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🏛️ Federal Government

FedGovs on Funding


We are officially on appropriations watch.💰 The House passed $982.8B appropriations package (H.R. 2740) yesterday which contained four-bills: DOL ($13.3B), HHS ($99.4B), ED ($75.9B), DOD ($690.2B), DOS ($56.4B), and DOE ($46.4B). A division-by-division summary is availablehere. Amendment to each division of the bill is availablehere. 💰 - - FYSA the House is still holding hearings and the Senate hasn't even begun mark-ups. Tick, tock, tick, tock...
Source: House Appropriations (free), CBO (free)

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)

Administration floats one-year stopgap spending measure to keep agencies funded at fiscal 2019 levels.
Source: Government Executive (free)

The $20 billion health record modernization efforts at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are going to be joined a little more closely under an amendment to the NDAA.
Source: FCW (free)

Contractor Back Pay Bill Advances, Administration Seeks Dismissal of Shutdown Compensation Lawsuit and More
Source: Government Executive (free)

Trump Administration Backs Off Plan to Close Forest Service Job Corps Centers
Source: Government Executive (free)

FedGovs on the Move

Army record hints to what Esper will bring to Top DoD Role
Source: Law360 (paid)

Top DoD Official Shank Resigns; SCO Moving To DARPA --> Selva concerned moving SCO into DARPA could crimp ideas, capabilities delivered to COCOMs
Source: Breaking Defense (free), Inside Defense (paid)

Longtime CMS CMMI Medical Officer moves to OPM
Source: FedHealthIT

Deputy Solicitor General Calls It Quits After 30-Year Run
Source: Government Executive (free)

Senate Panel Advances Merit Board, FEMA Administrator Nominees
Source: Government Executive (free)

US Army Medical Research and Development Command taps new Acting Civilian Deputy, Principal Assistant for Research & Technology
Source: FedHealthIT

Air Force secretary’s space adviser Stopher to step down
Source: Space News (free)

VA recruits former DHA/MHS leader as new Deputy Director supporting Rural Health office
Source: FedHealthIT

The NIH had to move hundreds of workers from this Rockville building. Here's why.
Source: WBJ (paid)

SEC to keep headquarters near Union Station, for now
Source: WBJ (paid)

FedGovs on Legislation & Regulations

State Department establishing new IT governance body
Source: FedScoop (free)

OPM Leader Threatens Furloughs, RIFs if Congress Doesn’t Approve GSA Merger
Source: Government Executive (free)

Elizabeth Warren Urges Pentagon To Provide Stricter Oversight Of Federal Contracting
Source: Government Executive (free)

DOD Offical Says Cyber is An Allowable Contractor Cost
Source: Law360 (free)

Government Seeks Input on Reboot of Nation's Strategic Computing Objectives
Source: Nextgov (free)

NRC Completes Power Reactor Cyber Security Program Assessment
Source: JDSupra (free)

OPM Proposes Legislation to Clarify Probationary Periods, Expand Hiring Eligibility
Source: Government Executive (free)

Trump Orders Agencies to Slash Federal Advisory Panels
Source: Government Executive (free)

DISA reduces DITCO contracting fee
Source: DISA (free)

Senate committee lifts resistance to GSA real estate prospectuses
Source: WBJ (paid)

FedGovs in the Court Room

Appeals Court: ICE Did Not Have to Bargain Over Pay Changes
Source: Government Executive (free)

FTC Settles Lax Data Security Charges with Software Seller
Source: The National Law Review (free)

Army, United Tech Unit Face $31M Cleanup Tab For Calif. Site
Source: Law360 (paid)

Drug Enforcement Administration Executive Cited for Nepotism
Source: Government Executive (free)

Official Reports

Introducing a Guide to the Paperwork Reduction Act
Source: Digital Gov

NASA Managers and Contractors Significantly Lowballed Space Mission Costs, Watchdog Found
Source: Government Executive (free)

