Business Beat

Industry voices complaints over short response window for $60B VA recompete

Contractors had only four business days to weigh in on the draft solicitation for the next version of the Veterans Affairs Department's T4NG IT solutions vehicle.

Protests circle around $377M Energy training support contract

An incumbent and two challengers are complaining about the evaluation process.

LinQuest adds to its software chops with acquisition

The company sought a greater presence in the Air Force and announced this move in the same week it named a new CEO.

Workforce issues stay top of mind for GovCon execs

No matter the size of their business, government contractors see people and workforce issues as among the most pressing they face.

Iron Bow adds zero trust offerings through acquisition

The transaction brings capabilities around cybersecurity operations as-a-service to Iron Bow.

General Dynamics reports slow growth in IT, but strong margins

In its year-end financial report, General Dynamics said the IT services unit has some foundation for growth 2023 amid continuing challenges in the tech hardware division.

Why the VA paid a 29% premium to hire Booz Allen

The firm's price was higher than its competitors for a $860 million program management task order, but so was the technical proposal that won out.

DMI builds out mobility platform with acquisition

The addition of Simplex Mobility brings asset and expense management software to DMI's managed services offerings.

Software AG Government Solutions gets ATO from Defense Health Agency

The Germany-headquartered company's federal subsidiary got approval for its Internet of Things data management solution to open up more opportunities in a large market.

Army moves forward with $500M info network support contract

With a new request for information, the Army is asking several questions to help it develop a contract for unified network operations.

Space Command seeks cloud-based data software services

Through this new $950 million multiple-award contract, the command is seeking commercial software services to support how it develops applications.

Senior execs to bring 2023 trends into focus at our next Power Breakfast

Executives from large, small and mid-sized businesses will share their views on the opportunities and challenges for the year ahead as we kick off our 2023 series of WT Power Breakfasts.

GAO ends Amentum's push to keep NASA lab contract

The Government Accountability Office backed NASA's assessment that a competitor's bid offered better value thanks to a workforce-focused approach.

NASA updates $1.3B IT services draft solicitation

The agency tweaks its timeline, provides more details on its planned approach and shows where it wants industry feedback.

Veterans Affairs unveils draft for $60B T4NG 2 vehicle

But time is short: comments regarding the VA's go-to technology contract are due Friday (Jan. 20).

ICE seeks cloud-based solution for discovery system

A new sources sought notice outlines how this agency within the Homeland Security Department wants to transition its legal work into a new environment.

GAO rules Booz Allen has no conflict in $860M VA award

This is the second time in 12 months that protestors unsuccessfully raised conflict-of-interest allegations against Booz Allen over a large Veterans Affairs win.