• Feds Prep for Cybersecurity Buying Spree

    Feds Prep for Cybersecurity Buying Spree

    GSA posed nearly 20 survey questions to vendors, including the following: The GSA reference for the survey document is Cybersecurity Services, Solicitation No.While contracting procedures certainly could be improved, federal agencies still are utilizing existing acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity capabilities -- often at hefty levels of investment.
  • Changes in Federal IT Spending Require Nimble Contracting

    Changes in Federal IT Spending Require Nimble Contracting

    The funding level applies to what Deltek calls the "addressable" IT contract market, comprised of 58 federal agencies including intelligence units, the U.The federal IT budget as calculated by the Office of Management and Budget covers just 26 agencies, mainly cabinet departments.
  • Feds Warn States to Batten Down Hatches Following Election System Attacks

    Feds Warn States to Batten Down Hatches Following Election System Attacks

    The attacks, dating back to June, led to the illegal download of information on more than 200,000 Illinois voters, leading to a 10-day shutdown of the state's voter registration system.The attack on the Illinois voter registration database began on June 23 and was discovered on July 12, according to the timeline.
  • US Launches IT Contract to Spur Cybersecurity Purchases

    US Launches IT Contract to Spur Cybersecurity Purchases

    government plans to initiate an updated contracting vehicle for the acquisition of cybersecurity information technologies for federal agencies this month.The purpose of the program is to make it easier and more efficient for federal agencies to obtain cyberprotection services.
  • US Pushes Cybersecurity Acquisition Tools as Contracts Flow

    US Pushes Cybersecurity Acquisition Tools as Contracts Flow

    While those requirements remain in force, federal agencies, especially the General Services Administration, are trying to improve the processing of cyberprotection acquisitions through expansions or enhancements to various federal procurement vehicles.The administration last month revealed it had engaged Adobe for a "new, government-wide enterprise software acquisition agreement for best-in-class, data-centric security and electronic signature solutions.
  • Microsoft Seeks Global Cybersecurity Accord

    Microsoft Seeks Global Cybersecurity Accord

    Seventy four percent of the world's businesses expect to be hacked every year, with the economic losses from cybercrime averaging US$3 trillion per year, according to Microsoft.While cyberattacks in 2015 involved nation-states going after companies' intellectual property, attacks in 2016 targeted various Democratic party and government institutions in the U.