Energy teases massive IT services recompete in information request

The department is gathering market research for a recompete of its $10 billion CBOSS blanket purchase agreement contract.

Governmentwide IT contract push is edging out opportunities for small businesses, analyst says

A stream of anticipated governmentwide acquisition contracts will likely put pressure on smaller companies to partner with larger primes to stay in the hunt for fewer opportunities, Deltek’s Carey Webster said.

DOD pushes cloud buyers to JWCC

The Defense Department's top tech official directed defense agencies to tap the multi-vendor Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract for new cloud acquisitions and is requiring all top-secret cloud buys across the Pentagon and military services to use the vehicle for top secret capabilities.

DOD, OMB expect September release of proposed CMMC rule

The rule that details the defense industrial base's new cybersecurity standard appears ready for review at the Office of Management and Budget.

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.

DHS' cyber agency seeks small biz support for strategic planning

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has set a date to explain its changes to a management consulting services contract.

House lawmakers want VA's $20 billion-plus electronic health record program to improve or else

Senior Republicans on the House Veterans Affairs Committee are backing legislation to end the troubled program to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs' homegrown electronic health record system with commercial software from Oracle-Cerner -- unless the program can hit performance targets and satisfy top hospital officials.

Veterans Affairs unveils draft for $60B T4NG 2 vehicle

But time is short: comments regarding the VA's go-to technology contract are due Friday (Jan. 20).

State Department unveils $10B enterprise IT services solicitation

The contract known as "Evolve" seeks technology modernization services in support of diplomatic goals.

NIH CIO-SP4 contract hit with 97 protests

No, that's not a typo. Nearly 100 companies are objecting to the cut-off line NITAAC set for the $50 billion CIO-SP4 competition. They claim it is arbitrary. No word back from NITAAC yet.

NASA SEWP's 'secret weapon' to retire at the end of the year

Darlene Coen has been credited for having a major impact on NASA's trailblazing governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) during her 14 years of service.

More protest troubles loom over CIO-SP4

Debriefings are underway with companies who did not get through phase one of the competition for the $50 billion IT vehicle.

Unsuccessful CIO-SP4 bidders may have renewed hopes

The National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm will re-evaluate the method it used to narrow the field for the $50 billion IT services vehicle.

GSA opens Polaris to next set of small-business bidders

The General Services Administration has released the final solicitation for service-disabled and HUBzone small businesses to bid on the Polaris IT vehicle.

DOD's game plan for inflation relief

A new memo from the Pentagon's pricing chief gives contracting officers a framework on how to help companies deal with the higher costs of everything.

NASA unveils draft solicitation for $1.3B IT contract

The space agency is bundling 10 incumbent contracts into this new procurement.

DHA names ineligible companies for $1.5B IT contract

The Defense Health Agency is looking to weed out potential conflicts of interest before they could arise.