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🏛️ Federal Government

FedGovs on Funding

Tech Modernization Fund Would Get $35M in Draft Funding Bill

Source: Nextgov (free)

Defense Spending Will Bust BCA Caps
Source: Breaking Defense (free)

How Would Sequestration Impact DoD in FY 2020?
Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies (free)

Space policy provisions but no Space Force language in HASC subcommittee bill
Source: SpaceNews (free)

Congress sends Trump disaster bill with aid to storm-struck military posts
Source: Defense News (free)

Video: 5 takeaways from the FY20 defense budget
Source: Defense News (free)

FedGovs on the Move

The Pentagon’s No. 3 official needs a nomination in June — or else
Source: Defense News (free)

HHS Chief of Staff Departs
Source: Becker's Hospital Review (free)

New HHS CIO wants to make HHS a testbed for budding tech
Source: Nextgov (free)

Incoming and Outgoing Congressional Budget Office Chiefs Praise Staff for Independence
Source: Government Executive (free)

SEC is looking for a Chief Information Technology Officer
Source: LinkedIn (free)

NSA is looking for a Recruiter - Entry/Mid-Level
Source: LinkedIn (free)

DOS is looking for an INL Coordinator
Source: FBO (free)

Bipartisan efforts to save nearly 1,000 Forest Service jobs are underway
Source: FNN (free)

GSA Updated Multiple Technology Service Managers Points of Contact
Source: GSA (free)

FedGovs on Legislation & Regulations

OMB’s new strategy gives agencies operational, a tactical guide to increasing the value of federal data& Commerce is already looking for feedback
Source: FNN (free) & Federal Register (free)

Agriculture Announces $858M to Upgrade Rural Electric Systems
Source: Nextgov (free)

Impasses Panel Guts Telework, Official Time for Employees at Social Security Administration
Source: Government Executive (free)

AFRL launches ARCNet, autonomy R&D portal
Source: U.S. Air Force (free)

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Modernization Talks "Productive", FDIC Head Says
Source: Law360 (paid)

This legislation could help more small tech companies land defense contracts
Source: FedScoop (free)

White House Seeks Input on Impending Quantum Computing Policy
Source: Nextgov (free)

FedGovs in the Court Room

No Pentagon Penalty After Defense Worker Claims Hostile Workplace
Source: Bloomberg (free)

SEC sues Kik for $100M Unregistered ICO
Source: Law360 (paid)

OIG & GAO Reports

STATE AND USAID: Status of GAO Recommendations Made in 2017
Source: GAO (free)

Census’ Cybersecurity Plan is Full of Holes, Watchdog Says
Source: Nextgov (free)

2020 CENSUS: Additional Actions Needed to Manage Risk
Source: GAO (free)

DOD Erred In Nixing Auditor For Contract Bid, Watchdog Says
Source: Law360 (paid)

DOD Acquisition Reform: Leadership Attention Needed to Effectively Implement Changes to Acquisition Oversight
Source: GAO (free)

Immigration Enforcement: Actions Needed to Better Handle, Identify, and Track Cases Involving Veterans
Source: GAO (free)



⏰ Contracts

General Services Administration (GSA)

GSA has issued *24* contracts in support of the GSA CoE BPA. We can't locate the contracts on FBO or FPDS yet - but when we do you'll be the first to know. In the meantime,we broke out who is supporting what across the program lifecycle

GSA/PBS released sources sought for Architect-Engineer Services for Multiple-Award IDIQ

GSA/FAS issued $2M sole-source bridge for AF SBIR/STTR Tech Warrior Enterprise

GSA/FAS released final RFP for Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) DLPT5 Full Range Test Items Development Multiple Award IDIQ

Department of Defense (General, IC, R&D)

NGA issued final RFP for Sign Language Interpreting Services (SLIS) 

DARPA released pre-solicitation notice for Operational Fires (OpFires) Integrated Weapon System Re-Compete

DTRA issued sole source award to Northrop Grumman for Integrated Data Annotation, Recording and Mapping System (IDARMS II)

NGA issued RFI for High Cadence Analytic and Data Services

DSCA released RFI for Strategic Planning and Integration (SPI)

