GSA

Biden to Nominate former HUD Official to Lead Federal Procurement Office

If confirmed, Biniam Gebre would play a leading role in administering the administration’s ambitious management plans.

GSA Gives Final Deadline for Transition from DUNS to Unique Entity ID

The agency also confirmed that all current SAM registrants should have already been assigned their new identifier.

NIST Outlines Security Measures for Software Use and Testing Under Executive Order

Eyes now turn to the Office of Management and Budget to issue requirements for federal agencies and contractors based on NIST’s work.

GSA Needs Users to Test Upcoming Improvements to SAM.gov

The Integrated Award Environment has plans for specific improvements to roll out in the next year and a half.

Innovation-Minded Feds Invited to Join New Community of Practice

The group is looking for federal employees of all levels to promote the application of modern approaches and practices across the government.

Senate Confirms Robin Carnahan to Lead GSA

She worked for the agency during the previous administration.

GSA’s Latest Blanket Purchase Agreement Benefits Climate Agency

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a new way to procure mission critical IT.

House Dems Propose $50M for Tech Modernization Fund in Fiscal 2022

The draft 2022 Financial Services and General Government funding bill includes millions for IT modernization at Treasury, GSA, OPM and more.

Advocacy Group Asks Biden Administration to Consider 7 Reforms for Governmentwide Contracts

A group of federal contractors want to see the governmentwide acquisition contract, or GWAC, program process improved for innovative and non-traditional vendors.

GSA Needs an IT Vendor to Help Manage Its Lease App: G-REX

The Public Buildings Service’s app undergoes biweekly maintenance updates and occasionally ships major enhancements.

Biden’s Nominee to Lead CISA Interested in Reforming FISMA

Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee pressed Jen Easterly and other key nominees on supply chain security and workforce challenges.

OMB Prioritizes Cyber, COVID Tech For New TMF Payback Model

Officials urged agencies to pitch projects that focus on hack cleanup, COVID-19 response or economic recovery by June 2 for maximum repayment flexibility from the Technology Modernization Fund.

GSA’s 10x Will Test 22 Innovative Ideas Suggested by Federal Employees

The government’s internal process and tech suggestion box received 250 project proposals.

Design Changes Coming Soon to beta.SAM

While most of the changes will be cosmetic, the design update is the result of years of user feedback and adherence to relatively new digital services standards.

Congress Gave OMB $1B for IT Upgrades. Now It Wants to Know How It Will Be Spent

Lawmakers want to know which projects will get prioritized and which will be recused from repaying the fund.

Single Sign-in For Government Services Expands to States, Localities

The federal government is looking to partner with state and local governments to grow its Login.gov service, which it says is secure and user friendly.