Contracts

Industry voices complaints over short response window for $60B VA recompete

Contractors had only four business days to weigh in on the draft solicitation for the next version of the Veterans Affairs Department's T4NG IT solutions vehicle.

DOD instructs acquisition teams to prioritize small business engagement over best-in-class contracts

The Defense Department is instructing its components to support efforts to expand small business participation in the federal marketplace following the release of its “Small Business Strategy” earlier this month.

Protests circle around $377M Energy training support contract

An incumbent and two challengers are complaining about the evaluation process.

NOAA seeks input on future space situational awareness safety services

The agency’s Office of Space Commerce seeks comment on its planned basic services and who should provide them as it looks to monitor satellites and orbital debris.

Energy Dept. makes plans to take its HR system to the cloud

DOE says it is looking to become the first federal agency to launch a fully cloud-based human resources system, and possibly become a shared-services provider in the future.

GAO calls on Energy Department to bolster competition for management contracts

The congressional watchdog learned of industry worries about broadly scoped contracts that potentially shut out small- and medium-sized firms.

USAID needs contractors who can think like incubators

USAID has a new framework that will change the way development contractors work.

NOAA looks to industry support to boost its cybersecurity efforts

The agency is looking for a contractor to provide 24/7 support to detect and monitor cybersecurity threats.

Leidos secures $1.5B in Social Security IT work

The protest window has lifted on this pair of awards for systems and infrastructure modernization work at the Social Security Administration.

Army moves forward with $500M info network support contract

With a new request for information, the Army is asking several questions to help it develop a contract for unified network operations.

Space Command seeks cloud-based data software services

Through this new $950 million multiple-award contract, the command is seeking commercial software services to support how it develops applications.

OMB streamlines contracting officer training with certification update

The update marks the first change to the certification process since 2014.

DHS awards $1.1M to federal labs in contracts seeking ‘groundbreaking’ tech

The funding stems from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate.

FDA falls short on IT contract management, watchdog finds

An audit of the agency's IT contract spend found that FDA officials failed to file acquisition information such as contract performance evaluations and competition efforts.

Senior execs to bring 2023 trends into focus at our next Power Breakfast

Executives from large, small and mid-sized businesses will share their views on the opportunities and challenges for the year ahead as we kick off our 2023 series of WT Power Breakfasts.

GAO ends Amentum's push to keep NASA lab contract

The Government Accountability Office backed NASA's assessment that a competitor's bid offered better value thanks to a workforce-focused approach.

NASA updates $1.3B IT services draft solicitation

The agency tweaks its timeline, provides more details on its planned approach and shows where it wants industry feedback.