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Your Taxpayer Dollars, Fully Transparent

The leaders behind the launch of a federal spending information site on May 9 credit the success to a fully transparent process, collaboration across the federal government and with contractors, and an agile approach. Treasury released a publicly available website ( that provides detailed federal spending information so that …… » Read more


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Did You Know George Washington is Working for NASA?

George Washington is performing rote tasks for the human resources and finance teams at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Shared Services Center (NSSC) at the Stennis Space Center, FedScoop reports. Could it really be our Founding Father? George Washington is actually a bot, working for …… » Read more

New Email Domain & IP Address

Please add to your "safe sender" list and ensure that IP Address is whitelisted at your agency by providing it to your IT Department.

OMB and OSTP Provide FY2019 R&D Priority Areas and Practices

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) put out an August 17 memorandum providing fiscal year (FY) 2019 research and development (R&D) priority areas, priority practices, and workforce and infrastructure guidance for both defense and civilian agencies. R&D priority areas …… » Read more

Check-out the new Gaming Center!  It's a fun way to help you test and improve your core acquisition knowledge and base of understanding.

Is IT Change Possible with No Money and Cultural Resistance?

Guy Cavallo arrived as Small Business Administration (SBA) deputy chief information officer (CIO) in January with the challenges of leading a cloud migration without a budget for it and overcoming cultural resistance to technological change, FedScoop reports. To save money, Cavallo did not create a new organization and instead relied on …… » Read more

ASI Templates current through FAC 2005-95

Support for your file documentation needs! ASI templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-95, effective 1/13/2017.

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