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  • Commerce Department Seeks Backup, Archive Systems for NATO Maritime Research - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Commerce Department Seeks Backup, Archive Systems for NATO Maritime Research

    The Department of Commerce has posted a presolicitation notice in search of an enterprise-level system to address backup, archiving and recovery needs at two NATO data centers. The NATO Science and Technology Organization is calling for firms to bid for a possible award in support of its Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation, the department […] More

  • A-Tek to Provide IT Support Services to Commerce Dept's ITA Agency - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    A-Tek to Provide IT Support Services to Commerce Dept’s ITA Agency

    A-Tek has received a contract of an undisclosed value to provide information technology architecture, strategy and design services to the U.S. Department of Commerce‘s  International Trade Administration. The company said Thursday it will support ITA in efforts to design, build and update services that support the agency’s missions and business lines. ITA aims to increase global competitiveness of U.S. […] More

  • Deltek's Kevin Plexico: SBA, State Dept, SEC Increased Contract Spending in 2014 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deltek’s Kevin Plexico: SBA, State Dept, SEC Increased Contract Spending in 2014

    This year marks the first increase in overall federal contract spending since 2010, Deltek‘s Kevin Plexico wrote in a Washington Post piece published Sunday. Plexico, vice president of information solutions at Deltek, estimates the departments of State and Commerce, Small Business Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission increased their spend on contracts by more than 20 percent […] More

  • Lockheed Picked for Commerce Agency's Supplier Diversity Award; Ray O. Johnson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Picked for Commerce Agency’s Supplier Diversity Award; Ray O. Johnson Comments

    Lockheed Martin has been chosen for the 2013 Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award from the Minority Business Development Agency, a component of the Commerce Department. The award recognizes the company’s programs to help minority-owned enterprises grow their businesses, Lockheed announced Monday. “Lockheed Martin strives to lead by example when it comes to opening doors to opportunity and entrepreneurship,“ […] More

  • Ball Aerospace to Host Pritzker Listening Tour Stop - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace to Host Pritzker Listening Tour Stop

    Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. will host the first leg of Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker“™s nationwide listening tour this week. The event in Boulder, Colo., will involve roundtable discussions between Pritzker and government officials, business leaders and community representatives regarding their business and economic growth concerns, Ball Aerospace said Tuesday. “I believe it“™s particularly important […] More

  • MIL to Provide FAA Financial Analytics, Support Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MIL to Provide FAA Financial Analytics, Support Services

    MIL Corp. has won a position on a Federal Aviation Administration contract vehicle to help the agency’s financial services office use data analytics in making decisions. The company said the FAA intends to use data in decision-making at the corporate and line-of-business levels. “Having the opportunity to expand our services in an agency is rewarding […] More

  • White House Launches Privacy, Internet Policy Subcommittee - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    White House Launches Privacy, Internet Policy Subcommittee

    In an effort to promote the vast economic opportunity of the Internet and protecting citizens’ online privacy, the National Science and Technology Council has launched a new subcommittee on privacy and Internet policy. Cameron Kerry, general counsel at the Department of Commerce, and Christopher Schroeder, assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice, will co-chair […] More

  • Commerce Department, ICANN and VeriSign Deploy New Cyber Technology - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Commerce Department, ICANN and VeriSign Deploy New Cyber Technology

    The deployment of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) was announced on Friday, an initiative created to enhance the security and stability of the Internet. DNSSEC was a collaborative effort among the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names […] More

  • NIST, Commerce Complete Cybersecurity Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST, Commerce Complete Cybersecurity Initiative

    The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology last week announced completion of an initiative with ICANN and VeriSign to strengthen cybersecurity. The announcement marks full implementation of Domain Name System Security Extensions, which will help protect Internet users against cache poisoning and other related cyber attacks. […] More

  • Government Needs Guidance for Cloud Computing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Government Needs Guidance for Cloud Computing

    According to a study released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the federal adoption of cloud computing services remains at a standstill due to the concerns over the risks involved. The document, which was presented last week by Director of Information Security Issues Gregory Wilshusen at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, explained […] More

  • Top 10 Open Government Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Top 10 Open Government Programs

    Open Government has been a major priority of the Obama administration since the campaign trail, and last week was the publication deadline of each agency“™s open government plan.  Below, we“™ve listed (in no particular order) our ten favorite open government initiatives and why they“™re important to government contracting. 1. Department of Commerce“™s Virtual CommerceConnect CommerceConnect […] More

  • Government to Tap Brakes on IT Spending - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Government to Tap Brakes on IT Spending

    According to a new report by TechAmerica, federal IT budgets will only grow 3.4% in the next 5 years. This is a significant drop from the 8.3% growth rate from 2005 to 2010. The estimates for the decrease in growth rate are influenced by the percentage of the federal deficit through 2020. The Department of […] More

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