GAO protests Booz Allen bid

The Government Accountability Office want to yank a $25 million task order from the large contractor.

Need assistance with federal acquisitions? Call on agencies in the know.

Panelists at the Federal IT Acquisition Summit shared some of the lessons learned from federal assisted acquisitions.

Defense Information Systems Agency

A look at the budget, priorities and people behind the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Apptis, SAIC win $635M DISA contract extensions

Apptis Inc. and Science Applications International Corp. have been awarded two contract modifications by the Defense Information Systems Agency that will add two six-month option periods and increase the ceiling amount of the contracts to $4.8 billion from $4.2 billion.

New mobile device policy planned for DOD

New DOD rules for secure mobile technology use is in the works, one official says.

Alliance addresses cloud computing's missing ingredient

An alliance spearheaded by Harris Corp. aims to accelerate adoption of cloud computing by government agencies by developing tgechnologies that ensure the security of data.

Competition heats up for $4.6B DISA contract

DISA releases the request for proposals for a $4.6 billion single award contract.

New DISA RFPs put emphasis on competition, efficiency

DISA's strategy for 2011 includes eliminating redundant efforts and putting more emphasis on competition.

Wennergren's new job announcement

Former DOD CIO Dave Wennergren has been assigned as assistant deputy chief management officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

Artel named first satellite vendor under new $5 billion contract

The General Services Administration and the Defense Information Services Agency have named Artel Inc. as their first vendor to offer satellite services under their joint $5 billion, 10-year Future Commercial Satellite Services Acquisition vehicles.

DISA prepares for new contracts, new responsibilities

The latest contracting activities, including a host-based security system, underscore the agency’s growing portfolio of responsibilities.

ManTech will secure DISA division’s move to Maryland

ManTech International Corp. will help the Defense Department as DOD opens support facilities at Fort Meade, Md., a result of the Base Closure and Realignment process, under a five-year contract worth $23 million.

DISA plans focus on 3 key IT initiatives

Director Carroll Pollet is putting the agency's energies in infrastructure, command and control and an "always-on" IT envirnonment.

Defense budget constraints force hard acquisition decisions

As the Defense Department shaves down its budgets, particularly within acquisition, it’s becoming harder to balance costs with the logistics of implementing new technologies, according to a panel of defense officials.

GSA issues final terms for $5B satcom contract

The General Services Administration released on July 6 a final request for proposals that will enable civilian and defense agencies to purchase much-needed commercial satellite communications, reports Emily Long at NextGov.

Never say 'Never' on DOD data center outsourcing

William Brougham, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director for network services, said the chances of the Pentagon outsourcing data centers are slim, but he stopped short of ruling it out all together.

DISA prepares for $5B in contract decisions

Three major DISA contracts are set for summer requests for proposals; the contracts' values total a cool $5 billion.

SatCom policies slammed by Inmarsat executive

Inmarsat Government Services President Rebecca Cowen-Hirsh voices concerns that the policies and structure of GSA and DISA's satellite communications procurement won't meet the needs of the warfighter.

Top DISA information strategist John Garing retires

DISA's director of strategic planning and information, John Garing, was instrumental in developing and advancing the information technology services DISA's provides the military through its Defense Enterprise Computing Centers.

Flooding forces DISA to cancel annual military show

Rising floodwaters forced the evacuation and closure of the Nashville hotel where conference was set to start.