Tag Archives: COE

GSA Issues RFQ for Centers of Excellence Program’s Discovery & Assessment BPA

The General Services Administration has begun to seek bids for a blanket purchase agreement in support of first phase discovery and assessment initiatives under the Centers of Excellence program. GSA said Tuesday the request for quote includes a challenge question to assess a vendor’s technical capabilities in a functional area; a scenario question to evaluate a vendor’s ability to collaborate with federal employees and other contractors in a cross-functional team; and another factor to test a contractor’s ability to send a response with regard to one functional area.

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HighPoint’s Cal Shintani: GSA, USDA Make Strides in Customer Experience Through Centers of Excellence

Cal Shintani, chief growth officer at HighPoint Global, has said there are signs of improvement in the federal government’s effort to build up customer experience. Shintani wrote in an article that there are reports that show progress in customer experience and one of those is the Government CX Insights report, which …

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BGOV: GSA Unveils New Contracting Opportunities for USDA IT Modernization

The General Services Administration announced on June 15 a set of new contracting opportunities related to the Agriculture Department Centers of Excellence for information technology modernization initiatives, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday. GSA will launch eight digital service procurement efforts via contract vehicles such as Alliant, Professional Services Schedule, Schedule IT 70 and Veterans Technology Services …

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CenturyLink’s David Young: Agencies Need ‘Programmatic Approach’ as They Transition to EIS Contract

David Young, senior vice president of strategic government at CenturyLink, has said information technology managers at federal agencies should implement a “programmatic approach” as their organizations transform their IT systems and transition from Networx to the potential 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. “If we …

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GSA Seeks Info on Support Sources for White House Innovation Office’s Centers of Excellence

The General Services Administration has asked information on potential vendors that can provide support services for the White House Office of American Innovation’s four proposed centers of excellence and its technology initiatives. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service is interested in companies that can help COEs …

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Honeywell to Establish APAC Cyber Innovation Hub

Honeywell‘s process solutions business plans to open a facility in Singapore by the end of 2017 to provide managed cybersecurity services intended to help Asia-Pacific customers manage security posture and avoid breaches. The company said Thursday its cybersecurity center of excellence for the APAC region will feature a research-and-development laboratory, a security operations center and a …

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DHS Seeks Academic Institution to Lead New CoE for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis

The Department of Homeland Security plans to provide $40 million in funds to an institution that will lead a new center of excellence for homeland security quantitative analysis. DHS said Monday the funds will cover 10 years of CoE operations under a cooperative agreement with the lead institution. The department added it also seeks potential partners from …

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