Procurement

Microsoft President Calls for Bid Protest Reforms

As the company awaits a decision on the embattled JEDI contract, its president told senators the contract-dispute process could use streamlining.

Marine Corps Looks for Insider Threat Monitoring Capability

And another Marine Corps application addressing a specific kind of insider threat—suicidal ideation—will be established as a system of records.

Former 18F Official Returns to Lead Next Phase of Technology Transformation Services

The tech team is about delivering services to the public, not just disruption, General Services Administration alumni Dave Zvenyach told Nextgov. 

Census Bureau Opts for Small Business to Support Digital Communication Strategy

The bureau is planning a virtual industry day ahead of the release of a formal request for proposals.

DOD Secured Fair Prices Despite Rapid Shift to Mass Telework, Audit Finds

The department also was able to reduce cybersecurity risks as it bought IT products and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an inspector general report concluded.

State Department Wants a Small Business to Manage Its Cloud Office

The vendor will support the relatively new Cloud Program Management Office.

Army Command and Control System Must Be Modernized But Maintain Backward Compatibility

Leidos will handle an adjustment to the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System 7.0 that will ensure it can support JADC2 and sensor-to-shooter frameworks.

GSA Leadership Talks Priorities and Future of Trump-Era Initiatives

The General Services Administration’s acting administrator and commissioner of the acquisition division discuss its technology programs, the beta.SAM migration, D-U-N-S transition, SolarWinds and more.

Army Awards $5M Bridge Contract for Cyber Training

The service justified skipping a competitive bidding process citing urgent need.

Air Force Buys Streaming Data Warehouse for Pathfinder, JADC2 Concepts

Data company Kinetica will ingest trillions of records of sensor data to create visual representations of the operating environment across domains.

GSA’s Central Procurement Hub Will Keep the ‘Beta’ A Little Longer

Users will see a new beta.SAM.gov come April but the final transition is still to come.

FEMA’s Acquisition Office Aims to Embrace More Bots and Automation

A recently released matrix highlights a few RPA-driven improvements the agency might pursue.

Federal Cloud Spending Tops $6.6 Billion

It’s the most the federal government has ever spent on cloud computing services.

COVID-Cleaning Robots, GPS Abnormality Detectors Top DOT’s Small Business Wishlist

The agency is now accepting applications for the first phase of its 2021 SBIR program. 

Homeland Security Wants AI to Help Realize a 5-Year-Old Financial Services Mandate

The Financial Systems Modernization Program hasn’t met its requirements, but officials hope an injection of artificial intelligence and automation can help.

Pentagon Hints It Could Abandon the JEDI Cloud Effort

The department still urgently needs an enterprise cloud and indicates it may consider other options.