GAO denies Sprint DCTN protest

The General Accounting Office denied a protest Sprint filed against an extension of the Defense Commercial Telecommunications Network contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency. It also threw out DISA's request to dismiss AT&T's protest against the ongoing Defense Information Systems Network procurement, which GAO is expected to rule on in the early summer.

PTO releases modernization RFP

The Patent and Trademark Office has released a request for proposals for its eight-year, $500 million System Development and Maintenance procurement. The government expects to award up to two contracts for PTO's major modernization program, replacing the 18 contracts now used.

West takes on NASA CIO role

Ronald West will become NASA's new chief information officer March 3, taking over from the retiring John Lynn. West is now program manager of NASA's Headquarters Consolidated Information Resources and Management Support contract.

`Thematic' budget summary due today

The White House plans to release today a "thematic" summary of its budget proposal for the next fiscal year, including its economic assumptions, an administration source said Thursday. The rest of the budget, including the details of agency spending proposals, is due March 18.


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