FriYAY Quick Hits

🏛️ Federal Government

FedGovs on Funding

SASC Completes Markup of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

House Panel Rejects Space Force

House Appropriators Take Aim at Some of the Pentagon’s Most Ambitious Tech Ideas

House Committee Approves $690B Defense Spending Bill

Congress, White House near deal on spending, debt limit

FedGovs on the Move

Former Aerospace CEO Tapped as Next Air Force Secretary

Swagel officially was chosen for CBO director, replacing Hall




What to Know About Trump's Pick for DHS Immigration Post

Conway to Replace Embattled Labor Department Chief of Staff

FedGov on Renovations

GSA Selects OPM for Third Centers of Excellence

Labor and Management Share Dim View of OPM-GSA Merger Proposal

EPA Chief Orders Review of Cost-Benefit Analysis Methods for Regulations 

GSA IT Schedule 70 Program to Update Software Special Item Numbers (SINs 132 32, 33, and 34) Decommissioning Approved by IAE Governance: System Set to Transition to on June 14, 2019

OPM's Acting Director released a new reskilling and workforce reshaping playbook, toolkit and change management resources

Long-Awaited Crypto Guidance Coming Soon, IRS Chief Says

DISA unveils as new home of cybersecurity standards

OMB has issued a memo that updates the Federal Government’s approach to identity, credential and access management (ICAM)

FedGov in the Court Room

Calif. Suit Rips Feds For Axing $929M High-Speed Rail Grant

GAO Reports

GAO Semiannual Report to Congress, October 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019

COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION: Improvements to FAA's Workforce Planning Needed to Prepare for the Industry's Anticipated Growth

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING: Innovation Institutes Have Demonstrated Initial Accomplishments, but Challenges Remain in Measuring Performance and Ensuring Sustainability

DEFENSE MANAGEMENT: Observations on Changes to the Reporting Structure for DOD's Corrosion Office and Its Implementation of GAO Recommendations

GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION: Issues to Consider in the Proposed Reorganization of the Office of Personnel Management

2019 ANNUAL REPORT: Additional Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Billions in Financial Benefits

FedGov Other Stuff

Lawmaker Urges Ben Carson To Resign After Disastrous House Testimony

NIH released their updated Data Book 

OPM Encourages Agencies to Expand Telework Amid Summer Metro Station Closures

GAO tells contracting officers to keep a closer eye, and IRS and GSA agree

NASA Official Credits DHS’ Cyber Tools with Transforming Its Cyber Stance

Prison break: As the Trump administration touts prison reform as a victory, the Federal Bureau of Prisons struggles

Inside the Government's Open Source Software Conundrum



⏰ Contracts

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for $20M Nationwide Automatic Identification System Engineering, IA, System Administration Support Re-Compete 
DHS/USCG released pre-solicitation notice for Credentialing Opportunities Online Tool Phase II & III 
DHS/FEMA released pre-solicitation notice for SETA for DECD 
DHS released pre-solicitation notice for Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Program Management Office (PMO) 

DHS/TSA released new RFI for APS 

DHS/USCG released RFI for Cloud Based Printing 

DHS/TSA released pre-solicitation notice for Secure Identification Management Support Re-Compete 
DHS/FEMA released pre-solicitation notice for FEKC Cloud Migration 
DHS/USCIS released pre-solicitation notice for Information Assurance Security Services (IASS)  
DHS/USSS released pre-solicitation notice for Enterprise Wide Scheduling Re-Compete 

DHS/TSA released pre-solicitation notice for Cloud Migration and Deployment Support 

DHS/ICE released final RFP for Intensive Supervision Appearance Program IV (ISAP IV) Support Services 

DHS/FEMA released final RFQ for Audio-Visual Consultant 

Army/UASMRAA released final RFP for visual information support 

Army/ACC released dRFP for Army Enterprise Information Technology as a Service (EITaaS) 

Army/NGB released final RFQ for Psychological Health Coordinator 

Army/ACC released final RFQ for Local Exchange Services for the US Army Judge Advocate Center and School 

Army/ACC released sources sought for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) 

