FAA security contract set

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to award a contract in July for support of its Computer Security Incident Response Capability (CSIRC).

The FAA announced May 22 that it will award a five-month, sole-source contract to Computer Sciences Corp. to monitor intrusions, issue alerts and advisories, and perform other services.

The contract will have two options of two months each, according to the contract opportunity notice. Any follow-on efforts will be openly competed.

Davis ponders services bill

Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), chairman of the House Government Reform Committee's Technology and Procurement Policy Subcommittee, said May 22 that he might introduce a bill to help the federal government better manage the way it acquires services.

The Services Acquisition Reform Bill would promote the use of private-sector best practices, share-in-savings contracting and acquisition workforce training.

The growth of service contracting during the past decade "has also coincided with several trends that suggest sufficient contract management is not occurring," Davis said.

TRW gets logistics contract

TRW Inc. was awarded a six-year contract to develop a Web-based electronic logistics system for the Army.

The Global Combat Support System-Army/Tactical system will be used to provide inventory management and fleet management of the Army's tactical logistics operations. The contract is valued at $48 million, but if all options are exercised, it could be worth $400 million.

More Oklahoma City files found

The Justice Department said last week it had found 898 more pages of Oklahoma City bombing documents, nearly two weeks after the FBI discovered more than 3,100 pages that had not been presented to the Timothy McVeigh defense team prior to his trial, in part because of computer snafus.

Attorney General John Ashcroft said May 24 that the latest documents represent a "relatively small amount of information" related to the investigation of the 1995 bombing.

He has asked the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate how the documents were lost despite at least 11 requests that FBI field offices submit all files related to the investigation.


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