The IT Industry Council, the Alliance for Digital Innovation and the Internet Association wrote to DISA questioning its decision to limit RFI responses to its cloud computing program support office acquisition.
NIST will finalize new publication NISTIR 8276 that will include eight key principles for protecting IT supply chains and release the draft to update SP 800-161, which will includes specific steps for agencies.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy released three memos since October to give agencies guidance on buying from AbilityOne firms, emphasizing skills over education in contracts.
New survey of chief information officers from the Professional Services Council and Attain, and interviews with agency leaders, show they are implementing new technology at a rate that isn’t as far behind industry as it used to be.
The General Services Administration is keeping contractors on their toes with the release of three acquisition initiatives — Polaris, the new small business governmentwide contract, and two requests for information around emerging technology and professional services.
DHS has a new chief information security officer, while the State Department has a new chief data officer and HHS names the first chief artificial intelligence officer as these are some of the changes in the federal technology community over the last few weeks.
New data in the Government Accountability Act’s fiscal 2020 report to Congress on bid protests shows that vendors received some sort of corrective action 51% of the time.
A panel of federal experts offered opinions and insights about what IT and procurement topics that rose to the forefront in 2020 and impacted agencies and contractors alike.
The top 10 Reporter’s Notebook stories of 2020 included cybersecurity, acquisition and the seemingly never-ending JEDI saga.
Current and former federal cyber experts say lawmakers and the White House shouldn’t focus on why the SolarWinds cyber incident happened, but rather how federal cybersecurity needs to change to deal with similar attacks in the future.
Multiple vendors as well as consultants, lawyers and a major GSA-focused trade association representing hundreds of schedule holders say the pendulum has swung too far in how the Federal Acquisition Service is requiring vendors to renegotiate prices.
Undersecretary of State for Management Brian Bulatao is creating a new position to oversee all aspects of cybersecurity and ensure all bureaus meet the department’s cyber standards.
Defense acquisition leaders are focused on change to the federal procurement system to relieve some of the reasons why many believe it is intransigent and inflexible.
The annual Defense authorization bill is filled with policy changes for non-defense agencies, including more than 50 focused on cybersecurity and a host of others address small business contracting.