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Protests persist for FBI's long-delayed $5B IT contract

History looks to be repeating itself as the FBI keeps facing protests after each downselect phase and elimination of bidders.

Booz Allen protest dismissed after T4NG2 award

But the door remains open for the company to raise objections again regarding this $60 billion IT vehicle from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Army decides to reset $100M IT services contract

The service takes a step back after a series of protests made it realize that the solicitation no longer met their needs.

Air Force makes 13 more awards for $950M battle management tech program

The Air Force is looking to further research work on its piece of the Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative to connect soldiers and systems.

Maximus creates venture group to search for innovation

Company leaders tell investors the fund will make "small bets" on promising startups and pilot projects to test their technologies for usage in health and human services.

Ukraine war teaches the value of early collaboration

This conflict's biggest lesson might be found in the need to build more of a "connective tissue" between the commercial satellite industry and the military before the next war.

Multiple priorities drive investments across the defense market

Increases to both global threats and the national debt create a complex business environment.

How Vibrint will push toward $500M revenue mark

CEO Tom Lash says the rebranded company's keys to growth include focusing on national security agencies and investments in technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

Protests could delay Polaris awards

The small business IT contract faces challenges to how bidders can revise their proposals to update their past performance and experience examples.

Federal Transit Administration seeks bids on $670M grant oversight contract

The multiple-award contract will support FTA’s main infrastructure grant program that distributes money to state and local governments.

A reader's guide to the upcoming draft CMMC rule

Market observers have advice on what to read and how to comment when the Defense Department releases its proposed cybersecurity rule for the industrial base.

AI executive order draws some praise, but where are the resources?

The order’s guardrails on artificial intelligence development and adoption also spotlight the importance, quality and location of data.

More troubles for GSA's Polaris small business contract

A new protest raises a common complaint others have raised: mentor-protégé joint ventures have an unfair edge in the competition for the IT solutions vehicle.

Federal CIO to industry: Build opportunity roadmaps off of executive orders

Clare Martorana believes companies should look to White House initiatives like the digital services memorandum as a guide for future business.

DHS agrees to evaluate Arch Systems' allegedly 'corrupted' proposal

But the agency is not providing details on why it was unable to view the company's bid.

The 2023 Fast 50 showcases small business tech skills

Our annual ranking of the government market's fastest-growing small businesses highlights all they do for agencies in key technology priorities like cyber, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and application development.

CIO-SP4 drove spike in bid protests

Unhappiness with the National Institutes of Health's main IT contract vehicle contributed to a 22% increase in protests during the government's 2023 fiscal year.