Procurement

CBP Testing Thermal Body Scans at Pedestrian Border Crossings

The agency is piloting a new Pedestrian Detection-at-Range system to identify illegal or dangerous items being smuggled through ports of entry.

Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots with ‘Self-Healing’ Parts

Officials identified the vendor they’re eyeing to prototype the futuristic vehicle component.

GSA Needs Users to Test SAM.gov Ahead of DUNS Transition

Unique Entity IDs are being issued now and the General Services Administration team wants help testing the system that assigns and manages the new identifier.

OMB's Made in America Website Showcases What Agencies Aren’t Buying Here

The site showcases all waivers reviewed by the Made in America Office, allowing U.S. businesses to identify opportunities that might otherwise go to foreign competitors.

Labor Department Awards Verizon $887M to Radically Revamp IT Backbone

No other Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions selections are planned by the department.

How the Pandemic Changed the Government’s Health-Focused Buying

Agencies with health missions had to figure out how to spend emergency funds fast in the face of COVID-19.

Reissued Draft of GSA’s Small Business IT Contract Adds New Pool

The new draft request for proposals also makes significant changes to past performance requirements.

NASA’s Artemis Astronauts Could Catch a New Ride to the Launchpad

The space agency is in the market for a zero-emission vehicle that can fit at least eight, plus their gear.

Defense Logistics Agency Is Building an EHR to Track Occupational Health

The agency seeks an enterprisewide view of records and whether facilities meet health and safety standards. 

Air Force, Navy Set to Gain New Supercomputers in $68M Deal

The Defense Department's High Performance Computing Modernization Program is funding the machines.

Defense Wants to Know More About Potential Barriers for Small Businesses Contracting 

The department has met its goals in that area, but is looking to do even better. 

Survey: Most Organizations Embrace Hybrid Cloud 

In a survey of U.S. and U.K. IT decision makers, three out of four reported onboarding a new cloud provider during 2020.

WeWork and Other Co-Working Spaces to Be an Option for Feds 

GSA will issue guidance to agencies on how to take advantage of this first-ever contract. 

Army Wants to Install Facial Recognition, Video Analytics at Child Development Centers

The branch plans to pilot a new facial recognition system at the daycare facility at Fort Jackson.

House Bill Aims to Bridge Acquisition ‘Valley of Death’ In Race to Counter China

A draft of the House NDAA markup outlines two provisions to fix the gap between research and acquisition.