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New AWS protest spawns JEDI blog wars

Microsoft takes rival AWS to task for filing a confidential protest with the Defense Department.

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States blast EAC for slow-walking voting standards

The approval process has been going on for years, and several state officials worry the security standards will already be obsolete when they're finally approved.

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Lessons learned from the rocky transition of FedBizOpps

GSA's beta.SAM contracting system modernization is moving ahead, incorporating lessons learned from earlier shift.

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DOD hopes small business engagement will stave off 'adversarial capital'

The Defense Department is hoping steadily engaging small businesses will help shield them from shady foreign investments during the global COVID-19 crisis.

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SEWP extends five years, as expected

NASA's governmentwide acquisition contract sets course for five more years.

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NIH lab taps GSA's cloud expertise

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development signed on with GSA's Cloud Center of Excellence to develop IT strategy.

Mark Esper gives a press conference on the results of the Nato Foreign ministers meeting at NATO headquarters June 27, 2019. (Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.com)

Esper eyes phased reopen, more coronavirus stimulus funds

The Pentagon is eyeing a phased reopen and possibly more coronavirus stimulus funds to help offset costs to restock medical supplies and equipment used to fight the pandemic, the defense secretary said.

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Trump wants foreign gear out of the U.S. grid

An executive order issued by the Trump administration May 1 declared a national emergency and imposes new restrictions on the purchase and use of foreign-made equipment and technology used in the U.S. bulk-power system.

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Cyber and other transaction agreements

Other transaction agreements will be subject to the Defense Department’s unified cybersecurity standard, according to Katie Arrington, DOD’s chief information security officer for acquisition.

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Service Committee, is briefed on the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during his visit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

HASC chairman: DOD doesn't need more stimulus money

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the House Armed Services Committee chairman, said the Defense Department doesn't need any more money from a future coronavirus stimulus bill.

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State and local government jobs are front and center in Dems' plans for COVID-19 relief

Democratic lawmakers are seeking aid to help state and local governments retain workers and avoid layoffs in the next relief bill aimed at alleviating the economic toll that the coronavirus pandemic has had upon the U.S. economy.

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CISA tapped as shared services provider for cyber

The Office of Management and Budget formally designated Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency as the first Quality Service Management Office for shared services.

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