Coming Together by Staying Apart

In recent days, I have been trying to find a personal frame of reference for what our nation is experiencing today, and I am drawn to what we experienced in the Fall of 2001.  Nineteen years ago, I was a GSA employee, working for the Federal Supply Service on the...

It’s Time to Pull Together

As our nation confronts the COVID-19 virus unleashed on the planet, we all must remember and recommit to the values and spirit that enabled us to overcome existential threats in the past.  To this end, we, as citizens, have been asked to do our part by limiting our...

E-Commerce: The Rest of the Story

As promised last week, this blog addresses the recent hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform entitled “Making IT a Priority for The Federal Government.”  Recall that the hearing included testimony around GSA’s implementation of Section 846, the...

The Future of the Healthcare Federal Supply Schedules

In January of this year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, VA Acquisition Management: Steps Needed to Ensure Healthcare Federal Supply Schedules Remain Useful (GAO-20-132).  The record examines the current state of the non-pharmaceutical...

Section 889: Continuing Coalition Member Engagement

Frequent readers of this blog will recognize that the Coalition has been engaged in connection with the implementation of Section 889 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232).  Recall, Section...