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Justice awards $1 billion IT services contract

DoJ's ITSS-4 multiple award contract gives 20 companies the ability to bid on task orders to provide a variety of technology services.

Tags: contracting , industry , Justice , IT services , ITSS-4 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 02:17pm EDT

For Army, network tops modernization priorities

Susan Lawrence, the Army's newly-appointed Chief Information Officer members of the IT and communications industry that the service is focused on creating an end-to-end IT infrastructure, eliminating structures that required soldiers to train and live on one network, and deploy on another.

Tags: DoD , industry , Susan Lawrence , Mike Krieger , Army , cloud computing , enterprise email , AFCEA , data center consolidation , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:06am EDT
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Assad: KC-X to lead the way in procurements

Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , management , GAO , insourcing , Coalition for Government Procurement , Shay Assad , source selection , acquisition workforce , bid protest , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:48am EDT
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DoD to adopt new source selection procedures

The Defense Department is looking to standardize the procedures its components use in source selection under competitive acquisitions. New DoDwide procedures issued this month will take effect in July.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Federal Acquisition Regulation , Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy , Shay Assad , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:19pm EDT
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GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Richard Spires , DHS , OMB , GAO , CACI , GCE , Savantage , financial management , TASC , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:48pm EST

Army teeing up acquisition reforms

The Defense Department's efficiencies initiative isn't just about internal DoD processes, the Army's acquisition chief said Wednesday. The service wants its vendors to help find ways to reduce costs and take on risk in the process, he said.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Army , Malcolm O'Neill , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Ashton Carter , Professional Services Council , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 07:06am EST
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DoD seeks more collaborative S&T research

The Defense Department's top technology research official wants to build better bridges with academia and industry - both to conduct present-day studies, and to train the researchers DoD will need in the future.

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , cybersecurity , science and technology , Zachary Lemnios , DARPA , Regina Dugan , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 07:20am EST
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DoD wants cyber partnership, not to spy

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the military's new Cyber Command and the director of the NSA, said DoD can help protect private networks from cyber attack - especially critical infrastructure - without infringing on civil liberties. He said civilian agencies and private network operators could leverage NSA's capabilities without having the spy agency be in charge of security.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DHS , Do William Lynn , privacy , civil liberties , Information Technology Exchange Program , industry , information sharing , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:00am EST
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DoD wants vendor input on unnecessary costs

The Defense Department's procurement chief is asking contractors to submit comments on acquisition practices that increase costs but do not add value to DoD purchases. The request is part of DoD's "Better Buying Initiative."

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , Ashton Carter , efficiency initiative , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:55pm EST
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