FriYAY Quick Hits

🏛️ Federal Government

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Federal CIO Says OMB is ‘Working Aggressively’ on Automation Policy

Sen. Warren Aims To Weaken Contractors' Influence On DOD

GSA Launches Online Hub to Make Cloud Adoption Easier

White House submits revised FY-20 budget

Get a glance into the future Federal Data Strategy and learn more about the draft action plan coming soon and after that read about the new Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

Weichert makes her case for the OPM reorganization

NGA’s new deputy director is a familiar face

FEMA, GSA gain new IT executives

Meet Vaughn Noga, the EPA’s new chief information officer

Trump's OSHA Head Pick Withdraws, EEOC Sworn In

FDA identifies Acting Director for CDRH Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation

Appointment of New CBO Director

Fiscal Service Welcomes New Commissioner

Top Labor Official to Exit After White House Probe

FCC looking for a new CIO after Calvosa takes private sector role

Another Kirkland Vet Elevated to DOJ's Top Ranks

IRS CIO Garza to retire

Edward O’Callaghan Confirmed Interim Deputy Attorney General

Federal Procurement Vet Sandra Hamilton Takes HHS Division Director Role

Senate committee advances Cabaniss’ nomination to be OPM director

VA's Byrne hints at an acceleration of health record modernization project during his confirmation hearing

Air Force Undersecretary to Become Acting Secretary Following Wilson’s Departure

Federal Contracting: Opportunities to Improve Compliance with Regulations and Enhance Tax Collections

EAC rattles the cup on Capitol Hill

GSAR rule streamlining GSA Schedule clauses & provisions has been published & will be effective May 23, 2019

SBA issues proposed a rule to implement Women-Owned Small Business certification.  Comments due by July 15, 2019.  84 FR 21256. 

GSA released their Spring 2019 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Quarterly Newsletter 

Federal Register FAR Case 2018-008:  Definition of “Commercial Item.” (May 10, 2019) 

SOF: Additional Actions Are Needed to Effectively Expand Management Oversight

NSA is looking for a Foreign Affairs Officer

USDA/FDA is looking for a Deputy Director of Office of Strategic Programs

WOSB Program: Actions Needed to Address Continued Oversight Issues

DOJ/FBI is looking for a Program Analyst

IRS Authority To Regulate Tax Prep Cybersecurity Has Gaps, Watchdog Says

Senate Bill Would Train Federal Buyers to Spot Counterintelligence Threats

FAA Plans To Modernize Its Outdated Civil Aviation Registry Systems, but Key Decisions and Challenges Remain

FEMA Contracting: Reviewing Lessons Learned from Past Disasters to Improve Preparedness

House Homeland Gives Thumbs Up for Permanent DHS Cyber Response Team

IHS Hires Law Consultant on Heels of Sexual Abuse Scandal

New bill aims to add 4K visas for Afghan interpreters 

Under Pressure, Pentagon Publishes a Contractor-Fraud Report

VA’s EIS Telecom Transition Starts With New Accounting Platform

The Senate will soon take up a bill that would make it easier for lawmakers to work with agencies on behalf of their constituents

LOC updated their digital strategy

OMB working on gov-wide cloud effort

Trump revolving door creates 'unprecedented' vacancy mess in government

DISA Faces Personnel Shortage

Lawmakers tap senior agency leadership to run cyber task force

A chief data officer? Congress might need one, too

OPM Streamlines Process for Agencies to Request New Executives

FCC Approves First Wave of Funding From Connect America Fund Auction

HUD will use second $5M transfer to move IT modernization initiative to production



⏰ Contracts

USTRANSCOM announced that they plan to release the final RFP for Enterprise Architecture, Data, and Engineering (EADE) around May 22nd 

DOS wins the award for fastest openly competed for professional services contract ever 🥇After a shotgun final RFP timeline, 5 amendments and several rounds of Q&A - DOS turns around a $32M award in under A MONTH for Open Source Intelligence Services (sounds a little too easy, eh?)

