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DoD about to revamp its processes for buying business IT systems

If all goes according to plan, the Defense Department is a few weeks away from releasing new guidance on how it buys and builds business IT systems. Continue reading

Lawmakers address transition, NDAA in letters

Lawmakers broke out their stationary yesterday, writing two letters that may have impacts on the immediate future of the Defense Department. Continue reading

Pentagon expands white-hat hacker challenge to all comers

The program differs somewhat from other ongoing hacking challenges in which the Defense Department offered bounties to groups of pre-vetted white hat hackers in penetration tests against specific DoD systems. Continue reading

Federal CIOs tell Congress: We want power to halt contracts

Federal agency CIOs ought to have the authority to stop major IT procurements Continue reading

Cost Realism: Agency Must Evaluate Employee Compensation Rates

the GAO held that an agency erred by basing its realism evaluation on offerors’ fully burdened labor rates, without considering whether the direct rates of compensation were sufficient to recruit and retain qualified personnel. Continue reading

Agency’s Reliance on Unstated Evaluation Criteria Leads to Sustained Protest

A solicitation’s evaluation criteria are tremendously important. Continue reading

Ambiguous Contractor Teaming Agreement Sinks CIO-SP3 Proposal

Joint venture partner or subcontractor? Continue reading

SBA Proposed Rule Will Allow SBA OHA Size Standard Appeals

Once the proposal becomes a final rule, anyone “adversely affected” by a new, revised or modified size standard would have 30 days to ask OHA to review the SBA’s size standard determination. Continue reading

GAO’s Jurisdiction Over Most Civilian Task Order Protests Has Expired

The GAO’s jurisdiction to hear most protests in connection with task and delivery order awards under civilian multiple award IDIQs has expired. Continue reading

A reorg every agency should know about

For one, every agency uses FAS to spend more than $35 billion through GSA’s schedules, governmentwide acquisition contracts and assisted acquisition services programs. Continue reading