INDUSTRY EXPOSÉ (MAY 17, 2018)

The only thing not drenched in rain is this Industry Expose’! Now grab something dry and get to reading. 

The Pulse Industry Exposé is our bread and butter. It is this kind of knowledge sharing that inspired The Pulse in the first place. We have kept our eyes open and our ears to the ground to identify the status (whether they are cancelled, pre-solicitation, or awarded) of impactful contracts across the Federal Government. We have also identified past and upcoming industry conferences and events. This information is not exhaustive, but it is contextual. We are not only telling you the what - we strive to make connections that provide you with the why. 

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CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL VALUE DATE CANCELLED PULSE THOUGHTS
Puerto Rico Army National Guard (PRARNG) State Child and Youth Program Resilience Training for Teens I NGB W912LR18R0009 - - 30-Apr-18 Due to substantial changes to the scope of the sought services and other conflicting events, the requesting activity had deemed it necessary to cancel the event, until further notice.
Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) Soft Armor Ballistic Inserts USSOCOM H9222217R0005 - - 30-Apr-18 Compliance is king, y'all. All offerors were eliminated from the competitive range based
upon unacceptable proposals IAW RFP Section M.
Large Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system HHS FDA FDA1194299 - - 1-May-18 The cancellation is due to SBRS pending review to dissolve small business set side.
SAMHSA Public Engagement Platform (PEP) HHS SAMSHA 283170492A $ 54,236,000.00 $ 54,041,212.00 1-May-18 The SAMSHA Public Engagement Platform (PEP) is a critical resource that provides that public and the Federal Government with one-stop, quick access to mental health, substance abuse prevention, and addictions treatment information, materials, and services. This tool serves as a single interaction point that provides large-scale dissemination managing over 25M customer touch points. The current contract manages the SAMSHA's contact center and fulfillment/distribution center, which handles over 600K calls and maintains over 1K titles of science-based behavioral health publications, while disseminating over 13M products annually. Originally awarded in 2012,SAMSHA has put out the re-compete solicitation twice, with three separate due dates - and has now decided to cancel so it can change the direction of the program. The current incumbent IQ Solutions Inc. is bridged until May 31st of this year. With no communication on when SAMSHA plans on re-standing this back up (for the fourth time) your guess is as good as ours as for the fate of this critical mHealth program.
Massage Chairs Army Contracting Command W91WRZ18Q0036 - - 2-May-18 This wasn't cancelled - it was moved to a Government Purchase Card due to the cost. For the record, the guys at GTMO need four massage chairs with some pretty high maintenance with features like six massage styles, five massage speeds, five intensity speeds, overhead protection for peace of mind, zero-gravity design, and can only be tan or black.
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES for STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES Treasury BFS RFICDFI180049 - - 2-May-18 Consolidation strikes again. The Bureau of the Fiscal Service is cancelling this notice and will be through GSA e-buy as a sources sought.
Transcribe and Caption 100 hrs. of audio or video files DOT IRS 5000026021 - - 3-May-18 This is moving off of the open market and onto a GSA Schedule somewhere.
Aviation Worker Screening Risk Model DHS TSA HSTS0517IRFI001 - - 4-May-18 The TSA cancelled this opportunity as they decided not to take any further action. We hope they don't mean forever since this is supposed to assess the risk to aviation workers - which is probably something we can all get behind. TSA, maybe reconsider?
AFC Audio Preservation Metadata Enhancement Project Library of Congress 030ADV18Q0218 - - 7-May-18 The Library of Congress (LoC) was looking for a GovCon to transform legacy metadata for use in the Library's enterprise audiovisual inventory system. Solicitation was released and submitted in April, and cancelled in May due to lack of competition and a desire to expand the scope.
Developing Specialty Manufacturing Processes for Rapid Analysis and Manufacturing Propulsion Technology (RAMPT) NASA 80HQTR18NOA0118GCDC1 - - 8-May-18 A new synopsis is planned to be released over the next several months and will be issued out of the Marshall Space Flight Center Procurement Office.
Parking Lot Resurface, Repair, and Construction DOT MARAD 693JF718R000015 - - 10-May-18 We need a new slogan for "consolidation category management strikes again!" If anyone has any catchy recommendations, please email us.
