Thanks to my colleagues for handling week in review duties last week. After a week spent camping in the mountains of Colorado, I returned rested and with a newfound respect for bears, moose, and other wildlife.
Please enjoy this week’s roundup of federal government contracting news. There are some interesting stories in here about new IT contracting initiatives from GSA schedules, NASA, and the IRS; an increase in federal tech contracts; and DOD acquisition reform.
- FOIA council seeks level playing field for ‘overwhelming’ IT acquisition process. [FederalNewsNetwork]
- Congress is Accepting Price Gouging By Defense Contractors. [Forbes]
- The Road to Acquisition Reform ‘Nirvana. [NationalDefense]
- Federal Tech Contracting Spending Rose $8B in FY2018. [Meritalk]
- IRS Doesn’t Have An R&D Shop, So It Built A $7M Procurement Vehicle Instead. [Nextgov]
- NASA looks to AI, cloud for next iteration of administrative IT contract. [fedscoop]
- Our view: Local jobs on the line. [WSJournal]
- Spending transparency tools are now available to agencies under IT Schedule 70. [fedscoop]
- Cisco to Pay $8.6 Million in Whistleblower Case for Flawed Software. [ChannelFutures]