The Trump Administration is preparing to issue a new Executive Order requiring all federal agencies to examine their current structures and to key in on ways to increase efficiency, lower operating costs and improve mission performance. The EO may be issued any time now as the Senate recently confirmed former Congressmen Mick Mulvaney as the head of the Office of Read more
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President Trump’s proclivity to get involved in the business of other companies is causing a substantial disruption to ordinary corporate decision-making, according to a recent article from Bloomberg Government. The issues of how and whether to respond to Presidential criticism have made their way all the way to corporate board rooms, where directors try to come up with policies that give them the best chance to grow their companies, while trying to steer clear of an evolving political minefield. While the latest confrontations have come with commercial firms, Read more
GSA Federal Acquisition Service Deputy Commissioner Kevin Youel Page stated last week that his agency intends to move forward, at least for now, with plans to collect transactional sales data from GSA Multiple Award Schedule service contractors, even while acknowledging that there is virtually no chance the agency will be able to provide customers with accurate price comparison information on such sales. Page told an audience gathered to hear a panel discussion on TDR that transactional sales data for services might still provide useful Read more
The Trump Administration appears to be interested in maintaining security across the federal IT enterprise, according to remarks made at last week’s “Government of the Future Event. A clearer outline of what this means is coming soon from the Administration, said Bill Zielinski, GSA FAS Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the IT Category. Contractors should check their news sources for what a security roadmap might look like. Zielinski also sees more opportunities for Shared Services, requirements consolidation, and combined multi-agenc Read more