Microsoft, Amazon CEOs Stand By Defense Work After Google Bails on JEDI

The leaders of two contenders for the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract sounded off on Google’s decision not to bid.

No Easy Fix for Silicon Valley Angst About Government Contracts

CBP’s acquisitions chief urges patience, understanding over protests against border contracts.

FBI Drops Full and Open Competition for $5 Billion IT Recompete

The bureau will turn to GSA’s schedules to fill out its IT Supplies and Support Services contract.

Agencies Can’t Dine and Dash on Technology Modernization Fund, Official Says

Awards are an advance, not a grant, and the program office has ways to make sure the fund stays solvent.

IBM Files Bid Protest Against Pentagon’s JEDI Contract

IBM becomes the second company to file a pre-award bid protest against the Pentagon’s multibillion cloud contract.

Want Safer Internet of Things? Change Government Buying Rules.

Federal agencies could shape the security of connected devices by using the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

How Agencies Can Calm the Fourth Quarter Spending Frenzy

Agencies need to rethink how they balance and develop their billion-dollar budgets.

12 Companies Tapped For Phase II of Agriculture’s Centers of Excellence Journey

The real work begins as a dozen companies sign on to implement the modernization strategies developed in the first phase of the program.

Defense Agencies Want a Help Desk Vendor That’s Just the Right Size

The new back-office support services will be split into virtualized and on-premise help desks.

Pentagon Extends JEDI Deadline Again—With a Catch

The department is requiring bidders to deliver their proposals in person.

When and Why an Agency CISO Should Consider Parting Ways With a Cyber Contractor

Contractor turnover rate increasing—is it time for your agency to part ways too?

Navy Opens Bids on Major IT Hardware Contract That Includes As-A-Service Options

Companion solicitation to manage all that IT is expected to drop in the next 30 days.

NOAA Invests in a Second Round of Commercial Weather Data

The agency announced a second round of awards for its Commercial Weather Data Pilot as it preps for a third.

‘Unprecedented’ Government Spending Spree Picks Up Speed

The federal government could spend close to half its appropriated budget in the final fiscal quarter, which ends Sept. 30.

GSA Introducing Options to Help Automate Agency Contact Centers

A new special item number for Automated Contact Center Services is being added with the IT Schedule 70 refresh.

Patent Office: Can AI, Quantum Determine If a New Idea Is Really New?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wants to know if advanced tech like AI and quantum computing can help examiners sift through the world’s collective knowledge.

Lawmaker: If You Think Patching is Tough Now, It’s Going to Get Worse

Without security standards for the internet of things, the government is leaving open billions of “stupid” vulnerabilities, said Sen. Mark Warner.

For the First Time in 20 Years, GSA Opens Bids for Business Numbering System

The longtime incumbent, Dun and Bradstreet, says it plans to bid on the new contract.