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HHS turns to blockchain for novel acquisition model

The Health and Human Services Department is taking a page out of the playbook of major retailers thanks to blockchain. Continue reading

Navy seeks to refresh 400,000 end-user devices under new contract

The DoN released the first of two major request for proposals under the Next Generation Enterprise Network (N-GEN) Recompete program. Continue reading

Multi-Agency Investigation Delivers $1M in Restitution for Wire Fraud Scheme

In a display of teamwork by inspectors general, the government last week won guilty pleas and more than $1 million in restitution from a tech industry executive and three firms who committed wire fraud to win small-business science grants. Source: Multi-Agency Investigation Delivers $1M in Restitution for Wire Fraud Scheme – Contracting – GovExec.com

Shutdown Fight Would Be Postponed Until Dec. 7 in Funding Deal

Republicans and Democrats said they have an agreement on a stopgap spending measure into December as well as on full-year funding bills for the Departments of Defense, Labor and Health and Human Services. Continue reading

Federal cloud spending will hit new highs for 2018, report says

Ongoing efforts at IT modernization are fueling a potential 32 percent surge in federal cloud spending in fiscal 2018, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Government. Continue reading

VA process to verify veteran-owned small businesses fraught with errors, delays

Veterans who own small businesses can get verified through the Department of Veterans Affairs, making them eligible for VA contracts and subcontracts. Continue reading

As Kaspersky Deadline Approaches, Fears Loom That Contractors Aren’t Prepared

In some cases, contractors may not even be aware that Kaspersky, a Russian anti-virus provider, is running on their networks because it came pre-installed with unrelated software, cyber watchers said. Continue reading

For the First Time in 20 Years, GSA Opens Bids for Business Numbering System

The General Services Administration opened up bids to manage its vendor verification system Continue reading

Agency Spending Binge Coming as Fiscal Year Winds Down

“With only limited time left in the current fiscal year, eight of the ten highest-spending federal agencies have not used as much as 40 percent of their budgets,” Continue reading

How GSA’s customers are driving schedule modernization efforts

The General Services Administration wants its agency and industry customers to know they are listening when it comes to the schedules contracting program. Continue reading