IT Modernization

FedBizOpps Will Be Retired After Veterans Day Weekend

The public repository of federal contracting opportunities will be migrated to a central procurement website following a weekend-long “data freeze.”

Cybersecurity

Pentagon Receives 2,000 Comments on Vendor Cyber Certification Program

The next iteration of the framework will be released in early November, according to Undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord.

Cybersecurity

Industry Wants More Legal Cover for Sharing Supply Chain Threats

Sharing potential threats are critical for ensuring companies avoid shady vendors, but under current laws, firms that do so could wind up in court.

CIO Briefing

EPA Rule Will Make Its Custom Code Open Source By Default

As part of the new policy, EPA will create an enterprise code inventory to classify the extent to which all custom-built software will be shared with other agencies and the general public.

Cybersecurity

DISA Wants a Pentagon-Wide Identity Management System

The Enterprise Identity Service would let Pentagon officials oversee the access credentials and online activity of every user who touches its networks.

Ideas

Putting IP Fears to Rest

The government does not need to own the intellectual property for every acquisition.

Emerging Tech

DHS Buys Sensor Tech to Measure Wait Times and Traveler Flow at Airports

The agency will use it to gain a “granular view” of passenger flow through international customs.

Emerging Tech

Diverse Perspectives Are Critical When Deploying Emerging Tech, Officials Say

New tech comes with uncertainty, which is why federal teams should seek out expertise and different opinions.

CIO Briefing

GSA Outlines Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation Efforts

Officials have been rooting out inconsistencies and duplication in the Schedules program.

IT Modernization

GSA Certifies Two More Vendors Ahead of Task Order Deadline on $50B Telecom Contract 

Two more authorities to operate bring the total to five, with four more vendors waiting to get certified to get a piece of GSA’s massive Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

Cybersecurity

The Pentagon is Standing Up a Nonprofit to Assess Vendor Cybersecurity 

The organization would be responsible for running the department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

IT Modernization

GAO Wants To Know The Best Way To Buy a Modernization Strategy

The agency plans to upgrade its content management and delivery systems, as well as its talent management tools. But first, it needs to decide on the best way to buy a modernization strategy.

IT Modernization

GSA to Take Corrective Action on DEOS Cloud Contract

The General Services Administration will rework the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract to address a bid protest.

IT Modernization

TSA’s Cloud Future Will Be A Hybrid of Agency-Approved Services

The agency released its Cloud Strategy 2.0, which calls for a mix of public and private cloud, but only from vendors pre-cleared by TSA.

IT Modernization

GSA Opens Bids on Commercial e-Marketplace

The project—which has been called “Amazon for government”—will start with a proof-of-concept with two or more vendors.

CIO Briefing

It’s Finally Here: GSA’s New Consolidated Schedule

The solicitation will begin the process of turning 24 award schedules into a single contracting vehicle for products and services.

Ideas

The Case for Commercial Solutions in Government

The applications an agency is looking for are very likely already on the market, cost-effective and field-proven.  

Emerging Tech

DHS Awards Blockchain Contract to Fight Forgeries in Immigration

The agency awarded a phase one contract that tasks an Austrian company with providing a new level of interoperability across the Homeland Security Department’s siloed efforts.

Emerging Tech

GSA Teams With Pentagon AI Shop for Centers of Excellence Program

The partnership will focus on streamlining the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s internal operations and speeding up the contracting process, according to Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan.