FriYAY Quick Hits
For the first time ever - two women (Kay Granger + Nita Lowey) will lead the spending panel on the House Appropriations Committee. With Granger going to the top, it opens up the Defense panel, which is widely considered the best subcommittee spot. (Intel provided by Sarah Ferris, Politico)
This is not good. Congress's special committee to fix the broken budget process....has broken.
Check out this DAU Contracting Subway Map to get an idea of how many steps a contracting office professional must take before "getting on the subway"
GSA updates Discovery Tool with additional filters, contract comparison view, and more.
GAO on federal CIOs: "CIOs and former agency IT executives believed it was necessary for a CIO to stay in office for 3-5 years to be effective and 5-7 years to fully implement major change initiatives." Median tenure since 2012: 20 months.
SEC releases final RFP for ONE IT On-Ramp.
HHS has announced the winners of a new challenge to develop software for identifying and reporting safety and usability issues in EHRs in a way that doesn’t disrupt clinical workflow.
Microsoft Selling 100,000 HoloLens to U.S Army for $479M.
USAID released Sources Sought request for Data Center Migration Services.
VA released final RFP for Cloud-Based Signature Informed Consent for Clinical Treatments and Procedures Enterprise Solutions.
DIA released amendment for their Machine-Assisted Analytic Rapid-Repository Systems (MARS) BAA.
AFWERX released RFI for Emerging Technologies.
DISA released their final RFP for Mobility Enterprise Services - Classified (MES-C).
December 6, 2018. NASA Aeronautics Electrified Aircraft Propulsion Industry Day.
December 6, 2018. DEF Washington DC Drink & Think.
December 7, 2018. US Army Invitation to Collaboration Day.
December 11, 2018. Growth Drivers in the Government Contracting Marketplace.
December 12, 2018. GSA Federal Marketplace Industry Day.
December 12, 2018. Computational Diversity for Cyber Security Industry Day.
December 14, 2018. Panacea Proposers Day.
Summer 2019. Sea Dragon 2025.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) unveils new priorities for the FY20NDAA and gears up for the next budget fight.
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