Pentagon advances domestic drone plan

The Defense Department names five U.S. vendors for domestic sourcing of small drone aircraft.

After early surge, pandemic buying stabilizes for GWACs

Now, federal contract managers are prepping for the annual end-of-year spending spree.

Deadline to ditch Chinese gear looms but uncertainty remains

The deadline for contractors to stop using Huawei and other communications equipment from China is Aug. 12 but there is still uncertainty about the new rules to comply with the ban.

Army extends software contracts under ITES

The Army's enterprise software office extends a multiple award contract.

CBP taps into modernization fund for legacy system

Customs and Border Protection won a $15M award to update a COBOL-based fee collection system and move it to the cloud.

DHS wants anti-drone tech to thwart smugglers

The tests by the Border Patrol are designed to gather information about the use of drones by drug smugglers and other criminal organizations at the border and to determine what agents need by way of response.

As Huawei ban looms, waivers are an option

Waivers for a looming federal rule prohibiting agencies from signing new contracts with companies that use a list of Chinese-made communications gear are only a temporary fix, says one expert.

DHS pushes toward data center consolidation

The Department of Homeland Security is closing in on a final solicitation for the management of its Mississippi data center, with an eye to supporting cloud and hybrid IT operations.

GSA makes 3 awards in e-commerce test

The General Services Administration awarded spots on its long-awaited e-commerce platform proof-of-concept test to Amazon, Overstock and Fisher Scientific.

GSA plans for final Networx sunset

GSA has released a plan for how it will sunset Networks and help agencies move to EIS.

EIS buying patterns start to emerge

A case study shows agencies have made $7.4 billion in orders, seeking a mix of old and new technologies via the governmentwide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecommunications contract.

Zielinski departure triggers leadership changes at GSA

As Bill Zielinski prepares to leave GSA to be Dallas CIO, his departure has set up a series of leadership changes at GSA.

COVID-19 drives new focus on IT modernization

COVID-19 has been an unexpected stress test for government systems and will bring more clarity to IT modernization efforts.

NIH vehicles can handle 8(a) STARS task orders

The National Institutes of Health's governmentwide contracts can pick up the the extra task orders because of GSA's STARS II early cut off.

GSA claims it has learned its Beta.Sam lesson

GSA's beta.SAM contracting system modernization is moving ahead, incorporating lessons learned from the earlier troubled transition of FedBizOpps.

NASA pushes SEWP out another five years

NASA's SEWP governmentwide acquisition contract has been extended for another five years.

New contract, new leadership changes at NITAAC

Top management of NIH's IT Acquisition and Assessment Center IT is changing, as is the next iteration of its tech-focused governmentwide acquisition vehicle.

GSA cuts payment time for small businesses

The General Services Administration plans to reduce the time it takes to pay small business primes and their subcontractors.

GAO: Agencies are missing EIS targets

Federal agencies are slow to adopt the governmentwide $50 billion next generation telecommunications contract vehicle, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

COVID-19 forces GSA to delay e-commerce portal plans 

With COVID-19 support response prioritized, the General Services Administration puts a hold on its e-commerce portal proof of concept contract.

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