Outsourcing


Dell wins $120 million outsourcing pact with DHS

Dell Perot Systems will process citizenship and immigration applications under a $120 million contract with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services bureau.

State and local market rich with IT opportunities

Information technology spending by states and localities will remain strong in 2010, but the deep recession is forcing them to rethink how IT delivers services.

Recession fuels demand for modernizing human services systems

The economic climate might be creating headaches for state and local agencies, but the growing need for human services will create new opportunities for systems integrators in 2010.

Acquisition support still a good market for contractor

There's no resolution in sight for the shrinking talent pool of federal employees who have the expertise and knowledge to handle the ever-increasing number of government procurements.

Administration hopes for ripple effect from outsourcing policy

The administration wants a workforce that can carry out the government's operations and reduce the reliance on contractors.

OFPP proposes tests for deciding when to outsource work

OFPP publishes proposed policy to help agencies decide when work should be outsourced to contractors.

Countdown to the launch of NASA's $4B IT consolidation

Companies will compete to handle the agency's PC, mobile communications and other related services for an estimated $2.5 billion over 10 years. Four other contracts will bring the total to more than $4 billion for a broad range of IT services.

COMMENTARY

What Haiti teaches us about the 'whole of government'

The Haiti relief effort offers an important lesson for those responding to the everyday challenges of government.

CSC, Stanley share $2.8B State Department contract

Computer Sciences Corp. and Stanley Inc. each have won a prime contract to run non-immigrant visa application processing under a $2.8 billion program.

Army, SAIC too cozy on Future Combat Systems, IG says

DOD's IG found that a company helped develop a contract and then bid on it.

TSA told to restart competition for IT infrastructure work

The Government Accountability Office told TSA to restart the competition for the Information Technology Infrastructure Program, putting TSA back at square one.

Obama official hits campaign trail to sell insourcing

The Obama administration has set in motion a set of guidelines and initiatives that figure to undo many Bush administration outsourcing efforts. But OMB officials want agencies to insource jobs based on strategic plans, not just to fulfill administration ideals.

Procurement reform fever to die down in 2010

The contracting memo influenced much of the procurement policy guidance in 2009, but experts say its effects will be subtle this year.

GAO says CMS falls short on contracting controls

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is not exercising enough oversight over $3.6 billion worth of contracts a year, says the GAO.

Work stops again on TSA infrastructure contract

Barely a week after restarting work on its $500 million infrastructure contract, TSA issues a stop-work order to CSC.

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