VA/TAC released RFI for Digital Transformation Center

DISA/DITCO issued RFI for Fourth Estate Network Optimization (4ENO) Enclave Services (DES) 

‏GSA/FAS announced that they plan on releasing the final RFP for COMET BPA in June 2019 under GSA IT-70 Schedule 

NASA/ARC released final RFP for Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services 2 (FILMSS 2) 

USN/USMC issued $4M award to Govini for Programs and Resources Data Platform and Analyses

DOC/PTO released RFI for Enterprise Risk Management 

VA/OISC released final RFP for Health Informatics (IHI) Professional and Technical Services
HHS/NIH issued sole-source contract modification for NIDA Infrastructure and End-User Information Technology Support

VA/SAC issued a funding increase for current BAH contract in support of the Transition Assistance Program - which has now brought the contract ceiling to $285M 

Harris gets satellite control contract extension ahead of cloud shift

GSA/FAS released pre-solicitation notice and update for Comprehensive Operations Management, Procurement, and Administrative Support Services (COMPASS)

DOC/OS released final RFP for the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Consultative & Research Services BPA

Army/NGB released pre-solicitation notice for Preventative Health Care Services 

HHS/CMS released final RFP for State Medicaid Program Integrity Reviews

DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for Technical Writing and Maintenance Programming Support Services 

LOC released final RFP for Quality Control/Quality Assurance Program Development under GSA 00CORP (RFQ1366533)

DHS/CBP released pre-solicitation notice for Robotics Service Contract 

DHS/ICE released new RFI for Investigative Case Management 

HHS/CMS awarded Signature Consulting Group (SCG) a new contract for Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard Visualization Project in support of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) websites

OSD released final RFP for Integrated Disability Evaluation System Surveys under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1366584)

HHS/FDA issued the sole-source award for the Development of a Cosmetic Ingredient Hazard and Risk Assessment Protocol

DOI/IBC released final RFP for Telecommunication Support Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1366589)

DHS/CRCL released pre-solicitation notice for Compliance Investigative Support Services Re-Compete 

HHS/HRSA released final RFP for Correspondence and FOIA Tracking/Document Management System under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1366585)

DHS/USCIS released pre-solicitation notice for Human Resource Operations Center Classification Services 

VA issued $2.8M award for Electronic Media Sanitization Program contract. The contract was awarded as an SDSVOSB set-aside using GSA Schedules.

DHS/FEMA released final RFP for Quantitative Analysis and Data Governance BPA under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1362933)

DHS/ICE released pre-solicitation notice for Business Analytics Support System (BASS) Support Services

DHS/FEMA released pre-solicitation notice for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Policy Technical Assistance 

HHS/CMS released final RFP for Appeals and Program Integrity Support Contractor under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1366302)

DOT/FAA released final RFP for National Generation Academic Consortium for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR) III Program, Research and Development Support Services 

HHS/CMS released final RFP for Medical Claims Review of Medicare Managed Care Organizations under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1363942)

USN/USMC released final RFP for Marine Corps Recruiting Command Advertising Support 

HUD/OCPO released final RFP for OCFO Transformation Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1366339)

Army/NGB released final RFQ for Integrated Behavioral Health Program Coordinator Services 

DOI/BLM released final RFQ for Fire Campaign Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1366459)

DHS/USCIS released RFI for Benefits & Mission Support Services 

USAF released final RFP for 57th Wing Telecommunications Network Management Support (57th Wg IT) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1366265)

VA released sources sought for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) 

USN/USCIS released final RFQ for Modernized DevSecOps Analytics Services II (MDAS II) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1366056)

DOJ/MLARS released final RFP for International Asset Recovery Services Re-Compete 

DOI/BSEE released final RFQ for Evaluating Connections: BOEM's Environmental Studies & Assessments under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1366089)

SSA released pre-solicitation notice for Electronic Payroll Information Exchange 

USN released final RFQ for MobileIron On-Site Professional Services under GSA IT 70 Schedule (RFQ1365946)

DHS/CBP released pre-solicitation notice for Strategic Planning, Solution Authority, Program Management, Org Readiness & Shared Services Support for Legacy BPES’s large-scale IT modernization (BECN) and ESD’s Information Technology (IT) portfolio 

Army released final RFP for Force Management & Analysis Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1365654)

Army/ACC released pre-solicitation notice for Open-Ended Horizontal Indefinite Delivery Quantity IDIQ Contract 

SSA released final RFQ for Assistive technologies (AT) for Employees With Disabilities(EWD) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1365726)

USN/NAVSUP released sources sought for Executive Senior Program Consultant Services 

