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🏛️ Federal Government

FedGovs on Funding


NASA  Langley Research Center (LaRC) is currently undergoing a major initiative to transform how it will meet the Agency's evolving mission needs in the decades to come.
Source: FBO (free)

House Appropriations Package Now Includes Contractor Back Pay
Source: Nextgov (free)

House Panel Advances Bills to Protect Feds’ Insurance During Shutdowns
Source: Government Executive (free)

House Budget Chair Suspects White House Will Flirt with Shutdown
Source: Government Executive (free)

10 Government Legacy Systems Cost Taxpayers $337 Million Every Year
Source: Nextgov (free)

DOT/MARAD announced $292.73M in Port Infrastructure Development Grants
Source: DOT MARAD (free)

‘Space Force’ Shrinks in House Proposal
Source: Defense One (free)

FedGovs on the Move

USDA to relocate two divisions from D.C. to Kansas City, affecting more than 500 jobs
Source: WBJ (paid)

Homeland Security Watchdog Retires After Flap Over ‘Feel Good’ FEMA Reviews
Source: Government Executive (free)

Smithsonian board picks location for new headquarters
Source: WBJ (paid)

VA taps permanent Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care
Source: FedHealthIT (paid)

VA identifies new Chief Financial Officer for VBA
Source: FedHealthIT (paid)

Final Merit Board Nominee Promises to Protect Civil Service as Agency Looks to Regain Teeth
Source: Government Executive (free)

FedGovs on Legislation & Regulations

Congress Questions Leadership of VA Health Record Overhaul
Source: Nextgov (free)

DHS Cyber Incident Response Team Gets House Approval
Source: Nextgov (free)

Inspectors General Council to Track Watchdog Vacancies
Source: Government Executive (free)

CBO released a cost estimate for H.R. 1648, Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act of 2019
Source: CBO (free)

What is Fair Pay for Federal Employees?
Source: Government Executive (free)

IRS critical pay authority renewal clears hurdles in the House
Source: Federal News Network (free)

FedGovs in the Court Room

GAO Rejects Honeywell JV Protest Over Army Engine Deal
Source: Law 360 (free)

Union Organizers Score Another Win at USDA
Source: Government Executive (free)

More Guilty Pleas in Navy Department Liquor Bribery Case  
Source: Government Executive (free)

OIG & GAO Reports

GAO Restricted Reports: Land Ports of Entry: CBP Should Update Policies and Enhance Analysis of Inspections
Source: GAO (free)

GAO Restricted Reports: Information Technology: Agencies Need to Develop Modernization Plans for Critical Legacy Systems
Source: GAO (free)

Small Business Administration Contracting Programs: Additional Efforts Needed to Implement GAO Recommendations 
Source: GAO (free)

VA Health Care: Estimating Resources Needed to Provide Community Care
Source: GAO (free)

DOD Health Care: Improvements Needed for Tracking Coordination of Specialty Care Referrals for TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries
Source: GAO (free)

Federal Protection Service's Organizational Placement: Considerations for Transition to the DHS Management Directorate
Source: GAO (free)

Information Technology: Agencies Need to Develop Modernization Plans for Critical Legacy Systems
Source: GAO (free)

Nuclear Regulator Needs More Cyber Experts, Watchdog Says
Source: Law360 (paid)

Audit Raises Concerns for Pentagon’s Joint Regional Security Stacks
Source: Nextgov (free)

OIG: USPS Must Better Manage Its Cyber Funds
Source: Nextgov (free)



⏰ Contracts

General Services Administration (GSA)

GSA/FAS issued a refreshed solicitation for GSA MAS Schedule Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing Services (TAPS) 

GSA/FAS has released their refresh for MAS Schedule 738X Human Capital Management and Administrative Support Services 

GSA released final RFQ for Project Management Information System under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371995)

GSA/FAS - on behalf of USAF/LCMC - released dPWS for Rosetta Echo Advanced Payload (REAP) System Phase 2 

GSA released RFI for FAS Contact Centers Strategic Planning under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371268)

