Posts Tagged: General

Meet the Defense Health Agency Head

Across the country healthcare systems are focused on ways to reduce variation in care, improve patient safety and more effectively use health information technology to improve clinical decision-making and outcomes. The Military Health System isn’t immune to such changes. In fact, within the military, there are additional imperatives for designing an integrated health system which… Read more »

GSA Issues Call to Landowners for New FBI HQ Location Ideas

The General Services Administration is looking for a new location that would function as a consolidated headquarters for the FBI. Landowners in the District of Columbia and neighboring counties have been asked to submit proposals for the new site and GSA will accept submissions through Dec. 17. “GSA seeks to identify sites that would be… Read more »

Government IT Forum to Overview Policy, Tech Trends

1105 Media’s public sector group will hold a government information technology forum from Dec. 2 to 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event will feature five education sessions on big data, cloud, cyber, mobile and records and information management, 1105 Media said Tuesday. “We are pleased to offer this… Read more »

Federal CIO Panel Moves IBM SmartCloud Through FedRAMP

A panel of chief information officers from three federal agencies has given IBM a provisional authority to operate under the government-wide Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for evaluating cloud computing products and services. CIOs from the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the General Services Administration, evaluated IBM’s SmartCloud for Government… Read more »

GSA Calls for Car Sharing Services Ideas

The General Services Administration is seeking information from industry on how to implement car sharing as an alternative transportation service. GSA issued a request for information Tuesday that asks interested vendors to answer a market research questionnaire on the idea with a due date of Nov. 15. Vendors are also invited to an industry day… Read more »

GSA Seeks Feedback, Data on Green Building Standards

The General Services Administration is seeking information on new building technologies for a Public Buildings Service initiative aimed at building more environmentally-friendly federal buildings. A GSA request for information posted Monday asks private businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and other interested parties to submit building technologies data for the agency’s Green Proving Ground program. Under… Read more »

GSA Selects Agency ‘Green’ Building Standards

The General Services Administration has recommended two green building certification systems for agencies to follow for construction and renovation projects. GSA chose the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes and the LEED system from the U.S. Green Building Council after reviewing input from the public and stakeholders, the agency said Friday. Kevin Kampschroer, director of GSA’s… Read more »

GSA Asks Industry for Climate Change Mgmt Ideas

The General Services Administration‘s acquisition management office conducting market research into services meant to help other agencies manage the impact of climate change on their missions. Contractors would provide services to support a federal action plan intended to help identify risks and opportunities associated with the changing climate, the GSA said in a Sept. 26… Read more »

Commerce Picks 3 Vet-Owned Firms to Support FirstNet

The Commerce Department has awarded a $67.2 million blanket purchase agreement to three companies for technical services to support a future nationwide communications network for first responders. Information Management Resources, Redhorse Corp. and Windbourne & Costas won their positions on the BPA to support FirstNet through a competition reserved for service disabled, veteran-owned small businesses,… Read more »

Jennifer Smith: Some Public Building Service Contracts on Pause

The General Services Administration could reduce the scope of or terminate some existing contracts with the Public Building Service as a result of the government shutdown. Jennifer Smith, PBS acting deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition management, told industry partners in an Oct. 2 letter the lack of a fiscal year 2014 budget has caused a… Read more »