Posts from GovConWire for 10/19/2015

GSA Opens Solicitation for Potential $50B Infrastructure Services GWAC Vehicle

The General Services Administration has launched final solicitations for a potential 15-year, $50 billion governmentwide acquisition contract vehicle that covers information technology, infrastructure and telecommunication services…
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Raytheon Lands $200M Ballistic Missile Defense System IDIQ

Raytheon has received a $200 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to plan and analyze the test for the ballistic missile defense system. The company will also continue to maintain system software and hardware, perform modeling and simulation support, and provide engineering services, the Defense Department said Thursday
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HII SN3’s Frazer Lockhart Named to DOE’s Environmental Mgmt Advisory Board

Frazer Lockhart, vice president for waste operations at the Stoller Newport News Nuclear subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has received an appointment to the Energy Department‘s environmental management advisory board…
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GSA Updates Alliant II Contract Vehicle Draft RFP

The U.S. General Services Administration has unveiled a second draft request for proposals for the unrestricted portion of its Alliant II information technology services contract vehicle. GSA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday it is also seeking public input on what objective performance metrics the agency can include in the governmentwide IT acquisition program’s second iteration…
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Stephanie O’Sullivan: Cyber Literacy, Empowerment, Diversity Key to Cybersecurity Efforts

Stephanie O’Sullivan, principal deputy director of national intelligence, believes that the government’s cybersecurity efforts could use the help of the diverse pool of talents in industry and academia…
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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: New OMB Directive Eyes Reduced Waste in IT Commodity Acquisition

Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and Chief Information Officer Tony Scott said the Office of Management and Budget‘s new directive on information technology commodity acquisition works to bolster the government’s buying power…
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Govini: Federal Spending on Cyber Defense Tools Hit $31B in FY 2014; Eric Gillespie Comments

A new Govini analysis says U.S. federal spending on cyber defense platforms and services rose to nearly $31 billion in fiscal year 2014 from $6 billion in FY 2011, a five-fold increase over three years…
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October 19 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Nominal Decline

The GovCon Index closed Friday at a nominal decline of 0.069 points to 73.244 for a weekly decline of 1.25 percent after two weeks of positive performance ahead of third quarter earnings season.   U…
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