You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.


  1. The Inmarsat 5/Global Xpress satellite is ready for use. Boeing (Artist's Concept)

    Inmarsat-5 ready for government

    The Global Xpress satellite has been undergoing testing for months.

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  2. USAID asks for input on proposed $600 million contract

    Dubbed 'Dragon,' the program would provide research, technical assistance and other services.

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  3. A protest by Oracle could slow the award of DISA's Enterprise Storage Services II contract. File

    Protest could delay DISA cloud storage contract

    Oracle files pre-award objection to the Enterprise Storage Services II solicitation.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  4. Kathy P. Conrad, left, and Lena Trudeau

    GSA's 18F speeds innovation to government

    In December, the General Services Administration launched the 18F program, a lean and agile software development office that, in its first few months, created a flurry of digital services designed to help people better navigate government, whether they are feds or citizens.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  5. COL Patrick Burden, the General Fund Enterprise Business System Project Manager, US Army's PEO EIS, promises a draft solicitation for a new contract writing system within months. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Army to launch new ERP competition soon

    The Army plans to issue a draft solicitation to industry in the next few months for a new contract writing system, according to Col. Patrick Burden, who is overseeing the program.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  6. Demonstrators rallied outside the Supreme Court building on June 30 as justices ruled that a family-owned corporation cannot be required under the Affordable Care Act to cover birth control methods to which the owning family objects for religious reasons. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Religious leaders ask for exemption from planned LGBT executive order

    Objections follow Supreme Court ruling allowing religious exemptions to healthcare law.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  7. A GSA/FCC effort will make it easier for schools to invest in wireless networks for Internet access. Jetta Productions / Getty Images

    GSA, FCC team up to reduce tech prices for schools

    Wireless routers, other IT equipment to cost less through reverse auctions.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  8. GSA has flipped the switch for OASIS' small business side. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    GSA greenlights OASIS Small Business

    123 small businesses can now start filling orders under the new contract.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  9. CAPT John Windom (shown here before his promotion from CMDR): Final RFP for the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract is nearly ready. Navy

    Health systems modernization RFP draws closer

    DoD industry day attracts hundreds of potential bidders.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  10. FITARA is a 'good bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation,' says Sen. Tom Carper. Staff

    Senate panel passes procurement, cyber reform bills

    New FISMA would change compliance rules; FITARA tackles technology acquisition.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  11. The SBIRS GEO-1 satellite. Lockheed Martin has just received a contract to complete the fifth and sixth satellites in the series. Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed wins $1.86B satellite contract

    Company will complete work on two geosynchronous satellites for Air Force Space Command.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  12. An interim rule would lower the cap on contractor reimbursements for executive salaries. Here, Shawn Walsh, an Agile Manufacturing Technology team leader at Army Research Laboratory, and Mike Thompson, an ARL contractor technician, unfurl a lightweight ballistic material for integration into body-armor processes. Conrad Johnson / U.S. Army

    Interim rule lowers contractor salary cap to $487,000

    The budget passed in 2013 establshed the lower cap.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  13. As GSA plans the Alliant contract sequel, the agency is considering how it can include emerging technologies and IT services. Rob Curtis/Staff

    GSA looks to ramp up contracting transformation with Alliant and Alliant II

    As the General Services Administration works to transform government contracting and consolidate agency spending under its roof, it is also working on a sequel to its highly successful IT services Alliant governmentwide acquisition contract.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  14. Houses passes Defense Department 2015 funding bill

    The Defense Department would receive a $4.1 billion boost from $487 billion to $491 billion under appropriations legislation passed 340 to 73 by the House June 20.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  15. Editorial: Contracts that break the mold

    There are two large federal procurement programs worth keeping an eye on because they are breaking the mold for how complex products and services are procured in the federal sector.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  16. John Streufert, Director of Federal Network Resilience at DHS, delivers the keynote address at the Federal Times Breakfast Series discussion about Federal Cybersecurity at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Mike Morones

    DHS to award continuous monitoring task orders

    Federal Network Resilience Division Director John Streufert on the $6 billion effort to secure public-sector networks against cyber threats

