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CIO-SP4 faces more court challenges

In the meantime, the National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm has extended the current contract into the fall.

FBI pushes back award date for $7B IT pact

Protests continue to dog the blanket purchase agreement called ITSSS-2, through which the FBI will buy a broad range of IT services.

Polaris small business contract gets green light to move forward

The General Services Administration successfully fends off a pair of protests and can finally move on making awards for the IT solutions vehicle.

Space Force leans on OTAs to bring innovation

The four-year-old service branch is looking to lower the barriers for small businesses and non-traditional companies to offer space-related solutions.

SAIC protests elimination from $1.3B NASA IT competition

The company is the incumbent on several contracts that are being bundled into this single-award task order.

Army updates Common Hardware Systems program to streamline purchases

The Army overhauled the four-decade old program with the goal of making it easier for buyers to purchase ruggedized commercial technology for use in the tactical space.

Veterans Affairs to again rethink $400M file conversion contract

GovCIO continues to challenge VA's choice of General Dynamics IT and the department has opted to look at the award again.

CMMC's effective date appears likely to be early 2025

The Defense Department needs to adjudicate comments and Congress needs to review the final rule on how contractors protect information before the standard takes effect.

L3Harris takes fight for $500M contract to court

L3Harris Technologies now wants a federal judge to hear its argument against NASA's choice of Ball Aerospace for the satellite technology award.

How Space Force works to build commercial-first mindset

As opposed to specific projects, the service branch's Commercial Space Office wants to focus on broader mission areas as it builds an ecosystem around dual-use technologies.

CIO-SP4 protests withdrawn

But it isn't clear yet if this marks an end to protests over the $50 billion vehicle or just a pause.

DLA taken to court over $12B contract

Seven companies are challenging their elimination from the competition for this Defense Logistics Agency IT and professional services vehicle known as JETS 2.0.

Inside Space Force's budget priorities and patterns

The military's youngest service branch is emphasizing satellites, research and development, and resiliency in its budget.

Protests restart over CIO-SP4

Just like last year, companies are complaining about the self-scoring methodology being used to eliminate them from the competition.

NGA withdraws award on cusp of protest decision

Deloitte challenged the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's choice of Kearney for an audit contract that NGA will take a second look at.

NITAAC tries again to finalize CIO-SP4 awards

Notices are going out to winners, but there are still concerns that the $50 billion IT vehicle will get mired in protests again.

GAO rules FBI protests are premature

Ernst & Young, General Dynamics and Qbase have been told to wait until the agency eliminates bidders from the competition for spots on a $5 billion IT pact.