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Government needs venue for informal idea sharing, CIO asserts

Federal agencies need a better mechanism to collaborate with and build off industry’s expertise without the formal construct of a contract, Department of Commerce chief information officer (CIO) Steven Cooper asserts. According to Federal News Radio, Cooper would like to see language included in the legislation authorizing the $3.1 billion …… » Read more


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GSA honored twice with sustainability awards

The General Services Administration (GSA) has received two awards for its sustainability efforts, the agency has announced. The Buildings Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) has designated GSA a 2016 Green Lease Leader, which honors organizations that leverage lease agreements to advance energy efficiency and sustainability. BOMA also …… » Read more


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DHS announces $275 million in FY2016 grants to protect high risk areas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its final allocations for fiscal year (FY) 2016 competitive preparedness grants (six in total). These grants are focused on helping the highest risk areas to help prevent crime and terrorism in urban areas. Secretary Jeh Johnson states that “These 2016 homeland security grant …… » Read more

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DoD not tracking details of solicitation cancellations, GAO finds

The Department of Defense (DoD) does not track information on its canceled solicitations, resulting in an absence of complete historical data to help assess cancelation patterns, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has informed lawmakers.  A House directive accompanying the fiscal year (FY) National Defense Authorization Act tasked …… » Read more

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