Contracts

Court rejects protests over $450M DHS BPA awards

The Customs and Border Protection can now start using the blanket purchase agreements to acquire enterprise IT and application development services from small businesses.

Contracts

CIO-SP4 lawsuits consolidated as case moves forward

Any other company wishing to challenge how the National Institutes of Health's acquisition arm is running the competition will be added to this proceeding.

Opinion

Our next Power Breakfast to explore the Navy-industry partnership

This March 8 event will feature speakers from the Navy, Defense Department and industry that will share insights into what it means to work with the Navy.

Contracts

Non-compliance ruling sparks protest over $12B Army IT contract

DH Technologies says its issue was minor and didn't give the company a competitive advantage.

Contracts

Peraton challenges $1B award to Deloitte

The program covers global enterprise IT support to the Defense Manpower Data Center.

Contracts

CIO-SP4 lawsuits continue to pile up

More companies have gone to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims with complaints over how the $50 billion IT vehicle is being managed.

Contracts

GSA's new approach to Polaris could help some joint ventures

The General Services Administration has received affirmation on how it wants to score mentor-protege joint ventures that are pursuing this government-wide IT vehicle.

Contracts

How and why Jacobs lost a $2.8B incumbent contract

A newly-released bid protest decision describes one significant mistake by Jacobs, but also includes allegations of information being shared because the business unit involved is part of a complex merger.

Contracts

Library of Congress told to redo $450M agile software contract

The Government Accountability Office found problems with evaluations, the best value tradeoff process and poor documentation.

Contracts

GSA begins work on new telecom strategy

The General Services Administration wants industry input on what today's telecommunications and IT trends are, plus insights on the challenges they faced while transitioning to the current Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

Contracts

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.

Contracts

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.

Contracts

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.

Contracts

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.

Contracts

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.

Contracts

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.

Contracts

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.

Opinion

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.

Contracts

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.

Contracts

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.