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OMB outlines FY2018 budget process

Federal agencies are not required to submit a formal budget request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in September, and there will be no formal passback process this fall, to allow the incoming administration to prepare a fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposal that aligns with its priorities, OMB director Shaun Donovan informed …… » Read more


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State Department authorization bills advance in Senate

Senate lawmakers last week took action to break a 14-year streak of leaving State Department programs unauthorized, unanimously passing the Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (S. 1635) and clearing the bill for House consideration. The measure contains language that would allow State …… » Read more


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DHA mandates use of GSA vehicles for health IT

In an April 25 memorandum, Michael O’Bar, component acquisition executive at the Defense Health Agency (DHA), issued policy mandating use of the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) contracting vehicles, including federal supply schedules (FSS) and government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs), for the acquisition of …… » Read more


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DoD proposes increase to micropurchase threshold

The Department of Defense (DoD) has proposed increasing the micropurchase threshold to allow managers to use government credit cards for higher dollar value purchases, Government Executive reports. The language, proposed for inclusion in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act but not included in the House Armed Services Committee …… » Read more

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