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Cybercom Uses New Authority to Expedite Cyber Tech Procurement

The U.S. Cyber Command has started to use its new acquisition authority to accelerate contract awards for cyber technology products and services. Cybercom issued its first contract through the authority on Sept. 29 for information technology-related research and technical information services that are meant to aid future acquisition decisions, the command said …

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Ellen Lord Wants DoD to Move Majority of Major Acquisition Programs to Service Branches

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said she plans to move the “bulk” of major defense acquisition programs and personnel associated with MDAPs back to the three service branches, Defense News reported Wednesday. “Congress has been very, very clear in the last few [National Defense Authorization Acts] that …

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GSA Launches Beta Version of Updated Procurement Site; Christy Hermansen Comments

The General Services Administration has launched a beta version of its updated website that will offer access to public procurement data, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. GSA currently seeks input on the test System for Award Management site designed to consolidate 10 online federal contracting portals. Christy Hermansen, project design lead for SAM.gov, said …

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GSA Posts Web Resources of Enterprise Infrastructure Service Providers

The General Services Administration has unveiled a list of online resources meant to inform federal agencies of what technology and service offerings they can acquire from multiple vendors via the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions procurement vehicle, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA offers information about services, planning and pricing options on the agency’s Interact site in an …

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House Oversight Panel OKs Bill to Restrict Use of LPTA-Based Contracts in Federal Procurements

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has passed a bill that would limit the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” methods by federal agencies in the procurement of technology platforms and services, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The Promoting Value Based Defense Procurement Act was approved Wednesday through a voice vote following a markup and is …

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