Acquisition

Interior awards 7 seats on $2B cloud license contract

This second iteration of the program focuses on the development of a cloud-based production environment and application migration.

Army lifts curtains on planned $1B software development contract

The Army calls out specific modern practices it wants to incorporate and asks industry about others that could work here too.

FBI says it has awarded $7B ITSSS-2 pact

The award notice lacks an actual list of winners, but does have 31 companies in the full-and-open track and 64 in the small business group.

VA extends Oracle's EHR contract for 1 month

Lawmakers are pressing for more accountability in the multibillion dollar contract amid delays, system downtime and patient safety concerns.

Google Cloud obtains FedRAMP High certification for more than 100 services

The security controls are available to all customers — inside government and out.

Pre-award protests cleared in FBI's $7B IT services pact

The Government Accountability Office rejects the last pre-award protest involving this blanket purchase agreement for IT services and supplies.

White House procurement office marks 50 years

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has evolved since its inception to ensure the government is “buying as one,” as demonstrated in a new circular on acquisition data and information issued Tuesday.

GSA names 7 leaders to inaugural FedRAMP board

The move comes as GSA and OMB modernize the cloud security program to implement recent legislative changes.

Connolly presses EPA on air quality IT with new bill

Legislation the Virginia Democrat introduced Tuesday would codify watchdog recommendations to assess decades-old systems at the EPA.

Spy agencies must craft safeguards for using sensitive commercial data, ODNI says

The new framework follows a report last year that showed the intelligence community frequently relies on purchased sensitive information.

Agencies awarded record-breaking $179B to small businesses in FY23

The Small Business Administration’s annual procurement scorecard found that 22 federal agencies received an “A” rating or higher when it came to meeting their contracting goals.

House panel advances bill to make federal contracting easier to understand

The Plain Language in Contracting Act would require agencies to use easy-to-understand language for certain procurement notices pertaining to small businesses.

Oracle achieves authorization to host secret classified data

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is now available to U.S. government customers at all classification levels.

New rule cements sustainability mandate for federal buyers

A new update to the Federal Acquisition Regulation is meant to help the government meet goals for net-zero procurement by 2050.

Google Public Sector ‘hitting our stride’ in government market, CEO says

Nextgov/FCW caught up with Google Public Sector Chief Executive Officer Karen Dahut at Google Cloud NEXT.

T4NG2 protests grow to 14 with more possible

A dozen companies have gone to the court with questions over how the Veterans Affairs Department evaluated proposals for the $61 billion technology modernization contract vehicle.