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DoD can reduce time to contract

Nearly every administration in the past 50 years has undertaken specific steps to reduce what is commonly called Procurement Acquisition Lead Time, or PALT. Continue reading

DoD Immediately Implements Portion of Enhanced Debriefing Requirements

The DoD has issued a class deviation to immediately implement part of the the enhanced debriefing requirements mandated by the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Continue reading

Pentagon’s $1 Billion Cloud Deal May Signal New Era in Government Buying

The contract caught many industry players by surprise, in part due to the $950 million value and partly because it was awarded without a traditional government procurement. Continue reading

Pentagon’s Commercial Cloud Will Be a Single Award—And Industry Isn’t Happy

Pentagon officials released a draft request for proposal Wednesday that coincided with an industry day regarding the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement, an effort that began in September. Continue reading

Defense Department Drastically Cuts Nearly $1B Cloud Contract

The Pentagon will reduce the size of the contract from $950 million to $65 million. Continue reading

DoD stands up 9 teams to look for cost savings via shared services, business reforms

The department has already set up subject matter-specific teams to start to design those services, and is looking for “immediate wins.” Continue reading

Pentagon’s first look at multi-billion dollar cloud program leaves many unsatisfied

DoD held an industry day to roll out its initial thinking about its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud program, and instead of putting to rest rumors and perceptions, officials opened the door to more confusion and uncertainty. Continue reading

DoD Small Business Contracts Have Dropped 70% Since FY 2011, Acquisition Reform Panel Says

This is one of the important new findings from an acquisition reform panel’s initial report. Continue reading

Moving to the cloud for DoD becoming a complex acquisition affair

Within a matter of hours, DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit — Experimental (DIUx), expanded a third pilot into a full-fledged effort to make it easier for services and agencies to obtain cloud computing services. Continue reading

Good News for DoD Contractors: Enhanced Post-Award Debriefing Requirements are on Their Way! 

This change is likely a response to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s (“OFPP”) January 5, 2017 memorandum. Continue reading