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USAF’s new initiative aims to speed acquisition for tech products and services, DHS releases list research areas it plans to pursue in partnership with innovative small businesses, and GSA plans to rollout schedules reform through 2020. All this …
GSA plans to consolidate 24 multiple award schedules into one, IBM adds to its JEDI cloud contract protest, and are agencies making the grade on cyber hygiene? DHS looks to find out with AWARE algorithm. All this and …
GAO shuts down Oracle’s JEDI protest, DHS plans to make a decision on EAGLE II by the end of the year, and Northrop owes $30 million for fraudulent costs. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly …
IBM’s acquisition could reshape the federal cloud landscape, a new toolkit is giving small cities a big chance for procurement innovation, and Amazon HQ2 could pose an issue for defense firms. All this and more in Public Spend …
The GSA Procurement Innovation Resource Center (PIRC) is an internal resource center that provides guidance and tools to assist the GSA acquisition teams with incorporating innovation into procurements. PIRC was created to implement the new commercial solutions opening procedure detailed …
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offered formal comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding their draft of an updated federal cloud computing strategy. Dave Levy, vice president of AWS’ federal business, told Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent …
IBM’s planned $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat could have an impact on the federal cloud market and agencies’ information technology modernization plans, Bloomberg Government (BGOV) reported. IBM agreed to pay $190 in cash for each share of Red Hat …
Federal agencies are cutting procurement time with PROPRICER, Amazon pitches facial recognition tech to ICE amid controversy, and a new report shows poor debriefings can lead to bid protests. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly …
I had a great time last week at the National HUBZone Conference in Chantilly, Virginia. If you were there, please reach out to say hi! In this week’s edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review, we’ll look at GSA’s new eBuy pilot program, …
Microsoft is the latest major tech company to come under the scrutiny of its own employees for using innovation to support controversial missions of the government, and the USDS believes using tools like Slack, Skype, Google Suite and …