DLA issued dPWS for DLA Inventory, Environmental, Safety, Occupational and Disposal (IESOD)

DSS issues sole source contract extension for  Continuous Evaluation Analytic Support Services to review, validate and coordinate alerts generated by the DoD Continuous Evaluation program (HS0021-18-C-0003)

NRO issued pre-solicitation notice for Architecture of the Future BAA

WHS released dRFP for Learning Asset Development, Sustainment and Support (LADDS) IDIQ

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

DHA released final RFQ for Animal Assisted Therapy

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

DHS/TSA released final RFP for TSA Pre✓® Expansion - Biometric Vetting Solution

DHS/USCIS will compete $200M Enterprise Infrastructure Operations Support Services (EIOSS) Re-Compete under Alliant 2.

DHS/NPPD released pre-solicitation notice for Oral and Communication SME Staff

DHS S&T released pre-solicitation notice for Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support Re-Compete

DHS/USCIS released pre-solicitation notice for Verification Division Time & Motion Study and Staffing Allocation Model

DHS/CBP issued $1.5B award to DynCorp for National Aviation Maintenance and Logistics Support

DHS/CWMD issued sole source award to SAIC (Engility) for Systems Engineering Support Personnel

DHS S&T issued two new awards under its $325M SETA III Vehicle. The new kids are AECOM & Perspecta.

DHS/OCPO released sources sought for Consultancy Support Services to Review DHS CRCL, DHS, OIG and GAO issues related to civil rights and civil liberties

DHS released pre-solicitation notice for DHS Identity Services Project Management and Technical Support

DHS/USSS released pre-solicitation notice for Policy, Records, and Enterprise Governance

DHS/S&T released pre-solicitation notice for Cyber-Resilient Public Safety Infrastructure project

DHS/USCIS release pre-solicitation notice for Asylum Division Interpreter Services

DHS/USCG issued sole-source contract for Academic admissions marketing and enrollment support services for the USCG Academy


USACE/Seattle released RFI for $1M Analytical and Data Validation Services for Environmental Sample Analysis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District opportunity

USACE/Hunstville released final RFP for Medical Facilities Support Services IIa (MFSS IIa)

Army/ACC released Industry Update for ACC APG Div A in support of CCDC C5ISR Opportunity

Army/ACC released final RFP for Consolidated Product-Line Management (CPM) Plus

Army/ACC issued direct 8(a) award for Military Personnel Office and Administrative Support Services

Army released RFI for USAMMDA Medical Product Management, Financial Management, and Acquisition Integrated Planning Tool

Army/ACC released sources sought for Education Practice Research Abstracts

Army/ACC issued $18M award for Fort Bragg Refuse and Recycle Services

Army/NGB issued sole source award to OBXTek for Technical Staff & Support Services

Army/ACC released RFI for NTV solicitation

Army/ACC issued dRFP for Synthetic Training Environment (STE) under Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX)

Army/USAMC released sources sought for Breast Implants, Tissue, and Adipose Processing System

Army released final RFQ for ACS Cross-Cultural Adaptation Technician

Army/ACC released final RFP for Futures and Concepts Center (FCC)

Army/ACC issued sources sought for Integration support for the XT901 engine on the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototype (FARA CP)

Army/NGB issued final RFP for Mountain and Lake Adventure Camp. 

Army/ACC released final RFP for 8(a) Litigation Support Services

Army/ACC released final RFP for Army Reprogramming Analysis Team - Program Office (ARAT-PO)

Army/ACC released final RFP for Geographic Information System (GIS) Support

USACE/Sacramento released pre-solicitation notice for Multiple Construction Projects

USACE/Europe released RFI for Fort Bliss, TX. Directorate of Public Works (DPW) GIS and IT Engineering Technical Services

USACE/Savannah issuedpre-solicitation notice for Hartwell Project Operations and Maintenance

USACE/Galveston issued final RFQ for $5M FY19 Texas City Placement Area Improvements


USN/NAVSUP released RFI for Cybersecurity Program Certification/Training for ISSM Advanced DCO proficiency IAW SECNAV-M 5239.2 Mandate

USN/NSWC issued final RFP for Engineering Support


USN/NAVAIR issued sole source contract for Aircraft Engine Component Improvement Program

USN/NSWC released sources sought for Lifecycle Manager (LCM) and In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) for US Navy diesel engine systems

USN/BMS issued sole source award for continued development and delivery of new reagents able to identify HLA alleles required for typing thousands of DoD volunteer marrow donors in NMRC's laboratory

USN/USMC issued pre-solicitation notice for CYBER SECURITY SUPPORT SERVICES

USN/NAVSEA issued final RFP for Patent Applications and Prior Art Searches. 