Summer Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency and Agency Priorities (read this with a lot of skepticism)
Source: (free)

FedRAMP Marketplace Guidance Released
Source: FedRAMP (free)

Energy Dept. Mismanaged $1.2B IT Contract, Watchdog Says
Source: Law360 (paid)

Watchdog says Lax Oversight on F-35 Parts Cost DOD $300M
Source: Law360 (paid)

Data Protection: Federal Agencies Need to Strengthen Online Identity Verification Processes
Source: GAO (free)

Federal Retirement: OPM Actions Needed to Improve Application Processing Times
Source: GAO (free)

At yesterday's GSA #OpenInnovation Summit, the White House announced a new report on Challenge Gov & Citizen Science Gov activity.
Source: White House (free)

NASA Human Space Exploration: Persistent Delays and Cost Growth Reinforce Concerns over Management of Programs
Source: GAO (free)

Veterans Health Administration: Regional Networks Need Improved Oversight and Clearly Defined Roles and Responsibilities
Source: GAO (free)



⏰ Contracts


Alion Gets $75M Task Order to Develop On-the-Move Satcom Tech for Army

Army released dPWS for Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Maritime Advisor under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1373079)

Vricon to Develop Army Simulation Terrain Database Under Potential $95M OTA

CACI Gets $880M Army IT, Engineering Support Task Order

Army/USACE released RFI for $50M IGI&S Multiple-Award BPA under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1373211)

Army/ACC released dRFP for U.S. Army Multi-Domain User Sensor Architecture (MDUSA)

Army/ACC released RFI for USACE Effectiveness in Delivering Civil Works Program

Army/ACC released final RFP for Security+ Training

Army/ACC released sources sought for Information Technology Knowledge Management Support Services

Army/ACC released dPWS for Army Brand Tracking

Army/ACC released RFI for Forward Area Air Defense (FAAD) Command and Control (C2) Follow-On

Army released final RFQ for Congressional Action Reporting Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372532)

Army released new sources sought for Army Food Management Information System (AFMIS) Post Production Software Support (PPSS) Services

Army/ACC released sources sought for US Army Central (USARCENT) Training Support Service (TSS)

Army/ACC released sources sought for TRADOC Financial Management Data Analytics

Commerce (DOC)

DOC released final RFP for EDA Business Process Review under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1373050)

DOC/OIG released final RFQ for Special Advisors and Subject Matter Experts under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1373178)

DOC/Census released dRFP for USA Trade Online Web Application under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1373066)

DOC/NIST released final RFP for Testing, Adjusting & Balancing Confinement Building Normal Ventilation System

DOC/NOAA issued sole source award for Administrative, Technical, and Non-Scientific Support Services

Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS/CMS issued sole source award for Implementation of a Patient Activation Measure (PAM) For CMMI Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

HHS/NIH released final RFQ for CSD Corporate Recruitment Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372951)

HHS/CDC issued sole source award for Amerispeak non-cloud-based data software and survey services

HHS/CDC issued a sole source for Preventing Fentanyl Exposures in WV Hospitals and Clinics

HHS/CMS released sources sought for Plan Program Integrity Medicare Drug Integrity Contractor

HHS/CDC released final RFQ for NCIRD Data Science Support Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1372632)

HHS/NIH released final RFQ for conference logistical support for an upcoming Alzheimer's Biomarkers Consortium-Down Syndrome workshop under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372444)

HHS/NIH issued sole source award for Creation, Maintenance, and Distribution of the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)

HHS/NIH released final RFP for OER Software Design and Development

HHS/HRSA issued sole source bridge contract for Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Technical Assistance for Direct Services Awardees

HHS/NIH released sources sought for Support for Biomedical, Public Health and Clinical Information Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372280)

HHS/NIH released final RFQ for A Gerocentric Approach to Heart Failure Workshop under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372292)

HHS/FDA released sources sought for Pharmacovigilance / Empirica Support Services for FDA under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1371935)

Veterans Affairs (VA)

