Anne Rung, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator and U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer, will be moving to Seattle to work as the head of Amazon Business where she will run its strategic supplier program focusing on the government.
The General Services Administration held a reverse auction to set up contracts for five agencies to buy more than 45,000 laptops, desktops as part of a centralized procurement.
The Office of Management and Budget issued a final memo banning most new contracts for mobile devices and services.
Federal contracting and business experts say more communication as well as a retrained and rebuilt acquisition workforce is needed to ensure government is getting the best deal on purchases.
Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent a letter to OMB Director Shaun Donovan asking for information on how the agency is going to adjust its pilot program so it meets DATA Act requirements ahead of the May 2017 implementation.
Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), chairman and ranking member of the Small Business Committee respectively, wrote a letter to GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth in early April asking for more details on how GSA is ensuring category management doesn’t impact small businesses.
Anne Rung, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, sent a memo to all CFO Act agencies detailing the requirements for the new labs as well as announcing a pilot to expand the use of digital acquisition capabilities across the government.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy named 10 people to manage categories that represent some $270 billion in procurement. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin that contractors better start paying attention.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy named 10 new category managers Feb. 25 to lead the commodity buying areas that represent more than $270 billion a year.
Charlie Armstrong called it a career after spending the last seven-plus years as the assistant commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology and CIO for CBP.
OFPP Administrator Anne Rung plans to update a 2011 guidance requiring agencies to submit business cases before moving forward with a multiple award contract.
A draft policy under development by OMB would require agencies to create an inventory of, and buy mobile devices and services only from, GSA's governmentwide contract in order to get better control over $1.2 billion in annual spend.
OFPP Administrator Anne Rung and federal CIO Tony Scott issue a draft policy for public comment on making enterperisewide software licenses mandatory across the government.
A year after the Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a major policy strategy, industry experts say communication between contracting officers and vendors remains the biggest obstacle to success.