FriYAY Quick Hits

🏛️ Federal Government

Trump picks acting Pentagon chief and former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan to become next secretary of Defense

IRS CIO to retire after 34 years of federal service

TechCongress is hiring!

Public Service Recognition Week: Highlighting the Important Work of Our Nation’s Civil Servants

GSA cautions on EIS telecom contract deadline

VHA Office of Healthcare Transformation Lead departs, joins the industry

GAO: Improvements Are Needed to Enhance the Internal Revenue Service's Internal Control over Financial Reporting

DOE Announces $89 Million for Innovative Manufacturing Technologies

GSA: Changes to Product Service Codes (PSC) are Coming

Secret Service Lead Randolph Alles Joins DHS as Head of Management

Trump picks Mark Morgan as new head of ICE

OPM Nominee Defends Tenure at Labor Authority, Commits to Working with Lawmakers on GSA Merger

Lytwaive Hutchinson takes over as FEMA CIO

SEC, CFTC Seek Bigger Budgets to Fight Cyberattacks

FEMA Should Not Have Awarded Two Contracts to Bronze Star LLC

DoD proposal would establish new Senate-confirmed IT officials for Army, Navy, Air Force

GAO Report Calls Out Soaring Defense Program Costs

Watchdog: OPM CIO Isn’t Exercising Enough Authority Over IT Budgets

GAO Tells Agencies To Keep Better Track Of Cloud Savings

White House Announces ‘Gears of Government’ Award Winners

GAO: FEMA Continues to Face Challenges with Its Use of Contracts to Support Response and Recovery

Federal Data Strategy’s Incubator Project is launching Proof Points, a series of insights & lessons learned from data practitioners across FedGov

GSA plans civilian DEOS counterpart

NIST released draft Securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Scenario-Based Cybersecurity for the Energy Sector is now open to the public for comment and feedback

Agencies Can’t Dine and Dash on Technology Modernization Fund, Official Says

GAO: IRS Needs to Improve Oversight of Third-Party Cybersecurity Practices



⏰ Contracts

DHA hands down $25M award to Unissant for Pharmacy Operations Support Services 

HUD/OCPO released final RFP for Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Transformation Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364590)

Oracle Renews Conflict of Interest Claims in JEDI Suit 

DOD Awards $5B In Border Wall Construction Deals

Cray Secures $600M DOE Contract to Build AI-Based Supercomputer (...that shits cray)

Intelligent Waves Secures First Task Order on $12.1B ITES-3S IDIQ

SE Solutions to Provide Computer Network Defense Support for U.S. House of Representatives

DOD/OIG released RFI for Evidence Tracking Software 

USN/SPAWAR hands down 9 awards on $6.2B IDIQ for SSC Pacific Cyberspace Science, Research, Engineering, and Technology Integration 

DIA released final RFP for Strategic Workforce Analysis, Planning and Management Support Service 

DOE issued $1M award for South Asian Regional Security Engagement Activities and Strategic Nuclear Dialogue for the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control (NA-24) 

USAF released dRFP for Cyber Workforce Development, Education, & Credentialing  - you can find the Industry Day slides here

Army/ACC announced that they intend to bundle 10 different contracts under Unified ERP Capability Support contract 

DHS/ICE released pre-solicitation notice for $20M General and Clerical Services Re-Compete

USAF/AFMC released RFI for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software as a Service (SaaS)

GSA is starting to do market research for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC

DOC/Census released RFI for Data Capture Support 

NGA released final RFP for MGCP Topographic Map (MTM) 

EOP released sources sought for OMB IT Support Services 

DHS/ICE released RFI for Investigative Case Management (ICM) Modernization in support of the broader ICE TECS Modernization initiative (supported by Palantir) 

OPM released final RFQ for USA Hire Security Assessment and Authorization Support under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1363984)

TREAS/BFS released RFI for Information Technology Portfolio Management Solution 

DOT/FTA released RFI for Continuity of Operations (COOP) Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364314)

DCMA released final RFQ for DCMAP Cost & Pricing Functional Training Conference 

Army/ACC - in partnership with IARPA - released final RFP for Trojans in Artificial Intelligence (TrojAI) BAA 

MDA issued a $47M increase to Orbital Sciences (Northrop Grumman) for Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM)/Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Capability Upgrade - resulting in a now $1.3B contract

DOS released an update on the solicitation release date for Information Technology End-User Support Services (ITESS) (formally known as Vanguard 3.1) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1364246)

EXIM/OSP released final RFQ for Archivist/Researcher Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364792)