Army/NGB released sources sought for Non-clinical Medical Case Management and Behavioral Health Services, Florida Army National Guard 
Army/NGB released sources sought for "Cyber Escape Challenge" Software 

Army released final RFQ for Interorganizational Coordination Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367878)

USACE/Japan released sources sought for Military Family Housing Construction Improvements (Sebille Manor) 

Army/ACC released dRFP for Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Program under new solicitation number. Previous info can be found under Sol. No. W9124D-19-Q-5002 

USN/NAVAIR released sources sought for Sharepoint Development Services 

USN/NAVFAC released the final RFP for Enterprise Computer and Information Technology Support Services (ECITS) 

USN/NUWC released final RFP for NUWCDIVNPT Naval Array Technical Support Center Facility Services and Supplies 

USN/NAVSUP released pre-solicitation notice for Occupational and Health Compliance and Assessment Audits 

USN/NAVAIR released final RFP for NAVAIR NAWCAD Range Technical Support Services 

USN/NAVAIR issued sole-source award for eBusiness Support Services 

USN released final RFQ for NCG-1 CESE and Non CESE Table of Allowance Management and Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367916)

USN/NETC released final RFQ for Course Development and Delivery of DA4500 Special Topics, The History of Weapons 

USN/USMC released final RFQ for Conflict Resolution and Full Performance Group Training 

USN/USMC released sources sought for Wounded Warrior Regiment Audio Visual Modernization 

USN/USMC released pre-solicitation notice for USMC Professional Support Services For The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Futures Division (MCWL/FD) 

USN/USMC released final RFQ for Conflict Resolution and Full Performance Group Training 

Veterans Affairs (VA)
VA/NCO 4 released final RFP to Expand Outpatient Clinics for PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) 

VA/TAC released RFI for Support Services for the System Center Configuration Manager Operability Enhancement Project 

VA/TAC released RFI for Enterprise Audiology Solution 

VA released a source sought for Strategic Communications Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367738)

VA released sources sought notice for Digital Media System under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1367361)
Defense (General & IC)

DoDEA released pre-solicitation notice for Suicide Prevention Support Services 

OSD released RFI for Enterprise Clause Logic 

DHA released an RFI for DHA Policy and Statistical Analysis Services (PSAS) under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367882)

DSS and DISA awarded an OTA for nearly $75M to Perspecta 

NATO released final RFP for Contractor Support for Data Scientist and Data Strategist for the Strategic Alternatives (SALT) Branch 

DSS released a pre-solicitation update for its upcoming $100M Single Award, Single Award, IDIQ contract for Administrative Support Services 

OSD announced that they have chosen to pull their requirement for IT/Communications Support Services to the George C. Marshall Center off of GSA Schedules to the CHESS ITES-3S contract. This was announced under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1367739).

DSS released RFI for Agency Transition Support 

SOCOM awarded a contract mod to Insitu including a $23M increase (now $273M value) for MEUAS 1.5B ISR services. This is to prevent a gap in services until all TOs are transitioned to the current competitive MEUAS III. 

NRO released final RFP for R&D BAA focused on the Director's Innovation Initiative (DII) Program areas: Remote Sensing, Apertures, Communications, System Design, Sense-making & Other Disruptive Concepts/Technology 

DARPA/TTO released final RFP for Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) BAA 

DARPA issued $15M award for Understanding Extant Formats using a Novel Data-Description Language and its Translators & Secure Parser Toolkit for Assurance

DISA/DITCO released sources sought for Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)/ Financial Integration and Reporting Division (DC) Systems Support
Air Force (USAF)

USAF/AFMC released RFI for GMTI Solutions 

USAF/AFMC released dRFQ for Hospital-wide Central Patient Monitoring System 
USAF/AFMC released RFI for Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), C3I Infrastructure HNI Cyber Sustainment, Cyber Sustainment Services Follow On Contract 

USAF/ACC released final RFP for Mission Defense Teams (MDT) Skills Enablement Training 
USAF/AETC released pre-solicitation notice for $1.5M Human Performance Optimization contract 

USAF/AFMC released sources sought for Trajectory Determination and Analysis System (TDAS) 

USAF/AFMC released RFI for Secured Computing Environment 

Department of Commerce (DOC)