USN/USMC has decided to dissolve the SB set-aside & open CCTV and Duress Active Shooter Preventative Maintenance requirement up to unrestricted vendors

USN/NAVAIR released final RFP for electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) Electro-Optic Fourth Generation (EO4) Subsystem

USN/NAVSUP issued final RFP for UAV Landing Technology Development

USN/NAVSEA issued award for CASE Java Training

USN/ONR issued sole source bridge for Code 33 Engineering, Analytical, Technical, and Programmatic support services

USN/NAVSUP issued $80M award to Accenture for Clinical Healthcare Informatics Program Support (CHIPS)

USN released dPWS for NAVSUP Video and Collaboration Systems RMF Documentation and Testing under GSA IT 70 Schedule (RFQ1369549)

USN/ONR issued final RFQ for Waveform Characterization System

USN/USMC released pre-solicitation notice for Technicians for Logistic Fiscal Support

Veterans Affairs (VA)

VA/OSDBU issued final RFI for Tennessee Valley Hospital System CBOCs

VA/TAC released sources sought for VISN19 RTLS Asset Tracking Expansion

VA/TA released RFI for Security Architecture Support

VA/VAMC is looking to pay $1M+ for 4 Psychiatrist

Air Force (USAF)

USAF released final RFP for Combatant Commander Exercise Engagement and Training Transformation (CE2T2) under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1369618)

USAF/AFICA released final RFQ for Tactical Mobility Training

USAF/AFGSC issued sources sought for Kirtland Engineering Operations Services. Only OASIS SB Pool 1 holders need apply.

USAF/ACC issued sole-source bridge/extension for NIDS III IDIQ under FA460014D0001. This will increase the total contract value by $16M - from $41M to $58M.

USAF/AFMC released final RFP for Military Operations in Urban Training (MOUT) Structure

USAF/AFICA released final RFP to Prepare a Response Action Completion Report (RACR) and Conduct Well Decommissioning for Site Closeout at Goodfellow AFB, TX

USAF/AFMC released pre-solicitation notice for Engineering Services

Department of Commerce (DOC)

DOC/NOAA issued sole source contract to Florida International University for NHC Guard Services

DOC/OS issued sole source award for Credit and Debit Card Transaction Data

DOC/PTO released RFI for Comprehensive Fulltime Onsite Conference Services Management

DOC/NIST needs some superconducting sensors

DOC/NOAA issued sole source award for Seafood Credit Monitoring/Reporting Service

Transportation (DOT)

DOT/FAA released final RFP to support the FAA’s overall efforts to integrate UAS into the NAS.

DOT/FAA announced that the Integrated Service Center (ISC) contract award will be delayed

State Department (DOS)

DOS/FSI issued $7M award for FACT Role Player Services

DOS/INL issued sources sought for INL/Mexico ISR Support Services

DOS issued 11 awards for $6B Diplomatic Platform Support Services (DiPSS) IDIQ

Department of Interior (DOI)

DOI/BOR released sources sought for Laboratory Information Management (LIM) Software

DOI/NPS issued pre-solicitation notice for Socioeconomic Research and Analysis Services IDIQ

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA released final RFQ for Copy, Editing, and 508 Remediation Services BPA under GSA IT 70 Schedule (RFQ1369738)

Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE issued new amendment for Enterprise Resource Planning RFI

DOE/OIG issued sole source award to HP for 5 HP Z8 G4 Workstations that will be utilized by Cyber Investigations and Forensic Analysis (CIFA) for the seizing, acquisition and examination of digital evidence

DOE issued $250K award  to Sargent & Lundy LLC to establish continuation of critical specialized engineering advisory services

