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Accenture head of federal resigns

Kay Kapoor leaves to "pursue other opportunities" after less than two years at the helm. John Goodman, who leads the company's defense and intelligence business, takes over on an interim basis.

Tags: Contracting , Kay Kapoor , Accenture , John Goodman , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/17/2012, 02:02pm EDT

SAIC to split into 2 companies

Science Applications International Corporation, one of the largest government contractors, has announced plans to split into two independent public companies. John Jumper, SAIC's chairman and CEO, gave an exclusive interview to In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: SAIC , John Jumper , Contracting , Acquisition , OCI , In Depth

Friday - 08/31/2012, 04:08pm EDT
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GSA targets small businesses for new IT contracts

The agency said it will release a draft request for proposals no later than Sept. 18 for the integrated professional services IT multiple award contract.

Tags: Contracting , Jim Ghiloni , GSA , OASIS , Multiple award contract , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/20/2012, 12:26pm EDT

GSA issues IBM a letter of concern for problems with procurement system

The General Services Administration's new System for Award Management (SAM) is not running smoothly one week after it launched. GSA told IBM to fix the system or face possible penalties.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , IBM , GSA , Technology , System for Award Management , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/10/2012, 06:40pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews - Aug. 13

The Project on Government Oversight evaluates whether defense contractors would be hit hard by sequestration. Plus, what are best practices for creating PDFs that are accessible by people with disabilities?

Tags: Federal Drive , POGO , Ben Freeman , Terry Weaver , GSA , disabilities , PDF , sequestration , DoD , Contracting

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:06am EDT

Army releases $7B solicitation for renewable energy on bases

Army says 130 companies have expressed interest in building renewable facilities on military installations so far. Winners will be picked by the end of the year.

Tags: DoD , Army , Army Corps of Engineers , Energy , renewable energy , Contracting , Power purchase agreements , Energy initiatives task force , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:23am EDT
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Veterans group calls for legislative fix to VA contracting rule

Vietnam Veterans of America alleges the Veterans Affairs Department's service-disabled veteran-owned business set aside program is keeping legitimately qualified companies from competing for VA contracts. The group advocates loosening a rule that requires service-disabled veterans maintain unconditional control of all business decisions.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , SBA , Contracting , Congress , Bill Johnson , Thomas Leney , Ruben Gomez , Rick Weidman , Vietnam Veterans of America , Small business contracting , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:16am EDT
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Obama may act to stop infrastructure cyberattacks

President Barack Obama may use his authority to issue orders compelling or encouraging private industry to meet minimum security standards to protect their computer networks from attacks by hackers or foreign governments, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Wednesday.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Technology , Barack Obama , John Brennan , Congress , Joe Lieberman ,

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 06:39pm EDT

Taskforce extends deadline for ideas on cloud ID management

The goal is for federal websites to accept third- party ID management credentials. The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX) Tiger Team wants to know more about existing commercial products and services that can help.

Tags: Technology , GSA , Deb Gallagher , identity management , cloud computing , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , Cybersecurity , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:38am EDT
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VA not doing enough to verify service-disabled veteran owned firms

GAO highlights a need for tighter controls to fix the contracting program.

Tags: GAO , GSA , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , SBA , Veterans Affairs , VetBiz , Contracting , Acquisition , Acquisition policy , Taeja Smith

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:11am EDT
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