VA/TAC announced that they plan to release the Digital Services MA IDIQ contract towards the end of FY19

VA/OISC issued $2M award for Health Informatics (IHI) Professional and Technical Services

VA released RFI for VSMS Maintenance and Support under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1373171)

VA released sources sought for Center for Veterans Enterprise Call Center under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372862) &under FBO

VA/TAC issued sole source modification for Crisis Information Management Software as a Service (SaaS) Solution

VA/TAC released RFI for Management Consulting Services and Healthcare Revenue Workflow Management and Business Information Technology Tools

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

DHA released their Contract Forecast for the rest of 2019 - right before Q4!

General Services Administration (GSA)

GSA released RFI for CoE Acquisitions

GSA released RFI for WPAFB Reliability and Maintainability Information System (REMIS) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1372587)

GSA - on behalf of HUD - released RFI for HUD NSPIRE (real estate inspection standards development) under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372691)

GSA released final RFP for CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation (COMET) BPA under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1372482)

GSA - on behalf of HHS - released sources sought for HHS Mission Support Services for the ORR and OTIP Market Research under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372216)

Navy (USN)

Navy released final RFQ for Information Support and Program Administration under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372287)

USN/NCIS released RFP for Amazon Web Services

USN/ONR issued sole source award for Engineering Services

USN/NAVOCEANO released final RFP for Logistics Support Services

USN/USMC released dPWS for USMC Professional Support Services For The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Futures Division (MCWL/FD) (aka EBOSS II)

USN/NAVWAR issued pre-solicitation notice for Automated Digital Network Systems (ADNS) Engineering Support

USN/NAVSUP released final RFP for Training Administrative Support Services aboard Naval Station Newport, RI

USN/NAVAIR issued $38M award for Systems Sustainment Engineering

USN/NAVOCEANO released final RFP for Logistic Support Services

USN/NAVSUP issued pre-solicitation notice for Executive Senior Program Consultant for OPNAV N80

Air Force (USAF)

Leidos Awarded $50M U.S. Air Force's Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI)

USAF/AFMC released final RFP for Engineering Services - Technical Data Package Modernization

USAf/AFMC issued two awards for Space Electronic Technology (SET) Advance Memory for Space Applications - BAE for $22M & Honeywell for $24M

USAF/AFSC released sources sought for Applied Cyber Operations Training (ACOT) II

USAF/AFICA released RFI for Architect-Engineer Services for Air Force Construction Program

USAF/ACC released RFI for National Guard Bureau Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance

USAF/AFMC issued $75M award to EMC Corporation for Instrumentation Configuration, Management, Support and Development (ICMSD) II for Instrumentation Loading, Integration, Analysis and Decommutation (ILIAD) IDIQ

USAF issued sole source award for Air Force Financial Readiness

USAF/AFMC released sources sought for Business Improvement Services

USAF/AFMC released sources sought for Neutral Broker Pilot Program

USAF/AFMC issued sole source contract award for Technical and Analysis Services BOA

USAF released sources sought for JIRA Core Web-Based Application and Services Demonstration under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1372277)

USAF/AFICA released pre-solicitation notice for Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory (AFDTL) Support Services

Transportation (DOT)

DOT/FHWA announced that they will release Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) under GSA IT-70 Schedule

DOT/OST released pre-solicitation notice for Administrative and Program Management Support

DOT/FAA issued award for Acquisition Training Services

DOT/FAA released RFI for Legal Support Services

DOT/FAA released a new SOO & RFI request for Civil Aviation Registry Electronic Services (CARES) Modernization Effort

DOT/FHWA released sources sought for Infrastructure Research Engineering Services and Data Management

Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

USSOCOM released RFI for Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Support

USSOCOM released sole source award for TRX II ISR Support

USSOCOM released final RFP for SOF Core Support (SWMS B & C - - maybe A Re-Compete)

Homeland Security (DHS)

DHS issued sole-source $5M bridge award Code Maintenance

DHS/OCPO released RFI for Robotic Communications Technologies. Note: Responses to this RFI may be used to develop an invitation list for a Demonstration and Evaluation Exercise in Arizona to be held August 5-10, 2019.

