GSA’s Kay Ely, the assistant commissioner for the IT category, announced she will retire by Dec. 31 after taking on a 90-day detail to work on the agency’s merger with OPM.
Here are some of the top takeaways from the Executive Leadership Conference, sponsored by ACT-IAC, which had some interesting discussions and news tidbits.
Alan Thomas, the commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, promotes two executives.
Rob Cook, the commissioner of Technology Transformation Service, said most, if not all, of the six recommendations GSA’s inspector general made in the recent critical report on the digital services organization were implemented.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general released a new report highlighting a host of problems for the digital services office, including losing tens of millions of dollars a year and hiring more people than it had work for.
The General Services Administration’s 18F organization is reviewing bids of a solicitation to provide identity proofing and fraud detection for its Login.gov portal. But RFQ already is raising some concerns about the initiative.
Aaron Snow, the executive director of 18F and deputy commissioner of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, will step down on Oct. 13 and serve as an advisor to the incoming commissioner of the new service.
18F released a draft RFQ and a draft of the agency’s transparency policy it plans to include for its agile BPA. The announcement was made on the second day of Sunshine Week, which highlights the importance of open government.
Reverse auctions could do more than get the federal government the best price. It turns out they can also bring independent software developers who have never contracted with the government before.