Procurement

DOJ to Help Rural and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies Buy Body-Worn Cameras

The competitive grants program will also help agencies with fewer than 50 personnel.

Air Force Wants to Build DevSecOps Enclave for Secure Processing

The project will be part of a portfolio of related efforts supporting the Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept.

How JEDI’s Ghost Will Bring Bitter Rivals Together

The death of the Pentagon’s controversial cloud computing mega-contract likely puts Amazon and Microsoft in a new sort of partnership.

IRS Offering $7.5M for New Ideas to ‘Digitize’ and ‘Digitalize’ Paper Documents

The sixth solution challenge under the Pilot IRS program focuses on the process and pipeline for turning paper documents digital.

DARPA Wants AI That Can Learn From Others’ Experiences

The advanced research agency is putting up $1 million per project to overcome challenges associated with AI systems learning from each other.

Lawmaker, Tech Companies Clash on Software Transparency Requirements

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has defined "critical software" in accordance with an executive order to institute procurement standards federal agencies must follow.    

Coast Guard Starts Process of Upgrading Its Biometrics At Sea System

The BASS system enables officers to collect biometrics from detainees at sea and match that information against the Homeland Security database.

GSA’s Latest Blanket Purchase Agreement Benefits Climate Agency

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a new way to procure mission critical IT.

Advocacy Group Asks Biden Administration to Consider 7 Reforms for Governmentwide Contracts

A group of federal contractors want to see the governmentwide acquisition contract, or GWAC, program process improved for innovative and non-traditional vendors.

Deputy Defense Secretary Says JEDI Cloud Update Coming Soon

Kathleen Hicks said the department will choose a path forward for enterprise cloud soon.

Verizon Awarded $495 Million Contract for DOD Supercomputing Network Modernization

The company won the fourth iteration of the Defense Research Engineering Network contract.

ICE Is Consolidating IT Systems to a Single Vendor Platform

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for a vendor to help with app development and shifting existing tools to the ServiceNow platform.

White House Outlines ‘Made in America’ Executive Order Implementation

Agencies must designate a senior official to spearhead efforts to support domestic manufacturing.

Biden’s Proposed Budget Is a Step in the Right Direction for Emerging Tech

The administration must engage cutting-edge tech companies that will drive economic prosperity and keep the U.S. ahead of its adversaries. 

GSA Needs an IT Vendor to Help Manage Its Lease App: G-REX

The Public Buildings Service’s app undergoes biweekly maintenance updates and occasionally ships major enhancements.

Government’s Contract Spending Reached Record High in Fiscal 2020

Fiscal 2020 is the fifth straight year of increased government contract spending, according to Bloomberg Government.

DHS Faces Rising Costs as Planned Biometrics Cloud Gets Pushed Back

Three years behind schedule, the move from legacy IDENT to the new Amazon-hosted HART system is now slated for the end of 2021.