The intellectual property rights of small business are subject to risk from differing Defense Department and Small Business Administration rules governing Small Business Innovation Research contracts, say DoD auditors.
Agencies are letting noncompetitive contracts awarded on the basis of "unusual and compelling urgency" run past the one year limit they're not meant to exceed.
All military services and Defense Department components are now permitted to lease computing space through Amazon Web Services.
The Federal Communications Commission will soon circulate a detailed proposal for sharing spectrum in the 3.5 gigahertz band of spectrum currently occupied by the Defense Department.
Federal intelligence agencies could spend up to $6 billion over five years on a wide-ranging information technology contract aiming to integrate IT services into a common environment. The contract will support the IC ITE, an effort to consolidate IT services across the intelligence community in a bid to to improve information sharing and collaboration.
Lowest price, technically acceptable contracts work when used correctly, but they shouldn't be used when the Defense Department is seeking innovation – a lesson the Pentagon's junior acquisition workforce is learning, said Assistant Defense Secretary for Acquisition Katrina McFarland.
The federal government plans to start in about a year the long process of directly modifying acquisition regulations in order to implement recommendations from a joint Defense Department and General Services Administration cybersecurity task force, a federal official said.
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Defense Department may not charge Customs and Border Protection to repurpose military technology, but the arrangement can still be expensive for CBP.
The Army and Navy have turned to private construction firms to build houses for single military members to address an off-base housing shortage, says a March 18 Government Accountability Office report.
The Defense Department will implement continuous and random background checks of people who hold security clearance in the wake of reports released Tuesday that said Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was able to keep his clearance despite troubling behavior throughout his career.