Contracting

Report: BP Tried to Lobby the EPA to Let It Continue As a Government 'Business Partner'

Vice News obtained a confidential 72-page report the company produced to convince the agency to keep giving it contracting dollars.

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Bug Accidentally Shut Down Military Open Source Software Portal

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Problems with a backup system are preventing Pentagon from recovering Forge.mil.

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VA’s Aggressive Plan for Shedding Its 'Back-to-the-Future' Era Scheduling System

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VA is now taking bids for commercial software to replace a clunky 1980s-era system for scheduling medical appointments.

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Nextgov hree statues portraying a wounded soldier being helped, stand on the grounds of the Minneapolis VA Hospital, Monday, June 9, 2014.

Before Buying New Scheduling System, VA Plans to Kick the Tires

VA is putting the finishing touches on its proposed shopping list for buying updated scheduling software.

Nextgov The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) instrument, part of the JPSS satellite system, undergoes post thermal inspection at a Ball facility in Boulder, Colo.

After Hack, NOAA Still Plans to Buy Supercomputers from IBM Unit Sold to Chinese Firm

NOAA says sale of Big Blue’s supercomputers to Lenovo doesn't present a risk to the JPSS program.

IG: Energy Lab Lobbied Officials for $2.4 Billion No-Bid Contract

Sandia National Laboratories used government funds in efforts to extend Lockheed Martin’s management deal without competition.

Infographic: What Defense Personnel Really Think About the Acquisition Process

Many believe the Pentagon is failing to deliver the weapons and equipment troops really need.

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall says the military is in danger of losing its technological edge.

How the Defense Department's Procurement Problems Are Hurting National Security

The Pentagon spends too much time and money buying weapons that don't deliver.

Pentagon Told to Improve Management of Cost-Plus Contracts

FAR rules not followed on 411 projects valued at $31.7 billion.

Contractors Should Expect Good Things from a GOP Congress

A new leader could repair ‘damage’ done by current House oversight chairman Darrell Issa, analyst says.

Pentagon’s Buying Managers Resist IG’s Call for Central Oversight Office

Watchdog recommends the new office as a way to reduce delays and cost overruns.

Nextgov Biological analysis: Ted Ognibene analyzes data at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on his desktop computer.

Why Did This Federal Lab Pay 42 Different Prices for the Same Computer?

Energy Department has attempted to standardize equipment buys, but IT purchasing remains problematic.

Procurement Chief Vows to Simplify Federal Contracting

Rung says key to curbing complexity is collaboration between agencies, industry.

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