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Government’s Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiatives Gets More Momentum

A memo released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 5, 2012 focused on continuing to new direction on federal procurement practices. As OMB’s Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients notes in his Dec. 5 memo, “One key way agencies have saved money is by pooling their spending, either by centralizing the agency’s contracting decisions or by using government-wide strategic sourcing vehicles, in order to lower prices and reduce duplication and reduce administrative costs.” Building on established… Read More »

Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act Finally Passed

In previous posts, we have mentioned that a new law was in the works that would require federal agencies to put new safeguards and controls on government charge card use by federal employees.  As Jack Moore of Federal News Radio reports, the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 was signed into law on October 5th, and agencies will now face stricter rules for issuing and tracking government charge cards.  The legislation was introduced by Sen…. Read More »

GSA Announces Reforms and Savings at Senate Hearing

Sept. 13, 2012

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. General Services Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini appeared before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to discuss GSA’s ongoing reform efforts and recommendations resulting from his ongoing Top to Bottom review of the agency’s operations.

“In this time of shrinking budgets, GSA’s mission of delivering savings has never been more important,” said GSA Acting Administrator Tangherlini. “It is our responsibility to make every taxpayer dollar count, and I am confident that… Read More »

Senate Approves Bill to Stop Abuse of Government Charge Cards

Here’s a story from last summer that appeared on GSA’s SmartPay Blog. It’s an excellent primer on the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act, s.300.