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DoD aims to move to cleaner energy

As part of Energy Awareness Month, DoD releases a statement on its commitment to move toward cleaner energy sources.

Tags: DoD , green government , clean energy , Energy Awareness Month , DoD Report , acquisition , Contracting , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/15/2010, 03:46pm EDT

GSA delays award for cloud e-mail services

Vendors bidding on the contract are asked to extend their prices to Nov. 30. GSA CIO Coleman said her goal was to make the award by Veterans Day.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Casey Coleman , GSA , Cloud computing , IT modernization , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/15/2010, 12:20pm EDT

North Korea Presents Kim Chong Un as Next Leader

Kim Jong-il and his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, presided at North Korea's large military parade on October 10th to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party. The leadership permitted live television coverage of the event. Yang Hyong-sop, Vice President of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly said that Kim Jong-un will be North Korea's leader and that the North Korean people can proudly say that they are more blessed with their leader than people of any other country around the world. The large military parade on a Party anniversary indicates the Army is the dominant force in North Korean decision making.

Tags: Contracting , KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 05:43pm EDT

BAE wins $300M contract to modernize DIA computer workstations

BAE Systems said it received a $300 million contract to modernize the trusted computer workstations for the agency's Defense Intelligence Information System, according to Business Wire.

Tags: BAE Systems , Business Wire , technology , Contracting , DoD Report , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 03:45pm EDT

Defense changes mean contracting opportunity

A new report finds contractors should balance portfolios across the spectrum of warfare, accommodating the shift in how the U.S. military plans, organizes and equips for battle.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Pentagon , Deloitte , Contracting , DoD

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:40am EDT

HUBZone confusion may/shall end

Who should get first preference for contracts? A new law should help figure that out. Venable's Rob Burton explains it for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , Contracting , management , set aside contracts , Venable , Rob Burton

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:31am EDT

Navy begins dismantling NMCI for NGEN

The service will issue the first of five RFPs in a matter of weeks for cybersecurity services. The other solicitations are coming over the next year for everything from enterprise software to transport services. More than three-quarters of the users said they are pleased with the NMCI, according to the most recent customer satisfaction survey.

Tags: Contracting , technology , Tim Holland , Scott Weller , Navy , Marine Corps , NMCI , NGEN , HP , enterprise services , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:43am EDT

Russia Rebuilding Weapons Client Base of Soviet Union

The Russian Navy has proposed to re-establish a logistics base for Russian warships in the Vietnamese port of Cam Rahn Bay. Russian President Medvedev and Algerian President Bouteflika signed a joint statement on October 6th for more coordination and communication between their two countries. Also on October 6th, the Russian Defense Minister began a two-day visit to India for discussions that will touch on repairs and upgrade of an aircraft carrier as well as production of aircraft and tanks in India. The timing of the Vietnam, India and Algeria initiatives indicates the Russians are making a bid to rebuild and expand the weapons client base of the Soviet Union.

Tags: Contracting , KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 05:40pm EDT

Marine Corps, Navy begins transition to NGEN

The Navy and Marine Corps will begin splitting up its massive NMCI contract this fall. The service announced Wednesday it will issue a request for proposals for cybersecurity services in a matter of weeks.

Tags: Marine Corps , Navy , NMCI , Contracting , cybersecurity , technology , RFP , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 05:09pm EDT

What's changed since last year's hike in protests to government contracts?

One year since a GAO report that found a hike in protests to government contracts, Dr. Stan Sloane, president and CEO of SRA International, explained what's changed.

Tags: Stan Sloane , SRA International , Contracting , GAO , protests , Dorobek Insider , In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:27pm EDT
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