Technology & Cybersecurity

Small Businesses Wanted for $40 Million SBA Technology Contract

The Small Business Administration is looking for as many as three small businesses to provide a wide range of information technology support.

Fusing Insight and Security: A Q&A With NSA CIO Greg Smithberger

According to NSA Capabilities Director and Chief Information Officer Greg Smithberger, the agency has built a “data fusion environment” enabling analysts to synthesize thousands of terabytes of data.

Federal Spending Site Still Lacks Data After Revamp, Report Says

A recently revamped federal website designed to make contract spending information publicly accessible is plagued with major data gaps, a watchdog group reports.

Who Should File as a Foreign Agent Is a Tough One to Figure Out

A $39 billion merger needed U.S. government approval, so executives of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom asked for guidance on staying on the right side of American laws requiring agents of foreign government to file disclosure reports.

IT Budget & Opportunities Briefing: Event Replay

The breakfast briefing reviewed President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 IT budget request and highlighted recent trends in IT contracting.

GSA Seeks AI and Analytics to Help Agencies Optimize IT Spending

According to the solicitation, GSA wants to use advanced business intelligence tools, including artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, data mining, machine learning, and predictive analytics to “help inform spending and consumption-based transparency.”

GSA Posts Details for ‘Centers of Excellence’ Buys

Eight new digital services contracting opportunities tied to the Information Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence were announced by the General Services Administration on June 15.

ZTE Restrictions Stay in U.S. Senate Defense Policy Bill

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted 85-10 to pass a defense authorization bill that would restore penalties on Chinese telecommunication giant ZTE Corp.

Opportunities Show Growing Agency Use of Blockchain

Federal contracting opportunities for distributed ledger technology, known as blockchain, have so far been of short duration and low value. They’ve typically been awarded to small businesses with little past federal government contracting experience. That may change in fiscal 2019 and 2020, as federal agencies solicit more proposals for blockchain-related contracts.

Senators Said to Eye New Vehicle to Block Trump’s ZTE Deal

Senators of both parties are looking at an appropriations bill as a possible vehicle to block the Trump administration’s deal with the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, congressional aides said.