The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations pushed the General Services Administration for answers over how it will ensure e-commerce platform vendors will meet federal acquisition regulations and laws.
In today’s Federal Newscast, in an open letter to the Democratic candidates for president, Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) asked them how they plan to rebuild the federal workforce.
At its core, a Jan. 31 executive order seeks to fundamentally address the integrity of the supply chain and e-commerce. Among the potential measures to be employed against entities that facilitate counterfeit trafficking is suspension and debarment from federal procurement.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 31 outlining the actions the government will take to crack down on counterfeit products coming into the American supply chain.
As cyber and supply chain issues continue to evolve, the success of the federal procurement system is contingent upon the government’s ability to secure and defend the nation’s digital information infrastructure.
At least in the beginning, GSA will limit commercial marketplaces to the micropurchase threshold. But officials said industry input shaped their thinking up to this point, and encouraged more.
Robert Burton, a former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now a partner with Crowell & Moring, makes the case for using commercial practices for government online marketplace purchases.
The 2019 Defense Authorization bill includes a host of acquisition changes that impact both DoD and the government more broadly.
Anne Rung, the former administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now is director of Amazon business government, said the government can move to an existing e-commerce portal with little or no cost.
Industry associations’ concerns grow about e-commerce portal with language in the 2019 Defense Authorization bill.