Survey: Expect anemic spending growth through 2017

The federal IT market will remain flat or decline slightly during the next five years. Where will the cuts come from?

Shutdown update: What's the impact?

Editor Nick Wakeman wonders what impact, if any, the shutdown's near miss will have on the market.

How to make reverse auctions even better

Steve Kelman advises FedBid on how to enhance the value of its reverse auction service.

More collaboration means more competition, OMB official says

By opening discussions with vendors, officials can learn what other companies can offer them, instead of sticking with the current vendor, an official says.

Contracting officers get too friendly with contractors, senator says

Contracting officers lose objectivity because they are too friendly with companies, McCaskill says.



Microsoft's Ray Ozzie to retire

Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie is stepping down from his role and will retire, the company announced late Monday.

Internet Alliance names new executive director

The D.C.-based Internet, e-commerce and technology advocacy group hopes the appointment of Tammy Cota will make a clear statement to lawmakers.

White House meets corporate CEOs for ideas on modernizing government

The White House is convening a conference of 50 corporate CEOs with the hope of generating “game changing ideas” that can help IT improve government efficiency.

Agilex's Robert LaRose dies unexpectedly

Agilex's chief executive officer died at the age of 65 this week.

6 reasons to love the Government Contractor Awards Gala

The annual awards program honors companies and individuals, and serves as a reminder about what's good about government contracting.

Verisign to support HHS health network

The Health and Human Services Department announced it is preparing to award a sole-source contract to Verisign for managed public-key infrastructure services and digital certificates on the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Former CSC exec leads contractor of the year awards

The annual awards program recognizes companies and executives who achieved significant accomplished in the past year.

Ericsson sets sights on broadband dominance

Ericsson brings in a new team to increase its focus and visibility in the government market.

Business groups want Congress to address E-Verify concerns

TechAmerica and others ask lawmakers to deal with their worries about E-Verify.

CGI hires EPA's Molly O'Neill

O'Neill, former EPA chief information officer, joins CGI Federal as vice president.

OMB wants employee, contractor balance

Agencies should find the best balance between contractors and employees in their workforces, the Office of Management and Budget says.

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.

NVTC unveils new board of directors

The Northern Virginia Technology Council announces the election of its board of directors.

HP picks Larry Irving to lead government affairs

Irving will work on public policy initiatives and customer and business relationships.