Category management

  • Rung to leave OFPP for Amazon

    Anne Rung, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator and U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer, will be moving to Seattle to work as the head of Amazon Business where she will run its strategic supplier program focusing on the government.

  • New strategy aims to tame $63B in spending on professional services

    The Professional Services Category Management team released for industry comment a new strategic plan to improve how agencies buy and manage everything from management to legal to financial services.

  • What’s the latest in federal procurement?

    SAP Senior Director & Chief Legislative Counsel Tom Sisti joins host Roger Waldron to discuss category management, transactional data reporting and the current state of commerical item contracting. August 23, 2016

  • GSA’s 4th quarter buying event turns category management talk into action

    The General Services Administration held a reverse auction to set up contracts for five agencies to buy more than 45,000 laptops, desktops as part of a centralized procurement.

  • HHS IT executives finding new homes

    Dave Nelson is leaving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to be the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s CIO while Karen DeSalvo left her role as coordinator for health IT to focus full time on being acting assistant secretary for health.

  • Software, shared services spice up summer

    President Barack Obama signed the MEGABYTE Act into law, and GSA released two new shared services offerings to keep the “slow” summer months hopping.

  • Mobile device memo builds on category management foundation

    The Office of Management and Budget issued a final memo banning most new contracts for mobile devices and services.

  • DoD’s stress reliever: A new forecasting tool to ease fourth quarter buying spree

    The Pentagon will help contracting officers and vendors understand what it’s buying and who is doing the buying through a new acquisition portal.

  • Collaboration, cloud leading to consolidation of 17 USDA networks

    Jonathan Alboum, USDA’s chief information officer, said he is working through the agency’s CIO Council to develop a concept of operations to modernize the agency’s networks and move to the cloud.

  • What will make category management trickle down?

    A new Office of Federal Procurement Policy memo and proposed rule by the FAR Council are part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to change the way agencies buy products and services.