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DHS S&T antes up $95M for cyber research, development

The Science and Technology Directorate issued a Broad Agency Announcement and four specific solicitations to get industry, academia and others thinking about how to improve cybersecurity. Over the next nine months, the agency will review white papers, proposals and make awards, with expectations of the development of commercial or open source projects in the next year or two.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DHS , Douglas Maughan , cybersecurity , research and development , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/27/2014, 04:02am EDT
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DIA opens new gateway to vendors, hoping for disruptive technologies

The Defense Intelligence Agency will inaugurate its new Open Innovation Gateway on Wednesday, as part of its strategy to bring new technologies into the intelligence community from non-traditional vendors, and to buy new capabilities within weeks instead of years.

Tags: technology , acquisition , industry , DoD , Defense Intelligence Agency , Needipedia , Michael Flynn , Dan Doney , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:49am EDT
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On DoD: NSA's Cyber Incident Response program

Chandra McMahon, Lockheed Martin's vice president for commercial markets, discusses NSA's accreditation system that tests cybersecurity companies against 21 separate focus areas.

Tags: Chandra McMahon , NSA , DoD , On DoD , Lockheed Martin , cybersecurity , industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 02:48pm EDT
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Sequestration pushes DHS contract spending to lowest level ever

The Homeland Security Department's contract dollars declined for a second year in a row as sequestration set in. The impact of budget cuts is spread unevenly across its components.

Tags: DHS , acquisition , contracting , industry , David Berteau , Jesse Ellman , Nick Nayak , Jared Serbu , sequestration

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:28am EDT
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GSA ends office supplies 2 contract; faces new protest on version 3

Vendors protested GSA's desire to extend the Office Supplies 2 contract for six more months. GSA says agencies can buy office supplies through the multiple award schedules. National Industries for the Blind protests the OS3 contract to the agency, not to GAO.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , GAO , bid protest , office supplies , OASIS , National Industries for the Blind , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/16/2014, 05:25pm EDT

8,400 additional businesses to qualify for SBA loans, assistance

The Small Business Administration adjusted its monetary size standards for inflation, allowing nearly 9,000 additional small businesses to qualify for loans and financial assistance.

Tags: industry , Small Business Administration , size standards , small business , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 06/16/2014, 10:15am EDT

Navy looks to vendors for rapid upgrades to NMCI network

By September, the Navy anticipates it will have retaken full ownership of its main IT network after having outsourced it a decade earlier. The service says it wants to find ways to bring innovation into NMCI, but vendors will have to meet some checkpoints along the way.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , NMCI , NGEN , AFCEA , Michael Abreu , Jared Serbu , industry

Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:21am EDT
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VA planning two RFPs to help fix patient scheduling problems

The first solicitation will address near-term fixes for the current application. The second one will look to commercial technology for a wholesale replacement of the scheduling application. VA says it will build off the contest it ran in 2013 where it awarded $3 million to competitors to develop VISTA-friendly scheduling software.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , Chris Miller , DoD , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 03:58am EDT
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GSA taps Lockheed to transform FAS business systems

The General Services Administration has tapped Lockheed Martin to help update the Federal Acquisition Service's (FAS) business systems. The agency announced Monday it awarded Lockheed the Application Maintenance, Enhancement and Operations (CAMEO) task order, which will "streamline a highly integrated IT portfolio."

Tags: GSA , Lockheed Martin , Tom Sharpe , acquisition , contracting , industry , Federal Acquisition Service , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 09:28am EDT

GAO denies latest protest of Office Supplies 3 solicitation

Lawyers say GSA's analysis of the impact of OS3 on small businesses met the requirements under the Small Business Jobs Act.

Tags: contracting , industry , GAO , GSA , SBA , Office Supplies 3 , federal strategic sourcing initiative , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 11:39am EDT
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