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Why fixed-price contracts can be a ‘mixed blessing’ – Washington Business Journal

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Rely too much on standardization and sapping creativity, or using automation but not redeploying talent on higher-level work, and talent might flee, according to an industry analyst.

Source: Why fixed-price contracts can be a ‘mixed blessing’ – Washington Business Journal

Midterm election impacts on government contractors – Washington Business Journal

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Federal market observers expect the House to increase oversight of the executive branch — and by extension its funding priorities — but not necessarily in ways that disrupt substantial investments in national defense and IT modernization.

Source: Midterm election impacts on government contractors – Washington Business Journal

Second round of GSA contracts awarded for IT modernization – Washington Business Journal

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A dozen companies will set up “centers of excellence” to guide IT modernization initiatives throughout the federal government.

Source: Second round of GSA contracts awarded for IT modernization – Washington Business Journal

Navy sets RFP release date for NGEN-R, one of biggest government IT contracts of 2018 – Washington Business Journal

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NGEN-R is a follow-on to the five-year, $3.5 billion contract maintaining and modernizing the Navy’s IT networks. Some of the biggest names in federal contracting are vying for it.

Source: Navy sets RFP release date for NGEN-R, one of biggest government IT contracts of 2018 – Washington Business Journal

General Dynamics Information Technology, other companies see their brands ensnared by Trump immigration policy – Washington Business Journal

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It underscores the challenges companies face when they find their brands ensnared in Trump-related controversy, if not outright personal ire.

Source: General Dynamics Information Technology, other companies see their brands ensnared by Trump immigration policy – Washington Business Journal

General Services Administration wins in court fight over Alliant 2 information technology contract – Washington Business Journal

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The General Services Administration has won a protest battle in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims over the Alliant 2 Unrestricted contract vehicle and can move ahead with the massive IT services program.

Source: General Services Administration wins in court fight over Alliant 2 information technology contract – Washington Business Journal

Nonprofit pushes ‘open-source platform’ in Pentagon’s use of other transaction authority contracts – Washington Business Journal

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So-called other transaction authorities, or OTAs, are seen as a way to accelerate the Pentagon’s slow and complex buying process. But are they ripe for abuse?

Source: Nonprofit pushes ‘open-source platform’ in Pentagon’s use of other transaction authority contracts – Washington Business Journal

General Dynamics talks Gulfstream business, CSRA revenue bump for IT business in its first-quarter earnings call – Washington Business Journal

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General Dynamics’ first-quarter financials, which it shared Wednesday, will be the last time it reports results for its Information Systems & Technology business segment, and the numbers underscore why the blockbuster $9.7 billion deal to buy CSRA Inc. is so key for the Falls Church defense contractor.

Source: General Dynamics talks Gulfstream business, CSRA revenue bump for IT business in its first-quarter earnings call – Washington Business Journal

Northrop Grumman confirms in first-quarter earnings call it won’t bid on Air Force GPS contract – Washington Business Journal

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“We believe that applying strict assessment criteria in selecting our business pursuits is critical to long-term, sustained performance,” COO Kathy Warden says during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.

Source: Northrop Grumman confirms in first-quarter earnings call it won’t bid on Air Force GPS contract – Washington Business Journal

First quarter 2018 mergers and acquisitions in government contracting kept pace with last year – Washington Business Journal

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The already accelerated pace of 2017 continued through the first three months of the year. Are we on pace for a record-setting 2018?

Source: First quarter 2018 mergers and acquisitions in government contracting kept pace with last year – Washington Business Journal

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