Archive for July, 2015

Leidos Wins Defense Health Care Records Contract

Friday, July 31st, 2015


Defense IT contractor Leidos has won a multibillion dollar contract from the Pentagon to upgrade the electronic health records system for the Department of Defense. Leidos had designed the DoD’s current health records system, the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), under the name SAIC. Learn more about the big contract below.



Leidos will be responsible for building a new health records system capable of handling the 9.6 million beneficiaries of the DoD.


Post OPM Data Breach, Search For Contractor Begins

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015


After it was recently revealed that a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management compromised the information of more than 21.5 million individuals, the fallout has been significant. And despite the fact that it has been two weeks since the announcement was made, the search for a contractor to notify affected individuals and provide identity-fraud protection services, has just begun. Learn more in our blog.


Post OPM Data Breach, Search for Contractor Begins


Federal Contract Spending Will Increase in Fall, But Cybersecurity Down

Thursday, July 16th, 2015


Federal contract spending is expected to increase this fall, as it traditionally does at the end of the fiscal year. However, one area where federal contract spending is down is cybersecurity, in spite of the fact that data breaches are more prevalent than they’ve ever been. Learn more in our blog.



Federal contract spending is expected to increase in the upcoming months, but cyber security spending is down.


New Records in Federal Contract Awards to Small Businesses

Thursday, July 9th, 2015


Federal agencies set new records in fiscal year 2014, giving nearly 25% of awards to eligible small businesses, according to the Small Business Association. Learn more in our blog.



New records were set in federal contract awards to small businesses in fiscal year 2014, said the SBA.


Making Federal Acquisitions More Efficient

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

As the federal government falls under increasing scrutiny and greater expectations for efficiency, it is time to look in depth at ways to optimize federal agencies’ acquisitions practices. Agencies which deeply understand their goals and how their acquisitions help to achieve their goal will be the most successful moving forward.


Optimizing acquisitions practices is very important