Richard Clarke: SRA to Help GSA Run Data Encryption, Sharing Setup

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Richard Clarke SRA International has won a potential five-year, $22 million contract to help the General Services Administration manage a web portal that government agencies use to secure online information. “SRA is helping the federal government increase the use of encrypted data storage while assisting in the migration away from passwords to more secure user identification and authorization...

Hughes to Continue SATCOM Work for GSA Distance Learning Program

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Hughes Network Systems will continue to provide its satellite-based technical services for the General Services Administration’s government distance learning program, GCN reported Monday. Kathleen Hickey writes Hughes will help install and maintain a one-way video and two-way audio network for students in the U.S. and the Caribbean region to connect with remote instructors through broadband satellites. The...

Tom Sharpe: GSA Aims to Connect Agencies, Small Businesses Through OASIS

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The General Services Administration has awarded 125 professional services contracts to a group of small businesses for work across the federal government. GSA awarded the contracts under its One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business vehicle, which aims to give agencies a single hybrid source for meeting both commercial and non-commercial needs, the agency said Monday. “We...

Gil Guarino Joins Tech Services Contractor Intuitive.IT as CEO

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Gil Guarino Gil Guarino, an executive vice president at CACI International (NYSE: CACI) for nine years until his retirement from the company in late 2012, has confirmed to GovCon Wire his appointment as CEO at Northern Virginia-based Intuitive.IT. Guarino told GovCon Wire he decided to return to the GovCon sector because he still had professional passion and energy and “enjoyed the professional...

Casey Coleman Appointed AT&T Government Solutions Client EVP

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Casey Coleman Casey Coleman, formerly chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has joined AT&T (NYSE: T) as client executive vice president for the company’s U.S. federal business division, AT&T Government Solutions. She will be responsible for developing long-term customer relationships and delivering customized offerings to civilian agencies, AT&T said Tuesday. At...

GSA Issues RFQ for $5B Microsoft Software BPA; Tom Sharpe Comments

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The General Services Administration has started accepting bids for a $5.3 billion blanket purchase agreement covering Microsoft software products and related services, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes vendors looking to bid for the five-year multi-contract BPA under GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 vehicle have until Dec. 18 to respond to the request for quotations. “GSA...

GTRI to Deploy Veterans Affairs Voice Comm Net; Barbara Beckner Comments

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Global Technology Resources Inc. has won a potential two-year task order to help the Department of Veterans Affairs implement a new infrastructure for the VA’s enterprise voice communications network. The VA intends to deploy a new unified communications infrastructure based on voice, data and Internet service technologies, GTRI said Tuesday. Barbara Beckner, vice president federal programs at...

Unisys Wins IT Services Work for GSA’s Public Buildings Service; PV Puvvada Comments

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Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) has won a three-year, $18.8 million task order from the General Services Administration to support the Public Buildings Service‘s information technology infrastructure. The contract comes under a five-year blanket purchase agreement totaling $150 million where Unisys will help PBS operate applications for managing the workspace provided to several federal agencies across...

Chris Smith Joins AT&T as Government Solutions Technology VP; Kay Kapoor Comments

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Chris Smith Chris Smith, former U.S. federal chief technology and innovation officer at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has joined AT&T (NYSE: T) as vice president of technology for the company’s government solutions business. Smith will oversee a team of 175 technologists that focus on developing products and services for federal customers, AT&T said Monday. “He is going to be an important...

Deltek’s Jennifer Sakole: Task Order Contracts Buck Overall Government Spending Trend

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As overall U.S. federal agency spending has dipped since 2009, the federal government increased their spend on task orders between that fiscal year and fiscal year 2012, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Jennifer Sakole, principal research analyst at Deltek, writes the Army represented nearly a quarter of task order contract spending in fiscal 2012. The Office of the Secretary of Defense increased...

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