Acquisition

VA owns up to acquisition woes at House hearing

Lawmakers grilled Department of Veterans Affairs officials over a series of significant failures within its acquisition programs and modernization efforts.

GSA opens Polaris to next set of small-business bidders

The General Services Administration has released the final solicitation for service-disabled and HUBzone small businesses to bid on the Polaris IT vehicle.

NIST, Google announce chip R&D partnership

The public-private sector collaboration will make industry standard chips available to smaller research entities to encourage semiconductor manufacturing.

Protests hit CACI's $5.7B Air Force win

Every other company that bid on the enterprise IT services contract wants at least a second chance at it.

Commerce names desired winners for $1.5B enterprise IT vehicle

The window is open those who believe one or more of these intended awardees are actually not small businesses.

GSA plans to scale up e-commerce program

The General Services Administration wants to offer government buyers more online platforms to conduct small-scale acquisitions following a reportedly well-liked pilot program involving Amazon, according to a new request for proposals.

Exclusion sparks protest over $2.25B contract

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency eliminated one incumbent from a background investigation support program.

NASA unveils draft solicitation for $1.3B IT contract

The space agency is bundling 10 incumbent contracts into this new procurement.

Amazon-Microsoft rivalry now turns to $1B NGA contract

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency went down the sole-source route, which of course led to a protest.

Commerce watchdog to probe $340M cloud program

The program is facing delays in deployments to component agencies at the department.

New NASA IT contract may consolidate 10 programs

Large and small business incumbents will all feel the impact of how NASA plans to structure its Consolidated Applications and Platform Services acquisition.

What's going on at NITAAC

The National Institutes of Health's governmentwide acquisition organization supports much more than HHS

DHS looks to cyber self-assessments over CMMC model

DHS is considering how it might use self-assessments for vendors to measure their cyber hygiene—an approach that would set it apart from the Defense Department’s plans for third-party assessments.

Guidehouse to acquire Grant Thornton's public sector arm

This transaction is similar to the one that launched Guidehouse as the market knows it today.

GSA adds $25 billion to ceiling value of Alliant 2, sketches out timeline for Alliant 3

The General Services Administration's updates for industry include timing for Alliant 3 as well as a higher ceiling for the current Alliant program.

Sealing Technologies wins $168M Marine Corps cyber contract

The veteran-owned small business will help develop new systems to analyze vulnerabilities.

CISA task force leader calls for increased global cooperation on supply chain risks

A co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency task force working to bolster supply chain resilience says global solutions are required to address some of the biggest threats impacting domestic and international supply chains.