"The Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"
March 6, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) yesterday released its report to the House Budget Committee on federal agencies’ preparation for and implementation of fiscal year (FY) 2013 sequestration. Sequestration had a range of short- and long-term effects, reviewers noted, including: Reducing or delaying public services and …… » Read more
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The fiscal year 2015 budget request sent to Congress this week sets out some specifics on the administration’s revamped management agenda, reports Federal News Radio. “The agenda is focused on delivering a 21st century government that is more effective, efficient, and supportive of economic growth,” remarked Beth Cobert, …… » Read more
Testifying yesterday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, Kevin Page, assistant commissioner for the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) at the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Federal Acquisition Service, addressed GSA’s …… » Read more
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The General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) has awarded 23 blanket purchase agreements to 11 firms under a new strategic sourcing initiative for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) equipment and supplies. Prices under the agreements will be an estimated 12 percent lower than standard …… » Read more