The Government Accountability Office recently denied bid protests for the Office Supplies 3 strategic sourcing contract, but that doesn't mean its clearing sailing for the General Services Administration.
After two years of planning, agencies are now required to use the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for cloud services designated as low or moderate security risk under the Federal Information Security Management Act, or FISMA.
The General Services Administration plans to use industry-created, open source technology to save energy and reduce costs governmentwide. In the private sector, Green Button allows commercial and residential users to download their energy usage and offers tools for saving money on electricity costs. It serves nearly 100 million people.
The premier federal hiring programs endorsed by the Office of Personnel Management are not as beneficial to agencies as they could be, said panelists speaking at a June 3 event in Washington, D.C.
Network Services 2020, the General Services Administration's mega telecommunications contract that will replace Networx, will span everything from advisory services, to satellite, with enough flexibility for eventually include emerging technology like mobile-to-mobile solutions, say GSA officials.
The fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Department appropriations bill advanced May 28 as the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security approved it by a voice vote.
For the team redesigning the USA.gov homepage for mobile devices, creating a prototype using pieces of paper and manila folders wasn't just a cheap way to test out the changes.
The General Services Administration handed out long awaited awards to 74 companies under its One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contracting vehicle. OASIS functions as professional services sister vehicle to Alliant, which handles IT solutions in a similar way. The contract vehicle offers agencies a governmentwide contract that streamlines the acquisition of complex professional services, GSA said in a May 19 statement.
The Labor Department is interested in a dashboard that could provide access to regular acquisition news updates, and access to Government Accountability Office and other legal decisions, it writes in a May 12 request for information posted to Federal Business Opportunities.
Two federal agencies are teaming up to test new safety technology on federal vehicles and incorporate what they find into the governmentwide fleet. The General Services Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are set to being evaluating safety devices on the entire federally leased fleet as well as create a pilot program to research new safety technology, a May 13 GSA statement says.