Reid Jackson

  • GSA to close down reverse auction platform after 5 years

    After five years, experts say General Services Administration’s tool never did enough to meet customer’s specific acquisition needs.

  • Financial management providers ill-equipped to take on large customers

    In our special report, Shared Services Revisited, OMB still must solve long-standing challenges to ensure federal providers are capable of bringing on large, cabinet level agencies. The role of the private sector is leaving some vendors unhappy, but officials say history shows their success rate with financial management system implementation to be poor.

  • Familiar questions, few answers so far for OMB’s latest financial systems effort

    In part 1 of Federal News Radio’s special report, this second attempt by OMB to move agencies to financial management shared services is fraught with the same obstacles of a decade ago. But OMB believes this attempt at shared services is different. The administration says budget concerns and technology advancements will help overcome these long-standing barriers.

  • HUD to consolidate acquisition systems

    HUD hired Compusearch under a $4 million deal to improve the procurement business processes and integrate data with other HUD systems.