One (1) RSA Authentication Manager Software System Army Contracting Command W911QX18Q0022 - - 10-May-18 Moving this requirement over to GSA CHESS - one of Category Management's Best-In-Class Contracts.
CHANNELING FOR NONCRIMINAL JUSTICE FINGERPRINT SUBMISSIONS III DOJ FBI DJF18CHANNELING - - 11-May-18 Well this has flown under the radar, hasn’t it GovCon? Stick with us here, this is a good one. When we first started analyzing this “cancellation” – we kept scratching our heads on why DOJ FBI was quick to cancel this critical program after two protests (B-416290.1 and B-416290.2) were received from IDEMIA National Security Solutions LLC and IDEMIA Identity and Security USA LLC - formally known as OT-Morpho (merger of Oberthur Technologies (OT) + Safran Identity Security (MorphoTrust)), which has been acquired by Advent International. We couldn’t find much information or reporting on the protest, or cancellation, which we found odd so we kept digging. Follow us down this conspiracy road because we are seeing wisps of smoke. The NY Post reported back in December 2017 that a company named Papillon AO, a subsidiary of Safran – renamed MorphoTrust – which was merged and rebranded into IDEMIA – inserted Russian code into the FBI fingerprint software and has been accused of not being an independent company, but an emanation of the Russian Internal Affairs Ministry. What’s even more fun? IDEMIA is also the leading vendor of the TSA Pre-Check Program. We can’t find any follow-up reporting on this, but where there is smoke…there is usually fire. Maybe DOJ FBI’s need to “reassess its needs and requirements” wasn’t bull after all?

CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL CONTRACT VALUE INDUSTRY EST. RELEASE DATE PULSE EST. RELEASE DATE  PULSE THOUGHTS
IMPORTS AND SYSTEMS INSPECTION REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT (SIRCE) FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FDA17040917  $ 400,000,000.00  $ 106,678,104.94 Jun-18 Jul-18 The FDA contracting office released the draft RFP to continue the support for the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) criminal investigations, imports, and systems for inspection, recalls compliance, and enforcement (SIRCE). Incumbent Lockheed Martin (now Leidos) has been supporting this program since 2009 with the PoP ending in September of this year. 
Operation of the San Diego Job Corps Center DOL ETA  1630J618R00002  $ 119,380,000.00  $ 68,144,403.00 May-18 Dec-18 CSD (OWL Companies Inc.) has been supporting this program since 2014 with the PoP ending in March 2019. Job Corps is a residential training program for economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 24. Supporting GovCons are responsible for the management and operation of a Government-owned facility, as well as the hiring of staff for the residential living, basic education, vocational training, career development,Outreach/Admissions, Career Transition Services, and health care services according to the applicable U.S. Department of Labor/Job Corps regulations. The San Diego Job Corps program current supports about 555 participants (300 residential males, 218 residential females, 12 non-residential males, and 25 non-residential females); with a goal to recruit 672 students annually. 
Enterprise Product Support Engineering (EPSE) IV GSA FAS ID05180026  $ 350,000,000.00  $ 104,953,439.06 May-18 Jun-18 USAF has a continuing requirement for enterprise product support engineering, which is currently being supported by University of Dayton. The latest FPDS action was just a few days ago, May 8, to extend deliverable due date, but the PoP is up in October 2018. Industry is projecting that the final RFP is expected to be released tomorrow (May 18th) with work to begin in September. We will see what ends up shaking out, but with the deliverable extension - the transition might be a complicated one.
Contractor Operated Civil Engineer Supply Store (COCESS) USAF  FA460818R0006  $ 17,613,000.00  $  18,590,717.54 May-18 May-18 Solicitation No. previously known as No. FA485519T0001 and F3T3CE7346AW02 was once estimated at $8,632,000.00, has now doubled in industry value. Incumbent CC Distributors Inc.'s PoP was up in March so we expect this final to be released real soon.
NATIONAL REGIONAL VEHICLE OUTFITTING (NRVO) DOJ USMS DJM18A41NVRO  $ 5,164,000.00  $ 1,123,988.72 Jun-18 Jul-18 Back in September 2017, USMS exercised PSS Associates' option year, but shortly after that in October 2017, they closed out and deobligated the contract. Since 2014, PSS Associates supported 14 TOs under this contract. Responses to the sources sought are due May 24th by 10:00 AM EST.
