FriYAY Quick Hits
💰 Funding Alert
Yesterday, both the House and Senate passed a $333B spending package to avoid shutting down a quarter of the federal government [again!] - and it now heads to the President's desk for his signature [fingers crossed]. Here is what we know about the spending package so far:
Does not include back pay for GovCons [WTF.]
Continues to prohibit agencies from conducting large-scale reorganizations and reallocation of offices without explicit permission from Congress [ehm...remember that whole OPM HR moving to GSA thing?]
The Technology Modernization Act receives an additional $25M + OPM will receive another $14M for modernization efforts
DOI receives $14M in new funding to begin re-organizing BLM, FWS, NPS, USGS, and BIA.
USDA receives $23B in discretionary funding
DOT/IRS receives $11.3B in funding which includes $90M for operations + $40M for business systems modernization + $77M for Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts implementation
USAID & DOS receive at least $415M for humanitarian relief along the western border + $1B toward peacekeeping activities + $1.4B to respond to the refugee crisis overseas + $1.2B for global nutrition programs
DOC/NIST receives $985M in funding, while DOC/Census receives more than $1B to prepare for 2020 decennial [better late than never?]
GSA takes a hit - falling $847M below the President's request
NASA receives $21.5B in funding [they really want to get back to the moon
DOJ receives at least $563M in funding to DOJ/EOIR to address the current backlog in the courts
DHS receives $49B in funding which includes $100M for border security technology + $59M for at least 600 new DHS/CBP officers + $9.5M for DHS/USS for overtime pay and to boost staffing + $11M in funding for DHS/CISA + $12M in funding for DHS/FEMA
*Reminder, it takes around 60-90 days for the money to flow down from appropriations so be careful about scheduling those summer vacations!*
GSA welcomed 17 new Presidential Innovation Fellows!
NGA released pre-solicitation announcement for Protected Internet eXchange (PIX)
USDA/FDA released updated details for Information Technology Program and Project Management Re-compete
HHS/CMS released sources sought for State Medicaid Program Integrity Reviews
USDA/FDA released dSOW for OIMT-ISS Cybersecurity Compliance Program
USDA/FDA released RFI for Quick Turnaround Social Science Research Support Service
DOC/Census is looking for a GovCon to develop CAI instruments & conduct data collection in support of this 2020 Census
DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for $50M FMS Program re-compete
DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for $2M Medical Credentialing and Verification re-compete
DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for Substance Abuse Prevention Education re-compete
TREAS/IRS releases CO's response to questions for Electronic Tax Preparation and Transmission Software and Support (ETSA) RFI
DHS/USCIS updated their acquisition strategy for ID Card Station support
Army/USMRAA released RFI for Next Generation Virtual Health Capabilities (NG VHC)
OPIC released RFI for Targeted Survey Design and Consulting Services
DHA has handed down a $61M extension to CACI to sustain a software-based enterprise resource planning application used to process orders and manage the delivery of medical supplies and assemblages to U.S. military personnel worldwide
USAF/AFMC released RFI for Bioeffects Research Of Directed Energy Effects (BRDEE)
DHS/USCIS released pre-solicitation notice for Administrative Support Services
February 19. AFCEA Bethesda Cyber Roundtables.
February 20. Pre-Proposal Conference for Program Support & Administrative Support Services.
February 20. Competency-Aware Machine Learning (CAML) Proposers Day.
February 21. Center for Defense Innovation Public Grand Opening.
February 27. Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.
March 1. Bioelectronics for Tissue Regeneration (BETR) Proposers Day.
March 2. Networking Training Conference.
March 6. DC Blockchain Summit.
March 7. Shape of the Region Conference - The Business Case for Economic Mobility.
March 7. Winning the Talent War.
March 11. Open Gov Week (OGW).
April 2. NASA Small Business Event: JPL Small Business Opportunity Fair.
April 3. VA 2019 Healthcare Industry Day.
April 29. Naval Postgraduate School Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 19-3 Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Command and Control (C2), Autonomous Systems, and Cybersecurity
Two of the three pension funds serving Fairfax County government retirees want to take advantage of the emerging technologies of blockchain and cryptocurrencies by becoming anchor investors in a $40 million fund created by Morgan Creek Capital Management.
Logi Analytics acquired Jinfonet Software, a Rockville, Md.-based competitor in the fields of business intelligence and analytics. Logi developed a platform that enables users to embed analytical information into commercial and enterprise applications.
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