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GSA Relaxes Rules to Speed Contracting for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Eight days after addressing Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the General Services Administration on Thursday pivoted to the Irma storm aimed at Florida, relaxing certain contracting rules to encourage speed and local awards. Continue reading

Cyber products to get further scrutiny under new DHS plan

DHS is adding more rigor to vendor supply chains for a governmentwide cybersecurity initiative. Continue reading

Claim Under VA FSS Task Order Should Have Gone To GSA

It’s a well-known aspect of federal contracting: if a contractor wishes to formally dispute a matter of contract performance, the contractor should file a claim with the contracting officer. Continue reading

GSA officials move to source selection phase for Alliant 2

the Alliant 2 Unrestricted contract has moved to the source selection phase and would be contacting bidders to verify information related to their financial form 527 submissions and the small business subcontracting plans. Continue reading

Getting agencies access to insider threat solutions

Stories about insider threats pop up with alarming frequency. Continue reading

Are concerns over the transition to the new telecom contract warranted yet?

The last time the General Services Administration asked agencies to transition to a new telecommunications contract, it took 33 months longer than expected and cost the government an extra $395 million. Continue reading

GSA May Make Industry Participation in Data Reporting Pilot Optional

The General Services Administration is considering whether to remove a mandate requiring industry partners seeking or renewing a schedule to participate in its Transactional Data Reporting pilot. Continue reading

IT commoditization drives assisted acquisitions to focus on professional services

As IT modernization goes mainstream and everyone and his brother moves to the cloud, federal agencies are building the kind of acquisition expertise they need to make IT contracting routine. Continue reading

Progress impeded, acquisition workforce anxious as bid protests continue to multiply

If you want to strike a nerve with federal acquisition managers, bring up bid protests. Continue reading

CDM program to get facelift to fix problems with initial $6B contract

Homeland Security Department officials hailed the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program in August 2013 when it and the General Services Administration awarded the $6 billion contract as a network security program that would provide a “standard measure of protection across government within three years.” Source: CDM program to get facelift to fix problems with … Continue reading