Jim Williams received many awards and honors during his 30-plus year career in the federal government. But he says few have topped the one he won Sunday night at the 30th annual Management of Change conference.
Every year, one distinguished federal IT acquisition manager receives the coveted John J. Franke award for career excellence. The award last night went to Jim Williams, who recently retired from the GSA as the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.
Congressional staff members call the current MAC environment \"chaos.\" The administration will decide in a matter of weeks whether NIH should continue to run its CIO-SP3 governmentwide contract. OFPP administrator Gordon says several broad policy decisions must be made to address the challenges around multiple award contracts.
DHS, VA say they need their own multiple award contracts because they want vendors who are familiar with their processes and requirements. Others say agencies want the \"glory\" of running large procurements and are unhappy with GSA\'s fees. GSA is trying to address the perception of poor customer service as a way to bring more agencies into the fold.
Agency plans moving forward with re-compete despite GSA\'s attempt to bring Eagle under the Alliant GWAC. DHS spent almost $2 billion on IT services in 2009 and more than $8 billion overall through the vehicle.
By Jason Miller Executive Editor FederalNewsRadio The General Services Administration has a new leader, but not a permanent one. The Obama administration today named Paul Prouty as the new acting administrator. Prouty, who had been…