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  17. The Defense Department has awarded a technical services contract worth up to $3 billion for its 12 winning bidders. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    Pentagon picks 12 for $3B technical services contract

    DS TATs contract covers research, test and advisory services, could span up to five years.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  18. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer at DHS, is leaving the department. Gannett Government Media Corp

    Nayak to leave DHS

    The chief procurement officer will end his tenure in July.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  19. Maria Roat, director of the FedRAMP program, expects the number of certified cloud providers to level off in about two years. Mike Morones/Staff

    Number of cloud providers expected to level off

    FedRAMP leader predicts two more years of growth before the plateau.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  20. VA CIO Stephen Warren expects to award a contract for the new patient-scheduling system by the end of this fiscal year. Colin Kelly/Staff

    VA begins search for new scheduling system

    The effort to modernize is speeding up in the wake of recent scandals.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  21. The 'Center Building' at DHS's St. Elizabeth campus will become DHS's new HQ. Thomas Brown/Staff

    GSA moves forward with DHS consolidation

    The 'Center Building' at DHS's St. Elizabeth campus will become the new HQ.

    • Jun. 18, 2014
  22. GSA asks for input on future HR services contract

    The General Services Administration is looking for industry input on its plan to craft a contract to provide human resource training and other HR solutions.

    • Jun. 18, 2014
  23. President Obama plans to issue an executive order banning LGBT discrimination among federal contractors. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    Obama to ban LGBT discrimination among contractors

    Exepcted executive order to come after months of pressure from lawmakers.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  24. Agencies boost spending on GSA's Networx contract

    Spending on the General Services Administration Networx contract grew by more than 12 percent during the first half of fiscal 2014, according to a top GSA official.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  25. GSA's Tom Sharpe wants to update the Schedules program to better accommodate today's purchasing processes. Mike Morones/Staff

    GSA pushes overhaul of its Multiple Award Schedules, contracting processes

    Contractors will be asked to standardize numbering systems to help reduce price variability.

    • Jun. 13, 2014
  26. Labor Department proposes rule raising contractor minimum wage to $10.10

    Actions follows February executive order.

    • Jun. 13, 2014
  27. Bill Lynn, CEO of Finmeccanica North America, says global defense companies need to use more commercial technology. US Defense Department

    Former defense official argues for more commercial tech

    Bill Lynn: The Pentagon is more often buying tools such as 3-D printers and IT systems, rather than developing its own.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
  28. Winner: Raytheon won the contract to equip US Air Force aircraft such as the E-4 with its Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals system for secure communications. US Air Force

    Space Fence, FAB-T awards show tougher DoD

    In the world of sequestration, Defense shows itself unafraid to put pressure on contractors.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
  29. 11 steps to strengthen suspension and debarment of contractors

    Agencies are taking more actions against contractors, and creating internal controls to make the practice more effective.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
  30. The government has eased restrictions for one company on the sale of higher-resolution imagery. (Shown: NASA Earth Observatory view of the Morganza Spillway n Baton Rouge, Louisiana.) Handout / Getty Images

    High-res satellite imagery coming to the public

    The government has granted permission for DigitalGlobe to market better images.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
  31. Army awards $774M ITES-2H extension

    The contract will continue another year.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
  32. The House has passed a bill to reform DHS's acquisition process. KAREN BLEIER / AFP

    House passes bill to reform DHS acquisition management

    Department would have to report all cost overruns for major projects.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
  33. Tom Sharpe: Ruling against protestors is 'important step' for GSA. Mike Morones/Staff

    GAO rejects small business protest against GSA office supply contract

    Protestors objected to consolidating of small contracts.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
  34. Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP program manager, says latest revisions are the most extensive since the program's inception. Colin Kelly / Federal Times

    FedRAMP updated to comply with NIST guidelines

    With a key deadline passed, GSA issues largest revision to date.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  35. GSA awards Lockheed task of modernizing FAS business systems

    Contractor will provide application development and modernization.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  36. GSA is asking for industry input on the next Alliant contract. Staff

    GSA seeks industry input on Alliant sequel

    Agency wants to learn what contractors IT priorities are for Alliant II.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
Industry Circle

Your free source for the latest insights, trends, technology and forward thinking from industry leaders.

Visit today!