Procurement

The Pentagon is Standing Up a Nonprofit to Assess Vendor Cybersecurity 

The organization would be responsible for running the department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

GAO Wants To Know The Best Way To Buy a Modernization Strategy

The agency plans to upgrade its content management and delivery systems, as well as its talent management tools. But first, it needs to decide on the best way to buy a modernization strategy.

GSA to Take Corrective Action on DEOS Cloud Contract

The General Services Administration will rework the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract to address a bid protest.

TSA’s Cloud Future Will Be A Hybrid of Agency-Approved Services

The agency released its Cloud Strategy 2.0, which calls for a mix of public and private cloud, but only from vendors pre-cleared by TSA.

GSA Opens Bids on Commercial e-Marketplace

The project—which has been called “Amazon for government”—will start with a proof-of-concept with two or more vendors.

It’s Finally Here: GSA’s New Consolidated Schedule

The solicitation will begin the process of turning 24 award schedules into a single contracting vehicle for products and services.

Air Force Wants Custom-Built Online Game Environment to Test Out New Capabilities

The branch will host a three-phase interactive challenge to identify possible solutions.

The Case for Commercial Solutions in Government

The applications an agency is looking for are very likely already on the market, cost-effective and field-proven.  

DHS Awards Blockchain Contract to Fight Forgeries in Immigration

The agency awarded a phase one contract that tasks an Austrian company with providing a new level of interoperability across the Homeland Security Department’s siloed efforts.

GSA Teams With Pentagon AI Shop for Centers of Excellence Program

The partnership will focus on streamlining the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s internal operations and speeding up the contracting process, according to Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan.

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Defense Health Agency Needs Help Consolidating Military’s Health IT Systems

The agency leading the Pentagon’s electronic health records transition is working on a global IT support contract. 

Air Force Bids $95M Cloud Contract To Support Unified Cybersecurity Platform

The service plans to pick 15 vendors to support the LevelUP program with cloud-based DevOps platforms.

Treasury Maps Out Its $1B Multicloud Future

According to the newly released acquisition roadmap, the T-Cloud contract will include, at least, offerings from AWS, Microsoft, Google and Oracle.

Agriculture Wants Store-Level Data on All of America’s Grocery Retailers

The agency plans to use the data to make sure everyone in the country has affordable access to healthy food.

Trump’s Top Acquisition Official Outlines Priorities

Michael Wooten, the new administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, wants contracting professionals to meet 21st-century tech challenges head-on.

HHS’s Suspension of Acquisition Services Leaves Outside Agencies and Contractors in Limbo

It’s been three months since the department announced it was closing down its shared services operations, and many questions remain unanswered.

Rep. Will Hurd Highlights Plans For Final 14 Months in Congress

The Texas congressman laid out his priorities with humor and passion at a summit in Washington this week.