Civilian and Independent

DOD needs geeky data lovers

The federal government could use more “geeky” types of folks who can define data standards that can facilitate the aggregation of pertinent information agencies need to perform their missions.

Senior executives honored with Presidential Rank awards

Honored executives saved government $49 billion

Cloud adoption on the rise, but new report highlights trouble spots

A new survey of federal leaders paints an early picture of which applications are migrating to cloud computing. But limited awareness and trust remain big hurdles for agencies.

NRC readies $270M infrastructure opportunity

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking bids for a large information technology infrastructure support and services contract.

Acquisition Solutions builds consulting skills with ICOR buy

Acquisition Solutions Inc. has purchased substantially all the assets of ICOR Partners LLC. The financial terms were not reported. The transaction closed Jan. 8.

Guident to help SSA office streamline business processes

Guident has won a four-year, $9.5 million blanket purchase agreement to provide business intelligence support services to the Social Security Administration.

Deepwater whistleblower gets his day in court

A U.S. District Court judge refuses to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit against the Deepwater contractors and sets trial for next year.

DHS seeks contractor for biosurveillance program

The Homeland Security Department is advertising for a contractor that can provide a regular data feed on bioterrorism events and emerging disease outbreaks such as swine flu.

Verisign to support HHS health network

The Health and Human Services Department announced it is preparing to award a sole-source contract to Verisign for managed public-key infrastructure services and digital certificates on the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Immigration agency to outsource disaster-recovery plans

The Office of the CIO for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for a contractor that can take over disaster recovery planning and management.

Coast Guard readies professional services contract

The Coast Guard Acquisitions Directorate is preparing to isssue a request for proposal for a large professional services contract.

Feds OK $1.2B for health IT initiatives

Federal health officials are distributing $1.2 billion in economic stimulus law funding to state agencies and nonprofits to advance adoption of health information technology.

FCC considers state, regional public safety networks

The FCC is considering requests to form a broadband network for first responders rather than waiting for the commission to create a nationwide network.

Federal future cloudy for Microsoft Word

Agencies are wondering how a court's ruling banning Microsoft from selling Word will affect their procurement plans.

RFPs in the works for health exchange networks

The SSA is on track to award $24 million in contracts to help health care providers link to the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Report: VA lax in maintaining contract-management system

The Veterans Affairs Department isn't using its electronic contract-management system effectively, a new report says.

Coast Guard contracts chief plans major overhaul

The new head of the Coast Guard acquisitions unit said he wants to make permanent the relationships between the new unit and the Homeland Security and Defense departments.