Procurement

Analysts: Federal IT Budget Could Top $93 Billion In 2020

Agencies are expected to spend more on cloud, digital services and artificial intelligence over the next 18 months.

OPM Awards $416M Contract for Protection Services to Hack Victims

The millions of federal employees and contractors using those services will see no disruption.

GSA, NGA Expand Space-Based Data Offerings

Agencies now have more options when purchasing geospatial data and analytics off GSA’s IT Schedule 70.

White House CIO Needs Contractor to Help with App Development

The Office of the CIO put out a notice on a new five-year contract to assist with all sorts of application management needs.

NASA Picks New Vendor For Renamed $2.9B IT Services Contract

The ACES contract is now NEST, with Leidos taking over the space agency’s central end user IT services contract.

3 Steps to a More Secure Federal Supply Chain

A self-assessment is the first step in understanding where potential threats may come from.

Another Major DHS Contract Is Being Recompeted Through GSA

A $100 million U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services modernization and support opportunity will go to IT Schedule 70 contract holders.

The Navy Needs 2 Tons of Storage Devices Burned to Ash

Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center have a lot of classified information stored on digital devices and issued a solicitation to literally watch it all burn.

HHS’ New Emerging Tech Contract Could One Day Compete With Other GWACs

That includes three governmentwide contracts operated by another Health and Human Services office.

Agencies Spent Record $64.7B on IT Contracts in 2018

Some agencies saw double-digit growth in pursuit of modern systems.

Commission Wants to Know If China’s Smart Cities Are Smarter than Ours

The U.S.-China Commission wants to look at how Chinese smart cities development plans could affect U.S. economic and national security.

Don’t Play Mob Ball: What Acquisition Pros Can Learn from Kids Soccer

PEOs tend to grab onto a hot new contract approach like elementary schoolers chasing a ball.

How Social Security Administration Plans to Protect Your Identity

The agency is looking for ways to identify citizens with random characters instead of Social Security numbers on agency mail.

Library of Congress Needs Volunteers to Digitize Its Records

Vendors would work for free, but they’d essentially gain exclusive rights to the materials for up to three years.

DHS Pauses Most Contracting Deadlines Until After Shutdown Ends

The extensions only apply to seven department procurement offices and do not override existing posted amendments.