DOC/NOAA released RFI for Data Exchange Services 

Transportation (DOT)
DOT/FAA released final RFP for Automated Lightning Detection and Reporting System Two (ALDARS2) 

DOT/FHA released final RFQ for NHI Benchmark Survey under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367577)

DOT/FMCSA released RFI for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Help Desk Support Services 
DOT/FTA released final RFP for Financial Capacity and Financial Assessments Re-Compete 

DOT/FTA released RFI for Procurement System Review Support 

DOT/FAA released final RFP for Enterprise Service Center(ESC), Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Teaming Partner Acquisition Procurement / Financial Systems (PRISM/DELPHI) MA/IDIQ 
State Department (DOS)

DOS/FSI released final RFQ for Leadership Training and Development Research, Analysis, and Customized Advisory Services 

DOS released the final RFP for Identity Management System and Credential Management System 

Department of Interior (DOI)
DOI/USGS released final RFP for Multiple-award IDIQ Contracts for the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Support for Geospatial Platform Shared Services  
DOI/IBC released sources sought for Conflict Resolution Facilitation/Consensus Service 

DOI/NPS released final RFQ for South Florida Natural Resource Center Physical Resource Monitoring, Data Management and Statistical Analysis under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1367338)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA/SSC released final RFQ for Aircraft EMI/EMC Consulting 
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

‏OPM released final RFP for Enterprise Cost Accounting System (ECAS) Security Assessment under GSA IT 70 Schedule (RFQ1368153)

OPM released final RFQ for Enterprise Cost Accounting (ECAS) ISSA&A under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1367483)
Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA released sources sought for Acquisition for Third Party Due Diligence Vendor 


GAO grants CloudFirstJV request for reimbursement for its bid protest against SBA's failure to award CloudFirstJV an IDIQ contract under RFP No. 73351018R0011 for engineering and information technology support services.
Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE issued sole source for Technical & Analytical Support Srvcs for the Office of Defense Nuclear Security 

DOE/ NNSA released sources sought for System Engineering and Integration Support 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA released final RFP for National Academy of Sciences - Ensuring Credible Science for Science-Based Decision-Making at EPA 

EPA released dSOW for Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team V (START V) 
Health and Human Services (HHS) 

HHS/IHS released sources sought for Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification Training(s) 

HHS/NIH released final RFQ for Workplace Etiquette and Change Management Training under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367807)

HHS/IHS released final RFP for Telehealth Services 

HHS/NIH released sources sought for Patient Recruitment Contract Re-Compete 

HHS/HRSA released pre-solicitation notice for services related to the price negotiation and distribution of covered outpatient drugs to organizations that participate in the 340B Prime Vendor Program and are listed on HRSA's public database 

HHS/PSC issued sole-source contract modification for Clinical National Capital Region (NCR) Occupational Health Support Services 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID/Senegal released RFI for Markets and Nutrition (M&N) 

USAID/Guatemala is looking for a Senior Development Outreach and Communications Advisor 

USAID/Uganda released dRFP for Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity 
General Services Administration (GSA)

GSA/OAS released RFI for OGP President’s Management Agenda Subject Matter Expert to assist with IT Modernization, Data, Accountability/Transparency & Workforce for the 21st Century under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367958).

GSA released the final RFP for Strategic Communication Services BPA under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367935 ). GSA plans on making up to 3 SBSA awards.

GSA/FAS released final RFP for Managed Services Support for Government-Owned Pharmaceutical, Medical Supplies, and Medical Equipment (Site 1) 
GSA/FAS released final RFP for Managed Services Support for Government-Owned Pharmaceutical, Medical Supplies, and Medical Equipment (Site 2) 

GSA - on behalf of HHS/CDC - released final RFQ for PRIR Alignment - CDC NCIRD IIS Functional Standards and PR DOH IIS Requirements under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1367374)

GSA/FAS released pre-solicitation notice for Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) DLPT5 Full Range Test Items Development Multiple Award IDIQ 

GSA - on behalf of of HUD/OCIO - released RFI for Application Operations and Maintenance for the HUD OCIO under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1367589)

GSA - on behalf of of HUD - released RFI for Data Center under GSA IT 70 Schedule (RFQ1368332)

