In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration is trying to make it easier to learn and ask questions about its relatively new beta.SAM.gov contract opportunities portal.
The General Services Administration says the number of help desk calls about the beta.sam.gov website is at or below the levels that came in for the old site. Some contractors, however, say the new site continues to struggle and remains frustrating to many.
The General Services Administration replaced FedBizOpps with a system called Beta.Sam.gov but contractors are finding the new system isn’t much better.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Washington, D.C., Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is wants an update from the National Parks Service on its plan to reimburse the District of Columbia work it performed during the 35-day government shutdown of 2018-2019.
DISA, GSA and industry issues dominated the 10 most read Reporter’s Notebook stories in 2019. The common theme across many of the stories is how agencies are setting the table for bigger changes in 2020.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management wants to lift the current time limitations for seasonal appointments.
Judith Zawatsky, the assistant commissioner in the Office of Systems Management in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said she will work with GSA CIO David Shive on a post-mortem to figure out what went wrong with the FBO.gov to beta.sam.gov move.