Federal Acquisition Service

  • ‘A punch to the gut’ is how some described the news of GSA’s most recent merger

    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.

  • GSA to reorg TTS into acquisition service; new FAS commissioner named

    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.

  • Bill Zielinski: Agencies now have easier time buying cyber products

    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.

  • Progress impeded, acquisition workforce anxious as bid protests continue to multiply

    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.

  • A reorg every agency should know about

    The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is transforming to serve its customers based on how it’s implementing category management.

  • OMB stays mum on IT modernization details but promises preparedness

    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.

  • Category management, OASIS, and more

    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

  • Q&A with GSA’s Mary Davie

    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

  • Mr. Sharpe: Tear down that (e-Buy) wall

    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.

  • Bill Gormley: 16 vendors grab 18F’s Agile Blanket Purchase Agreement

    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.