GSA posted RFI for MAS Program Re-Structuring Support under GSA Schedules (RFQ1370855)

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

DISA/DITCO released RFI for Joint Spectrum Center (JSC) - Mobile Service Provider (MSP) 

DISA announced sole source contract with Data Interfuse for Global Combat Support System-Joint (GCSS-J) Data Applications & Integration Analysis Support 

DISA/DITCO released final RFP for Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) 

Defense (General)

DMA released final RFQ for Desktop Editors 

DSCA released final RFP for Audiovisual Maintenance and Operations Support Services to DSCA-Marshall Center, Germany 

DSS released the final dRFP for Administrative Support Services 

WHS released final RFP for AM&E Security Cooperation 

WHS issued final RFP for Advanced Electronic Warfare Capabilities (AEWC) BAA 

WHS issued sole source award for Office Support 

WHS released sources sought for Publications Research & Writing Support Services

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

DHA released sources sought for Migration of the IHB Back-Office Business Management Platform (B-BMP) Business System 

DHA issued sole source contract award for Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) Assessment and EMRAM Usability Assessment


Army/NGB released dPWS for Operational Research & Strategic Analysis l

Army/ACC issued RFI for Solider Benefit Services (SBS) 

Army/ACC released final RFP for OpenStack Engineer Support 

Army/ACC released pre-solicitation notice for Area Support Group - Afghanistan Public Works contract 

Army released SOW for Assessment of Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Projects under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1371158)

Army/ACC announced a $13.5M ceiling increase for Special Operations Forces Requirements Analysis, Prototyping Training, , Operations and Rehearsal (SOF RAPTOR) III 

Army/ACC released RFP revision for Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment BAA 

Army released final RFQ for Training Logistical Support BPA 

Army/ACC issued pre-solicitation notice for 10-year Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) IDIQ 

Army released final RFP for Audit, Assessment, inspection, and Survey Support Application under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1370822)

USACE/Alaska released sources sought for Administrative and General Management Consulting Services, at Various Locations in Asia and Pacific-Rim 

USACE/Albuquerque released sources sought for ARCHITECT-ENGINEER VERTICAL DESIGN SERVICES 

USACE/Tulsa released final RFP for $65M IDC A-E Services for Horizontal Design Needs Primarily for Department of Homeland Security Nationwide 

USACE/Seattle released final RFP for Analytical and Data Validation Services for Environmental Sample Analysis 

USACE/Kansas City released final RFP for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) Training in St. Louis, MO 

Navy (USN)

USN/USMC released RIF for Program Manager Information Systems & Infrastructure Re-Compete 

USN/SSP issued sole source contract for TRIDENT II D5 Command-Wide Capability Sustainment, Improvement and Specialized Training Support

USN/NSWC issued $45M award to ArgenTech Solutions for OCONUS/CONUS FSR Support Services 

USN/NAVSUP released final RFP for RCPR Equipment Pillar Table of Allowance (TOA) management and analyst support services 

USN/NAWCAD is interested in receiving white papers for Research and Development Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of NAWCAD operations 

Veterans Affairs (VA)

VA/VBA released final RFP for Regulatory Drafting and Impact Analysis Consulting Services 

VA issued two awards for Automation Engineer Support Service contract 

VA issued sole source contract to Skillsoft Corporation in support of VA's Talent Management System 

VA/SAC issued award for Leadership Potential Assessment Tools

VA/TAC issued RFI for API Platform and Development 

VA/TAC issued RFI for Veterans Integrated Registries Platform (VIRP) Phase 2 Development

VA/VBA issued final RFP for Tradeshow Services

Air Force (USAF)

USAF released dPWS for PREA Audit Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1371455)

USAF/AFMC issued award for Mastering Complexity in Multi-Domain Command and Control (MC MDC2) 

USAF/AFIC released RFQ for Tactical Mobility Training 

USAF/AFSC plans to issue sole source contract to ManTech for SMC/LE Systems Engineering & Integration Services 

