Posts Tagged: commercial

DISA to Revise Commercial Cloud Acquisition Plan

The Defense Information Agency is re-evaluating its options for a planned $450 million commercial cloud computing contract, including a lower ceiling for a new contract. DISA could also cancel the entire plan and use existing contracts the agency believes can meet the scope of demand, the agency said in a Friday FedBizOpps notice. DISA cited… Read more »

Nearly $500M Up For Grabs Under Army Printer Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a potential $498 million contract to seven companies for commercial-off-the-shelf, multi-functional devices. Contractors will compete for task orders to supply the equipment and provide repair and maintenance services to the Army under firm-fixed-price, multiple-award contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Equipment covered under the contract includes accessories and… Read more »

Demystifying Economic Development’s relationship with Commercial Property

Which comes first, jobs or space? Most people think economic development is foremost about jobs—but employers need space before they can offer jobs. This chicken-and-egg dynamic has many communities re-examining the relationship between economic development and commercial property. Here are three powerful reasons for economic development pros to make commercial real estate a bigger priority:… Read more »

DISA Kicks Off $450M Commercial Cloud Purchase

The Defense Information Systems Agency has released a draft request for proposals to acquire commercial cloud computing services through 2017 for up to $450 million. DISA is seeking to purchase commercial infrastructure-as-a-service tools and associated support services under the Commercial Cloud Services Provider program, the draft RFP released Monday says. Service lines covered under the… Read more »

GAO: Agencies Miss Savings Without Strategic Sourcing

Federal agencies saved 4 percent on the $307 billion they spent to acquire services during fiscal year 2012. That percentage would equate to $12 billion by using strategic sourcing to acquire services for engineering and information technology, the Government Accountability Office says in a report dated April 15. Under strategic sourcing, agencies use an aggregate… Read more »

NASA Hopes Smartphones Can Help Satellites Orbit Earth

An Orbital Science rocket carrying three smartphones lifted into space Sunday as NASA seeks to determine if the devices could function as flight avionics on a satellite. NASA intends for the PhoneSat spacecraft to send information on the phones’ health back to Earth for the agency determine if they can function as satellites, NASA said… Read more »

Monday Morning News Kick Off: DOE Offers 3D Employee Training; GSA Wants to be “Government Savings Agent; and Cyber Chief Plans “Long Harley Ride”

Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from the FedConnects blog. We hope you’ve had a restful weekend and are ready to be the smartest and most efficient government or contractor professional possible. Here’s all the actionable news you need to achieve these goals. Happy Monday! Department of Energy Offers Online Training to… Read more »

Getting Paid for Latin American Sales: What US Exporters Should Know

A large and abundant market awaits US exporters in Latin America. Although the combined GDP of Brazil and Mexico alone stands at over $1.5 trillion, US companies approach the region with skepticism. Real and perceived risk in financing and payment issues is a common reason for placing Latin American markets in third-place when expanding globally,… Read more »

Information Dissemination Line of Business (InfoLOB) — Is it time to begin?

I just competed reading a rather excellent and thorough document from the Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). It’s title, “Implementing New Media (Web 2.0) Capabilities in the .Gov Environment and Government Use Elsewhere“, and breadth of content includes the most important issues raised and (partially) addressed when attempting to use Web 2.0… Read more »