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Latest IT report card means more agencies could get grounded

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Six federal agencies have received lower grades from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for their IT acquisition reform efforts.

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GSA experimenting with blockchain to cut contracting time

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GSA is experimenting with blockchain to make it easier for vendors on the Schedule 70 IT program to establish contracts through automation.

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With 17 existing working capital funds, some CIOs excited about added flexibilities of MGT Act – FederalNewsRadio.com

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The real change the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act will bring agency chief information officers, now that it has cleared one of the final hurdles to becoming law, is not the creation of a working capital fund. But rather, it’s the flexibility and specific requirements for using the money in the working capital fund that may be the MGT Act’s biggest impact.

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How ‘Amazon,’ 5 other acquisition provisions changed in final defense bill – FederalNewsRadio.com

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If you are keeping score at home, chalk one up for industry in the battle to keep Amazon from dominating how agencies buy commercial products. But don’t expect this to the final score by far.

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OFPP drafts memo to replace category management circular – FederalNewsRadio.com

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It’s been a year since the Office of Federal Procurement Policy released and accepted comments on its draft circular around category management.

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What if a federal employee gives the president the finger? – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Photographs can help define an era. Boomers grew up with enduring images that became classics. The kid poking a flower down the National Guard soldier’s rifle. The body of the student shot by an Ohio guardsman at Kent State University. Lyndon Johnson showing off his gall bladder surgery scar. Mohammed Ali jokingly punching the Beatles. You can buy framed copies of that one.

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No surprise: Agencies taking small, slow steps to improve reporting of spending data – FederalNewsRadio.com

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The first details of the impact that the three-year-old Data Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act is having on agencies emerged today.

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Army wants cyber contract times to decrease with acquisition revamp – FederalNewsRadio.com

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The Amy’s cyber acquisitions run at a snail’s pace compared to how quickly technology changes, but the service is trying to change that as it embarks on the biggest reorganization of its procurement office since the Vietnam era.

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4 things for federal contractors to remember about the Drug Free Workplace Act – FederalNewsRadio.com

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As 20 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, details on federal drug policy for employees and contractors are becoming hazier.

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Alan Chvotkin: Industry, federal leaders explore procurement reform – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Both the civilian and defense sides of the government are seeing procurement reforms launched by both the administration and Congress. Where is it all heading? Hundreds of vendors and government managers explored that topic last week. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council gives a recap on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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