Industry Watch

BPD Turns to Oracle

The Bureau of the Public Debt awarded a contract Dec. 4 worth up to

$7 million for off-the-shelf financial software from Oracle Corp. The browser-based

system will be used to manage customer accounts and keep track of reimbursable

and appropriated funds for agencies.

B2G Firm Joins GSA Sked

Business-to-government e-procurement company eFederal Systems Inc. announced

Dec. 5 that its products will be available on the General Services Administration's

Federal Supply Service schedule for information tech-nology and professional


The company is already in talks with defense and civilian agencies interested

in eFederal solutions, said Dewey Carr, director of government solutions

for the Washington, D.C.-based company. He anticipates eFederal's "first,

big contract win" will come in the first part of 2001.

GSA Pilot to Use Unisys

Unisys Corp. announced Dec. 5 that it has signed a contract with the

General Services Administration to help with a pilot sales force management

application for GSA's Federal Technology Service.

The pilot will cover im-plementation of Siebel Systems Inc.'s eBusiness

applications at 65 seats in FTS' Office of Sales. As a consulting partner

with Siebel, Unisys also will provide training.

Unisys will help GSA evaluate the sales management tools in offices

across the United States and in Europe. If the pilot is successful, the

implementation could expand to 900 FTS sales personnel around the world.

Navy Buys Auction Services

Naval Supply Systems Command officials tapped two vendors Dec. 4 for

software and services to support reverse auctions for five years.

NAVSUP awarded a $13.88 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity

contract to Electronic Data Systems Corp. subsidiary eBreviate Inc. to provide

reverse auctions using its Web-based software. Additionally, Procuri Inc.

will provide NAVSUP with a $2.25 million unlimited subscription to the firm's

Web-based auction software, which will enable users to conduct auctions

directly from their desktops.


  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

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    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

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