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Mark your calendars for these upcoming VAO webinars! Attendance is complimentary for VAO subscribers and earns 1 CLP/.1 CEU.
"Navigating Protests: Tips and Trends"
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Eastern)
"April 2015 Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Wednesday unveiled a new initiative to help shrink the federal government’s real estate footprint and lower the number of excess and underused properties in its portfolio. Building on the success of the March 2013 “Freeze the Footprint” policy, which required agencies to hold …… » Read more
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Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) administrator Anne Rung is a fan of using industry dialog to improve acquisition. So much so, she has instituted 360-degree ratings—including vendor surveys—for procurement shops. Acquisition 360 will gather vendors’ and internal customers’ views on the performance of …… » Read more
Federal contract spending fell 3.7 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2014, from $462 billion to $445 billion, according to an analysis of data obtained from the Federal Procurement Data System by Federal Times. The drop was almost entirely attributable to a $23.7 billion decrease in spending at the Department of Defense. However, several civilian …… » Read more
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Federal chief information officer (CIO) Tony Scott says his top priority is ensuring the administration’s current initiatives to strengthen federal information technology (IT) acquisition and management gain traction for the future. “We don’t need to invent a bunch of new things in the next couple of years, but we really need …… » Read more
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