Cyber Training Curriculum Development USAF FA3010Cyber  -   -  Jun-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity The 81st Contracting Squadron is seeking information concerning the availability of GovCons capable of providing Cyber Training Curriculum Development services at Keesler AFB, MS. This contract shall provide turnkey cyber operations curricula in support of the 333d Training Squadron mission to deliver Cyber Initial Skills Training (IST) by modularizing and updating the Undergraduate Cyber Training (AFSC: 17XX) and Cyber Warfare Operations Apprentice Course (AFSC: 1B4X1) cyber operations IST courses.
Consolidated Fixed Income Credit Ratings data SEC 50310218Q0053  $ 2,754,000.00  $ 2,754,315.00 Jun-18 Jun-18 The SEC is looking to GovCon for continued credit ratings and credit watch updates to support ongoing market monitoring and market surveillance responsibilities. Current and prior credit ratings and credit watch assessments are important for the analysis of the production of credit ratings by ratings agencies, the use of credit ratings by rated entities and investors, and the understanding of the functioning of the credit rating industry. The service shall provide all credit ratings and credit watch updates from S/P Moody’s and Fitch for the following asset classes: 1) corporations 2) municipals and 3) asset-backed. The information shall be provided in flat text files, updated monthly and delivered via FTP, SFTP or API. All licensing agreements and associated fees for the credit ratings data provided by S/P, Moody’s and Fitch will be incorporated into a single contract for the provided service. Thomas Reuters Corporation is currently the incumbent supporting this contract with the PoP ending in August of this year.
DISA MILSATCOM Branch (IE23) SETA DISA 831812490B  $ 16,859,000.00  $ 12,851,864.77 Jun-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity This re-compete is a HUBZone only competition. However,incumbent FCI Enterprises is not an HUBZone. This requirement was previously acquired under the ENCORE II vehicle (TO #VC19). The ordering period of FCI Enterprises is up at the end of this month, but the TO PoP is up in 2019. SB Track for ENCORE III has still not been awarded.
RAPID SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ENTERPRISE SERVICE CENTER (ESC) FAA 30075  -    Jul-18 Nov-18 The Pulse believes this is a breakout requirement from the previous ITSS Contract in support of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center,which is currently supported by SAIC. FAA states that this is a new requirement and intends to award 3 IDIQ's for ALL Support Services needed within Enterprise Service Center (ESC). The goal of this vehicle is to meet the ebb and flow of ESC ever-changing “Financial and IT Service” environment. In total, this vehicle supports 11 different requirements (financial, help desk, systems dev/integration, system management/hosting, information system security,information media, office automation, project management/scrum master,national wireless program, telecom, and IT training), 13 different labor categories (all levels), and at least 7 new projects. We hate to say this - but this will probably follow the same acquisition structure as the re-competed ITSS contract followed so make sure you build you teams properly.Responses to the RFI are due June 5 at 5:00 PM CST.
Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support 3 (ISRDS-3) NASA Ames Research Center 80ARC018R0012  $ 268,187,000.00  $ 165,416,168.25 Jul-18 Oct-18 SGT Inc. (acquired by KBR) has been supporting this program since 2014 with the PoP ending March 2019. This third iteration supports the research and development in various domains such as AI, data mining,information processing and sensors, signal analysis and feature extraction,human-centered computing, and quantum computing. 
Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IDTTRF-ISAC) DOT IRS RFI1284479  -   $ 856,883,582.51 Jul-18 Jul-18 The incumbent, MITRE Corporation, has been supporting this program since 2017, but the PoP is up August of this year. It is unclear if there are option periods that have yet to be exercised, but looks like DOT IRS might be trying to play the field on this one.
Data Collection Testing Software DOC Census Demo180032  -   -  Jul-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity In preparation of the 2020 Census, the Government is looking to automate the pre and post-testing of data collection software to reduce thetesting time and effort, cost, and quickly identify errors. Census Bureau Analysts test data collection software used to capture survey responses. The testing verifies the software meets specifications and is intuitive to field representatives. The purpose of testing the software prior to its release to interviewers is to verify that the created application matches the dynamic specifications. Following requirement changes, the software must be re-tested. Census is looking to GovCon to help them identify all the errors as quickly as possible.
