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Alan Thomas, who recently left after more than two years as the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, is the executive vice president of special projects at Trowbridge.
GAO and the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee released annual reports highlighting continued decreases in bid protests, by 16%, and in the number of companies suspended or debarred.
At the annual Defense Information Systems Agency’s forecast to industry, executives told more than 1,000 contractors about plans to expand the browser isolation pilot and test the use of blockchain for logistics.
Gary Barlet, the chief information officer of the Postal Service’s inspector general’s office, and Dorothy Aronson, the CIO of the National Science Foundation, say they both spent the last several years preparing their individual agencies for the move to the cloud and use of advanced analytical capabilities.
The Agriculture Department is expanding its contact center and customer experience efforts to more bureaus over the next year as part of its IT modernization initiatives.
Toni Townes-Whitley, president for U.S. Regulated Industries at Microsoft, said industry is shifting away from providing software or products to finding more relevant mission-focused technologies and services.
The Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT) blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) includes five line items such as data center, end user and network products.
Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS, said recent ransomware attacks on Baltimore, Louisiana and Texas brought to light the need for a more coordinated federal, state, local and private sector response to cyber attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security released two solicitations seeking industry help to consolidate and modernize as many as 22 legacy financial management systems for a fifth time in the last 15 years.
OFPP and ACT-IAC partnered to collect and describe acquisition innovations as a way to reduce the friction of acquisition through a new Periodic Table of Acquisition Elements.
Laura Stanton, GSA’s deputy assistant commissioner for category management in the Office of IT Category in the Federal Acquisition Service, said six-to-eight agencies will pilot this approach to small purchases over the next three years.
CISA’s Jeanette Manfra said her office has talked with 50 agencies, cloud and network vendors and others to create guidance to help agencies more easily meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.
GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said a working group is looking at the acquisition fee structure the agency charges and will develop recommendations to rationalize it across FAS.