FriYAY Quick Hits
As of May 31, 2018, FEMA and USACE obligated about $4.5B for various disaster relief contracts. GAO found shortcomings in FEMA's reporting methodology &acq. methods by using outdated strategies, unclear guidance.
IDEA Act heads to POTUS desk. Once signed, FedGov agencies will have 180 days to meet CX standards for new websites, apps and digital services and one year to update what they have out there now. Expect a flurry of market research requests soon!
Looks like DIU has some serious competition on the east coast DoD innovation scene - the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC). HDIAC is one of three DoD centers responsible for acquiring, analyzing and disseminating relevant scientific and technical information in support of DoD and USG R&D activities.
FITARA grades came in for FedGov agencies this week. In all, 11 agencies earned a B. up from three in May, and 7 earned a C — which is down from 12 six months ago. The Small Business Administration made the biggest improvement going from a D-plus to a B-plus over the last grading period.
GAO released a new report: Agencies Need Better Information on the Use of Noncompetitive and Bridge Contracts
VA released RFI for VA Centralized Adjudication & Background Investigation System (VA-CABS)
NGA released a new Sources Sought for National Geospatial-Intelligence College (NGC) Analytic Modernization Program (AMOD)
NASA released a Pre-Solicitation notice for Human Landing System - Studies, Risk Reduction, Development and Demonstration
DHS released a list of In-Process Department-wide Contract Vehicles they plan to award in the upcoming fiscal years
DOJ released their FY19 Opportunity Forecast with a lot of opportunities (and Departments - ahem, FBI) missing
VA released Sources Sought for MyVector HRIS Platform Development
DOJ/BOP released RFI for Web-based Performance Evaluation System
DLA released final RFP for DAI Infrastructure Support Services
USAID released Sources Sought for Accountability and Research Team (ART) Program
NASA/AMES releases final RFP for Project and Engineering Support Services II (PESS II)
NSF released active grant solicitations for Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering - Ideas Labs
Incoming House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) wants to view national defense spending through a new lens -- "A whole lot of shit can happen, but what is a sensible approach to that?"
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