Background Investigative Support Services for the U. S. Census Bureau (USCB), Census Investigative Services Office (CIS) DOC Census 1333LB18RFI00000001  -   -  Aug-18 Nov-18 The lucky awarded GovCon shall provide background investigative support services for approximately one million candidates in support of the Decennial operation. The Human Resources Division (HRD), Census Investigative Services (CIS) is responsible for processing requests for background checks on Schedule A employees, Decennial employees, Career Appointees, Special Census, Contractors and Special Sworn (non-Census) employees. Census must increase the number of background investigators in order to meet increased demand for suitability checks in support of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) initiative. 
Computer-Based Testing Administration DOC PTO 120P1800058  $ 2,500,000.00  -  Aug-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity DOC USPTO wants to find a computer test administrator that can provide a computer based testing system, a network of testing centers located in all 50 states, and the resources and personnel needed to administer the examinations. The contract will be at no cost to the Government. The Computer Test Administrators (CTAs) are not reimbursed by the Federal Government, but may charge registration candidates reasonable fees for test administration and related services. 
Integrated Logistics Support System (ILSS) DHS CBP  ILSS20102020  $ 96,000,000.00  -  Aug-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity CBP has a requirement for an enterprise-wide Integrated Logistics Support System (ILSS). The ILSS will manage personal property assets throughout their lifecycles and will integrate and/or interface with legacy and other electronic systems [e.g., Systems Applications and Products (SAP), CBP’s financial system of record, and the Firearms Armor and Credentials Tracking System (FACTS)] employed across the enterprise. 
DDS Crowdsourced Vulnerability Discovery Disclosure Services Functional Area 2 WHS SC041120180812  -   -  Aug-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity To support DoD’s continual efforts to remain at the forefront of rapidly evolving technologies, and to maintain the highest levels of integrity and security required of its IT infrastructure, DoD has identified an emerging need to leverage a diverse pool of innovative information security researchers via crowdsourcing, for vulnerability discovery,coordination, and disclosure activities. DoD is looking to GovCon to use existing commercial crowdsourcing expertise and best practices, tailored for the DoD's use, to support the DoD in the application of the crowdsourcing methodology to enhance its information security.  In support of this objective, the DoD intends to partner with a GovCon firm that has extensive experience with administering crowdsourced vulnerability discovery and disclosure activities as a service. 
SBA Loan Decisioning Services SBA 73351018R0010  -   -  Aug-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity The SBA, Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) lends funds to individuals and businesses affected by natural and man-made disaster events (i.e. Hurricane Maria, Harvey, etc.). ODA strives to help individuals and businesses return to normal quickly. Responding to the needs of the disaster survivors in an efficient manner is a primary goal. ODA strives to meet this efficiency goal, regardless of loan volume. ODA is looking to GovCon to help them increase their loan decisioning and disbursement time. This includes helping them meet a lofty goal of decisioning 1 MILLION loans in 60 days. Best of luck!
Compensation Market Pricing Software Solution DOT OCC 2031JW18N00008  -   -  Sep-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Office of Human Capital is in search of a robust system and support services for compensation market pricing. As the OCC continues to hire external candidates from both Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act(FIRREA) agencies and private sector, in addition to the increased administratively determined pay increase (ADPI) requests alleging salary disparity, it is vital that the OCC has a market pricing system which ensures employee pay rates remain competitive and that we have access to standard,intuitive reports and salary surveys. 
Enterprise Business Collaboration and Enterprise Information Technology Architecture ED FSA 91003118FSASSN  -   -  Sep-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity FSA uses a complex set of applications to support its mission of managing over $150B each year in grants, loans, and work-study funds. These applications rely on the Enterprise Information Technology Architecture (EITA) to provide the “middleware” and a set of supporting services for critical functions and resources. FSA requires GovCon support for EITA including operations, maintenance, architecture, design, implementation, test, and deployment. In summary, the awarded GovCon would assist EITA in meeting its key initiatives within FSA’s Technology Office to include reducing the complexity and licensing costs of over 40 information systems.
