Procurement

Bid Protests Decrease for Third Straight Year

Industry filed 12% fewer protests in fiscal 2021 than fiscal 2020, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Report: 20% of Defense Contractors at Risk for Ransomware Attack

The report measured the cybersecurity protocols undertaken by top defense contractors.

DIU Issues Step-by-Step Guide for Defense Stakeholders to ‘Responsibly’ Use AI

The framework is meant to promote transparency and accelerate the Pentagon’s adoption of trustworthy commercial technologies.

Commerce Opens Bidding For $1.5B IT Modernization Contract

The department is accepting proposals for its CATTS Enterprise Tech Contact.

Modernizing Procurement Could Help Federal Agencies Increase Efficiency 

Implementing contract lifecycle management system automates procurement systems to allow for faster, simpler and more accurate procurement. 

Intelligence Community Preps Major Cloud Management Contract

A systems integrator will provide cloud integration, management tools and more to the intelligence community.

State Department Wants to Disrupt Colombian Coca Harvest with Drones

Training for a team from the South American nation's police force is also needed.

GSA Wants a Real Person Associated With Every SAM Registration Before Fiscal Year’s End

Every organization doing business with the government will have to name a real person as account administrator and go through a three-point ID proofing process.

Multibillion-Dollar DHS Cloud Contract Protested

Another major government cloud contract is under protest from a losing bidder.

CISA Seeking Answers for Implementation of Endpoint Detection and Response Tools

The agency has an idea of what it wants from the capability but is soliciting industry input on key aspects of an enduring investment plan.

CBP Testing Thermal Body Scans at Pedestrian Border Crossings

The agency is piloting a new Pedestrian Detection-at-Range system to identify illegal or dangerous items being smuggled through ports of entry.

Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots with ‘Self-Healing’ Parts

Officials identified the vendor they’re eyeing to prototype the futuristic vehicle component.

GSA Needs Users to Test SAM.gov Ahead of DUNS Transition

Unique Entity IDs are being issued now and the General Services Administration team wants help testing the system that assigns and manages the new identifier.