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New defense cloud contract will be multiple-award and shorter-term, says former General Services Administration head

The Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract is dead. The Defense Department will try again to build an enterprise cloud capability with a different model this time. Emily Murphy, former administrator of the General Services Administration, said it is clear the department will choose a multiple-award path this time, which will reduce risk and […]


JEDI cancellation is good opportunity for fresh start, says former defense cybersecurity official

The Pentagon will call its new cloud vehicle the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability. The Pentagon says it cancelled the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract because its requirements have changed since the original solicitation. Jack Wilmer, chief executive officer at Core4ce and former deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Defense Department, said […]


Former Internal Revenue Service leader details what he would change about IT contract

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will give one company a swing at its Enterprise Development, Operations Services (EDOS) contract. IRS leaders say the contract will go through a governmentwide acquisition vehicle (GWAC), which agencies can use to buy cost-effective, innovative IT solutions, to be determined. Jim Williams, former head of the IRS procurement organization and […]


Contract consolidation drives surprising trends, government contract data analyst says

Government agencies could spend as much as $173 billion through multiple-award contracts by the end of this fiscal year, and that may only be a preview of what’s to come. Paul Murphy, senior data analyst at Bloomberg Government, said an unusual finding from recent analysis was that as multiple-award contract spending has been increasing, the […]


New General Services Administration contract puts focus on emerging technology

426 companies will compete for up to $50 billion on the new STARS III contract from the General Services Administration. The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, Sonny Hashmi, says the agency will roll out the new contract in cohorts. Alan Thomas, former commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA and now chief operating […]


Agencies can use existing frameworks to administer White House supply chain recommendations

Five vulnerabilities drive the White House’s new effort on securing supply chains. Agencies including the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Energy and Commerce make six recommendations to prevent the supply chain problems the pandemic caused. Christopher Yukins, professor at George Washington University Law School, said there are programs already in place that agencies […]


New Periodic Table of Acquisition Innovations version set to come out later this year

The acquisition community has a new tool to follow changes in innovation in procurement. The Periodic Table of Acquisition Innovations tracks acquisition innovations underway at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the Federal Acquisition Institute. Tim Cooke, chief executive officer and owner of ASI Government, said an updated version of the table should come […]

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