Archive for March, 2015

OFPP Seeks to Improve Federal Acquisition Process with Acquisition 360

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015


In an effort to improve the federal acquisition process on both sides, the White House’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy recently announced the implementation of a new tool called Acquisition 360. The tool will be used by federal agencies and IT vendors and procurement personnel in an effort to create a dialogue that is hoped to bring about improvements in the federal acquisition process.




GSA Leads Way Among Agencies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The General Services Administration is leading the way among federal agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. After a new executive order requiring federal agencies to cut greenhouse gas emissions was issued by President Obama, the agency announced that it would be launching a pilot program that would encourage vendors and contractors to make public their greenhouse gas emissions.





GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi to Leave in April

Thursday, March 12th, 2015


Sonny Hashmi, the CIO of the General Services Administration, will leave the agency and take a job in the private sector. He will transition out of the GSA in early April, according to FCW.





GSA Proposes Rule Change to Vendors’ Pricing Listings

Friday, March 6th, 2015


The General Services Administration announced this week that it is considering changing the way vendors list their prices and share information with the government, in an effort to reduce the burden on contractors and increase transparency on a number of levels. The GSA unveiled the new proposed rule on March 3, and it will hold an industry day on April 17 to get feedback on the new proposal. The proposal will be open for comments until May 4.