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA released sources sought for Assessment, Development and Maintenance of Performance measures and tracking system for Human Subjects research Reviews for Office of the Science Advisor

Health and Human Services (HHS) 

HHS/CDC issued final RFQ for $12M Health Communication Marketing Research Services Single-Award BPA under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1369901)

HHS/AHRQ issued $27M award to IMPAQ International for Healthcare Data Analytics and Statistical Products

HHS/CDC issued final RFQ for Oil and Gas Virtual Reality (VR) Training Prototype

HHS/CDC issued sole source contract modification to Deloitte to expand the software development life cycle process of the Vaccine Code Set Management Service (VCSM)

HHS/NIH released final RFP for Statistical and Admin support

HHS/CDC released final RFQ for Health Communication Specialist

HHS/NIH released RFI for NCI/OWPD Workforce Training and Facilitation Services

HHS/NIH released final RFP for Technical and Professional Services for the National Library of Medicine under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1370415)

HHS/NIH released final RFP for NIH Data Center Infrastructure Support Services

HHS/CDC issued sole source award for SME for Personal Protective Technology Conformity Assessment Program Development

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID/Washington released RFI for innovative commercial and private sector supply chain practices for design of the next generation of USAID's supply chain program

USAID/Lebanon released pre-solicitation notice for Architecture and Engineering Mission Support Program

USAID/Washington released RFI to help USAID identify African organizations and capacity related to integrated supply chain services

USAID/Liberia is looking for a Financial Management Specialist

USAID/Thailand released final RFQ for Health Project Appraisal Document - Project Design Lead Writer

USAID/Ethiopia released pre-solicitation notice for Organizational Development Services

Department of Justice (DOJ)

DOJ/BOP released pre-solicitation notice for Post Secondary Education - Accredited College Courses

DOJ issued award for Hoteling and Mobile Workforce Management Hardware and Software

DOJ/FBI released RFI for Form Blindness Study under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1370025)

DOJ/USMS released final RFP for National Physical Security Program Maintenance and Installation Services IDIQ

DOJ/BOP released final RFQ for Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Sex Offender Treatment Services in the Raleigh, North Carolina area

DOJ/BOP released dSOW for Technical Certificate Programs

Department of Treasury (TREAS)

TREAS/IRS issued final RFQ for Security Awareness Training SAAS

TREAS/IRS released RFI for Treasury-wide Data Governance and Analytics (DGA) Initiative

Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL/ETA issued sole source award for Operation of the St. Louis Job Corps Center

DOL/ODEP released final RFQ for ODEP Veterans RICE and AEON VOICE Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1370399)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA/FDA released dSOW for FDA Cloud Interconnect Services and Support

USDA/FPCBC issued sole source award for Food labeling training program conducted in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

USDA/FS issued final RFQ for Forest Health Analysis & Spatial Statistical Support

USDA/FS issued award for Wilderness Project - Enhanced Solitude Monitoring & Wilderness Character Monitoring

USDA/FNS released final RFQ for SNAP Employment and Assistance and Best Practices Project under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1369889) & released sources sought for Collection & Auditing of Data from SNAP Authorized Supportive Living Facilities

USDA/FNS released final RFQ for Study of Nutrition and Activity in Child Care Settings II under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1370322)

Education (ED)

ED released final RFQ for Federal Student Aid Outreach Videos under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1370058)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD issued sole-source award for Field Service Manager

HUD issued sole-source award to REO Asset Manager Services


LOC released final RFQ for IBM Spectrum Scale Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1369868)

EOP released final RFQ for USTDA Website Re-Design and Training under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1369859)

MCC released RFI for Cloud Governance Taxonomy and Findability

MCC released RFI for International Payment Services

CNCS issued final RFP for Support Services for Agency Branding

CFPB issued $768K sole-source award to Guidehouse for Mgmt and Operational Strategy Development

GAO released final RFQ for Integrated Workspace Management System under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1370302)

FCC released final RFP for RHC Business and Operations Assessment

LOC issued sole-source contact for Hiring Management System (HMS) Enhancements

MCC issued final RFQ for Tunisia Business Climate Project





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