Procurement

Pentagon Must Focus on Reliability When Buying Weapons Systems, Auditor Says

The Government Accountability Office report holds implications for cybersecurity considerations in procurement processes.

DOD Aims to Issue Proposed Rule for Certifying Contractors’ Cybersecurity in the Fall 

Requests for proposals are still expected to include related requirements at that time.

Justice Department Needs Counter-Biometric Experts

The U.S. Marshals Service wants to learn more about the market for counter-biometric expertise, including evading the tech and preventing criminals from doing the same.

NIST to Update Online iEdison Tool for Reporting Federally-Funded Inventions

The National Institutes of Health managed the original platform since 1995.

GSA Reissues E-Commerce Platform Solicitation With Significant Changes

Vendors that bid on the original RFP will have until Jan. 15 to revise their proposals.

OPM CISO Seeking a Small Business to Help Monitor Agency Cybersecurity

The winning vendor will help the government’s HR department track incidents across 1,000 servers and more than 10,000 devices.  

DARPA Wants Help Developing a ‘Sea Train’ of Unmanned Warships

The Pentagon’s research arm is looking to produce technologies for a new class of long-distance unmanned surface vessels.  

Defense Officials Tout Smoother Electronic Health Records Rollout

The second deployment of MHS Genesis went “much, much smoother” than the first, as officials take lessons from both rollouts to 25 more bases this summer.

GSA Is About to Make Changes to the MAS Consolidation Solicitation

The government’s acquisition shop released proposed changes that reflect new administration priorities and adjust for expiring clauses and programs.

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Space Force Sets First Pitch Day Using Alternative Acquisition Authority

The military’s newest branch wants to hear about innovative solutions to tough problems in installation support and space operations.

Oracle’s JEDI Appeal Continues

There was an abundance of legal activity over the holidays in Oracle’s JEDI appeal.

After Two Years, JEDI is Finally Underway

The second year of competition for the Pentagon’s controversial cloud contract was as dramatic as the first.

The Pentagon Wants AI-Driven Drone Swarms for Search and Rescue Ops

The project will likely require AI and unmanned systems developers to work together under the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

Federal Contracting Moves that Will Ripple Beyond 2019

After 2019—JEDI drama, a new cybersecurity certification requirement, a major purchase platform flying under the radar and a regulation rollback—govcon might never be the same.