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DoD, GSA, NASA seek to do away with DUNS

A proposed rule spearheaded by the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to change the methodology currently used to identify the entities receiving federal awards like grants and contracts.

Open beta update to goes live

The Treasury Department Nov. 10 unveiled an open beta version of its site, which serves as the government's hub for federal spending data.

Revenue and operating expenses up as USPS reports $5.1B net loss in fiscal 2015

The United States Postal Service reported a $5.1 billion net loss in a report on its fiscal 2015 financial results last week. The net loss was actually a $448 million improvement from fiscal 2014, which saw a $5.5 billion net loss.

GAO doesn't fully endorse FITARA scorecard conclusions

A House committee has released a scorecard grading agencies on their implementation of FITARA but one Government Accountability Office official said he does not fully concur with the conclusions the committee drew from agencies' self-reported data.

From agile learning to challenges, OFPP's new IT acquisition cadre could have outsized impact

Last week, 30 acquisition professionals kicked off a six-month journey to learn how to better buy IT products and services. And while the goal of the Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program sounds simple, the transformation the Office of Federal Procurement Policy hopes to drive with it represents a major cultural shift.

GSA's new shared services lead hopes to uncover agency savings with a holistic approach

What happens before and after an agency moves to a shared service provider is just as important as the actual transition, according to Beth Angerman, the new lead at the General Services Administration's Unified Shared Services Management Office.

2-year federal budget deal expected to pass

The House of Representatives could pass a budget deal as early as today that lays out a plan to fund the federal government, which is currently operating under a continuing resolution set to expire Dec. 11.

GSA platform will 'cut through the noise,' empower contracting officers

The General Services Administration's recently launched governmentwide acquisition hub not only better organizes goods and services around categories, it is leading to a better organized government acquisition workforce, said GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth.

GSA, OMB announce plans to create central shared services governing bodies

The General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget announced last week their plan to implement a governmentwide shared services management and oversight operating model.

$8.5M in grants to be awarded as part of NCI's Genomic Data Analysis Network

As the National Cancer Institute works to create its Genomic Data Analysis Network, the agency announced three new grant opportunities Oct. 22 that would deliver up to $8.5 million in funds to some 14 projects.