CIO-SP4 protests move toward final decision

No action appears likely to resolve the 130-plus protests involving this $50 billion IT vehicle, which indicates the Government Accountability Office will decide on the contract's next steps.

How government support can transform the quantum sector

The best and fastest way to bring real quantum computing to the commercial market is the government's role as a backer of research and development and as a buyer of quantum systems.

Judge reverses course, denies firm's standing to protest

Whether a subcontractor can force its way onto a team because it has a commercial product remains an unanswered question.

A deep dive into DIU is featured at the next WT Power Breakfast

We'll explore the ins and outs of the Defense Innovation Unit and how contractors can find cutting edge technologies to incorporate into their solutions at our May 25 WT Power Breakfast

SURVEY: Let's explore the partnering paradigm

Washington Technology has launched a survey to explore the state of partnering in the federal market. Take the survey and make your voice heard.

CEO retirements signal growing market maturity

A grouping of recent CEO retirements came with no drama and are a sign of stability in the market. Just don't think of it as boring.

The need for clarity as GovCon faces a ‘Black Swan’ moment

Shutdowns and stopgap funding measures are familiar territory for government contractors, but a potential debt default is not. It's time to understand what that might mean.

Why corporate leaders need to be involved in customer outreach

When potential buyers see an active role being played by company executives, their confidence in that company goes up, the company credibility rises, and the likelihood of being a winner increases as well.

4 tips to help you understand the DFARS cyber requirements

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations can be a source confusion, but if you break down its multiple parts you begin to see how it all fits together.

Another six-month extension for CIO-SP3

This takes place as the National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm works to clear out over 100 protests against the CIO-SP4 IT contract.

Industry group urges changes to Alliant 3 solicitation

The Information Technology Competitive Coalition wants the General Services Administration to make four changes to the Alliant 3 solicitation so it will be more competitive and open to mid-size government contractors.

Why cyber resiliency might be your best cloud sales pitch

Many government agencies still don't feel a compelling reason to migrate to the cloud but a focus on cybersecurity might be the lever you need to unlock that business.

How the Air Force stuck with CACI for $5.7B IT contract

The company hired three former Air Force officials as part of its pursuit, but a conflict-of-interest investigation indicated that none of them brought insider information with them.

How listening skills drive the best outcomes

Program and project managers -- the front lines of business development -- need effective communication skills to lead their teams and serve their customers. A little training might go a long way.

Why key personnel matter

People and relationships are often the deciding factor when you are locked into a tight competition, so you need to know your customer well and the problem they need solved.

Protests may complicate awards for $60B VA IT contract

A pair of protests land just as proposals are due for the Veterans Affairs Department's recompete of its go-to technology services vehicle.

This court case could further shape commercial tech requirements in contracts

Percipient.AI says it has the right commercial data analytics tool for a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency program and wants a federal judge to ensure it joins the prime contractor's team.