Agencies don't account for all program costs, experts say

Auditors at GAO found that several agencies with interagency contracts and those that help with acquisitions don’t carefully account for all the costs of their programs.

SAIC plans to cut 80-plus employees in October

The jobs were tied to an NIH contract that was not renewed.

ICF wins $27.5M IT support contract at NIH

ICF International has secured a five-year National Institutes of Health task order for IT management and research support that could be worth as much as $27.5 million.

World Bank holds apps contest; NIH uses texts, Facebook for weight loss

Judging for the World Bank's innovation competition will start Jan. 31, and the National Institutes of Health is conducting clinical trials using social media and mobile devices for weight loss.

SAIC task order will benefit NIH scientific review program

Science Applications International Corp. will provide software and technical support to the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review under a five-year task order that could be worth as much as $24 million if all options are exercised.

NIH agency tests waters with hybrid procurement

NIEHS is planning an enterprise IT services deal in which the contractor could provide support through a variety of procurement approaches.

SRA assistance continues on NIH cancer research

SRA International Inc. will continue providing bioinformatics support to the National Institutes of Health under a task order that could be worth as much as $17.9 million over five years if all options are exercised.

ATSC continues software services at National Cancer Institute

ATS Corp. will provide software solutions to the National Cancer Institute under a new five-year contract valued at $13.3 million.

NIH opens bidding for $40B IT services contract

The National Institutes of Health has issued a solicitation for the long-awaited Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 governmentwide IT contract.

CIO-SP 3 Functional Areas

Here is a breakdown of the functional areas for the CIO-SP 3 contract for the small-business and full-and-open versions.

Stanley will help HHS build out health care info network

Stanley Inc. will provide support services to the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of National Coordinator under a two-year time-and-materials contract valued at $6 million.

NIH wins approval for $30B governmentwide contract

OMB officials have approved the governmentwide contract after recognizing agencies' new duties because of the major overhaul of the health-care system.

HHS distributes $1 billion to research labs

The Health and Human Services Department will give $1 billion in economic stimulus law funding to academic and public health laboratories.

The emergence of the e-patient

The National Library of Medicine held a conference to highlight how patients are using health IT to help manage their own care.

NIH prepares to fight for contract authority

NIH plans to meet with OFPP about its GWAC authority, but NIH's acquisition director expresses confidence that it will keep its governmentwide contract.

Is GSA gunning for other GWACs?

Blogger Steve Kelman argues that the federal government is better off having GSA compete with other agencies for acquisition business.

NIH preparing small business GWAC for IT services

The National Institutes of Health has released a draft RFP for a small business set-aside acquisition vehicle that will cover a broad array of IT services.