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GAO: Indefinite-Delivery Orders Comprised 40% of DoD Contract Obligations in FY 2015-2017

The Government Accountability Office has found that orders placed under indefinitely-delivery contracts accounted for approximately 40 percent of the Defense Department’s contract obligations between fiscal years 2015 and 2017. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found that DoD awarded about three-quarters of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to a single vendor in the …

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GSA Relaunches Office Supplies Multiple Award Schedule, Adds New Special Item Number

The General Services Administration has updated its multiple-award procurement vehicle for office products and services and added a new special item number for such offerings in a push to reduce redundancies and meet socioeconomic and acquisition objectives. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a statement published Tuesday the new Multiple Award Schedule …

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NIST Unveils First Responder Virtual Reality Tech Competition

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Public Safety Communications Innovation Accelerator has announced it will administer a prize competition on virtual reality and software coding. The First Responder Virtual Reality Heads-up-Display Navigation Challenge entails its participants to formulate HUD concepts that to support public safety in either areas of firefighting or …

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DoD Unveils Basic Tech Research Competition for Industry-University Teams

The Defense Department has unveiled an award competition for industry-university teams to explore autonomous, sensing and mobility platforms as part of a new DoD pilot program. DoD said Wednesday its Defense Enterprise Science Initiative program seeks to spur collaborative basic research efforts focused on end-use technology applications that can help address U.S. national defense …

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FCC Votes to Rescind Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to overturn net neutrality rules established in 2015, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Net neutrality rules required internet service providers to guarantee clients equal access to all online content. The repeal of such rules would allow internet companies to accelerate service for some applications …

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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “We are trying to make sure GSA’s contracting officers and our policies support really vigorous competition at the task order level …

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