Tag Archives: Acquisition Policy

Stacy Cummings Comments on Initial Results of DOD’s Software Acquisition Changes

Stacy Cummings

Stacy Cummings, who is performing the duties of the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DOD) and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said at a virtual conference that software acquisition changes are turning up positive initial results. More programs are being lined up to implement the new purchasing policy, according to the DOD procurement lead.

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Frederick Stefany: Navy Eyes Digital Engineering Collaboration With Industry

Frederick Stefany

The U.S. Navy is considering working with companies to implement digital engineering systems as the military service aims to accelerate its acquisition life cycle. He added that the Navy wants to access industry's digital engineering environments via the contracting process for potential use in aircraft, ship and weapon systems sustainment efforts.

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James Geurts: DOD Officials Ramp Up Efforts to Improve Procurement Process

James Geurts

James Geurts, who currently performs the duties of the undersecretary of the Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said Department of Defense (DOD) officials are increasing efforts to reform the acquisition process. He said such reform efforts could help officials achieve the speed and scale in the acquisition process that could “empower the workforce.”

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Rep. Adam Smith: House Armed Services Committee Sets Sights on IT Improvement, Acquisition Process

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), said he wants the committee to focus on finding new ways for the Pentagon to improve its information technology systems and tech procurement process. Smith said Friday during a virtual Brookings Institute event the House panel will be “scrubbing” older weapons platforms to help pay for new IT and command-and-control systems.

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CGI Wins Contract to support Transformation of Virginia Commonwealth’s eVA program

CGI

CGI has been awarded a contract by the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) to support transformational enhancements to the Commonwealth's eVA program. CGI was selected by DGS to modernize the eVA platform with next-generation technologies, tools and capabilities that will support the Commonwealth's business goals. 

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DOD’s Frederick Moorefield on Spectrum IT Modernization, Joint All-Domain C2, Spectrum Sharing

Frederick Moorefield

Frederick Moorefield, a deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DOD), told FCW in an interview published Thursday that spectrum information technology modernization would be one of the first priorities of the newly created Command, Control, Communications Leadership Board at DOD.

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GAO Releases Annual Assessment of Major DHS Acquisition Programs

Department of

The Government Accountability Office assessed 24 major acquisition programs of the Department of Homeland Security and found that 19 of those were meeting their cost and schedule baseline goals as of September 2020. GAO said in a report that five DHS acquisition programs remained in breach of either schedule or cost goals or both as of September last year.

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Incoming Administration Expected to Support Small Businesses With $400B Procurement Effort

Federal Contracting

Contracting opportunities for minority-owned and small businesses are likely to increase under the administration of President-elect Joe Biden given his campaign’s proposed $400 billion procurement effort. The Biden campaign’s website says the $400 billion plan seeks “to support small businesses and tackle inequities in the federal contracting system,” by expanding the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) development program. 

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Intelligent Waves Wins ITES-3S Task Order to Provide VTC Solutions; Erin Horrell Quoted

Erin Horrell

Intelligent Waves (IW) has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Army’s Mission Command Training Program (MCTP), under the ITES-3S contract vehicle. “We are excited to support the security mission of MCTP, leveraging the ITES-3S Army’s contract vehicle. We look forward to delivering exceptional service to the US Army,” said Erin Horrell, IW’s chief growth officer.  

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