Archive for June, 2012

DOD Needs Mobil Now – Just Ask Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines

With insurgents using latest technology to press their campaigns in Afghanistan, Yemen, and yes Iraq, our war fighting men and women deserve the most up to date information we can deliver. With it they can have peak situational awareness. With mobile technology our ground units can be provided with direct information feeds – whether enemy […]

California Company Wins Spot on NETCENTS II

SI Systems Technologies LLC, a Folsom, California company was among the winners announced for the Small Business Applications Services vehicle on NETCENTS II the AF formally announced twelve winners in a press release Monday June 25th. Reaction from media outlets quickly sized up the field as “beltway firms” but missed the award to this outstanding […]

Microsoft In A Buying Mode For New Tech

Who needs partners when you can just buy the technology you need outright. First it was Skype to get video technology others had to develop, now MS has purchased Yammer to get social technology. This is beginning to look a lot like Larry Ellison and ORACLE who has said “I would rather write a check […]

Will Extra $10M to GSA IG Save Anything?

Congress will add $10M to the GSA IG funding, specifically targeting investigations of travel, bonus, and conference spending. Wouldn’t the existing $58M IG budget already turning up some abuse given the GSA history over the last few years. The press seems a far more effective agent in this war on waste. I want to know […]

Study Finds Small Business “Freeze Out” By Prime Contractor Partners

There is an interesting American Express OPEN study just released which documents what many of my clients know from experience. Large business primes are quick to partner with minority owned businesses and women owned businesses to gain traction in the competitive process for government contracts. But work for these small businesses is slow to generate […]

Collaboration Part of NASA Revamp of IT – Other Parts of IRM Plan Routine to DOD

NASA is deploying elements of their IRM Strategic Plan (Full Plan Link) and its having an impact through elements like their Collaboration Environment. The improvements have centered on bettering investment management practices and the use of cloud and shared services. NASA has been conducting thorough reviews, called TechStat evaluations, of certain programs, including for its […]

GSA To Limit Vendors – So 800+ on Stars Was Too Many?

A senior General Services Administration official told policy-makers June 7 that the agency will identify “oversaturated” Multiple Award Schedules markets as means to help agencies find contractors and save GSA’s resources. Up till now GSA has had a very high threshold of “saturation”. So why start limiting now? “The MAS program is perpetually open to […]

Will low-price contracting make us all losers?

I am posting a link to a great view of the LPTA contracting strategy and the potential consequences to results. Results are after all the point of contracting, but LPTA has its impacts and this article by Bob Lohfeld for Washington Technology brings it home for me on the tech support front. See his blog […]

Just When You Thought It Was Safe, Along Comes Flame

Microsoft Security Advisory (2718704) Unauthorized Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing That’s the headline on MS security advisory page. Just scroll down to see the impact, to just about every product in the stable. Some parts of the recently discovered Flame malware spread using forged Microsoft certificates, according to the company, which released an emergency patch […]

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