FedScoop’s Colby Hochmuth talks 18F on ‘Government Matters’

FedScoop’s Colby Hochmuth appeared on NewsChannel 8′s “Government Matters” this past Sunday to discuss the latest endeavor from the General Services Administration: a startup called 18F.

So, what’s the story behind 18F?

After their time in government ended, several second-round participants in the Presidential Innovation Fellows program came together with an idea: make the projects they had launched stick and give them a place to land. From there, 18F was born.

GSA’s Sonny Hashmi on mobility and cost savings

Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at the General Services Administration, talks with FedScoopTV how his agency has saved money by implementing a more mobile approach.

GSA’s Jacob Parcell on mobile implementation in government

Jacob Parcell, manager of mobile programs at the General Services Administration, talks with FedScoopTV about the mobile implementation in government.

New crowdsourcing platform to improve public service

In an effort to “unlock the collaborative genius” of citizens, the General Services Administration has launched its newest social media platform, News Genius.

Cloud pioneer bids goodbye to government

When the General Services Administration needed to find a chief of staff for then-Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman in 2007, it looked like finding the right person for the job was going to be a difficult, lengthy process. That is, until Katie Lewin walked through the door.

Become the face of GWAC program

The General Services Administration is looking to make an addition to its Federal Acquisition Service team — by hiring a director of strategic programs.

Strategic sourcing vehicle expected to deliver millions in savings

The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service announced this week it has awarded 23 blanket purchase agreements for a strategic sourcing solution aimed at helping federal agencies purchase discounted maintenance, repair and operations equipment.

Concerns raised about ‘structural defects,’ poor decisions at DHS

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testified Wednesday before House lawmakers, in what was billed as an opportunity for the new secretary to lay out for Congress his management and policy priorities for the department.

OASIS offers big opportunities for small businesses

The General Services Administration has awarded 125 contracts to small businesses for its One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract to companies that will provide services for complex professional service requirements.

Feds take realistic look at continuous diagnostics mitigation

Margie Graves, deputy chief information officer at the Homeland Security Department, Peter Gouldmann, director of the State Department’s information risk programs, and Steve Viar, director of FEDSIM at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service spoke at yesterday’s AFFIRM luncheon about the current status and future of continuous diagnostics mitigation.

GSA seeks ‘forward-thinking’ tool to slash travel costs, winner gets $35K

In a time when technology allows citizens to be increasingly more interactive with their government and vice versa, many agencies are turning to crowdsourcing to solve some of their most-pressing issues.

Old blog, new tricks for GSA’s DigitalGov

The General Services Administration’s DigitalGov blog has found a new home, after residing for a little more than two years at blog.howto.gov.

GSA pushes extra energy savings for government

As part of the Obama administration’s push for energy efficiency in federal buildings, the General Services Administration announced Feb. 11 it has awarded more than $191 million more in energy-savings performance contracts.

GSA works to revamp the way it does business

A General Services Administration initiative estimated to save half a billion dollars in five years now has its wheels in motion.

FedWire: Honoring Apollo 1, WMDs and PDF liberation

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

GSA announces new wireless plans

The General Services Administration could be saving American taxpayers $300 million over the next five years with two new plans for agencies’ wireless and mobile needs.

Pentagon, GSA tackle cybersecurity through acquisition reform

The Defense Department and the General Services Administration on Jan. 23 delivered a joint report to the president recommending a series of wide-ranging changes to the federal acquisition cycle to help improve cybersecurity and critical infrastructure resilience.

GSA makes changes to conference schedule

For the second year in a row, General Services Administration has canceled its Training and Expo conference.

FedWire: Smarter robots, DARPA space programs, and snow satellite

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

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