Lockheed signs energy-performance contract with DOE

Energy's agreement with Lockheed Martin is the first to use an energy-savings contract for data center consolidation and IT enhancements.

ICF sparks Energy Department's grid modernization efforts

ICF International Inc. will provide IT assistance to the Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability under a five-year task order that could be worth more than $40 million.

Are inventories of service contracts worthless?

Some agency officials worry that their inventories of service contracts will never be used for anything meaningful.

Energy site knocked out by Amazon cloud failure

A cutting-edge Energy Department collaboration website hosted by Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud remained unavailable well into the second day of the company's Web services failure.

$130M up for grabs in DOE research grants

Breakthroughs in biofuels, rare earth alternatives and solar power electronics are just some of the areas DOE will focus on.

Agencies coordinate efforts to get Japan info out with special web code

People who want information about the earthquake, tsunami and now, nuclear peril in Japan can find it at agency sites thanks to special suffix.

Idaho contractor wins DOE contract to upgrade IT program

CRI Advantage Inc. will provide IT support services to the Energy Department Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s iManage Program under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $36 million.

DOE holds unique power to freeze contractor pay

The Energy Department can halt salary increases and bonuses for department contractors who manage day-to-day operations at certain agency sites because of a special arrangement with those contractors.

Contractors get pay freeze at Energy Department

About 75,000 contractors will feel the pinch as the Energy Department freezes salary increases and bonuses for department contractors who manage day-to-day operations at certain agency sites, including national laboratories.

Centuria provides IT power for Energy hydroelectric project

Centuria Corp. will provide a wide range of information technology services to the Energy Department’s Western Area Power Administration, Rocky Mountain Region, under a three-year contract valued at approximately $5 million.

Platinum strikes gold with Energy Department award

Platinum Solutions Inc. will provide information technology and engineering support services to the Energy Department under a five-year contract worth $48 million.

CDW small-biz team wrangles large Microsoft win

CDW Government teams with TCK Integration Services to win a $200 million contract to supply Microsoft products across the Energy Department.

DOE plans to retain bulk of contractor IT workforce

Energy CIO Tom Pyke said he intends to maintain the contractor IT workforce at current levels for the most part while insourcing a small portion of the jobs.

Inside Lockheed's $3B Hanford win

Lockheed Martin spent years chasing the Hanford site until it won the $3 billion Hanford Mission Support contract.

Regulators urged to lighten up on award-fee rules

Agencies urged regulators to avoid more burdensome rules and reporting requirements to see whether contractor award fees work.

Contractor award fees paid inconsistently, GAO says

Federal agencies are not being consistent in how they distribute contractor award fees, according to a senior GAO official.