FriYAY Quick Hits

🏛️ Federal Government

FedGovs on Funding

Mnuchin says deal reached on overall spending levels
Source: Politico (free)

The FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act: What Government Contractors Should Watch For
Source: JDSupra (free)

House Passes Defense Policy Bill with Provision to Block OPM-GSA Merger
Source: Government Executive (free)

FedGovs on the Move

Trump to Tap Scalia for Labor Secretary Post, Following Acosta Exit
Source: Bloomberg (free)

SASC approves Mark Esper for Defense Secretary and Gen. Mark Milley as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. (Plus 1,230 other military promotions.)
Source: Inside Defense (free)

LaFondra Lynch Named GSA Deputy Chief of Staff
Source: ExecutiveGov (free)

Trump Nominates Acting CMO To Be Third In Line at Pentagon
Source: Nextgov (free)

USDA relocation could cut existing ERS, NIFA workforces in half
Source: Federal News Network (free)

Interior official discloses rationale behind BLM headquarters move
Source: WBJ (paid)

HHS Indian Health Service Recruits longtime FDA IT leader
Source: FedHealthIT (free)

Mr. FedRAMP is Leaving Government
Source: Nextgov (free)

Inside the Pentagon’s Game of Musical Chairs
Source: Defense One (free)

DOJ Eyes Fraud Section Acting Chief For Permanent Gig
Source: Law360 (paid)

Trump to Nominate Vice Adm. Michael Gilday as Chief of Naval Operations
Source: ExecutiveGov (free)

Admiral set to become top Navy officer retiring after judgment questioned
Source: The Hill (free)

VA Appoints First-Ever Artificial Intelligence Director
Source: Nextgov (free)

FedGovs on Legislation & Regulations

Trump Administration Calls for Fewer Performance Awards, Stricter Rating System for Feds
Source: Government Executive (free)

Trump Keeps Up "Buy American" Efforts with New Rules
Source: Law360 (paid)

SBA issues interim final rule increasing revenue-based size standards for inflation effective August 17, 2019.
Source: Federal Register (free)

Contractors face big changes from DOD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model
Source: Washington Technology (free)

New Guidance Helps Agencies Assess the Value of Work-Life Balance Programs
Source: OMB (free)

The Pentagon Releases Its 5-Year Digital Modernization Strategy
Source: Nextgov (free)

DOL proposed changes to H-2A Agricultural Visa Program
Source: Law360 (paid)

Draft House Bill Would Keep Big Tech Out of Cryptocurrency
Source: Law360 (paid)

FedGovs in the Court Room

Ex-State Dept. Official Gets 40 Months in Prison for Spying
Source: Government Executive (free)

Ex-Navy Official Sentenced to 70 Mos. for Kickback Plot
Source: Law360 (paid)

Investigations Into Mistreatment of State Department Workforce are in ‘Final Stages,’ IG Says
Source: Government Executive (free)

FTC approves $7B settlement with Facebook
Source: NZ Herald (paid)

Congressional Reports

GAO: Army Futures Command should step up small business engagement
Source: GAO (free)

Report Shows Wide Variation in Financial Management Across Defense Agencies
Source: Truth in Accounting (free)

Report to Congress on FY2018 Activities Defense Contract Audit Agency
Source: DCAA (free)

EPA Advisory Committees: Improvements Needed for the Member Appointment Process
Source: GAO (free)

Data Act: Customer Agencies' Experiences Working with Shared Service Providers for Data Submissions
Source: GAO (free)



⏰ Contracts


Army released sources sought for Industrial Base Studies under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1378435)

Army/ACC issued sources sought for Instrumentable - Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Program Analyst

Army/ACC issued sources sought for Program Protection Plan Support

Army/ACC issued sources sought for Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Army/ACC released dPWS for Personnel Recovery Services

Army/ACC released RFI for Governance/Counter-Governance Seminar Support Services

Army/NGB released final RFP for Culminating Training Event (CTE) and Task Proficiency Evaluation (TPE) Services


CPSC issued final RFQ for Public Relations and Marketing Campaign Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1379080)


CSOSA issued final RFQ for Specialized Training Service in support of CSOSA Office of Human Resources


DHA issued $18M sole source contract modification to Deloitte for Business Operations and Program Management Support Services

DHA issued $3.5M sole source contract modification to TIAS for Staff Services Program Support

DHA issued RFI for Knowledge Management Electronic Services for Prenatal and New Parents (KMPNP)


DHS/OCPO issued RFI for Information Assurance Compliance System

DHS/OCPO issued sole source contract extension for Ofice of University Programs Data Stewardship and Governance Study

