OFPP Administrator Anne Rung and Federal CIO Tony Scott finalized a draft policy from December with few changes that requires agencies to manage and oversee software licenses in a new way.
The General Services Administration picked 109 vendors for the $11.5 billion unrestricted and small business Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTs) contracts.
Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), chairman and ranking member of the Small Business Committee respectively, wrote a letter to GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth in early April asking for more details on how GSA is ensuring category management doesn’t impact small businesses.
A draft memo released for public comment March 29 would require GSA to run a governmentwide contract for mobile devices and services, and mandate agencies use that new vehicle by August 2018.
Anne Rung, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said at the recent Acquisition Excellence conference that she’s working with the Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council to share some best practices to improve how agencies provide debriefings to unsuccessful vendors.
Anne Rung, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, sent a memo to all CFO Act agencies detailing the requirements for the new labs as well as announcing a pilot to expand the use of digital acquisition capabilities across the government.
Officials with OPM and OMB touted the Human Capital and Training Solutions contract as the first and best of its kind under the Obama administration’s category management initiative.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy named 11 executives to manage $270 billion in spending across 10 commodity areas under the category management initiative.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy named 10 new category managers Feb. 25 to lead the commodity buying areas that represent more than $270 billion a year.
Charlie Armstrong called it a career after spending the last seven-plus years as the assistant commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology and CIO for CBP.