Monthly Archives: November, 2016

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The Boeing Co., Space & Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $558,462,269 modification (P00015) to previously awarded contract FA8634-16-C-2653 for F-15 Combined APG-63 Version 3 Radar Improvement Program Version 3 and,

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The Department of Homeland Security is a step closer to popularizing agile software development with its new contracting vehicle, Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland, or FLASH.
DHS has awarded 13 companies a spot on the vehicle designed to pre-vet businesses specializing in agile methodologies, including rapidly spinning out and testing basic prototypes and breaking large technology projects into smaller chunks, completed in development “sprints.”

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AttainX, Inc., of Lynchburg, Virginia, and FreeAlliance.com, LLC, of Washington, DC, protest the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s exclusion of the protesters’ proposals from further consideration under request for proposals (RFP) No. NIHJT2016015, for information technology (IT) supplies and services. The protesters argue that the agency’s exclusion of their proposals, based on failure to submit specific verification of an adequate cost accounting system for all contractor team arrangement (CTA) members, amounted to a non-responsibility determination that should have been referred to the Small Business Administration (SBA) under SBA’s certificate of competency (COC) procedures.

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WASHINGTON—While policy discussions about technology and innovation issues often focus narrowly on iconic places like Silicon Valley or Boston’s Route 128 corridor, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) reported today in a new study that high-tech innovation plays a critical role in the economy in all 435 U.S. congressional districts.

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Veteran Technologists Corporation (VTC) of Baltimore, Maryland, protests the decision by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not to award a contract to the firm under request for proposals (RFP) No. HSHQDC-14-R-00009 for Program Management, Administrative, Operations (Clerical) and Technical Services (PACTS II). The protester challenges the agency’s evaluation of VTC’s corporate experience and past performance.

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With a planned spring award of its multibillion-dollar, next-generation telecom contract, GSA wants to focus attention on another transition … $50 billion, 15-year Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract, the General Services Administration wants agencies to share the details of their transition efforts to help others with the shift.

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The final draft of an annual defense policy bill, released Wednesday, elevates U.S. Cyber Command to a full combatant command and sets strict conditions before it can be split from its sister intelligence agency, the National Security Agency.

The bill, which could be voted on this week, also places restrictions on splitting CYBERCOM from NSA.

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