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OPM kicks off category management program with RFP for fed employee training and services

With federal procurement moving toward a category management system, the Office of Personnel Management will be in charge of the category related to human capital. As a first step, OPM is looking for contractors to provide employee training and development solutions governmentwide.

Category management is the future of government procurement, Sharpe says

The General Services Administration is betting the house on category management as a way to fix federal procurement, and Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe is the initiative's biggest cheerleader.

GSA says new travel contracts will save government more than $2B

The General Services Administration says agencies and departments will avoid high travel costs through a program that aims to reduce airfare for federal employees.

GAO: Agencies should be seeking deeper discounts on FSS contracts

Agencies aren't consistently seeking discounts when procuring goods and services off the Federal Supply Schedules, says a Government Accountability Office report released Aug. 10.

Incomplete contractor info made it difficult for DoD to determine noncompetitive contract prices

The Defense Department had trouble determining reasonable prices for noncompetitive contracts because some contractors were reluctant to share pricing information, according to an Aug. 12 Government Accountability Office report.

Contractor fraudulently obtained more than $2.6M in small business contracts, DOJ says

A Gaithersburg, Md. man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison after he fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal government contracts, according to an Aug. 3 Justice Department statement.

McCaskill witholding GSA administrator approval over plagued procurement database integration

It's not going to be an easy road for the nominee seeking to run the General Services Administration if Sen. Claire McCaskill has her way.

DoD components' fragmented SATCOM purchases needlessly increase costs, says GAO

Defense Department components are breaking rules by independently buying commercial bandwidth for satellite communications, which is costing the DoD money, according to a July 17 Government Accountability Office report.

Current and former DoD execs rally against NDAA amendment decentralizing DoD acquisition power

Former and current Defense Department officials have taken issue with a provision in the Senate's defense authorization proposal that shifts power away from Pentagon's acquisition chief.

GSA calls for proposals to redevelop Federal Triangle South

The General Services Administration is requesting proposals from a shortlist of developers to work on the Federal Triangle South project in southwest Washington, D.C., according to a July 17 statement.