The initial awards, worth $238 million, went to the future operators of eight “hubs” DoD is establishing as part of its Microelectronics Commons program.
Imagine a federal procurement shop where you use every technique, except the Federal Acquisition Regulation. And you don't do grants, either. And you've got congressional backing for your novel approach. That's the case for one of the government's newer agencies, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, known as ARPA-H. For a look on the inside, Federal Drive Host Tom Temin spoke with Diane Sidebottom, ARPA-H Director of Acquisition and Contracts.
Vendors still have a Sept. 22 deadline to submit bids for the General Services Administration’s OASIS+ governmentwide professional services vehicle despite a protest before GAO.
A new report from RAND Corporation reviewed two distinct technologies to illustrate ways the Air Force needs to align its goals with expense and risk in developing new space technology.
The Cambridge English Dictionary defines transparency as “the quality of being in an open way without secrets” and is defined in the Cambridge Business English Dictionary as a “situation in which business and financial activities are done in an open way without secrets, so that people can trust that they are fair and honest.” Transparency is the key to effective communication between and among stakeholders in the procurement process.
The Pentagon’s deputy undersecretary for acquisition said that when used properly, the adaptive acquisition framework will speed up and improve the acquisition process.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Small Business Committee, introduced the Accountability and Clarity in Contracts to Engage Small Suppliers and Small Businesses (ACCESS) Act today as the first step to make these and other major changes to federal small business contracting.
Federal contractors get plenty of feedback from the government. But outside of protests, the notion of a 360-degree evaluation doesn't exactly operate here, until now, maybe.
DOJ and the General Services Administration’s inspector general says Verizon’s cyber protections fell short of requirements outlined in the Trusted Internet Connections initiative from October 2017 to August 2021.
Mark Fox, director of Federal Sales at Amazon Business, joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf for a discussion on procurement transformation, e-commerce, and the role data management can and does play in supporting the federal mission.
Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to give an update on the MAS program, including processing Economic Price Adjustments (EPA) and other modifications.
GovCon consultant Mike LeJeune of RSM Federal joins host Mark Amtower on this week's Amtower Off Center for a wide ranging discussion on branding and marketing in GovCon.
After almost five years, the Office of Management and Budget is close to issuing new guidance for how agencies should implement the 21st Century IDEA Act, while the transition to EIS will take longer for eight agencies.
Jason Lee Bakke, director at Chaedrol LLC, explains how multiple award contracts conveniently avoid the rule of two requirements by splitting the awardees into two separate pools.