Next VAO Webinar: March 5
"March 2015 Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Join us for a 1-hour webinar covering key acquisition-related policies, guidance, regulatory changes, and oversight developments from February 2015. VAO webinars are complimentary for subscribers and earn 1 CLP/.1 CEU.
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On Tuesday, the House voted 257 to 167 to approve a bill (H.R. 240) that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of fiscal year 2015, clearing the measure for the White House. The bill excludes controversial language proposing to defund President Barack Obama’s executive actions related to …… » Read more
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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeing progress on efforts to simplify and improve federal procurement—including its category management, vendor relations, and digital acquisition initiatives—and is ready to press forward, Federal Computer Week reports. Speaking at ACT-IAC’s 2015 Acquisition Excellence …… » Read more
The Global Contract Support System–Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) program has saved $2 million by applying the Better Buying Power (BPP) principles of promoting competition and controlling costs, reports Marine Corps Systems Command. “We got our incumbents on two logistics information systems contracts to come to us with revised …… » Read more
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In a post on the General Services Administration (GSA) blog, Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the agency is in discussions with contractors to extend existing Networx telecommunications contracts for three years. The Networx Universal …… » Read more
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