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Sizing up the cyber market, Defense M&A targets, and contractor contributions

Federal Technology Analyst Jason Wilson sizes up the defense cyber market. Defense Financial Analyst Sopen Shah looks at potential targets for mergers and acquisitions. Data Analyst Peter Brusoe looks at how federal contractors are donating money this campaign season.

Tags: Sopen Shah , Allen Scott , Peter Brusoe , Jason Wilson , Bloomberg Government , cybersecurity , acquisition , mergers , industry , campaign contributions , Capital Impact

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:39am EDT
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SpaceX signs 1st customer for big new rocket

Space Exploration Technologies says it has signed its first commercial contract for a new rocket that will be more powerful than the one that launched the company's Dragon capsule to the International Space Station last week.

Tags: SpaceX , NASA , International Space Station , Intelsat General Corporation , satellite , industry

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Five innovation projects win governmentwide 'bake-off'

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said the goal of the innovation fellows program is not for private sector experts to tell them what to do and do it, but mash-up with government innovators to tackle a long-standing challenge. Each of the five projects has specific milestones in the next six months.

Tags: technology , Todd Park , White House , innovation , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , industry , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:29am EDT
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Buying commercial in DoD: Pentagon struggles to stay away from customization

Last year, the Pentagon spent nearly $75 billion on acquisitions of commercial items, more than double the amount from five years ago. But the word "commercial" in DoD applies to a lot of products you won't find on any store shelf.

Tags: DoD , commercial products , technology , Network Integration Evaluation , John Morrison , Kevin Kelly , LGS Innovations , Alcatel-Lucent , Sean Varah , MotionDSP , Dennis Moran , Harris Corp. , Jacques Gansler , acquisition , industry , Defense Science Board , Navy , CANES , DJ LeGoff , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 05:15am EDT
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NIH makes first set of awards under CIO-SP3 GWAC

The agency picks 10 service disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) for its CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC. NIH will make other small business and full-and-open awards in the coming month.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , NIH , CIO-SP3 , GWAC , Service disabled veteran-owned small business , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 03:44pm EDT

Navy takes industry feedback to heart in NGEN RFP

The Navy tried to ensure it properly addressed industry concerns as it developed its final solicitation for the $5.4 billion network contract. Some comments involved cost-reduction. Others related to fairness in competition.

Tags: NGEN , NMCI , Stephen Hendricks , contracting , acquisition , technology , Navy , Ruben Gomez , industry

Monday - 05/21/2012, 04:37pm EDT

VMware's Aileen Black on virtualization

Aileen Black, vice president of public sector at VMware, an IT virtualization company, joined Industry Chatter to discuss virtualization at federal agencies.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , VMware , Aileen Black , In Depth , Francis Rose , industry , Industry Chatter

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 07:14pm EDT
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OMB begins to clarify industry's role in shared services

Agencies face a series of deadlines starting at the end of May to map out their plan to consolidate commodity IT. Vendors will, many times, be the suppliers of the shared service, said Scott Bernard, OMB's chief architect. OMB wants agencies to use the shared services strategy as a guide and the PortfolioStat sessions as the tool to figure out where opportunities exist.

Tags: technology , OMB , Scott Bernard , Andrew McMahon , shared services , Tim Young , Deloitte , Lines of Business , industry , AFFIRM , PorfolioStat , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/18/2012, 05:21am EDT
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GSA Expo turns into a smaller, toned down affair

The Public Buildings Service Western Regions conference scandal is reverberating across government. A new Federal News Radio online survey found other agencies are feeling the effects of GSA's problems. More than half of all respondents said their agency canceled conferences or meetings.

Tags: management , acquisition , training , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , industry , conferences , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 05:18am EDT
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FedRAMP names organizations to review vendors' cloud cybersecurity

Vendors wanting to provide cloud services to the government must first receive support from these nine organizations that they are meeting the cloud computing security controls.

Tags: technology , industry , cloud computing , FedRAMP , GSA , DHS , DoD , third-party assessment organizations , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:22am EDT
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