April 12, 2016

Hoyer to Propose Information Technology Modernization Fund

Michael Hardy, Federal Times 4:55 p.m. EDT April 8, 2016 Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., will propose the creation of a White House Information Technology Modernization Fund when Congress returns to session. Hoyer described the fund as a means to modernize federal IT and strengthen cybersecurity. “The legislation I will be introducing when the House returns to session next week is …

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April 12, 2016

Bloomberg Host Webinar with Administrator Anne Rung, OFPP

Bloomberg Just Host Webinar with Administrator Anne Rung, OFPP Bloomberg Government April 7 2016 CLICK HERE TO VIEW RECORDED WEBINAR Administrator Anne Rung wants to change how you do federal purchasing. Today, Office of Federal Procurement Policy purchases and pricing are managed individually across thousands of procurement units. Rung’s vision? Manage entire categories of purchases collaboratively, cohesively and in sync …

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April 7, 2016

Energy Department Announces Funding to Train Engineers, Provide Energy Assessments for Small- and Medium-sized Manufacturers

Department of Energy April 6, 2016 – 3:34pm The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced approximately $35 million in funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to assist small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers with increasing their energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness and to help address the shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy-related skills. The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) program …

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April 7, 2016

The Electronic Payment System: An Assessment of Benefits for the US and State Economies

By The Perryman Group An easy to use, efficient method of purchasing goods and services is essential to a well- functioning economy. Payment methods have evolved throughout human history, from barter to primitive forms of money, to full-bodied coins and precious metals, to bank notes, to national fiat currency and checks. Each advance has brought with it more economic efficiency, …

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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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