Richard Blake

  • Interagency group soliciting feedback on new cloud buying guides

    The Cloud Center of Excellence has four working documents designed to help agencies tackle funding challenges and acquire and secure cloud solutions with more confidence.

  • GSA working on changes to FAR, new legislation to help agencies buy cloud

    The General Services Administration says it’s working through a series of legislative and regulatory changes that would help agencies buy cloud computing services as a “utility.”

  • Jason Miller: What will GSA’s next big governmentwide acquisition contract look like?

    Agencies and industry have a few more days to tell the General Services Administration what they think about the next, big governmentwide acquisition contract. GSA is accepting a second round of comments on the $50 billion Alliant 2 GWAC. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller spoke with the trio of GSA executives running the contract — Casey Kelley, Richard Blake and John Cavadias on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. They discussed the program and how it’ll be different than the current Alliant GWAC. First, we hear from Cavadias, the senior contracting officer in the Enterprise Acquisition Division of the Federal Acquisition Service.

  • Alliant 2: Where has it been and where is it going?

    Casey Kelley, John Cavadias and Richard Blake, members of GSA’s Alliant 2 management team will discuss the program’s overall acquisition strategy and goals. October 27, 2015

  • All things Alliant 2

    Members of GSA’s Alliant team, Casey Kelley, Richard Blake and John Cavadias, join host Mark Amtower to discuss the upcoming Alliant 2 contract. October 26, 2015

  • All things Alliant

    Members of GSA’s Alliant team join host Mark Amtower to discuss the program, Alliant 2, GSA Schedule 70 and more. July 27, 2015