Acquisition

Bipartisan group seeks to limit who federal agencies can contract with

Organizations involved with certain adversarial nations creates conflicts of interest, the senators say.

White House updates acquisition, business of government priorities

Workforce, interoperability and governance all feature in the new goals set for the President's Management Agenda.

The changing antitrust climate for contractors

Large transactions in the defense and government market do not typically get the attention of advocates for strong antitrust enforcement—but a few recent actions may signal a change.

DOD watchdog plots move to the cloud

The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Defense is on the hunt for cloud capabilities that support its sensitive mission.

GSA looks to help get LGBTQI-owned small businesses in the contracting mix

The agency is going to work with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce as part of an effort to increase access to contracting for LGBTQI-owned small businesses.

GSA puts Polaris contract back in motion

A much-debated aspect of this government IT solutions procurement appears to have been changed.

DOJ sues to block spy tech deal

The U.S. government is opposing Booz Allen’s bid to acquire a rival ahead of a five-year signals intelligence procurement.

Google bets big on government business with new division

Google Public Sector aims to accelerate digital transformation across government.

DHS looks to expand its Procurement Innovation Lab

Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer Paul Courtney told FCW the agency is seeking a new senior level director to lead a small but mighty team of acquisition experts as they attempt to steer the federal government away from legacy buying processes.

SBA team targets set-aside contracts awarded to ineligible firms

The Office of Government Contracting and Business Development successfully steered over $5 billion in contracting opportunities for small businesses away from firms that were ineligible for set-asides.

General Dynamics' $11B DOD 'Fourth Estate' IT protest denied

Barring more action, this lets Leidos proceed on its work for the 10-year Defense Enclave Services award and consolidate IT systems for 22 DOD agencies.

Small biz leaders ask Congress to address category management woes

As the rate of small businesses providing goods and services to the federal government plummets, experts are demanding lawmakers reassess an increasingly popular procurement method meant to reduce burdens and cost.

NASA wants to expand data sharing with Space Force and commercial partners

The space agency's chief data officer explained the importance of making information exchanges a more consistent part of NASA culture.

The White House just pulled its nominee to fill the still-vacant job of federal procurement chief

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has not had a confirmed leader since the Trump administration, despite the Biden administration's goals to use procurement to advance equity and curb climate change. 

Interior issues draft cloud RFP valued at up to $1B

The Interior Department’s next cloud contract appears to be a big one.

GSA shares specs on governmentwide cloud BPA

The General Services Administration is providing more details on how it’s aiming to launch a new blanket purchase agreement for cloud commercial technologies that will serve as a major one-stop shop for the entire government.

IRS closes in on release of $2.6B software solicitation

The tax agency has an industry day planned for June 8 to update vendors on the Enterprise Development Operations Services contract vehicle.