Improvements focused internally, externally
Members of the House of Representatives that are interested in contracting issues join the Smart Contracting Caucus. The group is starting a series of discussions about issues that are creating some challenges for acquisition managers.…
GSA signs agreement with the Federal Acquisition Institute and the Defense Acquisition University to improve and standardize training for contracting officers and contracting specialists. The agency also signs an agreement to improve small business access to the schedules.
The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service wants to take his organization to new heights in how it serves its agency and vendor customers. FAS saw its revenue grow to $52 billion in 2010, but Kempf wants to offer more services and meet its customers’ needs better to increase its revenue. FAS will require all new schedule contract offers and modifications to be done electronically by the end of 2011.
Host Roger Waldron is joined by Ed O’Hare, senior vice president, Technology Business Sector, at Koniag Development Corporation. October 11, 2011
The General Services Administration has awarded Concur Technologies a contract to launch the next phase of the agency’s cloud-based travel-management service. Version 2 of the program will provide travel planning, authorizations, reservations, ticketing, and reimbursements and reporting through a streamlined interface
Steve Kempf told staff he will take 60 days off for medical reasons starting July 30. Mary Davie will become acting FAS commissioner while Kempf is out.
David Shea, director of GSA’s Office of Charge Card Management, gives us an update on the agency’s SmartPay program. June 3, 2013
Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron. June 11, 2013
Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron. June 25, 2013