State Department to launch IT Acquisitions Office

The new office will establish service contracts agencies can buy technology and services off of and be staffed by 40 to 50 federal employees across four divisions.

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Air Force, AT&T building ‘smart base of the future’ out of devastated Florida installation

by Billy Mitchell • 20 hours ago

Tyndall Air Force Base, which suffered extreme structural damage from Hurricane Michael's Category 5 winds in October 2018, will get 5G service sometime in early 2020.

DOD wants an alternative to traditional cloud access points

by Billy Mitchell • 3 days ago

The Defense Innovation Unit it looking to the bright minds in Silicon Valley for an alternative cloud security gateway.

GSA begins modernization of backend procurement systems with COMET

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 days ago

GSA awarded 12 spots on the COMET blanket purchase agreement to eight large and four small businesses, one of the latter being national security contractor Sevatec, according to an agency spokesperson.

Govplace wins $109M USCIS cloud contract, survives protest

by Billy Mitchell • 4 days ago

Govplace won the contract back in July, but it was since protested.

AWS files protest of JEDI award in federal claims court

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

The company submitted a pre-filing notice with the Court of Federal Claims last Friday, according to an AWS spokesperson.

OMB’s shared services effort will take years to yield results

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 week ago

Planning around transitioning agencies to modern grants management systems is already delayed.

Centers of Excellence program issues two new RFIs for OPM modernization

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 week ago

The group is working to modernize OPM's Federal Annuity Claims Expert System (FACES) with a new web app and calculator.

NOAA accelerating cloud migration with $144M BPA

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

The agency will use the CloudForte IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solution from Unisys, an IT company it's done cloud work with before.

FedBizOpps retires Tuesday

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

The award system is being retired with nine others over time as the General Services Administration streamlines acquisitions through a single beta system.

Contractors seek supply chain clarity ahead of full federal ban on Huawei, ZTE

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

Vendors want to know what products and companies will be covered by GSA's latest supply chain prohibition aimed at curbing Chinese economic espionage.

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