VA released pre-solicitation notice for Deployment of VHIE Health Exchange and DIRECT Secure Messaging Projects 

Army/WAMC MTF released sources sought for Healthcare Organization Transformation Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364237)

WHS released final RFP for Defense Intelligence Foreign Language Management and Planning Support 

Unisys books $76M Air Force end-user IT OTA 

GSA released - on behalf of DOD/ACSS - released RFI for Administrative and Subject Matter Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1363646)

GSA/FAS - on behalf of USSOCOM - released RFI for Joint Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) Sensor Data Transport Infrastructure Enterprise Integration and Sustainment 

DHS/CBP released pre-solicitation notice for Minor/Caregivers for Unaccompanied Children (UAC) opportunity 

GSA - on behalf of USAF - released RFI for USAFMCOM Business Process Standardization under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364455)

DARPA/TTO hands down $1.5M award for Disruptive Capabilities for Future Warfare 

HHS/NIH released final RFP for Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364467)

DHS/TSA released a request for white papers (RWP) for TSA Pre✓® Expansion, Non-Biometric Vetting Solution 

DHRA released final RFQ for Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) Programs and Policy Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364987)

USSOCOM released new draft tech requirements for MEUAS IV 

USAF released final RFQ for Mobility Air Forces Command and Control Systems Development and Sustainment under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1364430)
DISA/DITCO announced that they plan to release the dRFP for Communication Technical Support Services IV around late May 

DHS/FEMA released RFI for Contact Management Distribution System under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1364624)
Army/ACC released dPWS and sources sought for Army Multi-Domain Targeting Center (AMTC) United States Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCoE) 

HHS/NIH released final RFQ for Accelerating Medicine Partnership - Alzheimers' Disease (AMP-AD) Meeting Facilitation under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1363342)

USN/NAVSEA hands down $360M award for Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 13 

GSA - on behalf of EPA - released sources sought & the 2nd dPWS for Geospatial, Analytics, Visualization, and Envirofacts IT Support (GAVETS) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1364580)
VA/SAC released RFI for Quality and Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals 

Army/OTSG CACO released RFI for Congressional Action Reporting Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1363712)
NASA/AFRC released final RFQ for Corporate Aircraft Support Program (CASP) 
DHS/CISA released RFI for Executive-Level Planning and Various Other Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1363559)

GSA/FAS released RFI for Global Supply OCONUS Logistics Operations Support Solutions in United States Indo-Pacific Command-HAWAII  and Indo-Pacific Command-GUAM 

HHS/CDC released final RFQ for Community Based Survey of Supports for Healthy Eating and Active Living under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364221)
Army/USAMRAA released pre-solicitation notice for Mobile Application Development Proof of Concept - Theater Blood 

DOL/ETA released final RFQ for State Apprenticeship Expansion - Sustainability Strategy Initiative (SAESSI) under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364283)
GSA/PBS released pre-solicitation notice for R5 Space Planning and Interior Design Services Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) 

USDA/FDA released final RFQ for Focus Groups and Tool Development to Support Patient Science and Engagement for Medical Devices under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364000)

Army/ACC released sources sought for Marketing Branding Services 

DOL/ETA released final RFQ for Apprenticeship Expansion and Modernization Fund (AEMF) under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364092)

DHRA released sources sought for DANTES Military Evaluation Program 

DHS/USCG released dPWS for Diversity & Inclusion Campaign under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364142)
Army/NGB released final RFQ for Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training 

HHS/CDC released final RFQ for Tailoring the CDC Clear Communication Index for Spanish Language Audiences under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1364215)
USSOCOM released RFI for FAA Approved Course of Instruction (COI) in support of Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) 

GSA - on behalf of SSA - released RFI for IT Support and Security Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1363971)
DOS released pre-solicitation notice for Safe Haven Project, American Embassy Cairo, Egypt 

HHS/CMS released final RFQ for Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1364051)
DOT/OST released RFI for Asset Management System (AMS) 

ED released RFI for Payment Integrity Monitoring Application (PIMA) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1364067)

DHS/CBP released pre-solicitation notice for Data and Services for CBP Mobile Program Re-Compete 

GSA - on behalf of USAF - released market research for Agile Software DevOps under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1364183)

USN/NAVAIR released pre-solicitation notice for MUX Mission System Data Relay Payload Prize Challenge 

