Acquisition

NIH CIO-SP4 contract hit with 97 protests

No, that's not a typo. Nearly 100 companies are objecting to the cut-off line NITAAC set for the $50 billion CIO-SP4 competition. They claim it is arbitrary. No word back from NITAAC yet.

Interior unveils $1B cloud solicitation

Data center consolidation and the movement of more core technology services are top priorities for the department in this acquisition.

IOT cyber rule covering federal buyers about to take effect

A December deadline looms for agencies to implement cybersecurity requirements for Internet of Things devices.

Introducing the 2022 Fast 50

Washington Technology's latest ranking of the government market's fastest -growing small businesses based on their revenue over a five-year timeframe.

More protest troubles loom over CIO-SP4

Debriefings are underway with companies who did not get through phase one of the competition for the $50 billion IT vehicle.

FCC will launch new space bureau

The new bureau will help the agency better perform its existing responsibilities and tackle increasing commercial interest in space.

Bid protests decline for fourth consecutive year

Bid protests issued by federal agencies declined 12% in fiscal 2022.

Unsuccessful CIO-SP4 bidders may have renewed hopes

The National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm will re-evaluate the method it used to narrow the field for the $50 billion IT services vehicle.

DARPA kicks off prep for $1B contract

Work is underway on the recompete of this technical services vehicle that supports research efforts.

GSA lifts curtains on the next Alliant contract

Version three of this flagship government-wide technology solutions vehicle is now ready for industry to read and comment on.

Judge declines to halt Booz Allen's EverWatch acquisition

This antitrust case remains an unusual event in the government technology and services landscape.

GSA, DOE look to the private sector for green building tech

The federal government is looking for ways to help commercial buildings transition away from their reliance on fossil fuels while aiming to achieve economy-wide net zero emissions by 2050.

Fight over $1.5B Commerce IT contract goes to court

Four companies that missed out on an award are taking their protests up a notch.

White House raises contract spending goals for small disadvantaged businesses

The Office of Management and Budget is directing agencies to award at least 12% of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses in fiscal year 2023.

IT spend reporting requirements still stuck at halfway point, watchdog finds

The Government Accountability Office report found that agencies failed to disclose approximately $31 billion in fiscal year 2021 investments under the two layers of the Technology Business Management framework that were required.

VA acquisition workforce are mostly satisfied, despite reported program issues

A large majority of acquisition staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs said in a recent Government Accountability Office survey that they are satisfied in their current positions, despite continued issues with the VA’s acquisition programs.

Air Force to rethink $5.7B enterprise IT award to CACI

The service will look at conflict-of-interest allegations and how it evaluated proposals for this portion of its Enterprise IT as a Service effort.