Procurement

Army Wants Software to Predict Hypersonics’ Weather-Based Survivability for Joint Military Tests

A new sources sought notice focuses on software that informs “go/no go” weather launch decisions.

Warren Presses Defense Secretary on Wasteful Contractor Spending

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said adding to the Pentagon's topline for 2023 to account for inflation would just invite "defense contractors to pick taxpayers' pockets."

Critical Update: The Call for Greater Software Transparency is Louder than Ever

Agencies will soon be required to ask vendors for a software bill of materials—or SBOM—to help manage vulnerabilities like those found in the Log4J library, but much of its contents could still be open to negotiation.

VA's New Health Record Still Putting Patients at Risk

The transition to Cerner's electronic health records system at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane is still being hindered on multiple fronts more than a year after go-live.

GSA's DUNS Replacement Set to Go Live

The General Services Administration is ready to flip the switch in early April on the non-proprietary entity identifier that is replacing the old DUNS number in federal contracting systems.

GSA Plans Follow-on to E-commerce Platform Pilot

After 18 months of a pilot program, an acquisition platform first established by a few lines of legislation in a defense bill appears poised for growth.

A New Rule Aims to Boost Biden’s ‘Made in America’ Program

The update to the Buy American Act would build on the administration’s push to get federal agencies using more domestic products and services.

What Does Another Continuing Resolution Mean for Federal Contractors?

These stopgap spending measures can lead to "endless stop-and-start contract cycles, creating inefficiency and disruption."

Air Force Commits Millions for Wearables to Counteract Troops’ Exhaustion

Human monitoring devices could support military staff who work in extreme conditions.

VA Inks $13 Million Contract with Google Cloud to Drive the Making of Apps for Vets

A new announcement marks the “continued evolution” of an ongoing program and aims to promote customer experience.

Next National Defense Strategy Should Address Hybrid Warfare, Experts Say

Embracing innovative technology and more data sharing with allies should be part of the coming strategy, accordingto former Defense officials.

The ‘Mayor of SAMgov’ Leaves Government After 15 Years of Public Service

Judith Zawatsky talks to Nextgov about her time at the General Services Administration and how building government services has changed over the years.

GAO: NSA Erred in Technical Evaluations of $10 Billion Cloud Contract

The Government Accountability Office recommended the NSA reevaluate bids from Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

Lawsuit Challenges Biden’s Contractor Minimum Wage Regulation

The rule is “an executive power grab to force a social agenda through federal contractors,” said the legal team.

VA Adding Physical Therapy Device To AI Roster

The Veterans Affairs Department is looking to pilot a new physical therapy application for injury treatment.

VA Aims To Reduce Administrative Tasks With AI, Machine Learning

A wide-reaching program looks for fresh machine learning technology to complete menial procedures and tasks, allowing VA clinicians and partners to focus on care.

VA Revitalizes Plan For EHR System Rollout

Officials implemented new positions to help streamline and coordinate EHR system implementations following an arduous initial deployment.