A lawmaker on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, asked 10 agencies about each of their IT modernization strategies, systems in most need of modernization and other challenges.
The Education Department, SBA and GSA are releasing new software capabilities every two weeks to help modernize major programs.
The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) already authorized 47 new products as of June, which is more than it did in all of 2019.
The Coalition for Government Procurement wrote a letter to GSA asking how they are going to incorporate the White House executive order and DHS’s report on supply chain risk management into the e-commerce platform initiative.
Gowen was the senior vice president and general manager of MetTel’s federal practice. The public sector sector also said goodbye to Timothy Shaughnessy as he retired on May 29 from the IRS after 33 years of federal service.
The General Services Administration’s 2GIT $5.5 billion IT services contract is facing its 13th bid protest while its Alliant 2 Small Business contract remains in limbo more than two years after making initial awards.
Vendors say they received little notice from GSA ahead of the 8(a) STARS II governmentwide contract reaching its contract ceiling in early April and this forced them and their agency customers to look for new procurement vehicles.
GSA, DHS and other agencies are trying to address new challenges of hiring and onboarding employees during the pandemic emergency, and these changes are bringing agencies closer to modern human resources practices.
GSA and DHS award a $276 million contract to CGI-Federal to modernize the current shared services platform and add new capabilities for small and micro agencies under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general reviewed new schedule contracts or those being renewed over a three-year period and found the agency may not be getting the price discounts that the government should expect.
GSA says its market research identified the need for a streamlined rideshare/ride-hail services acquisition strategy, which would consolidate the government’s purchase instead of one-off purchases by individual agencies.
OMB released much-anticipated guidance giving agencies important direction for how they should implement the provision in the stimulus bill that lets agencies pay contractors to keep them in a state of ready.
The Cyberspace Solarium Commission made 75 recommendations to Congress for how to improve public and private sector cybersecurity, including the idea of creating a Bure of Cyber Statistics in the Commerce Department.
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.