Business Beat

IRS to redo $2B electronic payment system contract awards

The tax collection agency will rework the solicitation and take in revised proposals after a pair of protests.

The Army chooses non-traditional method to consolidate its ERP systems

This is the inside story on why the Army is going outside the typical pathways of government contracting to consolidate five enterprise resource planning systems.

How much is too much to ask for in the OASIS+ solicitation?

One protester says the General Services Administration is going too far in wanting all the details that roll into a fixed-price proposal if the items are commercially-available from the start.

DHS faces protests over $450M small business contract

The protestors disagree with how the Homeland Security Department is looking to field this IT and professional services contract.

NASA drops draft for SEWP VI

The next iteration of this popular government-wide contract vehicle for IT products is in the works, while SEWP's main architect Joanne Woytek hints at her eventual retirement.

How better forecasts can separate your company from the field

Unanet's annual GAUGE report looks at how improvements to the forecasts of your operations helps make better decisions and improves your company's position.

Teresa Carlson leaves Flexport in leadership shakeup

The former Amazon and Microsoft executive is no longer with Flexport after the CEO who recruited her was forced out.

Big wins follow big changes at CACI

CEO John Mengucci describes to us the strategy for transforming what technology CACI International delivers to its customers and how, which preceded the captures of three multibillion-dollar contract awards.

Are we 30 days from a government shutdown?

Crunch time on the budget is pretty much here, but there are positive signs that Congress could pass a short-term budget agreement. All the pressure is on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Maximus backs away from Postal Service protest

The company withdraws its challenge over the $175 million award to build a health benefits system for the U.S. Postal Service.

VA backs off $400M document conversion award

The Veterans Affairs Department will reopen discussions with General Dynamics IT and GovernmentCIO, get revised proposals and make a new award.

General Dynamics IT, GovCIO switch roles in $400M protest battle

The companies have each won, lost and filed protests over the electronic file conversion contract at the Veterans Affairs Department.

Court ruling likely to curtail 8(a) fourth quarter spend

Federal spending on 8(a) contracts typically surges during the fourth quarter, but new court-imposed requirements to qualify those small businesses will likely procurements and scare off agency buyers.

SBA offers 8(a) guidance to agencies after court ruling

The Small Business Administration informs federal agencies on how they can use the 8(a) program now that a federal judge has ruled parts of it unconstitutional.

Aretum adds agile development, cloud skills with acquisition

Aretum was created by the private equity firm Renovus Capital in April and is using this purchase to expand into defense and Homeland Security customers.

SBA pauses new 8(a) applications

The agency is still trying to determine what the next steps are in the wake of a court decision declaring parts of this small business program unconstitutional.

Judge says SBA needs to rethink 8(a) program

A federal judge says a company was discriminated against when the Agriculture Department and Small Business Administration made its contract an 8(a) set-aside. The result will mean major changes to the program.