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Agency FOIA officers discontent with House reform bill

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Agency FOIA officers discontent with House reform bill

Via FederalNewsRadio.com

The FOIA Act of 2014 would amend the Freedom of Information Act in 12 ways. It calls for the online portal and requires more oversight by agency inspectors general. But some agency FOIA officers say the bill only would improve the information disclosure process minimally.

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Government Owning the Cloud, Big Contract to Adobe: Procurement News Round-Up « Public Spend Forum Public Spend Forum

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Government Owning the Cloud, Big Contract to Adobe: Procurement News Round-Up « Public Spend Forum Public Spend Forum

Via publicspendforum.org by Jonathan Messinger

In a good example of shared services, more and more agencies are choosing to use other federal agencies’ private clouds instead of building their own or relying on a commercial provider to host. The Agriculture Department’s National IT Center (NITC) became the first federal cloud provider to be certified last summer and today, NITC’s cloud customers include nearly every USDA agency and office, plus a growing list of federal agencies, including the Homeland Security and Labor departments, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration. The Defense Department has also used the NITC cloud for several one-off applications.

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What Motivates Fed Buyers to use GSA Contracts?

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Via GovLoop by Joshua Ladick

Unless you fully grasp your buyer , and their motivations, then you may struggle to sale to them. This holds true in the federal market. Contracting Officers and Procurement Specialists follow the greatest rulebook ever when it comes to procurement guidelines. There is seriously so much “Red Tape” that I am now amazed that the government even spends money as fast as they do. This is done because of clever pass-throughs like GSA Contracts and other Multiple Award Schedule options.

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Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

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Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

Via FederalNewsRadio.com

Despite that, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo. ), chairman of the Small Business Committee, believes it’s time to raise the goal. Graves plans to introduce legislation today to increase the percentage of contracts that are mandated to go to small firms to 25 percent, which equates to about $10 billion more a year for these companies.

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Positioning When You’re A Startup Entering the Government Market

Via GovLoop by Jen Clement

The government market offers plenty of opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs to develop a solid income flow to help weather those first few difficult years when businesses are exposed to unreliable and unsteady revenue streams. Developing an effective business positioning strategy is essential in winning that first government contract.

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How To Do Business With The State Of California

Via GovLoop by Jen Clement

All government procurement in California is administered by the Procurement Division of the California Department of General Services (DGS). They make all purchases for all state departments, agencies, institutions, community colleges, technical institutes and city and local boards of education.

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Government Contracts: Where to Search at the Federal, State and Local Levels

Via GovLoop by Jen Clement

Contracting with the government provides many benefits to businesses: 1) government customers pay regularly; 2) government agencies will not default on their contracts; 3) contracts can be awarded in single or multi-year terms allowing businesses to plan ahead; 4) government buyers tell private businesses exactly what it is they need and when they need it.

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