Procurement

GSA Introduces Vendor Risk Assessment Program in Draft Solicitation

The SolarWinds hack seems to be breathing new life into the supply chain security effort.

GAO: Bid Protests Down 2% in 2020

For a second straight year, the Government Accountability Office dealt with fewer bid protests.

GSA Releases Draft of New Government IT Services Contract Polaris

The draft request for proposals focuses on IT services and emerging technology offerings from three classes of small business.

The Army Aims to Be Less Dependent on Contractors for Software

The command of the military branch in charge of looking ahead is soliciting prototypes for a major knowledge-transfer initiative.

Army Research Lab Announces Acquisition of Two New Supercomputers

They’re named Jean and Kay to celebrate the legacies of two computing pioneers.

Federal Contracting Trends to Expect in 2021

The pandemic has contractors rethinking recruitment and office space.

DIU, CISA Team Up to Coordinate Cybersecurity Tech Investments

The Defense and Homeland Security departments agreed to develop cybersecurity technologies for national security applications together.

Amazon, Pentagon Resume JEDI Legal Arguments

Amazon Web Services asks the judge to toss out the contract award while Defense Department lawyers call the company’s protest a “prohibited strategic gambit.”

Defense Awards $2.5B Deal for Next-Gen Communications Prototypes

5G- and tech-centered initiatives steered by the National Spectrum Consortium are set to kick off.

VA Solicits Feedback on Plans to Transform its HR IT Systems

The agency’s vast human resources community process more than 1 million personnel actions a year.

$496M Contract Will Give DOD Engineering Capabilities, Official Says

A new Pentagon five-year contracting vehicle will support modernization and the development of the joint warfighting concept and promote technological innovation.

Intel Agencies Seek to Perfect Biometric Recognition from Drones

Intelligence and military researchers want to merge facial recognition with other biometric methods to identify people from long distances and steep angles

Army Issues $25M Sole-Source Contract to Monitor COVID-19 Vaccine Temperatures

The contract is part of the governmentwide effort to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are safely delivered.

Pentagon Seeks Software to Analyze Data from Twitter

The Defense Department posted a solicitation for software capable of gleaning real-time intelligence from social media feeds.

GSA Relaunches Federal Service Desk With New Look and Added Security

The help desk for all General Services Administration procurement systems got a makeover and a security lockdown.

5 Common Questions about Federal Procurement Answered

Small business owners can take steps to try and make the process of selling to the government more successful and efficient as the new year nears.