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Navy wins bid protest, ready to move ahead with NGEN program

The Government Accountability Office upheld the Navy's award to HP of its $3.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract after two losing bidders protested.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Navy , HP , Harris , CSC , bid protest , NGEN , NMCI , Marilyn Crouther , Ed Austin , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/01/2013, 04:04am EDT

DoD gives vendors 20-day notice of insourcing of jobs

A new interim rule implements a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act requiring the Pentagon to tell vendors before pulling contractor positions back into the government.

Tags: contracting , industry , DoD , Federal Register , insourcing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 02:22pm EDT

GSA needs more transparency over high-valued leases, report says

A new Government Accountability Office report says greater transparency in the way the General Services Administration handles its high-value leases would lead to better decision making and generate more cost savings.

Tags: GSA , property , management , Transparency , Michael OConnell

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:19pm EDT

CMS, IRS promise to meet cybersecurity requirements to protect Affordable Care Act data

While leaders at CMS said the hub connecting personal information stored in the health insurance marketplace to multiple agencies will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, legislators are concerned with how well CMS is securing individuals' personal information from cyber threats.

Tags: technology , health care , ACA , cybersecurity , Marilyn Tavenner , CMS , Danny Werfel , IRS , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Jackie Speier , Diane Black , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:31pm EDT

Quality not a priority in security clearance process, GAO says

Concerns over missed red flags in Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis's background have thrust the federal government's security clearance program into the spotlight. But the problem is likely bigger than one company. The Office of Personnel Management and its contractors which accounts for 90 percent of the federal government's background investigations, has faced persistent challenges with security clearances over the years, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: Brenda Farrell , OPM , security clearances , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore ,

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 06:16pm EDT
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For 2013, CFC focusing on the people behind the money

Federal employees can start donating to the more than 4,000 charities under the Combined Federal Campaign. One of the goals of the CFC is to increase the number of people giving to charities, not just reaching a dollar threshold.

Tags: workforce , management , Combined Federal Campaign , Brandon Haller , Nikki Benns , VA , Lou Nistler , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 04:11pm EDT

GSA faces third protest of OASIS solicitation

Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. has now filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office a week after losing its agency-level protest over what the company says restricts competition in the professional services governmentwide contract.

Tags: OASIS , GSA , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , acquisition , protest , contracting , industry , Rudy Sutherland , Jason Miller ,

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:20pm EDT

DHS' slow progress in centralizing acquisition frustrates Congress

Members of Congress are frustrated at what they see as a failure by the Department of Homeland Security to effectively manage the acquisition practices of its various components, leading to poorly defined requirements and wasted money. But DHS says some of the problems are of Congress' own making.

Tags: DHS , management , acquisition , Congress , CBP , Coast Guard , Rafael Borras , oversight , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:03am EDT
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GSA prevails in agency-level protest of OASIS

Agency protest official ruled that the protester, Aljucar, Anvil-Incus, Inc., failed to show the restriction over joint ventures was unreasonable. Aljucar, Anvil-Incus, Inc. plans to file another protest with GAO in the coming weeks.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , OASIS , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , Rudy Sutherland , bid protest , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/16/2013, 05:32am EDT
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