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GAO Issues Report on Trends Affecting Government and Society

As part of it's strategic planning process, GAO has issued a report identifying and discussing eight trends that are likely to affect government and society.

GSA Integrated Award Environment announces March 6th industry day

The GSA Integrated Award Environment (IAE) has announced that it will host an industry day on March 6th at 1:00 pm to discuss the upcoming decommissioning of CFDA and WDOL. 

Interested parties are invited to participate in the next virtual industry outreach event for the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) on March 6, 2018 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST.

Please register online for this informative and interactive event.

Those who have attended previous IAE events are aware that the IAE launched beta.SAM.gov in August 2017. As GSA advances its capabilities and functionality to make it a single modernized website, they will also begin phasing out the current legacy sites – starting with Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) and WDOL.  This event will discuss... more

GSA Acquisition Policy Library now available to government and industry

In support of GSA’s commitment to transparency and making it easier to do business with us, the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Acquisition Policy (OAP) created the GSA Acquisition Policy Library on the gsa.gov platform. Now government agencies and industry partners that do business with GSA can see important GSA policy information.  Two types of documents are now available on the policy library:  ​​GSA acquisition letters and ​​GSA deviations. These documents supplement GSA regulations published in the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM), already located on acquisition.gov.

For more information, please visit the Interact posting. ... more

GSA Category Management PMO Invites Industry Engagement

You are invited to participate in the second industry engagement event sponsored by the Program Management Office for Category Management Intelligence (CM PMO). This is an opportunity to find out more about the government’s category management Best-In-Class (BIC) designation and what it means for government acquisition. 

This event will provide business and industry professionals a meaningful, in-person opportunity to engage with Federal category managers and BIC subject-matter experts to discuss all aspects of a best-in-class designation. The program will provide interactive and collaborative discussion, opportunities to contribute actionable feedback and talk about best practices critical to the success of category management’s best-in-class process.

The CM PMO looks forward to working with businesses and industry for the continued success of government-wide category management. 

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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FY 2019 President's Budget Released

The FY 2019 President's Budget has been released and is posted here. The Federal IT Dashboard is also displaying data from the most recent FY 2019 IT Budget submission that correlates with the President's Budget here. A fact sheet describing plans to modernize government is available here.

Preview of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA): The Budget previews the PMA, which the Administration will release in March to set forth a long-term vision for an effective Government that works on behalf of the American people. Please see the attached fact sheet—Modernizing Government for the 21st Century—for more information. Additional details can be found... more

President's FY2019 Budget - Information Technology Appendix

Every day millions of Americans rely on Federal information technology (IT) to engage with Federal services and information. The President proposes spending nearly $45.8 billion on IT investments at major civilian agencies, which will be used to acquire, develop, and implement modern technologies that enhance digital service delivery. This budget also supports the forthcoming President’s Management Agenda (PMA), OMB policies, and Federal laws that enable agency technology planning, oversight, funding, and accountability practices. It will also support the consolidation of common agency services; migration to secure, cost-effective commercial cloud solutions; and the modernization of antiquated and often unsecured legacy systems. This investment will, in alignment with the PMA, focus on addressing root structural, process, and capability challenges in government technology service delivery. The analysis in this chapter excludes the Department of Defense and classified spending which... more

OPM Issues 2018 Federal Workforce Priorities Report

Effective April 11, 2017, Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 250, Subpart B, Strategic Human Capital Management requires the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue the quadren­nial Federal Workforce Priorities Report (the report). The report communicates key government-wide human capital priorities and suggested strategies and helps inform agency strategic and human capital planning. OPM requests that agencies align their human capital management strategies to support the Federal Workforce Priorities Report, as demonstrated in Human Capital Operating Plans (HCOP).

OPM established the report in regulation in response to the first recommendation in the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report Human Capital: Strategies to Help Agencies Meet Their Missions in an Era of Highly Constrained Resources (GAO-14-168). Therein, GAO recommended that OPM strengthen coordination and leadership of government-wide human capital issues. One of two... more

809 Panel Proposes Ways to Improve Defense Acquisition Process

This is Volume 1 of the DoD Section 809 Panel final report on the defense acquisition system.

Federal Financial Management Use Cases for Public Review

Treasury’s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) as the Financial Management Line of Business Managing Partner has identified 527 Standard Data Elements which reflect the data needed to meet the inputs, outputs, and processes defined in the Federal Financial Management System Requirements. The majority of these data elements were already defined in the Data Act Information Model Scheme (DAIMS) and the Fiscal Service Data Registry; however, FIT has identified and defined 27 other data elements not defined in either of these sources.

These standard data elements will complete our framework of the components of federal financial management.  Agencies will be able to use these data elements when evaluating their current financial management systems, proposing process improvements, or planning system acquisitions and transitions.

FIT is soliciting feedback on the inventory of Federal Financial Management Standard Data Elements and specifically the 27... more

GAO Says Agencies Should Include CIOs in Acquisition Decisions

GAO report recommending greater involvement by agency CIOs in acquisition decisions.

GAO provides historical perspective on VA health system modernization

In testimony before Congress on December 7, 2017, the Government Accountability Office provided a historical overview of VA's initiatives pertaining to health system modernization.

Administration issues report on Federal IT modernization

This report, issued by the American Technology Council, outlines a vision and recommendations for the Federal Government to build a more modern and secure architecture for Federal IT systems.3 Agencies have attempted to modernize their systems but have been stymied by a variety of factors, including resource prioritization, ability to procure services quickly, and technical issues. Recommendations to address the aforementioned issues are grouped into two categories of effort: the modernization and consolidation of networks and the use of shared services to enable future network architectures. In addition to specific recommendations, this report outlines an agile process for updating policies and reference architectures to help the Government more rapidly leverage American innovation. 

NASA Releases SEWP Contract Guide 2017-2018

Welcome to the 2017-2018 NASA SEWP V Contract Guide. It contains all the information you need to use SEWP for your next IT product or product based services requirement.

SEWP stands for Solutions for Enterprise-wide Procurement. It's an IT, communications (ICT) and AV products and product based services contract. SEWP is an OMB authorized GWAC — Governmentwide Acquisition Contract and is used by all Federal agencies.

The 143 pre-competed Contract Holders vetted by SEWP provide the entire federal agency community with a way to quickly purchase IT, telecommunications, networking equipment, peripherals and all the services related to products both pre- and post- installation.

There are products ranging from $1 cables to multimillion dollar super computers.  NASA SEWP has a 50 person customer service team dedicated to your success.

With SEWP, your agency doesn't have to worry about how to set up a contract; how to get the products you need and how the... more

GSA Acquisition Gateway Connects Government Buyers and Industry

The Acquisition Gateway, built by GSA, helps federal government buyers from all agencies act as one acquisition community. Their goal is to help make government acquisition great.

Today, federal acquisition professionals can use the Gateway to:

  • Find historical prices paid for products/services;
  • Seek advice from category experts;
  • Compare governmentwide contract vehicles and solutions (not just GSA’s!);
  • Search a Statement of Work library as reference for similar procurements;
  • View active and closed RFQs/RFPs from FY14 onward for reference on similar procurements; and
  • Connect with other federal government buyers via message boards.


If you are not already, we invite you now to become a... more