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Pentagon pursues more secure IT purchasing via Deliver Uncompromised initiative

The Defense Department is about to impose a new standard on technology items it buys. Continue reading

Research center shows off the future of military medicine

The Defense Department is investing heavily in man-machine learning and  artificial intelligence. And while many people think of new weapons and cyber operations as the products of this investment, the money is going to other places too. Source: Research center shows off the future of military medicine – FederalNewsRadio.com

DFARS: Submission of Summary Subcontract Reports

DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Continue reading

Fundamental reorganization needed for DoD acquisition

It really needs to fundamentally reorganize the offices and functions involved Continue reading

Bid Protests: The RAND Study of DOD Protests at the GAO and the COFC

This short piece discusses the congressionally mandated study of bid protests of (or disappointed offeror litigation related to) U.S. defense department procurements. Source: Bid Protests: The RAND Study of DOD Protests at the GAO and the COFC by Steven L. Schooner :: SSRN

House attempt to streamline commercial buying runs into trouble in Senate

The version of the annual Defense authorization bill being debated on the floor of the Senate this week sets up a potential conflict for one of the major acquisition reforms contained in the House’s version: An attempt to streamline and encourage the use of the Defense Department’s procedures for buying commercial goods and services. Source: … Continue reading

Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests

A contractors group was pushing committee leaders to reject a Pentagon proposal to curb time-consuming bid protests. Continue reading

Army Recompeting $600 Million Information System Command MAC 

Total Engineering and Integration Services IV (TEIS IV), is set to run between July 21, 2020, and July 2025 Continue reading

Federal Register :: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Task- and Delivery-Order Protests

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to raise the threshold for task-and delivery-order protests Continue reading

Pentagon seeks to limit bid protests in federal court

The Defense Department is proposing legislation to impose new constraints on government contractors’ ability to protest federal agencies’ award decisions, including by rolling back their rights to file bid protests in federal court. Currently, companies who believe an agency mishandled a contract award have two independent forums to file protests: the Government Accountability Office and the … Continue reading