Qualis Corporation, a technical and engineering services firm, announced on Monday that it has acquired Bonham Technologies, Inc. (BTI), a technical and logistical support services company, to improve Qualis’ customer experience and logistical capabilities. . The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Read More »
The Office of Personnel Management has announced plans to introduce two direct hiring authorities as part of its civil service reform efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. Agencies will have a DHA for engineering; economics; math, statistics and actuarial sciences; physical science; and biological sciences effective next week.
The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department awarded approximately 444,500 contracts valued at more than $230 billion to women- and minority-owned businesses between fiscal years 2010 and 2016. GAO said in a report published Monday fixed-price contracts for goods and services represented at least 80 percent, or approximately $184 …Read More »
Jay Clayton, former partner at Sullivan and Cromwell, took his official oath as the 32nd chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission at a swearing-in ceremony held Thursday in Washington. SEC said Thursday Clayton has advised multiple public and private companies on corporate governance, merger-and-acquisition, securities, regulatory and enforcement proceeding matters during his more than …Read More »
Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has granted Milestone B approval to the U.S. Navy’s potential $125 billion Columbia-class nuclear missile submarine program, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes the Milestone B decision will pave the way for the Navy to use the $773 million in funds that Congress …Read More »
The Federal Aviation Administration has said it expects to bring the Data Communication service to towers at 56 U.S. airports by the end of 2016 as part of the implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System program. FAA said Data Comm is an air-to-ground data link service that works to …Read More »
Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said the lack of funds to support new product development efforts within the Defense Department will pose a challenge for the U.S. to maintain its military advantage, DoD News reported Sunday. “What we need is the money that will make …Read More »
Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said a mid-range cloud service provider would incur a total median cost of $2.25 million in order to get a FedRAMP authorization. Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday a CSP would need to spend an additional $1 …Read More »