The use of robotics process automation, natural language processing and other emerging technologies are gaining momentum in the federal acquisition community to speed up the entire process.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will offer its Automated Information Sharing (AIS) program and new vulnerability disclosure platform as shared services to help improve the sharing of cyber threats.
A new survey by GovConRx and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy shows, once again, just how little value there is in the current approach to contractor performance assessment ratings.
Multiple sources confirm President Donald Trump plans to name Basil Parker as the new federal chief information officer and Camilo Sandoval as the new federal chief information security officer.
Industry cyber experts say the unnamed agency failed to secure their networks with basic cyber hygiene steps and ended up becoming the latest victim of a sophisticated cyber attack.
Oracle and Mythics win a bid protest at the Library of Congress while AT&T comes out on top in its complaint against SSA. Both protests show the agencies made basic mistakes in evaluating bids on large-dollar solicitations.
Federal Chief Information Security Office Grant Schneider left federal service after 27 years, including the last six at OMB, and is credited for accomplishing National Action Plan, the Cybersecurity Sprint, and may other policy improved federal efforts.
The General Services Administration is asking vendors to bid on ASTRO, a new multiple award contract for manned, unmanned and robotics platforms, without providing up-front pricing.
Mia Jordan, the CIO at the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development bureau, is leaving after 10 years to become the CIO at the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid Office.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy, GSA, NASA and NITAAC are working together to launch a new office in October that will use acquisition intelligence to help agencies make better IT buying decisions.
SBA and GSA are defending their decision to limit the period of performance under the 8(a) STARS II governmentwide acquisition contract as part of raising the ceiling by $7 billion, saying more than 500 of the 700 small businesses have graduated from the socioeconomic program.
Five of 10 agencies responded to Sen. Maggie Hassan’s (D-N.H.) request for details and plans for how they will modernize outdated systems and what Congress can do to help.
The Small Business Administration’s inspector general found the four-year effort to develop a single platform, Certify.SBA.gov, for small businesses to apply for socioeconomic contracting programs fell well short of its goals.
A panel of former federal technology executives offered the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations suggestions for improving the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard after five years.