Tom Sharpe, the FAS Commissioner, and Kevin Youel Page, the deputy FAS Commissioner, have told staff they are leaving.
Industry experts reacted with optimism and surprise to the decision by the General Services Administration to merge the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service.
An internal email obtained by Federal News Radio details the General Services Administration’s plan to move the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service to gain better efficiencies.
To make it easier to buy cybersecurity products, the General Services Administration has been making adjustments to contracts on its Multiple Awards Schedule 70. Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, provides Federal Drive with Tom Temin with all the details.
The number of protests have all but doubled over the past decade, and acquisition personnel frequently have to be reassured that that number is not a reflection on the quality of their work.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is transforming to serve its customers based on how it’s implementing category management.
Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott shared a few more clues about the guidance and metrics of the administration's plan to modernize the government's aging IT infrastructure.
Tiffany Hixson, assistant commissioner of GSA's Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the Professional Services Category Strategic plan. August 9, 2016
Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the Integrated Technology Service, Federal Acquisition Service, joins host Roger Waldron on In Depth to discuss ITS's government wide contract vehicles. March 8, 2016
Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, said over the summer the General Services Administration would make access to the e-Buy tool available to the public. Two weeks before the end of the year, the transparency effort continues to hit roadblocks.
Sixteen vendors are winners in 18F's Agile Blanket Purchase Agreement from the General Services Administration. It requires vendors to submit a working prototype based on a public dataset and then use a git repository to show their work. 18F worked closely with the Federal Acquisition Service to make the awards to large and small businesses. Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, spoke to In Depth on Francis Rose about the award.
GSA officials want feedback on new digital tools designed to help acquisition workers cut back on cost and time when choosing contracts.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has a new vision. It’s to be the place where contracting officers and other acquisition workers can go for unbiased advice and find the best value to get their mission done. FAS’s updated goal coincides with the launch of the Obama administration’s category management initiative. Tom Sharpe is the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA. In part 1 of their interview, he tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how FAS is helping to bring better insight into the 10 biggest areas of spending across the government.
Although many have retired, the later wave of Vietnam veterans are still active in the federal workforce, including John Grant, the Region Eight customer accounts and research director in the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration. At one time in special forces, Grant worked in the technology industry before joining the federal government. He's also active in the ACT-IAC group. Grant spoke with Tom Temin at the recent ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg.