In today’s Federal Newscast, the Bureau of Land Management said it will offer both early-outs and buyouts to parts of its workforce.
In much welcomed news, the General Services Administration is taking on the long overdue update of FBO.gov.
Potential contractors and grantees are waiting longer to get a CAGE Code from the Defense Logistics Agency, which is needed to do business with the government.
After more than a year as acting chief information officer, Christina Calvosa was named the permanent IT executive at the Federal Communications Commission.
GSA is reducing the three-month old requirement for vendors to send by mail notarized letters to update current registrations or apply for a new one.
The General Services Administration’s System for Award Management still is recovering from a second fraud incident in the last three years.
GSA began alerting vendors on March 22 after it found a third-party changed the financial information of “a limited number” of contractors registered on the SAM.gov portal.
The General Services Administration has been working to combine eight contractor databases into a single system. Officials now say it will take at least another two years to complete. But, GSA has already been working on the System for Award Management since 2010. Not surprisingly, that timetable is leaving some on Capitol Hill frustrated. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on SAM and how the slow-moving program could impact Denise Turner Roth’s promotion to agency administrator.
The Missouri Democrat is frustrated over the lack of answers from GSA about the program to consolidate eight disparate databases holding vendor information. McCaskill said the System for Award Management is taking too long and is costing too much.
GSA awarded Booz Allen a $64.5 million contract over the next five years to develop a cloud service broker model using open source and cloud technologies to modernize the 10 databases that make up IAE.