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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Exelis gets Corps of Engineers IT contract

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

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. NASA delays award of multibillion dollar SEWP V contract

    Too many proposals have come in for an August award.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Transportation to federalize some IT contractors

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

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

    21 small businesses get a place.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  16. 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
  17. A multiagency team is working to determine how many DHS employees may have been affected by the cyber attack. JIM WATSON/AFP

    DHS, OPM suspend contracts with USIS after major cyber attack

    Successful hack potentially exposes personal information of DHS employees.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  18. Agencies must take an labor law violations into account when selecting federal contractors according to a new executive order. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    Lawmakers, contractors divided over executive orders

    President Obama's executive order cracking down on federal contractors who have violated labor laws have divided lawmakers, federal employee groups and contractors over how effective it will be in deterring abuses.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  19. GSA's Sonny Hashmi: GSA will give open-source software priority as it designs new software services GSA

    GSA pushes open source, cloud for all new IT projects

    Other requirements include integrated security, sharing project data.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  20. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testify before the House Armed Services Committee in March. A new strategy document emphasizes better relations with Congress. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Industry, Congress loom large in Air Force plan

    New strategic plan also calls for increased flexibility in acquisitions.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  21. Marillyn Hewson is chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin. Defense News files

    How Lockheed Martin plans to compete against Google and Amazon

    CEO Marillyn Hewson describes her priorities.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  22. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced the meeting of the small-business contracting goal on Aug. 1. T.J. Kirkpatrick / Getty Images

    Streak broken: Government finally meets small-business goal

    While totals met the overall target for the first time since 2005, agencies still fell short on contracting with businesses in some categories.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  23. President Obama signed an executive order restricting contracts for contractors that break labor laws. Getty Images

    Obama to crack down on contractor labor law violations

    Executive order goes into effect in two years, seeks to bring more transparency to contracting.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  24. GSA's 18F is making a new collaboration platform available as a service. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    GSA's 18F offers a Midas touch

    The new Midas collaboration platform is available to agencies as a service from GSA.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  25. The NETCENTS logo Air Force

    Air Force selects 10 for NETCENTS-2

    Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and IBM are among the IDIQ winners.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
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