Contracts

GSA relaunches federal IT dashboard

The federal IT dashboard has officially relaunched after an overhaul intended to modernize the site, which dates back to 2009.

Companies

GSA's DUNS replacement set to go live

The General Services Administration is ready to flip the switch in early April on the non-proprietary entity identifier that is replacing the old DUNS number in federal contracting systems.

Companies

White House order covers contractor pay equity

The Biden administration issued an executive order on Tuesday calling on the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to create new regulations around the use of past compensation in employment decisions.

Companies

SEC proposes mandatory breach reporting for publicly traded companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing new rules requiring companies to disclose to investors material cybersecurity incidents within four business days.

Contracts

Former SBA officials press Congress for a more accessible 8(a) program

Former officials from the Small Business Administration, lawmakers and small business owners alike have all called for a series of major reforms they say will greatly improve the agency's landmark business development program.

Contracts

FAR proposal looks to implement key small business regulatory changes

The proposal sets new grounds for protests based on contractors operating under socioeconomic set-asides are "unduly" relying on other vendors, among other significant revisions.

Contracts

USAID plans new 'Digital Front Door' portal for contractors

The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking public feedback on a plan to streamline data reporting requirements for contractors by establishing a single portal for all digital information.

White House tells agencies to set contracting equity goals

The Biden administration has released a detailed policy memo to meet the president's commitment to steer $100 billion in federal contracting opportunities to small disadvantaged businesses over the next five years.

Trade group warns of contractor workforce shortfall over vaccine mandate

A Professional Services Council (PSC) committee has forecasted potential workforce issues and billions of dollars in lost IT spend as the White House battles legal challenges to enforce a vaccine mandate for federal contractors.

GSA announces $150M in Federal Citizen Services Fund projects

The Technology Transformation Services is using $150 million in the American Rescue Plan to fund 14 citizen-facing digital service projects.

Funding challenges hamper cyber EO compliance, CIOs say

A group of agency CIOs shared their biggest obstacles in meeting a series of aggressive deadlines and modernization goals of the Biden administration's sweeping cybersecurity executive order.

Federal watchdog calls out transparency issues in pandemic spending

A committee established to ensure transparency around government spending related to COVID-19 found that federal agencies failed to provide clear reporting on how they were spending billions of dollars.

Senate funding bill zeros out TMF

It's a familiar story: The House looks to add to the Technology Modernization Fund while the Senate taps the brakes

The growing importance of GWACs and the challenges they face

One of the government's most popular methods for buying emerging technologies and critical IT services faces significant challenges in an ever-changing marketplace

IT, supply chain figure in agency climate plans

Federal agencies release climate adaptation and resilience plans, many of which feature new initiatives to combat current and future risks to critical infrastructure and information technology.

Contractors face Dec. 8 deadline for vaccines

New COVID-19 guidance directs federal contractors and subcontractors to make sure their employees are vaccinated — the latest in a series of new vaccine requirements the White House has been rolling out in recent weeks.

GSA plans one-stop shop cloud marketplace

The General Services Administration plans to launch a cloud marketplace to serve as a comprehensive framework and one-stop shop for federal agencies seeking cloud solutions

White House hits the gas on zero trust

Newly released strategy and technical guidance documents covering zero trust and cloud security are open for comment as part of a federal push to improve federal government cybersecurity.

Where does the TMF Board go from here?

With a $1 billion cash infusion, relaxed repayment guidelines and a surge in proposals from federal agencies, questions have been raised about whether the board overseeing the Technology Modernization Fund has been scaled to cope with its newfound popularity.

TMF, cyber EO drive modernization at Labor, CIO says

The unprecedented investment in IT and cybersecurity resources have provided agencies like the Department of Labor with a historic opportunity to tackle some of their loftiest modernization plans.

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