Contracts

DIU, GSA sign deal to fast-track new tech to civilian agencies

The Defense Innovation Unit signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Services Administration to make it "easier for federal agencies to access innovative technology solutions" that have been successfully prototyped by DIU.

DHA awards $10B military medical research contract

Fifty-six companies will work with the agency to translate findings and innovations into medical practices for combat casualty care.

Why contractors should care about the Buffalo shooting

Saturday's tragic event is a stark reminder of the work still to be done in addressing racism in the U.S., an effort contractors have a role in.

How the Army is battle-testing cloud computing

How the service plans to use cloud computing — from boardrooms to the battlefield

GSA's new thinking for evaluating Polaris bids

After collecting industry feedback, the General Services Administration will give a new proposal due date and open the bid submission portal.

Best-in-class, or worst-in-class?

Given the recurring problems with large multiple-award contract vehicles, the government needs to reevaluate how it bundles the purchasing of IT products and services.

US, allied cybersecurity agencies, advise reviewing contracts with tech vendors

A joint advisory from CISA, domestic partners and counterpart agencies in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance warns of a heightened threat to managed service providers and their customers.

Forcepoint wins DISA user monitoring contract

Analysts and operators will use the solution to detect events and individuals that present risk to networks.

GDIT adds EPA win to supercomputer portfolio

General Dynamics IT will support efforts around atmospheric modeling, fluid dynamics and bioinformatics for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Federal agencies likely to get new cybersecurity guidance ‘in coming weeks’

New top-level guidance—and requirements—are coming for managing software security risk at federal agencies

NASA chief calls out the 'plague' of cost-plus contracts

The space agency is hoping to increasingly use competitions among top vendors and fixed-price contracts as a new way of conducting business--and cutting steep costs for major projects.

IRS seeks to shift from manual mail processes

The tax collection agency wants to adopt more digital methods for sorting 100 million pieces of mail each year.

Microsoft, DoD sign research and development pact

The company may have the chance to negotiate exclusive intellectual property rights—with an exception for the government—to innovations emerging from the collaboration.

Another protest holds up $50B NIH contract

At least one bidder pursuing the CIO-SP4 contract for health and biomedical IT solutions is still confused about how past experience will be considered.

16 capture spots on $1B Army network contract

Winners will vie for task orders to support the Army's portion of the Defense Department's global electronic information setup.

NASA unveils $700M engineering solicitation

Proposals are due at the end of May for the single-award contract.

Parsons get second chance at $320M Air Force cloud competition

What Parsons said in a protest has led the Air Force to take another look at proposals for an application migration award.