GSA/FAS released the final RFQ for Management and Strategic Service to support the automation of various, repetitive tasks utilizing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367110)
GSA released RFI for IT Course Development and Support under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1367563)

GSA released final RFQ for Management and Strategic Service to GSA, FAS, Region 2 Office of the Regional Commissioner to support the automation of various, repetitive tasks utilizing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367110)

GSA released final RFQ for Security Services for Legacy System Support and  under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1366922)

GSA released RFI for Program Support for Business Operations Support (BOS) Division under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1368458)

Social Security Administration (SSA)


SSA released RFI for SSA Access to Financial Institutions (AFI) Program Support Services 
Department of Justice (DOJ)

DOJ/UNICOR released final RFQ for a Technical Expert in Support of FPI UNICOR Finance and Management Staff 

DOJ/BOP released RFI for Career Readiness 

DOJ/OJP released in the final RFP for their Communication Services BPA - which they introduced earlier today at their Industry Day - under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1367198)
Department of Treasury (TREAS)

TREAS/OCC released dSOW for Online Financial Accounting Resource Tool Solution/Subscription 

TREAS/IRS hands down 9 awards for their Enterprise PMO IDIQ contract. 55 #GovCons submitted. Awardees include Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Chevo Consulting, Deloitte, eTelligent Group, Human Touch, Integrated Systems, Paragon Technology & Technatomy.

TREAS/IS released RFI for introducing innovative technologies, tools, and processes to support Departmental and Bureau-level compliance with the Data Act (2014) and OMB M-18-16 memo. 

TREAS/IRS cancels RFQ for Business Relationship Management contract due to lack of funding under GSA IT 70 Schedule (RFQ1368312)

Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL/ETA released RFI for the operation of the Mississippi Job Corps Center, Outreach & Admissions, and Career Transition Services 

DOL/EBSA released RFI for Participant Assistance Program Customer Satisfaction Survey under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1368321)


MCC issued final RFQ for Environmental and Social Performance Resettlement 
MCC released final RFQ for Environment and Social Performance Consultant 

CSOSA released final RFP for Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Withdrawal Management Services 

CSOSA released final RFP for Psychosexual Risk Assessments 



📆 Events

May 30, 2019. GSA Region 6 (KS, MO, NE, IA) Small Business Opportunities Webinar

May 30, 2019. Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

June 1-5, 2019. HUD Innovative Housing Showcase 

June 3-5, 2019. Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 

June 5, 2019. USACE/New York District Cyber & Engineering Academic Center and Academic Building Upgrade Program West Point Industry Day 

June 6, 2019. VA/TAC Advanced Planning Brief for Industry & the T4NG On-Ramp Industry Day

June 6, 2019. HHS/OGAPA Grants Management Conference 

June 10, 2019. DLA Logistics Modernization Integration Support Industry Day 

June 11, 2019. DARPA LogX Proposers Day 

June 12, 2019. Army RCCTO Industry Open House 

June 13, 2019. MDA Targets and Countermeasures Next Generation Threat Front End Industry Day

June 14, 2019. USACE/Rock Island Cedar Rapids Industry Outreach for Flood Risk Management Solicitations 

June 18-19, 2019. DARPA/DSO Discover DSO Proposers Day (D3) 

June 19, 2019. DOT/FAA OSDBU Combined Eastern, Central and Western Service Area Small Business Vendor Day 

June 19, 2019. Army/ACC Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Rucker Acquisition Forecast Open House

June 19-20, 2019. USN/NAVFAC P-409 Underwater Launch Test Facility (ULTF) Industry Day 

June 20, 2019. 2019 TSA Industry Day 

June 24, 2019. IT Category (ITC) Information Technology Security Solutions Event 

June 24-25, 2019. USAF/AFMC Technical Management Advisory Services (TMAS) 2 Industry Day 

July 17-18, 2019. Team Redstone Center of Excellence - Advanced Planning Briefings to Industry (CE-APBI) 

August 8, 2019. DOS/OSDBU Large Prime Subcontract Training/ Small Business Networking Session
November 4, 2019. 2019 DISA Forecast to Industry Event 

Nov. 6-8, 2019. HHS/NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration 

April 14-16, 2020. Save the Date: Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Conference




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