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Can you really fix DOD acquisitions in a week? — Defense Systems

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The Section 809 Panel, established to find ways to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process, has advocated for drastic changes, primarily by empowering acquisition leaders to make buying and hiring decisions and boosting funding to train civilian acquisition workers, according to its latest report.

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The misguided campaign to undermine OTAs and innovation — Defense Systems

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In government contracting, it is a truism that significant challenges to the status quo invariably create pushback. But the status quo in government IT is inertia, and in a world of constantly evolving cyber threats, this creates greater risks and vulnerabilities. Our enemies in cyberspace are not standing still. Why should federal agencies?

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OTA comes under increased scrutiny — Defense Systems

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In the wake of Oracle’s successful protest of a $950 million “other transaction authority” award by the Army to REAN Cloud, House appropriators are putting the Defense Department on notice that they’ll be keeping a close eye on future OTA awards.

Source: OTA comes under increased scrutiny — Defense Systems

DISA awards $7.5B SETI contract — Defense Systems

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Fourteen companies have won positions on the full-and-open portion of a potential 10-year, $7.5 billion contract for systems engineering and technical services to the Defense Information Services Agency.

Source: DISA awards $7.5B SETI contract — Defense Systems

Navy seeks bids for next SeaPort version — Defense Systems

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The Navy on June 1 unveiled the final solicitation for the next iteration of its massive SeaPort contracting vehicle for professional services.

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Seaport-e to see changes after General Dynamics-CSRA acquisition — Defense Systems

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General Dynamics and its now-acquired CSRA business will divest a systems engineering and acquisition support services business in order to mitigate any potential organizational conflicts-of-interest.

Source: Seaport-e to see changes after General Dynamics-CSRA acquisition — Defense Systems

GSA opens VETS 2 IT services contract — Defense Systems

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The General Services Administration has opened its potential 10-year, $5 billion “VETS 2” IT services contract for business and is ready to accept task orders on the vehicle, GSA has confirmed to Washington Technology.

Source: GSA opens VETS 2 IT services contract — Defense Systems

How defense contractors are adapting to today’s demands — Defense Systems

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After several years of divestitures and portfolio reshapings by defense contractors, three large primes have kept their IT and government services businesses, choosing to reposition and differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace.

Source: How defense contractors are adapting to today’s demands — Defense Systems

Pentagon spending more on emerging tech — Defense Systems

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The Department of Defense spent $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2017 on cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence technologies, according to a recent Govini report.

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New Pentagon report changes DOD acquisition and tech approach — Defense Systems

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The Pentagon has released its long-anticipated report detailing plans to restructure the organizations that manage acquisition and technology research for the Department of Defense.

Source: New Pentagon report changes DOD acquisition and tech approach — Defense Systems

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