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GSA awards $2.5 billion contract for contact center services

March 18, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration awarded a $2.5 billion contract to nine vendors March 17 that agencies can use to quickly set up call-in centers for citizens to contact forneeded information during emergencies. Comment on this article in the forum.The contract, called USA Contact, is a followon contract to GSA's FirstContact,...

GSA awards $2.5 billion contract for contact center services

March 18, 2008 The General Services Administration awarded a $2.5 billion contract to nine vendors March 17 that agencies can use to quickly set up call-in centers for citizens to contact for needed information during emergencies. The contract, called USA Contact, is a follow-on contract to GSA's FirstContact, a five-year contract GSA awarded...

GSA signs agreement to open advanced design software

March 17, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration's Public Building Service recently signed an agreement with three international real estate organizations to open standards on architectural software that will allow the agency to design buildings to take into account factors such as energy use and how the building will be affected by climate. Comment...

GSA signs agreement to open advanced design software

March 17, 2008 The General Services Administration's Public Building Service recently signed an agreement with three international real estate organizations to open standards on architectural software that will allow the agency to design buildings to take into account factors such as energy use and how the building will be affected by climate. The...

Government faces shortage of IT project managers, council reports

March 14, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A shortage of information technology project managers remains one of the biggest challenges the federal government faces, according to a report released Thursday by the Chief Information Officers Council. Comment on this article in the forum.The number of employees who identify themselves as project managers has decreased by 3.4 percent...

Government faces shortage of IT project managers, council reports

March 14, 2008 A shortage of information technology project managers remains one of the biggest challenges the federal government faces, according to a report released Thursday by the Chief Information Officers Council. The number of employees who identify themselves as project managers has decreased by 3.4 percent since 2004, according to the council's...

Feds losing war on information security, senators told

March 13, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal government is losing the battle to keep its information systems secure, according to expert testimony at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Comment on this article in the forum.Officials from the Government Accountability Office, Office of Management and Budget and industry groups testified that the number and intensity of...

Feds losing war on information security, senators told

March 13, 2008 The federal government is losing the battle to keep its information systems secure, according to expert testimony at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Officials from the Government Accountability Office, Office of Management and Budget and industry groups testified that the number and intensity of attacks on the government's networks increased...

Unfazed by Alliant Ruling

March 7, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed the story yesterday, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims came down this week on the side of the companies protesting the awards of the General Services Administration's Alliant contract. The contract, estimated to be worth $50 billion over 10 years, provides agencies a way to buy...

Alliant protest upheld, contract placed on hold

March 6, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A federal judge this week ruled in favor of a protest filed by eight companies that submitted unsuccessful bids for the General Services Administration's Alliant contract. In sustaining part of the protest, the judge acknowledged that GSA had been "arbitrary and capricious" in awarding the contract and prohibited the agency...

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