TREAS/IRS released RFI for IRS enterprise Physical Access Control System (PACS) 

USAF/PAF released dPWS for Japanese Cultural Awareness Instructor at Yokota Air Base 

HHS/NIH released final RFP for media and social media services 

DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for Cybersecurity Re-Compete 

USAID/Jordan released sources sought for Architectural and Technical Support Services 

CSOSA released sources sought for COTS Solution for EEO Complaint Process 
USACE/MED released pre-solicitation notice for Kuwait Job Order Contract Re-Compete 
SSA released RFI for Photo Studio Operations & Management Solutions 
HHS/AHRQ hands-down award for CAPSTONE - Outcome Measure Harmonization and Data Infrastructure for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Depression support 
Army/ACC released a pre-solicitation notice for Training Support Services 
DHS/CBP released pre-solicitation notice for Human Capital Division Support Services 
USN/SPAWAR hands down $40M award for OCONUS Communications Security (COMSEC) Accounting / Special Inventory Manager Support Services 
USAF released sources sought for IT Project Management and IT System Management 

HHS/CDC released final RFQ for Worker Outreach Program Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1366201)
Army/ACC issued $5M award for Ceremony Support Services for 75th Anniversary of D-Day 
VA/VBA released sources sought for Case Management Solution Service (CMSS) 

HHS/CMS released final RFP for Analysis Related to Medicare Advantage and Part D Contract Star Ratings under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1365739)‏
USAF is looking for representatives from military defense contractors related to US and/or African military aviation training to engage/educate the target audience 

HHS/CMS released final RFP for Payment Standardization and Resource Use under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1365936)
DOS released pre-solicitation notice for Border Reconnaissance Instruction Center 

DOC/NIST released final RFQ for Graphic Design and Layout Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1366167)

DHS/USSS released pre-solicitation notice for Application and Data Services Support 

EPA is looking to award a sole-source contract for Region 8 Drinking Water Database Support under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1365740)
DOC/NIST released final RFP for Video Data Collection for Public Safety 

DHS/FEMA released pre-solicitation notice for infrastructure upgrade for lifecycle legacy, unsupported equipment encompassed within the Disaster Emergency Communications Division (DECD) Nationwide Radio Network 
Army/ACC released RFI for Disposition of DoD Program Information Technology Devices 
GSA/FAS released RFI for Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) Program Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) 

Army/NGB issued pre-solicitation notice for Nurse Case Management Services 

NASA/GSFC released sources sought for Programmatic and Institutional Knowledge Exchange Services (PIKES) 

HHS/NIH released sources sought for ORIS/NIH Categorization of Alzheimer's Projects using AI/ML 
VA/TAC released RFI for Corporate & Enterprise Managed Services (C&EMS) 
DOJ/DEA issued sole-source contract for Virtual Currency Data Synthesis Services 
DARPA released RFI for Multi-Level Security (MLS) Support Services 
DOL/OASAM issued sources sought for Senior Executive Services (SES) Hiring Assessment Services 
VA/NCA released pre-solicitation notice for Construction Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) M/A IDIQ 
USN/NUWC released pre-solicitation notice for Undersea Weapons and Undersea Defensive (UW/UD) Family of Systems (FoS) 
DARPA released final RFP documents for Automated Rapid Certification Of Software (ARCOS) BAA 
NGA/OCS released pre-solicitation notice for Segment Engineering (NSE) M/A IDIQ Contract. You can find a draft solicitation under the IC-ARC Solicitation No. HM047619R0019. 

USN/NSWC released sources sought for Personal Assistant Services 

HHS/IHS released sources sought for Improve and Increase IHS Pediatric Emergency Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Youth 

GSA/PBS opened up Federal Executive Institute Operations, Maintenance, and Support Services to large GovCons 
DHS/CBP released pre-solicitation notice for the Office of Trade in support of an External Peer Review of the Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services (RAAAS) 
DHS/FEMA released pre-solicitation notice for Continuous Improvement for Response to Declared Disasters

CACI Awarded Prime Position on $982 Million U.S. Army R4 Multiple-Award Contract to Provide Electronic Warfare and Cyber Research and Development 

VA awards $78M Veteran-Facing Services Platform (VSP) support contract to Oddball

DHA awards HIPAA Electronic Standards Program Coordination and Analysis support contract





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