Next VAO Webinar: February 25
"Inside Category Management - The Latest from GSA and the Government-wide Initiative"
Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Join us for the next installment in our Category Management Insiders series as we talk with special guest, Laura Stanton, acting assistant commissioner for the Office of Strategy and Management at GSA.
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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has tapped Kim Luke, former vice president at Hewlett Packard, to lead the information technology (IT) category within the General Services Administration’s Acquisition Gateway. IT is one of ten “super-categories” of commonly purchased items across government approved by …… » Read more
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In a commentary in Federal Computer Week, Steve Kelman, professor of public management at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), recounts a discussion about postaward contract management with Deidre Lee, also a former OFPP administrator. Kelman asked Lee her view …… » Read more
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) fiscal year 2017 budget request proposes a new common appropriations structure that will better support the department’s Unity of Effort initiative, reports Federal News Radio. “Today we focus department-wide on our mission needs, rather than through component …… » Read more
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Senate panel approves bills to strengthen federal property management, expand whistleblower protections
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved a number of bills this week, including legislation that would extend whistleblower protections to a wider range of federal contractors and grantees and strengthen federal property management. S. 795, sponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), would make permanent current …… » Read more
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