• IT Modernization

    First EIS contract awards loom

    The Social Security Administration is evaluating contract proposal responses while it waits for GSA to finish testing EIS contractors’ back-office systems. 06/19/2018

  • Modernization
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    A new push for more actionable IT spending data

    The White House and the General Services Administration are seeking information from industry about how to make federal IT spending more transparent and run IT operations more like a business. 06/18/2018

  • Contracting
    network monitoring (nmedia/Shutterstock.com)

    NRC seeks CDM contract extension, cites lack of 'vision' by DHS

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission moved to extend an integration contract related to CDM by claiming DHS failed to articulate "a complete architectural vision" at the outset of the program. 06/18/2018

  • Acquisition
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    DHS tried to take 5 legacy IT programs agile. Here’s what happened

    The Department of Homeland Security ran a yearlong agile acquisition pilot program with five existing programs from FEMA, TSA, ICE and USCIS. 06/15/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Kaspersky building in Moscow By Tatiana Belova shutterstock photo id: 1050470081

    New federal contracting rule cuts off Kaspersky

    The government is seeking to eliminate all traces of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs from federal systems, issuing a new interim rule to extend the governmentwide ban to contractors. 06/15/2018

  • Modernization
    business opportunity (Khakimullin Aleksandr/Shutterstock.com)

    House appropriators approve $150 million for TMF in FY2019

    The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide $150 million for the centralized fund created by the Modernizing Government Technology Act, falling $60 million short of the White House’s fiscal year 2019 request and $100 million short of what the MGT Act authorizes. 06/14/2018

  • Acquisition
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    Congress, GAO signal OTA oversight

    Lawmakers join the Government Accountability Office in asserting greater oversight and review over "other transaction authority" awards. 06/14/2018

  • Workforce
    2015 group shot of 18Fers from an agency blog post

    Will term limits transform government's digital service groups?

    Now at the four-year mark, Obama-era digital teams have spanned solidly across two administrations. But with the earliest hires hitting the end of their terms, what do their legacies and futures look like? 06/12/2018

  • Acquisition
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    SEWP tool helps federal IT supply chain

    SEWP's authorized reseller identification tool is helping the contract vehicle's federal customers weed out unauthorized IT gear and services. 06/08/2018

  • Telecom
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    Verizon hits EIS milestone

    The telecom is the first of 10 prime contractors on the government's $50 billion communications contract to report success on back office requirements. 06/07/2018

  • Defense
    Agile development By Kalakruthi shutterstock image ID: 516494164

    USAF edges toward an agile future

    Air Force IT acquisition lead Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel said that agile didn't make the program objectives memo for 2020 but an embrace of agile development remains a goal. 06/06/2018

  • Congress
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    In House bill, Pentagon cloud funding comes with strings attached

    The House defense appropriations bill includes new reporting requirements on the JEDI project and the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions cloud efforts. 06/06/2018

  • Procurement
    network monitoring (nmedia/Shutterstock.com)

    GSA wants input on cyber services buying

    GSA has asked federal buyers and commercial providers about how to renovate four crucial cybersecurity services on its biggest IT purchasing schedule. 06/01/2018

  • Acquisition
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    Oracle wins bid to block TRANSCOM cloud award

    The Government Accountability Office recommended that the Pentagon terminate its $950 million award to Amazon cloud reseller REAN made under an "other transaction authority." 05/31/2018

  • Cloud
    cloud applications (chanpipat/Shutterstock.com)

    JEDI cloud solicitation misses May deadline

    Officials are still working on the final solicitation for the massive cloud initiative. 05/31/2018

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