Industry objects to new labor rule, cites extra burden on contractors

Six industry groups are concerned that a new USDA rule on labor laws is redundant and would put an extra burden on contractors and contracting officers.

Acentia unveils 10 contact wins worth $20M

Among Acentia's previously unannounced wins were six new task orders worth $15.3 million from the Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation and two contracts from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission worth a combined $3.8 million.

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.

Agency snapshot: USDA

A look at the Agriculture Department's top contracts and IT opportunities.

SAIC safeguards USDA Forest Service information

Science Applications International Corp. will help the Agriculture Department deploy a secure information program for the Forest Service under a three-year contract valued at $21 million.

SAIC sows $208M worth of IT services at USDA agency

Science Applications International Corp. will provide IT services to the Agriculture Department's Risk Management Agency under a five-year task order that could be worth as much as $208 million.

Google watches another cloud deal slip away

As another federal cloud computing contract goes to Microsoft, Google claims the government is unfairly favoring its rival.

Engle lands USDA contract

The Engle Group has been awarded a five-year, $49 million blanket purchase agreement from the Agriculture Department to supply systems development, operations and integration, and other IT services.

GlobalNet snares 3 FDA contracts totaling $81 million

GlobalNet Services Inc. will provide a variety of IT services to the Food and Drug Administration under three recently awarded contracts that have a combined value of $81 million.

Unisys plants IT security upgrades in USDA agencies

Unisys Corp. will boost IT security for the Agriculture Department under a five-year task order that could be worth as much as $18 million.

ICF helps USDA propagate rural housing program

ICF International Inc. will continue to assist the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development Housing Voucher Demonstration Program under a $12 million recompete contract.

Letter: SAP still in favor at USDA, Marines

SAP spokesman disputes characterization of agencies' removing SAP products in favor of a rival.

ManTech tends USDA security ops center

ManTech International Corp. has received a five-year contract worth up to $10.8 million to support the Security Operations Center in the Agriculture Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.

USDA, Marines replace SAP in isolated organizations

The Agriculture Department and the Marine Corps, citing cost, incompatibility and other issues, are replacing their SAP software with another vendor’s in specific divisions.

SAIC will help USDA grow its Web site apps

Science Applications International Corp. will provide information technology services to the Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency under a five-year task order that could be worth more than $52 million.

Unisys wins $150M contract for rural development programs

Unisys Corp. will provide applications modernization and end-user support services to the Agriculture Department under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $150 million.

SRA wins $500M contract to modernize farm programs

SRA International has won a $500 million contract to help the Agriculture Department modernize the systems that serve farmers across the country.