What is a reverse auction? What authority allows its use?

 

Our latest At a Glance publication answers those and many other questions as it provides a high-level overview of the benefits realized by effectively using reverse auctions.

 

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Save Custom Tech Buys for the “Special Sauce”

The government should stop requiring custom technology and buy commercial capabilities to get more benefits, according to Amazon’s chief executive officer (CEO), FedScoop reports.  Speaking at an Air Force Association conference recently, Jeff Bezos said government should seek commercial solutions for the same reason …… » Read more

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Security Fails, Racism, and Animal Abuse Allegations Surround U.S. Contractor

The U.S. government paid a Virginia-based military contracting company over $1 billion since 2014 to provide security and other support operations at Balad Air Base in Iraq, but 17 current and former employees allege the firm failed to protect personnel and federally funded assets, the Government Accountability Project …… » Read more

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NGEN Recompete (Part 1) Seeks Hardware as a Service

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for half the Navy’s anticipated Next Generation Enterprise Network recompete (NGEN-R) contract vehicle. The RFP covers the replacement of nearly 400,000 devices under one of two NGEN-R contracts to overhaul the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). …… » Read more

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Civic Tech Is Cool with Kids

The government might be panicking over how to replace its retiring workforce, but some young tech talent is eager to work in “civic technology.” In a commentary for Federal Computer Week, Steve Kelman discusses a growing interest among students for working in public service and using technology for the greater good. And …… » Read more

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