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White House launches 4-pillar smart grid plan

The Obama administration released its policy framework for modernizing the nation's electric grid Monday. As has been the case in national strategies on other topics the White House has released recently, the administration wants the federal government to emphasize its role as a facilitator and standards author rather than a regulator.

Tags: White House , technology , cybersecurity , industry , Smart Grid , John Holdren , OSTP , Nancy Sutley , Department of Energy , Stephen Chu , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/13/2011, 09:02pm EDT

USIS wins new investigations support contract

USIS has been awarded a new contract that is worth up to $288 million over five years

Tags: OPM , background investigations , USIS , industry

Monday - 06/13/2011, 02:26pm EDT

NRC's $252M Dell IT contract survives protest

This is the largest technology services contract ever from the agency.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Darren Ash , NRC , GAO , Dell Services , L-3 Stratis , IT services , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:31am EDT

Navy must cut IT business systems spending by 25 percent

The Navy readies RFIs for email and data storage to figure out how to best reduce spending on non-mission critical systems. Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen is exploring whether DON's non-classified email can be hosted by a third party, and whether a public-private partnership can be developed around data centers. Navy has no plans to use the DISA email system.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , industry , contracting , budget , DoD budget , efficiencies , data center consolidation , enterprise email , Terry Halvorsen , Robert Work , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/10/2011, 07:57am EDT
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State, DoD fall short in tracking $1.8B in contracts

An in-depth analysis report by a Senate committee exposes inadequacies in spending on counternarcotics contracts in Latin America, which may affect future expansion to Afghanistan.

Tags: contracting , industry , Claire McCaskill , DoD , State , DynCorp , Lockheed Martin , Raytheon , ITT , ARINC , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , contract oversight , contract management , Courtney Thompson

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:43pm EDT

DHS awards $867M St. E's contract to General Dynamics

General Dynamics wins $900 million contract to build the consolidated headquarters technology infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , GSA , DHS , General Dynamics , Northrop Grumman , IT infrastructure , St. Elizabeth campus , Alliant , task order protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 04:52pm EDT

RSA: stolen data used in Lockheed hacking

Learn more in today's Cybersecurity Update

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , RSA , EMC , SecurID , Lockheed Martin , industry

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 09:30am EDT

DoD wants ethics certifications from vendors

Proposed rule would require companies who bid on Defense contracts to certify that any former DoD officials who work for them are in compliance with post-employment ethics rules.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , regulations , Procurement Integrity Act , Federal Register , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 07:50pm EDT

OFPP wants agencies to certify contracting data quality

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon issued a memo asking for agencies to improve their internal controls for collecting and submitting acquisition data. The Federal Procurement Data System has had data quality issues for more than a decade.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , acquisition policy , Federal Procurement Data System , data quality , data sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 11:05am EDT

95 percent of all new contracts must be green

FAR Council issues an interim rule to change the acquisition regulations. Agencies and contractors must start meeting new requirements for goods and services.

Tags: contracting , industry , FAR Council , EPA , USDA , green government , acquisition regulations , contractor ethics , EPEAT , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 03:39pm EDT
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