USAF/AFSC released dRFP for Wing Information & Communications Support (WICS-II) 

USAF/AFICA released final RFP for ISS IT Training 

USAF/ACC issued sole source for TMT Sustainment 

USAF/AFSC released RFI for Defensive Cyber Operations for Space (DCO-S) 

USAF/AMIC DET 2 released final RFP for Information Security Support Services (IS3)

Department of Commerce (DOC)

DOC/NOAA released final RFP for Telephone Hotline Answering Services 

DOC/NIST released sources sought for Engineering Services to Evaluate Building Performance in Puerto Rico 

DOC/NOAA released pre-solicitation for $150M Enterprise Services - Acquisition (ES-A) Staff Support Services 2 (SS2) Re-Compete. This will be a Multiple Award, SDVOSB or HUBZone Set Aside. 

DOC/NOAA released final RFQ for Executive Research and Recruitment Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1371976)

DOC/NIST issued $6M award for support of current and new security infrastructures at NIST Campuses 

Department of Transportation (DOT)


DOT/FAA issued single source award to Leidos for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Traffic Management Coordinator Training 

DOT/FHWA released final RFP for Non Traditional Methods to Obtain Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) Evaluations and Analysis 

DOT/FAA issued sole source award for Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) Tool with Data Analytics 

NTSB issued $65K award for Text & Data Mining Software (COTS) 

Department of State (DOS)

DOS/INL released sources sought for INL Monitoring and Evaluation Services 

DOS released dSOW for Budget Formulation Execution Manager (BFEM) On-Site System Support Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371232)

DOS released RFI for 2019 Design-Bid-Build for National Foreign Affairs Training Center  

DOS issued $100M award to MEC Energy Services for Professional Staffing Services contract 

Department of Interior (DOI)

DOI/IBC released final RFP for Third Party Fact Finding Investigative Services 

DOI/BLM released final RFQ for Title Resolution Meeting Facilitation and Strategic Planning BPA under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1371342)

DOI/IBC released sources sought for National Fire Plan Operation and Reporting System (NFPORS) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371531)

DOI/USGS released RFI for Portfolio/Project Management Software 

DOI/BLM issued final RFP for Facilitator Services for AFS Strategic Review 

DOI/OSMRE issued pre-solicitation notice for Accounting Services Contract 

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA released final RFP for Customer Experience Improvement 

SBA cancels active RFP for ER/LR Tracker 

Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE/IA issued sole source award for Policy Recommendations on Prioritization of Energy Infrastructure

DOE issued $720K award for Business and Administrative Services in support of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management

DOE released final RFP for RL Workers' Compensation Third Party Administrator 

Health and Human Services (HHS) 

HHS/CMS released RFI for Quality Management and Review System under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1370240)

HHS/NIH released final RFQ for NIA Potential Applicant Analysis and Outreach Support Services Contract under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371843)

HHS/IHS released final RFP for Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Software QA and Product Support Services

HHS/FDA released RFI for Source Selection Tool under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371945)

HHS/NIH released RFI for Participant Recruitment Support Services for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program

HHS/AHRQ released dSOW for Planning, Evaluation, and Analysis Task Order Contract (PEATOC IDIQ)

HHS/NIH released pre-solicitation notice for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program

HHS/NIH released RFI for Software, Database Administration and Support Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371264)

HHS/NIH released dSOO for Software Asset Management Support 

HHS/NIH issued sole source award for Data Sharing - Supervised Practice Driving Data 

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

HHS/PSC released RFI for Establishment of an International Central Disbursement Unit (ICDU) for International Child Support Payments for ACF-OCSE 

HHS/NIH released final RFQ for The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center Support Activities under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1365328)

HHS/CMS released final RFQ for Consolidated Support Services for the Medicare Plan Payment Group (MPPG) under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1371615)

HHS/NIH issued sole source awards for NIH Commercialization Assistance Program (NIH-CAP) For NIH SBIR and STTR Phase II Awardees 

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID/Nigeria issued $5.6M award for Partner Liaison Security Operations (PLSO) Project 

