State seeks social media monitoring tools

State Department files a sources-sought notice to determine if small business could fulfill its requirements.

CGI unit expedites visa processing in Central America

Task order from State covers visa application processing, providing information to applicants and fee collections.

State's chief information security officer to lead DHS cybersecurity efforts

The new head of the Homeland Security Department's National Cybersecurity Division will come from the State Department.

House subpoenas four agencies for small-business noncompliance

House Small Business Committee goes after Justice, Agriculture, Treasury and State for how they run their small business programs.

Tetra Tech buys State Department consulting company

Tetra Tech Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the State Department consulting firm PRO-telligent LLC. The terms of acquisition were not disclosed.

DynCorp resolves false claims suit with $7.7M payment

The United States government has settled a whistle-blower lawsuit against DynCorp International LLC and The Sandi Group, according to an announcement from the Justice Department. DynCorp has agreed to pay the U.S. $7.7 million to resolve allegations, and TSG agreed to pay $1.01 million.

IRS' lips sealed on globetrotting State contractors with big tax bills, GAO says

A GAO investigation of tax delinquents who travel on U.S. passports has uncovered the case of two State Department contractors who owe more than $100,000 in unpaid taxes.

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.

How to get your share of a $2.5B contract pie

When the State Department named Science Applications International Corp. the prime contractor on its $2.5 billion Vanguard II contract, a protest by Northrop Grumman Corp. halted work until the giant contractor joined the SAIC team.

SAIC team wins $2.5B contract for State's network infrastructure

Science Applications International Corp. captures huge contract to build a secure IT network infrastructure for the State Department. Who made their team?

Stanley tasked with visa assistance for Africa

Stanley Inc. has won a five-year, firm-fixed-price task order worth $9.48 million to provide the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs with business process services in a number of African nations.

Small business wins $30M State Department modernization job

FCN will support State Departement's efforts to standardize its information technology infrastructure.

Study: Many unaware of open government programs; State launches aid dashboard

Advocates of open government have released a major study on citizen and government employee attitudes. Meanwhile, the State Department has created a foreign aid dashboard online.

Harris gets first option year for State IT support

Harris Corp. will continue to support State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs’ upgrade of IT services in option year worth $40 million.

CSC takes on immigrant visa support services in Mexico

Computer Sciences Corp. will help secure the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of a new six-year, $115 million State Department task order that calls for non-immigrant visa support services in Mexico.

Stanley wins State task order for visa processing assistance

Stanley Associates Inc. will help the State Department handle visa applications in Asia under a five-year task order that could be worth as much as $9.2 million.

State looks to consolidate citizen services

The State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs is looking to replace the existing suite of passport and U.S. citizen services systems and develop a new set of information management tools.