New Hampshire PTAC Hosts DFARS Cybersecurity Conference

July 7, 2017 NIST Computer Scientist Urges Documentation of Information Systems Source: NH Business Review, Liisa Rajala, June 29, 2017 Records of protocols and user access are essential to obtain DOD contracts Companies interested in contracting with the federal government … Continued

GAO Recommends Money Savings Suggestions to Congress

June 13, 2017 Congress should be more aggressive in tracking down agency inefficiencies, GAO says Source: Federal News Radio, Nicole Ogrysko, May 19, 2017 If Congress truly wants to save money, it should start asking agencies some tough questions about … Continued

GSA Contracts Focusing on Value with Fair and Reasonable Pricing

June 8, 2017 GSA’s Massive Telecom Contract Could Come Soon Source: Nextgov, Frank Konkel, June 2, 2017 The company with the last bid protest on General Services Administration’s long-delayed $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solution contract folded its cards. Arkansas-based Windstream … Continued

ConsularOne Initiative Intended to Modernize Services

June 5, 2017 Contract to Watch: State Department’s $850M Effort to Revamp Passports and Services Source: Nextgov, Frank Konkel, May 22, 2017 The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is seeking bidders to modernize the underlying technology it uses to … Continued

New Legislation Could Spur Modernization Efforts

May 30, 2017 How Much Are Agencies Spending on New Contracts? Source: Nextgov, Frank Konkel, May 16, 2017 The federal government rarely seeks truly innovative solutions when it bids out new contracts, according to a report released today. Federal market … Continued

Erroneous Statistic Has Dubious Effects

May 23, 2017 How A Fake Cyber Statistic Raced Through Washington Source: Nextgov, Joseph Marks, May 3, 2017 Editor’s note: This article was updated with comments from Sen. Brian Schatz’s office and NIST. It’s the kind of figure that can … Continued