The forthcoming final version of Better Buying Power 3.0 will address cybersecurity, said Frank Kendall, DoD under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. via DoD’s Better Buying Power to add cyber.
Keeping up with the changing technology landscape is difficult. Doing so in a federal environment — with volumes of policies and regulations — is that much harder. via Database offers quick reference for federal IT policies.
Civilian agency spending on IT is expected to rise by 10 percent before the end of fiscal year 2015, with an increase of $4.5 billion over original budget projections, according to a new report from IDC Government Insights. via Civilian IT spend $4.5B over 2015 projections.
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Small Business Committee, introduced legislation March 19 that seeks to increase protections for small companies that contract with the federal government. via Environmental datasets, reverse auction legislation and military email — FCW.
It would seem fairly obvious that companies investing time and money to win federal contracts would want to see a return. What’s seemingly not obvious to these companies are their missteps contributing to that lack of ROI. Continue reading
Members of Congress and contracting experts said they were concerned that the company, which conducts what are called “reverse auctions” for federal contracts, has a virtual monopoly and plays such a key role in awarding contracts that it blurs the line between work that should be done by the government and the private sector. via … Continue reading
Lawmakers are marshaling arguments to restrict the contracting tool called a reverse auction, criticizing agency reliance on a practice dominated by a single private firm at a Thursday hearing of the House Small Business subcommittee. via Reverse Auctions Once Again in Lawmakers’ Crosshairs – Contracting – GovExec.com.
There’s the defense company mainstays — from Lockheed Martin Corp. and The Boeing Co., to General Dynamics Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. But there are thousands of small businesses also champing at the bit for a piece of the billions of dollars that funnel toward weapons programs. via What’s missing from the big Pentagon weapons … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Amen! Rigid statements of work, as opposed to statements of objectives, limit the ability of industry to bring new ideas and technologies to the government. via The right tool for the job — FCW.
The service is committing to spend $500 million a year on the OASIS professional services contract across five main areas — program management, consulting, science, financial services and logistics via Army commits $500 million to GSA’s OASIS contract – FederalNewsRadio.com.