Outsourcing


CSC takes on immigrant visa support services in Mexico

Computer Sciences Corp. will help secure the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of a new six-year, $115 million State Department task order that calls for non-immigrant visa support services in Mexico.

K4 wins pair of federal IT awards

K4 Solutions Inc., a woman-owned, 8(a) small-business government contractor, has won two federal contracts that have a combined value of almost $18 million.

SRA assistance continues on NIH cancer research

SRA International Inc. will continue providing bioinformatics support to the National Institutes of Health under a task order that could be worth as much as $17.9 million over five years if all options are exercised.

Cisco and Westcon pay $48M to settle GSA pricing dispute

Cisco Systems and Westcon Group North America will pay the government $48 million to settle claims that they made misrepresentations to the General Services Administration in violation of the False Claims Act.

Contractor death toll surpasses military's in Iraq, Afghanistan

More contractors than military personnel are now dying in Iraq and Afghanistan.

ICF helps USDA propagate rural housing program

ICF International Inc. will continue to assist the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development Housing Voucher Demonstration Program under a $12 million recompete contract.

New or old, computer systems don’t always behave

After a week when a data storage failure in a relatively new statewide system created havoc for Virginia agencies, the final three – including the 74 branches of the Department of Motor Vehicles – are expected to resume services today. But the problems of state agency computer systems are national in scope.

Microsoft tells Virginia, 'We will build it'

Virginia has enticed Microsoft Corp. to invest up to $499 million to locate its latest-generation data center in Mecklenburg County, Va.

Virginia IT repairs taking ‘longer than anticipated’

A failure in a critical component in a data storage unit at a state facility near Richmond, Va., last week led to a massive computer failure that affected the networks at 27 agencies. Most are back online now, but three are still experiencing problems.

ManTech tends USDA security ops center

ManTech International Corp. has received a five-year contract worth up to $10.8 million to support the Security Operations Center in the Agriculture Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.

HP aligns Alabama’s health care system with HIPAA regs

Hewlett-Packard Co. will bring Alabama’s state medical system in line with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act under an eight-year, $135 million technology services contract.

GSA's IG warns of risky acquisition support

As contracting increases and the acquisition workforce doesn't grow, agencies are looking for backup.

Defense cuts raise questions about strategy

Industry associations and government contracting experts are expressing skepticism about Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ plan to reduce Defense Department spending by $100 billion over five years.

COMMENTARY

DOD contractor ethics rule enters critical stage

The proposed rule on organizational conflicts of interest is movning forward but what direction is it headed?

IBM faces loss of $836M data center contract

Texas puts IBM on notice that if it doesn't shape up in the next 30 days, it might get fired from the state's data center consolidation contract.

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