IBM wins second shot at Air Force 'Internet of Things' contract

Big Blue challenged the Air Force's choice of Accenture to build the platform at Tinker Air Force Base, but now the service branch will reconsider part of the evaluation.

Agencies issue rule to ban TikTok on contractor devices 

Contracting officers are directed to include the prohibition in substantially all new solicitations.

State Department works toward electronic health record for diplomatic corps

The department leans on a paper-based system to manage health care support for 75,000 people around the world.

Army told to redo $475M IT services buy

The Government Accountability Office agrees with a protestor that parts of the solicitation didn't make sense.

Air Force chooses 3 dozen for $32B training system recompete

This is iteration number four of the Training Systems Acquisition vehicle that covers a broad range of products.

Army awards 12 seats on $450M modernization vehicle

Awardees will work on enabling and accelerating the branch's idea of overmatch for gaining overwhelming advantages over adversaries.

Agencies launch initiative to better identify minority-owned contractors

The joint effort between the Small Business Administration and the General Services Administration aims to make it easier for federal procurement officials to connect with small, disadvantaged businesses across sectors.

Booz Allen dinged for management plan in lost $2.5B NSA contract

The National Security Agency liked CACI International's bid for the FocusedFox cyber and intelligence contract for more reasons than just price.

NGA chooses 5 for $947M professional services vehicle

The contract called "Clover" is for acquisition and financial management support.

Army awards 29 spots on $900M info management contract

This fourth iteration of the so-called "IMCS" contract continues support for the Army's Network Enterprise Command that operates and defends computer networks.

FDA announces contract for automation in drug performance analyses

The Food and Drug Administration is asking for proposals for automated devices that can provide high-definition imaging and critical analyses of drug performance as the agency works to integrate more AI.

Debt defaults are not shutdowns, but both raise money fears

Question number one that companies in the government market want answered is how payments for their work on contracts will, or will not, happen in a debt default situation. No one knows for sure.

DHS' cyber agency seeks small biz support for strategic planning

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has set a date to explain its changes to a management consulting services contract.

Booz Allen touts $919M award for 'Soldier-as-a-System'

The goal is to further advance technologies for this concept that includes items worn, carried, or used by soldiers.

VA lacks goals to assess satisfaction with new EHR, watchdog finds

The report found the absence of such goals has limited the Veterans Affairs Department's ability to measure user satisfaction with the new electronic health record system.

CACI can now book its $2.4B NSA win

With the last remaining protest denied, CACI can move ahead on this intelligence and cybersecurity contract called FocusedFox that is now in the win column.

Pentagon outlines contractor cybersecurity plan

Industry should look out for the congressionally-mandated strategy to go out by the end of the year.