Category: Management

Merging FAS and TSS for the Future

Last week, the General Services Administration (GSA), announced the merging of the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) into the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). Created in May 2016, TTS’s mission is to

Acquisition Excellence Through Collaboration

This week, I joined hundreds of other acquisition professionals in Tacoma, Washington for the GSA’s Professional Services & Human Capital Symposium. This symposium brought together several program offices and approximately

More on Category Management

Yesterday, via posting for advance review on the Federal Register Public Inspection Site, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), announced that

Job One for the New Technology Transformation Service: The Transactional Data Transformation Project.

This week, Administrator Denise Turner Roth announced the creation of a third service, the Technology Transformation Service (TTS), joining GSA’s other two services, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and the

Transforming the Federal Marketplace: Reflection at Year One

Anniversaries are a time of reflection, evaluation, and motivation. Indeed, in just a few short weeks one of our most significant anniversaries will be upon us, New Year’s Day. Each

Data, Data, Data

The current procurement passion for collecting data, in particular prices paid data, raises many policy questions.  Coalition members have, on a number of occasions, indicated that data is not a

Inaugural Federal Times Blog Post: GSA’s Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2014 – 2018: Where is the $40 Billion Multiple Award Schedules program?

  For this week’s comment I wanted to share with you my inaugural blog post that was first published on the Federal Times’ Acquisition Blog ( The post highlights Thought #2 “GSA’s Strategic

GSA’s Strategic Plan: Plan versus Implementation

On January 10th the “FAR and Beyond” blog published a comment identifying fourteen key procurement items for 2014 that will be addressed throughout the year in future blog postings.   This week

“Predictions” for 2014

For those returning to work this week—welcome back and Happy New Year!   As you know, the Coalition is celebrating our 35th Anniversary this year!  We have a proud history of service

Thought No. 13: Oversight of the procurement system—is there balance?

Welcome back!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!    As the end of the year approaches, it is time to finish the “Thirteen Thoughts for 2013.”  On January 14th of this year,