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Army drafts RFP to attract renewable energy projects

Army would agree to buy energy from private plants on Army land but cut the plants off from the electric grid in the event of an emergency. The final solicitation could be out by this spring.

Tags: DoD , Army , renewable energy , continuity of operations , Katherine Hammack , Jared Serbu , Green government , contracting , John Lushetsky

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Army tired of waiting for new mobile devices

The Army is in the middle of a major rethink of mobile devices, including how it secures them, how it buys them and ultimately, how it uses them. The push comes amid a mandate to find $1.5 billion in IT savings across the Army.

Tags: DoD , Army , technology , mobile computing , Susan Lawrence , Steven Smith , cybersecurity , acquisition , contracting , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Navy seeks one more round of comments before releasing NGEN RFP

The service released a second draft solicitation for the Next Generation Enterprise Network. Industry has until March 30 to comment.

Tags: technology , DoD , Navy , NGEN , Shawn Hendricks , contracting , NMCI , Jason Miller , Federal Drive , DoD Update

Friday - 03/16/2012, 07:12pm EDT

GSA names new lead of Integrations GWAC

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf is bringing in Jim Ghiloni to run the new professional services contract.

Tags: contracting , GSA , Jim Ghiloni , Steve Kempf , John Johnson , Deep Water Point , Integrations , GWAC , Charlie Self , TechAmerica , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/16/2012, 04:24pm EDT

Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Tags: contracting , technology , Navy , Marine Corps , Terry Halvorsen , GSA , enterprise licenses agreements , SmartBUY , Microsoft , IT efficiencies , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Osborne is new TechAmerica president

Shawn Osborne previously servied as president, CEO and director of Ulticom Inc., according to a TechAmerica release.

Tags: TechAmerica , technology , Shawn Osborne , Peter Boni , Telecommunications Industry Association , people ,

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 02:36pm EDT

Coast Guard searches for IT efficiencies in cloud, mobile

Adm. Robert Day, the service's CIO, said he wants to consolidate data centers, recompete their HR system and better utilize smartphone and tablet devices. The Coast Guard also will begin deploying long-awaited C4 capabilities in 2012.
March 8, 2012

Tags: technology , Robert Day , Coast Guard , DHS , cloud computing , mobile computing , cybersecurity , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 10:39pm EST
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How closely does contracting bill mirror panel recommendations?

A new bill to reform wartime contracting, which incorporates many of the recommendations made by a panel that studied the issue for four years, has garnered a mixed response. Charles Tiefer, a professor of government contracting law at the University of Baltimore Law School who served on the contracting panel, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the bill.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , Charles Tiefer , Congress , Commission on Wartime Contracting

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:01pm EST
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Tags: DoD , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Scott Amey , POGO , PSC , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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