IRS starts the bidding for $1.9B IT services recompete

The tax collection agency is undertaking this recompete amid its broader push to overhaul the entire tech environment, which includes systems first stood up in the 1960s.

Protests persist for FBI's long-delayed $5B IT contract

ANALYSIS | History looks to be repeating itself as the FBI keeps facing protests after each downselect phase and elimination of bidders.

Civilian IT budgets to dive in 2024, PSC forecasts

Expect a return to pre-pandemic IT spending levels in the coming years, the trade group warned.

Biden wants better deals from contractors

A new administration push is underway to leverage procurement data and purchasing power to generate savings.

Veterans Affairs makes awards on $60B IT vehicle recompete

The highly touted contract known as T4NG2 has 30 winners and almost certainly many more disappointed bidders.

GSA previews its plan for $919M supply chain monitoring software buy

The General Services Administration is putting the security and stability of government supply chains front and center in this planned procurement.

CIO-SP4 drove spike in bid protests

ANALYSIS | Unhappiness with the National Institutes of Health's main IT contract vehicle contributed to a 22% increase in protests during the government's 2023 fiscal year.

White House looks to scale FedRAMP with automation

The cloud security program is being restructured to respond to the proliferation of cloud offerings.

White House looks to ramp up contract spending with small disadvantaged businesses

Last year, the federal government awarded small disadvantaged businesses over 11% of contracting dollars. Now, it’s aiming for 13%.

GSA starts the bidding for employee travel system competition

The General Services Administration will choose a single company to provide a "configurable (and) commercial" service that manages travel and expense services for other civilian agencies.

DISA looks to the open market for secure web browsing contract

A contracting notice indicates that the Defense Department is looking to compete the service that protects its systems from web-based attacks.

UK regulator targets competition in cloud industry

In a case with echoes for the U.S. market, Great Britain's competition regulator is investigating cloud vendor lock-in.

Google centers public sector strategy on alliances with integrators

This global tech giant's relationships with Accenture's federal subsidiary and Deloitte help show how partnering strategies are evolving in the government market.

Company claims eBuy glitch nixed its bid for $450M DHS competition

One protester is alleging the glitch caused a special character to become part of a file name, making its submission inaccessible.

New cyber rules aim to standardize requirements for federal contractors

The proposed rules would create new information sharing and incident reporting requirements.

Last CIO-SP4 protest resolved

Re-evaluations are now underway ahead of another attempt at awards for this potential $50 billion government-wide IT vehicle.