Public/private competitions come under fire again

Sen. Mikulski is pushing for changes that would give federal employees a better fighting chance against outsourcing.

Northrop faces fine for Virginia computer outage

The penalty for a computer outage that crippled the state's Division of Motor Vehicles likely will top $100,000.

DynCorp resolves false claims suit with $7.7M payment

The United States government has settled a whistle-blower lawsuit against DynCorp International LLC and The Sandi Group, according to an announcement from the Justice Department. DynCorp has agreed to pay the U.S. $7.7 million to resolve allegations, and TSG agreed to pay $1.01 million.

Federal IT spending to increase 5 percent, analyst says

Market research firm Input estimates annual federal IT budget will rise 5 percent annually despite proposed freeze in discretionary spending.

PSC tells wartime contracting panel to take wider view of relief operations

Criticism comes as officials seek lessons from nongovernmental organizations on their contingency operations.

Tom Davis offers warnings and hope for government contractors

The government is broke. Nevertheless, there is some good news for the government contracting community if you can help agencies save money, says former Congressman Tom Davis.

Is competitive sourcing ready for a comeback?

While competitive sourcing has been a no-show for several years, a new provision signals a change in the future toward the Bush administration's policy.

Federal contract spending slowdown just beginning, OMB official says

The pressure to slow down federal contract spending will continue as the government tries to rebuild its acquisition workforce, says OMB's Dan Gordon. What are his three top priorities?

IT gets a bump up in 2012 proposal

The Obama administration is taking on several initiatives to keep IT projects in line with its goals as it introduces its fiscal 2012 budget proposal.

Army halts insourcing initiatives

Proposals now must be fully documented and justified before they get senior officials' approval.

CSC gains $143M Labor award for workers' comp claims processing

Computer Sciences Corp. will continue to help the Labor Department process workers' compensation claims under a new seven-year contract that has an estimated total value of $143 million.

Contractors lack skills to help agency modernize, Customs official says

Ken Ritchhart, Customs' IT chief, is urging IT workers to get retrained. What advice is he offering his prime contractors?

Teradata sees revenue growth in data consolidation

Following 18 years of growth in the commercial sector, Terabyte is seeking to expand its footprint in a federal market that is intent on spending less on data centers.

Gartner dubs two Networx vendors security leaders

AT&T and Verizon Business earn spots at the top of Gartner's rankings of managed services providers.

Engle lands USDA contract

The Engle Group has been awarded a five-year, $49 million blanket purchase agreement from the Agriculture Department to supply systems development, operations and integration, and other IT services.

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