Tag Archives: govcon

Wendy Masiello: DCMA to Form Commercial Pricing Resource Team, Modify Supplier Mgmt Program

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The Defense Contract Management Agency plans to form a team that will oversee pricing decisions on commercial items for military procurement in a push to foster consistency across the Pentagon, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that DCMA will hire 50 workers in commercial pricing to serve as a central resource and provide advisory services to individual contracting …

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Doug Maughan: DHS, Industry to Present Agency-Funded Cybersecurity Tech Projects

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will hold an event on Tuesday to showcase agency-backed research and development work on information technology security tools, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes DHS’ science and technology organization chose 11 industry partners to demonstrate their cybersecurity technologies and commercialization strategies at …

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FY 2015 Omnibus Bill Sets $1.5B for Boeing-Built Attack Jets

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U.S. lawmakers have included language in the $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill that sets aside $1.46 billion to purchase 15 additional Boeing-built electronic attack planes, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes the additional funds will extend operations at Boeing’s St. Louis-based production facility for EA-18G Growlers through 2017. The omnibus bill also sets aside $224 million …

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Dan Tangherlini: Challenges, Prizes Could Transform Procurement Process

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Dan Tangherlini, head of the General Services Administration, believes challenges and prizes could change the government’s procurement process, he told FCW in an interview published Tuesday. Colby Hochmuth writes agencies are looking at existing prizes and challenges such as the Challenge.gov repository in order to change how the government buys products and services. “It’s very hard for programming and …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Directive Clarifies CIO Role in Cyber Strategy

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The Defense Department has implemented a few changes to the duties and responsibilities of its chief information officer as the department aims to delineate the CIO role’s reach, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes that an updated DoD directive stated the parameters of the CIO role compared with the U.S. Cyber Command …

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White House Launches New Programs to Develop, Recognize Federal Workforce

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President Barack Obama has announced new initiatives to recognize senior government leaders and build up their skills in serving the American public. The White House launched a leadership development program to train officials that compose the Senior Executive Service, the Office of Management and Budget said Tuesday. Civil servants and SES candidates will work …

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Report: US Appropriation Leaders Agree on $1T Spending Package

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Senate and House appropriators have finalized the details of a 1,603-page $1.01 trillion spending bill that would fund government operations during the 2015 fiscal year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Ed O’Keefe writes the budget deal allocates $521 billion for defense activities and $492 billion for non-military discretionary programs. “There’s …

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FLC Unveils Govt Tech Resources Database; Paul Zielinski Comments

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The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has introduced an electronic database that industry can use to find government technology licensing or funding programs. The FLCBusiness website is designed to provide information about federal research and development centers as well as their programs intended to help companies move technology from …

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Doug White: NIST Showcases Tech for Law Enforcement Agencies

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Scientists and engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have highlighted how NIST works to help law enforcement agencies extract data from digital devices, Fedscoop reported Friday. Greg Otto writes the NIST has collaborated with investigators to identify computer files by name, size, manufacturer and cryptologic hashes through the National …

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Carl Levin: Senate to Vote on Defense Authorization Bill This Week

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Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) expects the Senate to begin deliberation on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015 this week after its passage in the House on Thursday, The Hill reported Monday. Martin Matishak writes that Levin, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, told reporters that the Senate could take up …

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