DOD looks to counter China by accelerating drone acquisition, production

The "Replicator" initiative announced by the Pentagon's No. 2 official looks to leverage lo-fi, autonomous systems to outpace China on the battlefield.

DHS should assess the benefits of a risk management sharing tool, GAO says

A new report found that the department’s guidance for risk management practices in acquisition programs isn’t specific enough for all programs and could be helped by information-sharing tools.

DOD previews on-ramp for $48B tech research contract

Industry now has more details on how the Defense Department will reopen the so-called IAC-MAC contract vehicle for new companies to join.

Army makes 3 awards in ERP revamp

IBM, Accenture and Groundswell are building prototypes for a new Army enterprise resource planning system to consolidate and reengineer processes for finance, human resources and other business functions.

Federal law enforcement training centers are shopping for enterprise IT services

The interagency organization tasked with training federal, state and local law enforcement officers is prepping for an enterprise IT support services contract that ranges from hardware and software to zero trust architecture and configuration management support.

Government proposes a sustainability update for contracting regulations

Although the White House said the proposed update to the Federal Acquisition Regulation will help the government meet its zero-emissions goals, some stakeholders want it to go further.

13 JWCC task orders have been awarded, with more in the works

DISA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner said that the DOD’s enterprise cloud contract has made $200 million in task order awards, with more on the way.

DHA to reconsider decisions surrounding $2.5B IT contract

The Defense Health Agency has changed its mind on discussions with bidders it rejected, which means more companies may get awards on the global IT services vehicle.

DHA faces legal challenges to how it conducted $2.5B procurement

Protesters are alleging the Defense Health Agency used "phantom award restrictions" to limit the number of companies that could qualify for this global IT services contract.

Space agencies are reforming acquisition to accelerate commercial tech integration

The nation’s space agencies are leveraging new procurement techniques to get their hands on critical emerging technologies and maintain U.S. competitiveness.

DHS extends timeline on enterprise cloud strategy

The department’s much-anticipated ECLIPS contract won’t debut in fiscal 2023, as officials plan for another industry event this fall.

GSA considers changing the way it pays for cloud software

The agency is exploring how it can best align industry payment practices for software-as-a-service offerings on its own IT Multiple Award Schedule.

Meet the new GDIT

GDIT President Amy Gilliland discussed how the large systems integrator is responding to market shifts in a conversation with Nextgov/FCW.

VA’s work with outside vendors draws lawmaker scrutiny over conflicts of interest

Rep. Jen Kiggans, R-Va., said VA’s claim it “had no occasions” where it identified an actual or potential conflict of interest with its contractors was “not believable.” 

Federal agencies set small business contracting record even as opportunities decrease

The total number of federal contracting dollars geared for small businesses hit an all-time high in fiscal 2022, but the actual number of contracts set aside for those companies continued a nearly decade-long decline.  

CIO-SP4 protests move toward final decision

No action appears likely to resolve the 130-plus protests involving this $50 billion IT vehicle, which indicates the Government Accountability Office will decide on the contract's next steps.

DOJ tees up infrastructure program management recompete

The Justice Department is conducting market research for a potential $75 million recompete contract to provide enterprise infrastructure services support within the CIO's office.