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Michael Hardy


Alliant goes to 29 contractors

The contract spans a five-year period with one five-year extension option, and has a ceiling of $50 billion.


IT security, budget top feds' concerns, survey shows

Eighty-two percent of respondents cited security and 75 percent cited budget restrictions as their top concerns, according to a study by ScienceLogic.


With Networx in place, agencies are ready to roll

Sprint loses its place at the table where AT&T, Verizon and Qwest have been invited.


GSA awards Networx Universal

Sprint does not get a place on the long-awaited major network services contract.


GSA markets Veterans Technology Services at FOSE

The agency hopes to drive business to the contract's prime contractors.


GAO faults D.C. procurement

Poor practices undermine reforms established 10 years ago, auditors find.


Companies join forces to bring software management to feds

Palamida and Merlin International specialize in compliance and risk mitigation solutions.


Managers fret over telework issues

Concerns over productivity and manager/employee communication impede telework progress.


Labor picks Plateau for talent management

The company will support 15,000 employees throughout Labor's 19 sub-agencies under the new contract.


GAO raps DHS strategic plan

The department must link its requirements to its goals in order to more successfully integrate its 22 component agencies, GAO reports.

Digital Government

Rep. Holt reintroduces bill to require paper trails for voting

The legislation would set a national standard to forbid paperless voting.


OPM to continue strategic HR programs under 2008 budget

The agency will continue work on recruiting new employees, supporting agency pay-for-performance systems and managing the security clearance process.


Bethel leaves GSA

The agency's communications leader plans to return to private sector work.


Verizon extends Texas fish and wildlife deal

Verizon will continue providing an automated system for processing hunting and fishing licenses.


In-Q-Tel signs agreement for MAID

Copan, a company that makes storage systems, is seeking to build a government business through its relationship with the CIA's venture capital firm.


Verizon's Edgerton to retire

Susan Zeleniak will become head of the company's federal division.


Networx orders to be managed online

The GSA Operations Support Systems will become available piece by piece in the next year.


GSA will test Networx vendors' systems immediately

As soon as the agency awards the Networx telecom contracts, it will help winning vendors begin testing their operation support systems and security measures.


GSA to strictly enforce Networx fair opportunity requirements

However, agency contracting officers will have broad discretion in developing specific ordering processes for their agencies, a Networx Universal official said.


Congress' acquisition priorities include GSA oversight

Congressional staff members said their committees will examine how civilian and defense agencies conduct acquisitions.