Next Generation Information Technology (NexGen IT) USAF Material Command FA877118R0008  $ 65,000,000.00  $ 10,494,494.22 Oct-18 Oct-18 USAF is looking for GovCon qualifications in support of its continued need for a NexGen IT Service Provider who will continue to manage,configure, deploy, sustain, and enhance this program. Incumbent CACI's PoP is up in early 2019. NexGen IT is critical to mission success, and must provide the airmen with the reliable, up-to date information needed to prioritize projects, validate funding, and support the entire asset managementlifecycle. This transformation effort is putting USAF on the path toward integrated IT and data solutions that will better meet these strategic priorities.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CONTRACT SERVICE DESK EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION SERVICES AND SUPPORT (ITSC IV) Senate 2018S051  -   -  Nov-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity The Senate is looking for a GovCon to provide Service Desk and
on-site IT hardware and software installation/maintenance support services in Washington, DC, and 50 states for Senator, Committee, Leadership and Officer Offices. The general scope of the requirements is as follows: installation,service desk services and onsite maintenance and support for approximately 150 Local Area Networks (LANs) and four hundred plus 400+ Wide Area Networks (WANs). These LANs and WANs are comprised of approximately 12,000 PCs and 3,000 servers, 7,500 laptops and tablets, and 7,000 mobile smart phones.
Open Skies Recapitalization USAF FA810519R0001  -   -  Dec-18 TBD:Shaping Opportunity The Open Skies acquisition team is seeking procurement of two aircraft to replace OC-135B aircraft currently used to support the Open Skies Treaty (OST) and to configure them for the mission by installing treaty compliant digital camera hardware (the DVIS system) and supporting systems. The USAF is seeking a fielded solution in the 2023 timeframe. The United States signed the Open Skies Treaty in Helsinki, Finland on March 24, 1992,and the Senate ratified it on August 6, 1993. When the Russian Federation and Belarus completed ratification procedures on January 2, 2002, the Treaty entered into force. The OST is a confidence and security building measure designed to promote openness and transparency in military activities. The treaty allows unarmed observation flights over the territory of the 34 signatory nations. 
Virtual Data Room EX-IM 93310118Q0038  -   -  - TBD:Shaping Opportunity The Export-Import Bank of the United States may have a requirement for a web-based platform for secure file sharing and document collaboration. The COTS product must be Section 508 and FedRAMP compliant -and they would also like it to seamlessly integrate into Salesforce, Informatica Master Data Management, Documentum, and Oracle applications. This is not a brand name requirement so there is some wiggle room!
Web-Based Subscription to Human Resources Research Data, Tools and Support DHRA H98210WEBSUBHR  -   -  - TBD:Shaping Opportunity DHRA has a big ask of GovCon. DHRA is looking for an Enterprise license to web-based HR subscriptions, which they want to include unlimited number of designated employees covered (~50 employees), unlimited teleconference participation, and unmetered access to SME's (~10 DHRA personnel will need access). DHRA is looking for access to identification of common challenges and proven solutions, management tools, executive support, and web-based learning and development research to assist in the implementation and gathering of information from the business stand point, identify Human Resources needs, diagnose internal and external leadership gaps and develop communication strategies. DHRA also will require the GovCon product to provide certified support such as certificates of their cadre of personnel that will assist in certain areas (i.e. financial managers would require a CDFM certification).
Study of the Impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico NIST AMDTC180010  -   -  - TBD:Shaping Opportunity The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will study the impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, focusing specifically on the performance of critical buildings and their dependence on distributed infrastructure (such as electricity and water), the characteristics of the wind environment and technical conditions associated with deaths and injuries, and emergency communications and the public's response to those communications. Under the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act, signed into law in 2002, NIST is authorized to establish teams to investigate building failures that have resulted in substantial loss of life or that posed the potential for substantial loss of life.
Zone of Influence Survey USAID 72061518R00005  -   -  - Jul-18 The purpose of the potential award is to implement a population-based survey to collect data to quantify key indicators and establish an end line for the first phase and a baseline for the second phase of Feed the Future in Kenya.
