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Jason Miller

Northrop to manage AF weather systems

Northrop Grumman has won a $239 million contract to help the Air Force increase the effectiveness, reliability and performance of a variety of weather systems.

IBM protests Lockheed's FBI win

Government Accountability Office has until June to decide on the $1 billion fingerprint upgrade project.

Three win HSPD-12 services work

DHS has awarded five-year blanket purchase agreement contracts to BearingPoint Inc., EDS Corp. and Xtec Inc. to provide services to comply with HSPD-12.

Army issues two RFIs, more to come

The Army's Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems is ramping up to award as many as five contracts this year and has already issued two requests for information.

ITGS, SRA win BPA awards from GSA

The General Services Administration awarded blanket purchase agreements to the two companies to provide risk analysis services for government agencies.

'09 budget request has IT spending on the rise

In all, only four agencies saw decreases in their IT budget requests over 2008 enacted, and OMB's IT budget remained the same at $4 million.

Davis will not run for seventh term

After 14 years in Congress, Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), a staunch advocate of federal technology and procurement policy, announced today he will not run again.

SmartBuy Security LOB contract in development

A blanket purchase agreement could be in place as early as late summer.

GAO urges oversight strategy to measure acquisition changes

A year after the SARA panel issued recommendations on how to improve federal service contracting, GAO is urging OFPP to develop a strategy that includes milestones and reporting requirements.

GSA ventures into the world of SaaS

The Office of Citizen Services and Communications has issued two requests for proposals for Web analytics and online collaboration tools that call out software as a service.

Portal consolidation to improve DHS' info sharing

The new Web environment will replace the existing SBU Homeland Security Information Network platform, which many fusion centers and first responders use to share data with DHS.

Networx vendors asked for TIC suggestions

GSA and DHS issued a RFI to the five companies on Networx Universal and Enterprise asking how the Trusted Internet Connections initiative should be implemented.

Evans Security Solutions protests GPO contract award

Evans Security Solutions is protesting GPO's award of a multimillion-dollar contract to General Dynamics for smart-card printing services.

Acquisition changes on hold after Bush vetoes measure

Though the White House's primary concerns have little to do with procurement, several acquisition changes are on hold after the president's veto of the Fiscal 2008 Defense Authorization bill.

Three HR LOB vendors for agencies to choose from

Accenture, Allied Technology Group and Carahsoft Technology earned places on the HR schedule, 738. X, under a five-year base contract with three five-year options.

Legislation would mandate data protection plans

A new bill introduced earlier this week would require agencies to set penalties for vendors on contracts worth $500,000 or more if the company did not implement a comprehensive personal data privacy and security program.

Point One signs SmartBuy agreement

Point One has been signed by GSA and DOD to the first of what could be many enterprise software license deals for data and records management software.

General Dynamics picked for DHS cybersecurity work

General Dynamics Corp. has won a $48.2 million from DHS' U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team to provide support and analysis services.

McDonald Bradley wins Force Protection Assessment deal

DIA hired McDonald Bradley to develop an online Force Protection Assessment system to provide knowledge management and real-time updates on operational security analyses.

Vendors have until Nov. 30 for OneNet bids

This is the third extension DHS has made for the OneNet task order, the department's future intranet for sensitive but unclassified information.