Federal acquisition regulation
HHS cites coronavirus ‘urgency’ in speedy Palantir contract awards
The department cited the "unusual and compelling urgency" of the pandemic in awarding two HHS Protect system contracts without competition.
GSA’s coronavirus bot shows how RPA can supplement pandemic response
The agency needed to process a lot of data about infection counts in areas where it runs federal buildings. Robotic process automation (RPA) cut down a lot of repetitive, manual work that humans were doing.
Faster patents require faster IT and contracting, and USPTO’s CIO has goals in place
“We were stifling innovation at the agency for innovation," said the agency's Procurement Systems Division chief.
GSA pushes forward with ban on Huawei, ZTE in 2020
The Federal Acquisition Service’s first refresh of its consolidated schedule will include the ban on contracting with vendors tied to Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE.
Murky contractor ownership masks national security threats to IT
The Department of Defense hasn't done a good enough job assessing such threats, the Government Accountability Office found.
FAR amendment speeds up agency acquisitions
Those using GSA’s IT Schedule 70, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts, or assisted acquisition solutions should benefit.