It’s been several years since budget challenges caused federal agencies to offer widespread buyouts and early-outs to their workforces, but the Defense Contract Management Agency is finding itself in that position now.
The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released memos late last week outlining how contractor officers can implement a provision of the stimulus spending bill to pay contractors if they can’t work because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) sent a memo to House and Senate lawmakers explaining why the Defense Department should drop its JEDI plan and follow the path of the CIA.
The Pentagon plans to announce new contracts under the Defense Production Act to increase the domestic supply of critical N95 respirators over the next three months.
Sarkis Tatigian joined the Navy in 1942. He’s been there ever since, until his death this week at the age of 96. Read about him and other Defense news in this week’s DoD Reporter’s Notebook.
Government contractors are changing the way they are communicating with their clients and seeking more details for how to continue to meet mission needs.
Agencies expected to award 58 task orders under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract by March 31, but instead awarded 10, putting the $50 billion program on a path similar to the last telecommunications transition debacle.
Rob Leahy joins NASA Goddard as its new CIO after spending the last 17 months at the IRS.
Five of the nine EIS vendors raised concerns about the delays in releasing task orders under EIS, about what the solicitations are asking for and the quality of the requirements detailed in the documents saying the transition is taking on too much of a Networx-like flavor.
For the first time in seven years, the Office of Management and Budget is revamping the regulations that govern the federal grant making process based on changes in legislation and those requested by the grants community.
Vendors are waiting for the Defense Department to release more details, including the proposed acquisition rule, about how it will apply the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification starting this year.
The Office of Management and Budget set a series of deadlines over the next five years for agencies to transition 80% of their networks to Internet Protocol version 6.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations pushed the General Services Administration for answers over how it will ensure e-commerce platform vendors will meet federal acquisition regulations and laws.
The General Services Administration told the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations that its 18F organization fixed many of its initial start-up problems and almost broke even in 2019.