Budget

GAO: DoD Faces Commercial Product Cost Assessment Challenges

The Defense Department uses previous contracts or contractor-provided cost data to examine the reasonableness of commercial offerings in noncompetitive acquisition programs, according ...
cybersecurity

PSC Calls for Immediate Fraud Protection of Contractors Affected by OPM Breach

The Professional Services Council has urged the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to provide notification and identity monitoring services to the approximately 21.5 million victims ...
cybersecurity

OMB Seeks Comments on Draft Federal Data Security Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget will collect public comments on the agency’s draft guide for how to manage cybersecurity requirements in federal acquisition processes. OMB ...
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Reports: OPM Chief Steps Down, Beth Cobert Named Acting Director

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned from her position Friday, one day after the agency disclosed what it found in its investigation into the breaches ...
Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy

Ashton Carter Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has released a new strategic plan for the Defense Department to secure cyberspace operations and strengthen cybersecurity of weapon systems, ...
cloud

GSA Wants Alternative Federal Cloud Purchasing Tool

The General Services Administration has asked for input from other federal agencies and companies about alternative contract vehicles for the procurement of commercial cloud services, ...
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Profile: Steve Shirley, Defense Cyber Crime Center Executive Director

Steve Shirley serves as executive director of the Defense Department‘s Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, Maryland, which is a national cybersecurity center that incorporates ...
digital government

Deltek: GSA to Unveil Alliant II Solicitations By FY 2016’s End

Deltek expects the General Services Administration to release solicitations for the Alliant II and Alliant Small Business II governmentwide contract vehicles before the end of fiscal ...
Robert Hale

Robert Hale: Industry Should Be Upfront About Military Tech Costs

Robert Hale Robert Hale, outgoing Pentagon comptroller, has said the contracting industry could help military customers manage investments by explaining to them a technology’s ...
biometrics

OPM to Consolidate Staff, Contractor Security Clearance Records

The Office of Personnel and Management plans to merge several internal databases that contain information on federal workers and contractors who have access to the agency’s physical ...