DHS/OCPO released RFI for Robotic Communications Technologies

DHS/OCPO released RFI for Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) - Mission Systems Lifecycle Support (MSLS)

Justice (DOJ)

DOJ released sources sought for Cybersecurity Management and Services

DOJ/BOP released RFI for Special Education Instructor

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

DOJ issued sources sought for Infrastructure Engineering, Technical Support and Expansion Services

State (DOS)

DOS/INL issued $1M award for Forensic Financial/Accounting Investigative Training and Assistance

DOS/INL is looking for a Foreign Assistance IT Project Manager

DOS/DS released RFI for Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of the Chief Technology Officer (DS/EX/CTO) Cloud App Environment Support Services

Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID/Kenya issued sole source extension for the Somalia Program Support Services Activity (SPSS) activity with International Business and Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI)

USAID/Indonesia released sources sought for USAID/Indonesia New Environment Activity

USAID/Mozambique issued $210M contract award for Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes (ECHO)

USAID/Kenya issued sole source award for Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM)

Interior (DOI)

DOI/IBC released sources sought for Org Program Delivery, Business Processes and Program Mgt Support

DOI/BIA issued award for Clery Act Compliance Audit

Energy (DOE)

DOE issued award for Administrative and Office Management Support Services for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility Replacement Project

DOE issued $770K award for Engineering Subject Matter Expert Technical Support Services for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility Replacement Project

DOE issued $3M contract award for Technical Labor Support Services under the USDOE/NNSA TEPS BPA No. DE-NA0003139

Agriculture (USDA)

USDA/APHIS released final RFP for ISO Auditing Services

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA released pre-solicitation notice for Technology Transfer Support

Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)

USCYBERCOM released RFI for Financial Management System

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB)

FRTIB released RFI for Participant Address Locator and Verification Search Services

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

MCC released final RFQ for Tunisia Regulatory Reform and Trade Facilitation

MCC issued final RFQ for Office of Strategic Partnerships Consultancy

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA/SSC released final RFP for the Development of a Model for CFM Risk Reduction for the human landing system

NASA Awards $1.8B Contract to Peraton for Near-Earth Mission Services - aka NASA SENSE

NASA/HQ issued sole-source modification to increase ASTS's IDIQ for SPECTRUM Services raining the potential contract value from $40M to $52M.

U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM)

USAGM released final RFQ for Russian Translators

USAGM released final RFQ for Information Security Risk Management and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1372436)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

DIA released a new BAA call under its current NeedipeDIA BAA

Education (ED)

ED released RFI for Payment Integrity Monitoring Application (PIMA) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1372801)

Defense Security Service (DSS)

DSS issued sole source award for Institutional Accreditation of Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)

Labor (DOL)

DOL released final RFQ for OJC Academic Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372397)

Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)

RRB released final RFP for Paperless Processing Solution and Implementation under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1372664)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

CFPB released final RFQ for Money As You Grow (MAYG) Measurement Strategy under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1372458)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD released final RFP for TRACS Operations & Maintenance Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1372373)

HUD released sources sought for PHA Support

HUD released final RFP for Asset Manager

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA/OCFO released final RFP for CDC Risk Based Review and Risk Oversight Support Services for the Office of Capital Access/Office of Credit Risk Management 

Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

MDA issued $256M award to DTechLogic for Advanced Research Center (ARC) Support Services

Interior (DOI)

DOI/IBC issued sole source award for Human Resource Functional Performance Review Consulting Service

National Security Agency (NSA)

NSA released IDEAS 2.0 - Challenge RFP: FPGA Synthesis Flow Integrity RFI Amendment 1 released on the ARC

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

PBGC released final RFP for Procurement and Business Support Services for the PBGC Procurement Department





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