USAID/Ethiopia is looking for a Design Consultants for Food for Peace (FFP), Productivity Safety Net Program (PSNP V) & Development Food Security Activity II (DFSAII) 

USAID/Egypt released RFI for Women Empowerment 

USAID/Egypt issued a pre-solicitation notice for $45M Trade Sector Support Services opportunity 

USAID/Mozambique released final RFP for Speech Writing Services 

Department of Justice (DOJ)

DOJ/FBI released RFI for Form Blindness Study under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1371297)

DOJ/OJP released final RFQ for Response Center and Library Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1370954)

DOJ/FBI issued sole-source award for Digital Forensics Training 

DOJ/FBI issued $6M contract increase & 6-month extension to Leidos to extend the 62 FTEs which support Adjudication Analyst Consultant/Investigation Analyst Consultant Services & assists the FBI Personnel Security Program 

DOJ/USAO released final RFQ for Document Automation Developer (Hotdocs) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371732)

AOUSA released final RFQ for HR Services 

Department of Treasury (TREAS)

TREAS/IRS released dRFP for IRS Electronic Payment Services 

TREAS/BFS released final RFQ for OpenIAM Identity/Access Management

TREAS/IRS released final RFQ for Enterprise System Testing (EST) Support Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371952)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Telaforce Wins $153M in DOL Contracts for Employment Data Collection Support

DOL/OASAM released RFI for Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) Database Services

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA/FS released final RFP for GAMA Field Data Collection 

USDA/FPCBC released final RFQ for Wine Promotion and Marketing Cochran Fellowship Program for Serbia

USDA/WDS released final RFP for Office of Communications (OC) Marketing and Communication Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1371665)

USDA/FS released final RFQ for Wildland Fire Incident Security Services- Rocky Mountain Region (R2) 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

DHS/USCG released source sought for Technical, Administrative, and Medical Review and Recommendation Support Services

DHS S&T announced 8 finalists from the Opioid Detection Challenge

Education (ED)

ED released new dRFP for Regional Educational Laboratories Evaluation 

ED released pre-solicitation notice for Carl D Perkins CTE Evaluation Support Services 

ED released final RFP for Minority Serving Institution - Title IV Leadership Training under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1371214)

ED/OCIO released final RFQ for Six Holistic  Executive Coaching Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1370816)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD/OCPO released final RFP for Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity (ODEEO) 

HUD/OCPO released final RFP for Loan Underwriting Services

HUD/OCPO released final RFP for Single Family Claims Processing Services 

HUD released final RFP for Student Housing Competition 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA/SSC released final RFP for Legal Document Management and Case Management/Docketing System 

NASA/MSFC released solicitation details for Strategic Research and Analysis, Communications, and Exhibits Services (SRACES) 

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

NGA released sources sought for NGA Acquisition/Contract Specialist Support 

NGA released RFI for Contract Writing System 

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

MCC issued final RFP for Independent Evaluation of the Kosovo Reliable Energy Landscape Project (RELP) 

MCC released final RFP for MBO Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) Support 

Library of Congress (LOC)

LOC released final RFQ for BIBFRAME Interface Analysis 

LOC issued final RFP for LBFMS Hosting and Support Services 

LOC issued sole source contract for OCIO Service Desk Support 

United States Special Operations Command

USSOCOM announced that the dRFP for MEUAS IV will be released Mid-July 2019

USSOCOM posted an update to the procurement schedule for WCGS Services 

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

DIA is seeking qualified HUBZone's for Support Services 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

FDIC released pre-solicitation announcement for $487.5M Single-Award Infrastructure Support Services contract 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

FTC released final RFQ for Tobacco Research Data 

Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

MDA released final RFP for Visual Information Production Center (VIPC) 

United States International Trade Commission

USITC issued sole source contract for Riverbed Certified WAN Acceleration and Caching Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1370761)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC released final RFQ for FOIA System Software-As-A-Service under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1370996)

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

OPIC is looking for a Senior Project Manager for DFC HR Transition





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