 21 awards on its massive Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract for IT infrastructure, operations and cybersecurity services. The $22.3 billion contract vehicle is mainly designed to facilitate the MyVA transformation, a set of policies and programs intended to leverage technology to …

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March 14, 2016

Bill to Streamline Federal Hiring Clears the Senate, Heads to Obama

Carten Cordell, Federal Times 8:57 p.m. EST March 9, 2016 A bill to streamline the way the federal government hires its civil servants cleared the Senate on March 8 and is headed to the president’s desk. The Competitive Service Act of 2015, which aims to make it easier for agencies to find qualified applicants, unanimously made it out of the …

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March 14, 2016

DoD Opens Door to Commercial MilCloud

Amber Corrin, Federal Times 3:30 p.m. EST February 24, 2016 The Defense Information Systems Agency’s in-house, high-security suite of cloud services known as milCloud has, since its inception, remained an internal capability. But following the lead of other government agencies and even its own components, DISA now is opening the door to commercial providers for milCloud. The next iteration of …

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