E-Verify, cybersecurity are big winners in DHS budget

A House subcommittee has approved a $42.6 billion spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that increases the amount allocated to cybersecurity efforts.

DHS distributes port and mass transit grants

DHS announced $300 million in economic stimulus law funding is available for eligible port security and mass transit projects.

Commerce readies contract for broadband grant support

The Commerce Department released a schedule showing that it is preparing to hire a contractor in June to help manage its huge broadband grant program.

Health IT alliance to spread stimulus gospel

Allscripts, Microsoft and Cisco are now members of an alliance meeting with doctors on the health IT economic stimulus law provisions.

Stimulus money deadline looms large

The Recovery.gov Web site for tracking economic stimulus law funds is racing to meet an October deadline, official says.

Group to develop smart grid standards

The Institute of Electrical and El0ectronics Engineers is launching an effort to develop common and interoperable standards for smart electricity grid technologies.

Cities track stimulus money on new Web sites

Several cities have established Web sites to track the $50 billion in economic stimulus spending cities will get.

Mapmakers face stiff tax burden

Mapping and surveying contractors will be hit with a 13 percent withholding of income tax from their federal contracts, a trade association official says.

Unisys to help DOD with financial processes

Unisys has won a GSA task order potentially worth $92 million to provide managed desktop solutions to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

Defense contractors see mixed impact from Gates proposals

Defense contractors see potential gains, losses under Gates' plan

California to lead states in stimulus jobs

California will get the most jobs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a private company tracking the stimulus spending.

CACI will help Veterans manage IT resources

CACI International Inc. will help improve budgetary and financial processes associated with information technology management at the Veterans Affairs Department’s under a new contract.

Towns suggests IT committee to improve transparency of stimulus spending

Federal, state and private sector IT leaders should help track the stimulus package, House committee chairman suggests.

FedSources: IT contractors to benefit from stimulus

Federal contractors will see a significant rise in opportunities stemming from the economic stimulus package, according to new analysis from FedSources Inc.

Omnibus bill would halt competitive sourcing

Both houses of Congress have approved a major spending bill for fiscal 2009 that includes a moratorium on new competitive sourcing projects.

DHS considers unmanned vehicles for SBInet

DHS is considering using $100 million in stimulus funds to add unmanned aerial vehicles to the SBInet virtual fence system.

Airports to get stimulus funds

The Homeland Security Department will be distributing $1 billion in stimulus funding to airports.

Recovery.gov keeps its eyes on the money

The White House's Recovery.gov Web site for tracking stimulus spending is posting links to federal and state sites.

GAO finds 25 contractors got work after debarrment

More than two dozen federal contractors guilty of fraud and illegal activity still managed to win millions of dollars in contracts, according to a new GAO report.

GAO publishes Red Book volume

The GAO has finished updating the second edition of its main reference guide to federal appropriations and how they affect budgeting and contracting.