FriYAY Quick Hits
Space Force will sit under the U.S. Air Force according to the Pentagon's legislative proposal seen by Defense News. The new service will be led by an Undersecretary of the Air Force for the Space Force.
Lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation that would require all public federal data to be published in a machine-readable format and mandate agencies appoint chief data officers to oversee their open data efforts.
H.R. 6330 was signed into law on Monday. Amending US Code to calculate the size of a Small Businesses from "annual average gross receipts...over 3 years" to "annual average gross receipts...over 5 years.
NGA updates timeline for NGA BIG-R BAA
DAU released sources sought for Adaptive Learning Solutions for the Adult Learner
GSA released final RFP for Human Capital and Training Solutions Small Business (HCaTS SB) Pool 1 OnRamping
DOE released Funding Opportunity Announcement for Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP). Topic areas include cybersecurity, nuclear security, advanced manufacturing, and energy systems and integration.
Census released sources sought for Outreach Support Services
FHWA released final RFP for Human Factors Program On-Site Support Services
AbleVets was awarded a potential three-year, $64.5 million task order from the Defense Health Agency to provide network design support, cybersecurity, threat detection and vulnerability analysis to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center. citybizlist
Akima's Ikun subsidiary will support training, information system security, scheduling, assessment and non-aviation program services for the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command under a potential five-year, $82 million task order. ExecutiveBiz
Booz Allen Hamilton picked up a $112 million contract to conduct assessments related to costs, schedules and safety for NASA's strategic planning at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Washington Technology
Air Force announced Industry Day for Information Security Support Services
GSA announced OASIS SB 8(a) On-ramping Information Session
The Virginia Information Technologies Agency will pay Falls Church area-based Northrop Grumman $35.8 million after a court settlement relating to a now-ended 13-year contract to maintain the state's IT systems. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
More than 500 cybersecurity companies have a presence in Fairfax County and have access to a cyber workforce of 80,000 in the Washington, D.C., region. Learn more.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council issued a report that area employers are struggling to find enough employees with specific skills to fill their software development and cybersecurity jobs. "Greater Washington's technology employers need more talent with the right skills and competencies in order to sustain their growth and continue to innovate," says Bobbie Kilberg, president and CEO of NVTC. Potomac Tech Wire cited the NVTC report yesterday
IDEMIA, a Paris-based leader in what it calls "Augmented Identity," will relocate its North American Identity & Security headquarters from Billerica, Mass., to Reston, creating at least 90 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam made the announcement yesterday. Potomac Tech Wire was among those to pick up the FCEDA release about the company, which provides 80 percent of U.S. driver's licenses and ID-issuance solutions to 37 states.
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