Procurement

VA Explores Potential Future Emerging Technology-Centered Acquisitions

The agency is looking for more information about applying immersive technologies, blockchain, edge computing and other innovations to clinical care, data products and training.

Army Officials Tout Flexible, Fast Acquisition Authorities as Keys to AR Headset Program

Army officials called the development of the headsets a “success story” for overcoming DOD’s valley of death. 

Coast Guard Wants Better User Experience for Communications Tech Used on Ships

The Coast Guard is proposing a cooperative research and development agreement to test alternative equipment or architectures that might improve mobile network connectivity.

Audit Finds Inconsistencies in How DOD Buys through Consortia

The Defense Department Office of Inspector General unveiled problems with other transaction agreements including tracking, security, fee negotiation and training. 

How Do You Retire Technology and Limit Risk?

The challenge is that while many get excited about the new software when it’s installed, too few make long-term plans for removal at software end of life.

Free the Data: Vice Chiefs Launch an Acquisition Crusade

Better access to weapon data is crucial to faster Pentagon purchasing — and dangerous to industry business models.

JADC2 Strategy Nearing Completion, Official Says

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall said the strategy has been briefed to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the deputy secretary of defense.

Design Changes Coming Soon to beta.SAM

While most of the changes will be cosmetic, the design update is the result of years of user feedback and adherence to relatively new digital services standards.

Army Explores Equipping Robots with Living Muscle Tissue

A scientist from the Army Research Lab gave a glimpse into its early work with biohybrid robotics.

Defense Logistics Agency Making Rapid Progress in Cloud Migration

A DLA official said the agency moved apps to the cloud close to six weeks ahead of schedule.

Pentagon Takes Another Step in DOD 365 Environment

The environment is part of the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract.

Social Security Wants Feedback on ‘Learning Agenda’ to Improve Data for Decision-Making

The agency is getting started on the data and policy improvement plan mandated under the Evidence Act.

National Archives Wants to Use AI to Improve ‘Unsophisticated Search’ and Create ‘Self-Describing Records’

The National Archives and Records Administration wants to automate its records management processes to limit manual metadata tagging while improving the search function.

Classified Workloads Coming to MilCloud This Summer, GDIT Says

And DOD’s deputy chief information officer said DISA’s on-premise cloud contract is part of a group of offerings filling the JEDI void.

Los Alamos National Lab to Gain Next-Gen Supercomputing System in 2023

An official detailed what’ll be the in-the-making machine’s various purposes.

DARPA Needs Help Securing Its Programs From Foreign Influence and Malicious Insiders

The agency works on the most advanced tech research on the planet, often with critical national security implications.