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US taps IBM for 5-year contract to boost European, Eurasian allies’ cyber posture

Officials are concerned that a lack of institution building in such nations will allow digital adversaries to gain a larger foothold in allied countries’ networks.

CIO-SP3 now stretches into 2025 amid recompete's holding pattern

Technical issues related to the large volume of records surrounding the CIO-SP4 contract are getting in the way of the court case moving ahead.

DHS generative AI pilot embraces hiccups of emerging tech

Michael Boyce, director of the AI Corps at the Department of Homeland Security, said a pilot program using generative artificial intelligence to train new asylum and refugee officers is leaning into hallucinations to better mirror real interviews.

OPM wants agencies to tally their senior executive needs

The federal government’s human resources agency has requested biennial projections for the number of SES and scientific professionals that agencies will likely need through 2027.

Deloitte wins $2.4B submarine industry development contract

The Navy, submarine makers and the latter's suppliers need more than 100,000 workers over the next decade to build more subs.

DOD’s generative AI task force will help set guardrails for broader use

The head of the Pentagon’s Task Force Lima said recommendations from the project will help officials develop the infrastructure needed to adopt AI technologies.

Army chooses newcomer for $370M payroll system recompete

The Army's Integrated Personnel and Pay System both helps soldiers get paid and leaders track other aspects of their service.

Cognosante bid wins $583M Military OneSource support contract

Accenture's U.S. federal subsidiary has acquired Cognosante and is poised to take over the operation of a round-the-clock resource directly tied to military life.

Several DOD IT programs still don’t have a cyber strategy, watchdog finds

Cyber strategy requirements in the Defense Department’s IT business unit date back to at least 2014. A government watchdog thinks it's time for an update.

IRS modernization accelerates with Inflation Reduction Act funds

Officials at the IRS and Treasury highlight multi-year funding, cross-disciplinary teams and enhanced user experience as among the key impacts.

Yulista awarded $219M Army aviation support contract

The Army sought an 8(a) small business to work with one of its air integration and engineering teams.

T4NG2 lawsuit hearings set for late summer

The defendants want the case dismissed, saying challenges to the solicitation for the Veterans Affairs' $60 billion IT vehicle are too late.

NITAAC's CIO-SP4 court filings due Friday

The National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm is tasked with collecting extensive documentation for its response to multiple lawsuits over the $50 billion contract vehicle.

DHS now has clear path to award $8.4B services vehicle

All protests regarding the PACTS III vehicle are now resolved, including those that questioned what small-business set-aside work is acceptable.

ManTech, Peraton challenge $245M cyber warfare award to Booz Allen

Both protesters are taking issue with how the Army evaluated proposals to support the Joint Common Access Platform.

CIO-SP4 protesters may finally see payments for their troubles

An exact timeframe for when the companies will get their long-awaited reimbursements is uncertain, even as those payments are in motion.

DHS selects 6 digital wallet startups for identity security contracts

The Homeland Security Department aims to facilitate more ways to comply with travel document requirements while safeguarding U.S. citizen privacy.