Contracting

DOD Awards $950 Million Cloud Contract to Amazon Partner REAN

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a $950 million cloud contract to REAN Cloud LLC

SEC Posts IT Solicitation Valued at $2.5 Billion

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Information Technology released a final request for proposal on Feb. 1 for a $2.5 billion contract known as One OIT.

Tracking Pentagon’s Annual Information Technology Spending Binge

Defense acquisition regulations are overly burdensome and should be changed to give program managers more flexibility in they way they use funding for information technology projects, according to findings from an independent advisory panel.

Government Shutdown Appeal Win Is Cold Comfort to Contractors

A 2014 appeals board decision allowing an Army lab services contractor to recover full compensation despite being shut out by the October 2013 federal government shutdown is rare and remarkable—and only cold comfort for shutdown-wary government contractors.

Defense Spending by the Numbers

President Donald Trump plans to seek $716 billion for defense in his fiscal 2019 budget request, which is expected on or around Feb. 12.

Revolving Door Between Trump Pentagon, Contractors Spins Faster

Ties between the Pentagon and the defense industry have deepened under President Donald Trump, prompting renewed concern about conflicts of interest that could result in favoritism toward top military contractors.

Five key DOD contract trends

U.S. Navy is surpassing the Army in a bitter rivalry: the battle over federal contract dollars.

Agencies failing to fulfill IT modernization law, report finds

Federal agencies are routinely failing to implement a 2014 information technology modernization law by not identifying large percentages of IT-related purchases for review by chief information officers, according to a Government Accountability Office report.