Reverse auctions have absorbed a fair bit of criticism recently and FedBid, as the reigning king of the reverse auction space, has taken a few blows – but the company’s president, Joe Jordan, is fighting back.
IBM says it won't ask for an injunction to stop Amazon from working on a $600 million CIA cloud contract, essentially ending its fight for the contract. What have we learned, and what questions still remain?
Maybe HealthCare.gov's disastrous launch wasn't the fault of any individual contractor, but its failings put a spotlight on a recurring problem with government projects: too often contractors and their government customers forget that IT is a team sport, and you almost always fail if you don't pull together.
Avaya Government Solutions has added its own protest to a Customs and Border Protection contract awarded to Lockheed Martin. Incumbent IBM Corp. filed a protest earlier this month after losing the ACE contract, which it has held since 2001.
Seventeen companies won spots on DHS's $6 billion cybersecurity contract, and many think the contract will change how the government buys cybersecurity products and services; however, there are still some significant unknowns, and DHS's relative silence on the program isn't helping anything.