HHS/NIH released final RFQ for Research and Training Opportunities (RTO) Web Site Maintenance under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1363966)
USN/NSWC released final RFP for Manufacturing & Services Acquisition (MASA) IDIQ 
USACE/Omaha hands down four awards for $95M Rapid Disaster Infrastructure (RDI) MATOC 
USACE/Vicksburg released sole-source contract for IT (Cybersecurity) Preparedness and IT Vulnerability Management Support 
HHS/NIH released pre-solicitation notice for $400M NIH Architect Engineering (A/E) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) 

DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for $20M Logistics Support Services (LSS) Re-Compete 
USSOCOM released final RFP for $2M Communications Workshops Contract 
USAF released final RFP for Recycling Collection Services and Operation of Recycling Centers 
USAF/AFICA released dPWS and RFI for Third Party Collections and Billing in support of 75 Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) at both stateside and overseas locations 
DISA/DITCO released a request for white papers (RWP) for Quantum-Resistance Cryptography OTA for Prototype 

WHS issued a contract extension for United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (USCAAF) C-Track software support and follow-on support to operate, maintain, and make identified changes and enhancements 
DOT/FAA released final RFP for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS)  
DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) Maintenance and Sustainment Support Services 

DOE awards $1M 8(a) contract to provide meeting event planning services 

DHS/USCIS released an update to the acquisition schedule for $100M Records DevSecOps Services (RDSO) Re-Compete opportunity 
DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for Software Maintenance and Development Contract Re-Compete 
HHS/NIH released source sought for Request Management System Support 
Army/ACC released pre-solicitation notice for GFEBS & Real Property Support 
NATO released final RFP for Contractor Support Asset Tracking 

DOE released RFI for National Training Center Support Services 

USN/NAVSEA hands down $211M for Submarine Warfare Federated Tactical Systems (SWFTS) Command, Control, Communications & Information (C3I) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) 

NRC released final RFP for Risk-Informed Reviews of Instrumental and Controls Systems 

USN/NAVAIR crowns a new OTA Consortium 

Army/ACC released final RFP for Disruptive Applications BAA 

DOJ/FBI released RFI for Behavioral Forensic Psychiatrist 

DOS/INLEA released final RFQ for Participant Travel BPA 

HHS/NIH released sources sought for Patient-Empowering Technology for Serious Mental Illness (PETS): Technology-assisted implementation of Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for early psychosis 

DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for $10B Cybersecurity Support Services SBSA Re-Compete 

USAID/Haiti released final RFP for Economic Growth and Agricultural Development Research in Support of Haitian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) BAA 
Army/ACC issued final RFQ for Ft Carson FAR Bootcamp 
DOJ/DEA released RFI for Emergency Preparedness Training Course 
SBSA/USCIS released pre-solicitation notice for $100M Biometrics DevSecOps Services (BDSO) Re-Compete 
DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for Support Services to Conduct Risk Analysis in Support of the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Performance Management and Assessment (DCO-81) and Domestic Port Security Evaluation Division (CG-PSA-2)



📆 Events

May 10, 2019. The Select Committee on The Modernization of Congress Hosts "Opening Up The Process: Recommendations for Making Legislative Information More Transparent" 

May 14, 2019. DOC/USPTO Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

May 14, 2019. Army TReX Industry Engagement Session 

May 15, 2019. NIST/NICE Webinar: Presidential Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce - Enhancing Workforce Mobility and Supporting the Development of Cybersecurity Skills

May 16, 2019. Modernizing HR for the 21st Century Workforce 

May 17, 2019. USACE/Omaha & Nebraska PTAC / Iowa PTAC Small Business Event 

May 17, 2019. DARPA/BTO ReVector Proposers Day 

May 20, 2019. USAID/Washington Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) Public Meeting 

May 21-23, 2019. USAF JBLE Small Cell Wireless Capabilities Industry Day

May 22, 2019. GSA/OSDBU Matchmaking Event

May 22, 2019. Air Force Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) Industry Day

May 24, 2019. DOI/BOR BF Sisk Dam Safety of Dams Modifications Industry Day 

May 30, 2019. Army GVSC Vehicle Electrification Forum 

May 31, 2019. Army Fort Gordon Safety Day 2019 

June 5, 2019. Army MICC - Fort Leavenworth Small Business Industry Day

June 17, 2019. USN/NSWCPD Quality Assurance Industry Event 

June 17, 2019. USACE/Honolulu Industry Day for Ala Wai Watershed Flood Risk Management System

June 19, 2019. USN/SPAWAR Enhanced Piers Bandwidth Solution Industry Day 

June 28, 2019. USAF Misawa Vendor Fair 2019

August 8, 2019. USAF/AFMC HQ AFMC Small Business Event for Understanding the Facility Clearance Process




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