The Unified Shared Services Management office released a concept of operations and an RFI for software-as-a-service as part of its plan to continue moving the initiative forward in 2017.
The Government Accountability Office’s decision to deny four protests of GSA’s Alliant 2 contracts for IT services could end up being a landmark ruling.
The newest edition of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Cyber-Risk Oversight handbook advises private sector managers and boards of directors to think about cybersecurity at both the front and back ends, and use available government resources.
Boeing and Lockheed have both responded to complaints by President-elect Donald Trump over the cost of signature airplane projects. But what does this say about how contracting much less Defense policy will operate under the Trump administration? For some answers, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analytics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Multiple industry sources confirmed that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will not to take part in the pilot test that was expected to begin in 2017. That decision comes as GSA’s 18F awards Equifax a contract for identity proofing and fraud detection.
The Office of Management and Budget issued two more memos, focusing on personal data breach response requirements and industry and vendor communications.
When the Defense Department recently awarded two giant contracts to manage health care services, it had smooth sailing in spite of protests. That’s a marked contrast from five years ago when several awards were overturned on protest. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on how they managed things in 2016.
Soraya Correa, the chief procurement officer at DHS, said the agency is emphasizing to acquisition employees and program managers the importance of addressing challenges in a different way.
U.S. Cyber Command is creating a 10 person team to handle the $75 million a year it will have for acquisition.
One of the main tenets of the Pentagon’s Better Buying Power initiative is changing procurement for the better.
Meagan Metzger, founder of Dcode42, continued her discussion Erwin Godoy, the Chief Innovation Strategist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Enterprise Innovation Office, talking about how the technology industry and the federal government can work together toward common goals.
Government would grind to a halt faster without contractors than without a permanent budget bill. Yet like their federal employee counterparts, contractors spend a lot of time trying to interpret the tea leaves as the Trump administration prepares to take over. Especially information technology companies. With what contractors are expecting and hoping, Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for the public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Air Force awarded a $31 million contract to review more than 100 command and control systems for cyber vulnerabilities.
The FAR Council and lawmakers are updating federal procurement regulations to address long-standing concerns about veterans, prompt payment and privacy training.
A group of defense organizations are crying foul over a new rule that cracks down on how companies can portray research funds given to them by the the Pentagon.