Procurement

DARPA Kicks Off Prep for $1B Contract

Work is underway on the recompete of this technical services vehicle that supports research efforts.

Judge Declines to Halt Booz Allen's EverWatch Acquisition

This antitrust case remains an unusual event in the government technology and services landscape.

TMF Announces $36.4M in Awards

The Army, the Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Housing Authority are the latest recipients of awards from the Technology Modernization Fund.

The U.S. Military Is Buying Electric Jet-ski Robots

Tests will see whether battery-powered personal watercraft can help with search-and-rescue

Microsoft Challenges Intelligence Agency's $1B Task Order to Amazon

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency went down the sole-source route, which of course led to a protest.

Industry Awaits Potential Congressional Resolution to 'Extremely Difficult' Procurement Process

Though the AGILE Procurement Act faces several rounds of votes before it can be enacted, experts view it as a step in the right direction.

Survey: Security Continues to be Major Factor for DevOps Platforms

Shifting left and other security measures are an important part of the development process and an increasing number of respondents are or intend to utilize this practice.

SAIC Lands $319M Kessel Run Program to Improve Air Force C2 Systems

Falconer Air Operations Center Weapon System Sustainment contract lets SAIC leverage its cloud and command-and-control expertise and expand its footprint with the Air Force.

GSA Sketches Out Timeline for Alliant 3's First Glimpse

The General Services Administration's updates for industry include timing for Alliant 3 as well as a higher ceiling for the current Alliant program.

The U.S. Army Is Hunting For More Soldier-Connected Tech

A recent solicitation calls for soldier-centered networking and information technology that will link existing and prototype technologies together.

The Pentagon’s Plan to Speed Up Software Buying for Weapons Systems

The DOD’s dedicated software acquisition pathway is nearly two years old, and is already being used by a few dozen programs.

Senate Committee Approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and Communications Tech

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced the AGILE Act of 2022 in an effort to help improve the federal government’s IT procurement process.

Small Business Contract Awards Hit Record $154B

But fewer of those companies are entering the federal market or competing for the work, the Small Business Administration says.

Routing Gap in VA Health Software Led to Patient Harm, Watchdog Says

An oversight report claims a confusing routing process in the new electronic health record system being fielded by the Department of Veterans Affairs contributed to nearly 150 adverse patient events.

White House Updates Acquisition, Business of Government Priorities

Workforce, interoperability and governance all feature in the new goals set for the President's Management Agenda.

GSA Puts Polaris Contract Back in Motion

A much-debated aspect of this government IT solutions procurement appears to have been changed.

Justice Seeks to Stop Booz Allen's Everwatch Acquisition

The department's antitrust lawsuit says the transaction unfairly eliminates competition for providing signals intelligence modeling and simulation services to the National Security Agency.