The ACQUIRE Feed - Issue 13

May 27, 2016 - Issue 13

Time to pivot to post-award management? (FCW)

Participants in a recent roundtable agree post-award contract management has received relatively little attention, low visibility, and often insufficient resources from government and industry alike.

Zurndorfer talks TSP, open season and more (Federal Soup)

In a preview of his upcoming sessions at ACQUIRE, Edward A. Zurndorfer shares his insights into how the feds can take care of their financial well-being, both now and in the future. (Log-in required.)

New rule puts onus on contractors to tighten IT security (FCW)

A new rule aimed at systems that store controlled unclassified information (CUI) and classified information is one result of the White House's 2010 executive order aimed at bolstering CUI protections.

Some improvement—but no A's—on FITARA scorecard 2.0 (FCW)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released its second Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard on May 18. While many agencies fared better, none received stellar marks.

New OPM courses aim to polish leadership abilities (Federal Soup)

The Office of Personnel Management announced the release of two newly developed web-based executive training courses aimed at supporting the "People and Culture" portion of the president's federal management agenda.

Experts split on the federal cyber sprint (FCW)

In a recent survey, slightly more than half of executive-level government and industry officials said last year's cyber sprint had not enhanced overall security for federal information systems.

NGA follows DOD to Silicon Valley (FCW))

NGA Director Robert Cardillo announced plans to open the NGA Outpost Valley this summer in the "geographic heart of American innovation" to engage with technology leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond.

DOD poised to release milCloud 2.0 RFP (FCW)

Defense officials have billed this next phase of the project as an opportunity to open DOD facilities to more cloud providers.

Revamped 18F to get a contracting embed (FCW)

GSA hopes to help innovators at its Technology Transformation Service conduct procurements for agency customers.