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GSA’s $50B Telecom Contract Is Now Truly Open for Business

More than two years after awards were announced, agencies can now issue task orders to all nine vendors on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

App Rationalization Is Not About 'Low-Hanging Fruit'

While agencies often look for quick wins on new administration policies, the application rationalization process is not one of those areas, an official said.

Agencies Can Start Prepping Systems for DUNS Transition

The government will need to prepare for next year’s transition or risk the federal contracting version of Y2K.

Audit: Cloud Use Up But Agencies Skirting FedRAMP

More than 60% of federal agencies audited by the Government Accountability Office did not always use FedRAMP to authorize their cloud solutions.

18F Launches New Portfolio to Target Defense and Intelligence Agencies

The government’s digital consultancy shop has gained some experience in defense and national security issues and has built a new service line to focus on those agencies.

Congress Moves to Block OPM-GSA Merger

A provision in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would first require an independent study of the challenges facing the Office of Personnel Management.

The Government’s Departing Shared Services Lead Explains Why This Effort is Different

On her last day in government, Beth Angerman talks about the new shared services framework she leaves behind and why she believes it will succeed where others have failed.

Watchdog: Proposed OPM-GSA Merger Continues to 'Evolve' Despite Lack of Legislation

Officials have continued to examine moving portions of OPM to GSA piecemeal, and still lack documentation for the legal authority and cost benefit analyses, the inspector general said.

New Functionality on the Way for FedBizOpps Replacement

The team managing the transition from FedBizOpps to SAM.gov says it plans to restore key capabilities, such as email alerts.

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For Contractors, Work on GSA’s Schedule Consolidation Begins in January

Schedule contract holders will get a mass modification agreement in January and six months to negotiate exceptions to specific clauses.

GSA Built a Bot Factory and Thinks Your Agency Can Too

The federal RPA Community of Practice is getting ready to release its first playbook before the end of the year.

Hunt Begins for New 18F Director

The current executive director will be leaving by February.

Officials: Shared Services Implementation Begins But Journey Will Be Long

Three of the four initial focus areas are ready to move beyond the standards-setting phase to implementation, with GSA’s payroll program leading the way.

Users Had to Wait a Little Longer for GSA’s FedBizOpps Replacement

FedBizOpps migrated to SAM.gov Contract Opportunities over the weekend but a slow site and data migration issues made for some disgruntled users.

Two-Thirds of Air Force’s $5.5B IT Contract Goes To Small Businesses

The General Services Administration announced 75 awards on the 2GIT contract, which is open to all federal buyers.

GSA Extends Bid Deadline for E-Commerce Platform

The agency also answered some pressing questions, such as whether vendors need to have an online store up and running before they bid.