DHS/USCIS issued final RFP for Technical Advisory Group


DIA released final RFP for DIA/TLA Technology Transfer Analysis and Assessment


DLA Issued $2M award for Joint Lessons Learned Knowledge Mgmt Support


DOC/NOAA cancels IT Professional Services RFQ

DOC/NOAA released sources sought for Administrative, Clerical, and Program Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1377218)


DoDEA released final RFP for SPS-PD2 Functional Support


DOI/BIA issued final RFQ for Media Monitoring Service under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1377330)

DOI/BIA released final RFQ for Indian Country Recidivism Reduction Initiative


DOJ/FBI released final RFQ for Staff Support - Senior Consultant and Project Manager under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1378674)


DOL/MSHA issued sources sought for Move Management

DOL/OSHA released final RFP for Salt Lake Technical Center-Part-time lab tech and Project Manager under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1377274)


DOS/FSI issued contract award for "Personal Cybersecurity" Presentations for Security Overseas Seminar

DOS/OA issued RFI for ECA Media Communication Requirement


DOT/FAA released RFI for Performance Data, Analysis, and Reporting System (PDARS) Support

DOT/FHWA issued final RFP for Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1377222)

DOT/OST issued dRFP for Administrative and Program Management Support


DTRA issued new award for DTRA BAA New Initiatives for Nuclear Detection Technologies


FMC issued final RFQ for FMC-Lease, Change, and Construction Management Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1377085)


GSA/FAS issued final RFP for Comprehensive Operations Management, Procurement, and Administrative Support Services (COMPASS)


HHS/CDC handed down sole source contract for professional services to develop survey questions based results and recommendation

HHS/CDC issued sole source contract award for Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism

HHS/CDC released final RFQ for Global Health Program Implementation Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1378314)

HHS/CMS issued final RFQ for Data Governance/Management COTS Software Pilot Support Services

HHS/HRSA released final RFP for Project Management Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1379302)

HHS/IHS issued final RFP for Evaluation Services IDIQ

HHS/NIH issued final RFQ for NHLBI Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Services

HHS/NIH issued final RFQ for NIMHD U.S. Burden of Health Disparities by Race/Ethnicity, Sex, Socioeconomic Status, Age and Location

HHS/NIH issued final RFQ for Project co-director and Scientific Editor

HHS/NIH issued sole source contract award for Sensing: Mapping gene expression networks that distinguish opioid use disorder from chronic pain

HHS/NIH released final RFP for NIH Software Asset Management Services

HHS/PSC issued final RFQ for Enhanced Targeted Messages


HUD released final RFQ for Shifting Utility Cost Burden Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1377097)

HUD released final RFQ for Standards Development Support under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1378643)


NASA/HQ released pre-solicitation notice for NASA INNOVATIVE ADVANCED CONCEPTS (NIAC) PHASE I

NASA/JSC issued RFI for Facilities Contract Organizational Conflict of Interest


OSD issued final RFP for Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES) Support Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1377331)

OSD issued final RFP for Research Support Services for Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1379004)


SBA issued final RFQ for Employee Relations and Labor Relations Tracking System under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1377240)


TREAS/IRS issued final RFQ for The Role of Financial Literacy in Tax Compliance under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1378525)

TREAS/IRS released final RFQ for Application of Agent Based Modeling Support Services under GSA 00CORP Schedule (RFQ1378420)

TREAS/OIG released final RFQ for CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PROGRAM (COOP) under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1378467)


USAF issued final RFQ for Patient Appointment/Administrative Support Clerk Service

USAF issued RFI for AMC/A2 Staff Assistance Visit Request Support Services under GSA IT-70 Schedule (RFQ1377923)

USAF/ACC issued $10.3M sole-source bridge award for CENTCOM Counter Threat Finance contract

USAF/AMC issued source sought Community Risk Assessment Avon Park for Avon Park


USAID/Kosovo released RFI for New Rule of Law Activity in Kosovo

USAID/Vietnam issued final RFQ for Local Coordinator for Joint Government of Vietnam (GVN) - USAID Disability Project Development


USN/NAVAIR issued sources sought for RCM Support

USN/NAVOCEANO issued $70K award for Logistics Support Services

USN/NAVSEA issued sole source award for Seaport Program and Application Support

USN/ONR issued RFI for Health Clinic Services


VA/OISC issued RFI for Requirements Quality Review & Management

VA/SAC issued $6M award for White House VA Hotline Call Center Staffing Support

VA/VBA issued RFI for Records Research Center Support Services


WHS issued sources sought for Support to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Infrastructure





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