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  1. Administration, GSA welcome newest innovation fellows

    VA's digital landscape comprises a prominent part of this year's agenda.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  2. 15 agencies so far have expressed interest in using the Interior Department's cloud GWAC, according to CIO Sylvia Burns. Lars Schwetje/Staff

    Agencies show high interest in Interior's $10B cloud contract

    The cloud hosting contract features 10 vendors, is available across the government.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  3. A Customs and Border Protection officer checks the identification of a person crossing from Mexico into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 14, 2013 in San Diego. CBP wasted millions on an employee housing project. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore / Getty Images

    Report: CBP wasted millions on employee housing project

    Customs and Border Protection wasted millions of dollars on employee housing in the American southwest, according to an inspector general report released Sept. 3.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  4. GSA will meet with a number of agencies and stakeholders outside government to develop open-source, mobile-friendly software that improves the Freedom of Information Act request process. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    GSA pushes for FOIA redesign

    Growing demand for information calls for new and improved processes

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  5. Roger Waldron, of the Coalition for Government Procurement, questions whether EAGLE II is needed. File

    EAGLE II protest odyssey nears an end

    Contract's largest track still held up.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  6. 64 small businesses are on DHS' EAGLE II contract. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Small firms eager for EAGLE II opportunities

    64 small businesses are on the DHS contract.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  7. A police officer stands guard at the front gate of the Washington Naval Yard on September 17, 2013, one day after Aaron Alexis killed 13 people during a shooting rampage. USIS came under scrutiny after the incident because it had vetted Alexis for his security clearance. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    OPM cancels contract with USIS

    The Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, the Associated Press is reporting today.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  8. Government's landlord finds procurement aid

    New app helps to process requests.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  9. GSA officials said transferring and selling properties, such as the Old Post Office Pavilion, has brought in $139 million since fiscal 2012. Wikipedia

    GSA ramps up excess property disposals

    The agency has been seliing or leasing buildings, lighthouses and land parcels at a rapid rate.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  10. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall provided some insight into the forthcoming Better Buying Power 3.0. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Kendall: 'Change in direction' for Better Buying Power 3.0

    The initiative's third version, expected soon, will focus on products, innovation and engineering.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  11. EAGLE II, the next major DHS IT contract, is nearly in full operation. Win McNamee/Getty Images

    EAGLE II gathers momentum

    Two years after the first contracts were awarded, DHS's multiple-award technology program is nearly in full force.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  12. DHS is preparing to bring EAGLE II into full flight. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Agencies and industry prepare for new contract

    As the final steps proceed, preparations are underway.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  13. The Ambit Group's Brian Baker: EAGLE II enables adding specialized expertise to a program when needed. Amanda McClean

    EAGLE II offers new features and flexibilities

    The new contracting platform consolidates functional areas, allows post-award teaming.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  14. OASIS will give agencies flexibility and lower costs, according to Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. Mike Morones/Staff

    GSA greenlights spending on OASIS contract

    The official notice to proceed makes the program open for business.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  15. The General Services Administration has two new IT tools for agency acquisition officials. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    GSA streamlines contract management with new IT

    EASi and ASSIST provide tools for agency contracting officers to ease the acquisition burden.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  16. Leidos will provide mapping services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Leidos

    NGA picks Leidos for mapping production

    Company wins $20 million prime contract.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  17. The Defense Department is competing a contract to modernize its health records system. Ken Moore/Air Force

    DoD kicks off $11B health IT competition

    The single-award contract is expected in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  18. After failed attempts at joint electronic health records, DoD and VA officials have opted to make their agencies' records interoperable. Scott Olson/Getty Images

    DoD readies health records RFP

    Price tag for the records modernization program could hit $11 billion.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  19. CANES allows the Navy to address some unsustainable operating systems on legacy networks, said RDML Christian Becker. Rick Naystatt

    CANES contract opens new phase for the program

    The next-generation network gathers steam toward full operation.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  20. Exelis gets Corps of Engineers IT contract

    Company will provide IT support in Mississippi, Oregon and D.C.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  21. DoD is not a 'niche market of contracts,' says David Bennett. DISA CIO. DISA

    DISA weighs contract consolidation as sequester solution

    The forced budget cuts could return in fiscal 2016, but DoD's mission has not gotten any smaller.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  22. U.S. Army Spc. Cyrus Haines types air traffic notes onto a laptop at Camp Taji, Iraq. Staff Sgt Quinton Russ

    Microsoft licensing agreement pioneers new concept

    Only two such JELAs are in place, but the strategy shows early success.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  23. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe prepares to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Air Force, which establishes a working group that will identify cost-effective enterprisewide solutions. GSA

    GSA, Air Force team up to identify cost-effective contracts

    The Air Force is interested in OASIS and GSA's strategic sourcing initiatives.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  24. NASA delays award of multibillion dollar SEWP V contract

    Too many proposals have come in for an August award.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  25. Amanda R. Simpson, executive director of the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, expects to have 25 projects underway within the next year. Thirteen already are. Alan Lessig/Staff

    Army ramping up renewable energy program

    The Army's Office of Energy Initiatives, launching Oct. 1, is an evolution and enhancement of the current Energy Initiatives Task Force.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  26. The Smithsonian Institution is seeking volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents. KAREN BLEIER / AFP

    Smithsonian crowd-sources transcription services

    Volunteers can help turn thousands of handwritten documents into searchable records.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  27. The Federal Helium Program, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, is responsible for the conservation and sale of federally-owned helium. Bureau of Land Management

    NASA looking for helium supplier

    The Federal Helium Program winds down in 2021, but its prices are already rising.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  28. The SBIRS GEO-1 satellite. Lockheed Martin

    DoD satellite procurement critiqued

    Non-recurring engineering costs billions that could be saved, general says.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  29. Transportation to federalize some IT contractors

    Contractors cost more than federal employees, raising the cost of shared services, says CIO.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  30. GSA awards third-gen office supply contract

    21 small businesses get a place.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  31. Agencies will receive airfare at 23 percent below average corporate rates under GSA's City Pair program. Getty Images

    GSA: New airfares will save agencies billions

    Agencies should save $2.3 billion in 2015 as part of the General Services Administration's airfare program, according to an Aug. 7 announcement.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
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