Software Companies Push Senate to Weaken Lowest Price Contracting Rule

Making agencies prioritize the lowest price is leading to poor contracting choices, a software trade group says.

Government’s Cyber Monitoring Program Would Become Law Under House Bill

The bill also aims to prevent agencies from getting stuck with outdated technology.

GSA Official: Next-Gen Telecom Contract Is An Opportunity For Transformation

Agencies should think of the move to the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract as more than a transition.

Pentagon Wants to Move Some Cyber Defense Operations to the Cloud

The Defense Department’s considering a cloud extension of its Acropolis system, which it describes as “where we fight” in cyberspace.

Official Says Vendors Will Have To Abide by New IT Spending Schema Too

But officials have yet to answer outstanding questions about how that would work.

Kaspersky Makes Last Ditch Argument to Halt Congressional Ban from Being Implemented

Multiple agencies have set Monday, July 16, as the deadline for the ban to be implemented in new procurements.

Army Developing Simulated Missile Launchers to Improve Combat Training

The goal is to train pilots and other crew members on how to respond to shoulder-fired missiles and rocket launchers.

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Some Classification Decisions

The proposed software would help defense officials make classification decisions and automatically enforce them.

Social Security Wants Help Keeping Tabs on the Software Market

The Social Security Administration wants to know if a small business can provide fast market intelligence reports when the agency is ready to buy.

Here's a Different Way the Government Could Clean Up Its Data

Maybe there's a better way for agencies to get good data that doesn't involve cleaning it up themselves.

DHS Looks to Improve Cyber Capabilities for Financial Services

The Homeland Security Department’s innovation unit is seeing how open-source technology can defend from emerging threats.

IRS Wants Artificial Intelligence To Guard Taxpayer Data

The tax agency wants to know if the AI and machine learning are mature enough to secure its systems from cyberattacks.

GSA: Phase II Centers of Excellence Bids Will Begin in July

Officials from the General Services Administration and Agriculture Department met with industry about the next phase of IT modernization efforts.

Hacking Acquisition

How the federal government uses other transaction authorities to buy tech fast.

Can a Small Business Take Over DISA’s $1B Perimeter Security Contract?

The defense agency issued two RFIs asking small and disadvantaged businesses whether they can support the Gateway Security program.

Officials: Here’s How Not to Screw Up a $50 Billion Networking Contract

The Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract is a great opportunity for agencies to modernize, but they need to focus on people and planning to do it right.

Defense Department Awards 14 Spots on $7.5B Innovative Tech Contract

DISA announced winners for the unrestricted portion of the SETI contract, with small business awards schedule for later this year.