Bioethics Research HHS NIH 18009011  -   -  - TBD:Shaping Opportunity The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC) is seeking to identify GovCons with capabilities or prior experience that can provide bioethics research related to the ethics of modifying memories and emotions, understanding ethical issues related to disability, and examining issues of role morality of physicians and researchers.
Tool Vending Machine Army Contracting Command W911KF18Q0052  -   -  - TBD:Shaping Opportunity Depending on the tools that will be kept in this vending machine - we can see this turning into a safety hazard if someone gets a quarterstuck.
GSA Transformative and Mediation Training RFI GSA  RFIGSAOCR11May18  -   -  - TBD:Shaping Opportunity Is there a reason why this RFI isn't put out under HCaTs?....awkward.
Signal Comm Integration Software Services DIA VACARFI201809  -   -  - TBD: Shaping Opportunity DIA is looking for a GovCon that has the ability to provide communications and signal analysis software and integration services. 
Unified Tracking System Support DOC Census YA132318RFIUTS  -   -   -  TBD:Shaping Opportunity NACA actually brought our attention to this one in one of their many fantastic email updates! Census is looking for a GovCon SB to develop a survey data application, as well as analyze and support its data warehousing and “lake” storage systems, an opportunity that may be worth more than $130M over 5  years (emphasis on maybe).  As Census prepares for the 2020 Census, the Government faces budgetary and IT implementation challenges, putting it behind schedule and over cost. It’s likely that these problems will influence the contract requirements. Responses to the request for information are due by June 7.

CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL CONTRACT VALUE SUBMISSION DUE DATE PULSE THOUGHTS
Adapting USAID Democracy Rights and Governance Assistance to Better Address Global Trends USAID OAADRG002018 - - 29-May-18 The intent of this BAA is to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development interventions to improve delivery of Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Programs given the growing global challenges of closing civic and political space,disillusionment with democracy, violent extremism, the digital revolution,demographic and migration trends, among others. USAID is also interested in addressing the growing phenomenon of exploitation of new information technologies to corrupt the information landscape, spread disinformation, and falsely amplify messages and narratives that undermine the legitimacy of democracy.
Army Leader's Dashboard Army Contracting Command W15QKN18X01K6(formally: W15QKN17X00WC) - $ 1,000,000.00 21-May-18 We guessed June 2018 in our February Expose'! A few weeks late ain't bad. Army PEO EIS is looking to put together an OTA to procure COTS prototypes to create a big data platform that is tailorable and doesn't cost a ton of money.
Cyber Security Monitoring Services CBO CB18RFP0008 - - 23-May-18 CBO has established requirements for a GovCon to provide cybersecurity monitoring of the agency’s infrastructure, applications, and cloud deployments in the form of externally managed security, threat detection, and threat response services. The agency’s limited IT staff and increasing cyber threats are the key factors leading the agency to pursue external monitoring services. CBO’s requirements are derived from its objectives to improve the agency’s cybersecurity posture by improving its ability to detect and respond to cyber threats, secure assets and devices,and streamline threat alerting and notification.
GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE DESK SUPPORT DISA HC104718R4010 $ 24,999,000.00 $ 16,887,860.29 29-May-18 This TO was originally awarded under DISA DESS. DISA is looking to GovCon for continued support services from service desk agents, service desk managers and IT specialists from the GovCon’s US-based facilities. The facilities shall have network connectivity to the NIPRNet and SIPRNet to support the service support environment at the Tier I (Level 1 and Level 2) and at the DISA Tier II (Desktop Support) locations identified in Section 9. The Global Service Center operates 24 hours per day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year from a GovCon's locations - which shall be active and geographically separated by a minimum of 800 miles, with a fully balanced skillset construct. Proposals are due May 29th.
Process Improvement Support Services EOP RFQ1287094 - - 01-Jun-18 A member of our Pulse Fam let us know that this VETS 2 TO dropped!
Schools and Libraries Program Business Process Outsourcing Services FCC RFPSL18024 - - 08-Jun-18 USAC is a not-for-profit Delaware corporation. The FCC has appointed USAC as the permanent administrator of the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the universal service support mechanisms (Support Mechanisms): High Cost (HC), Lifeline (LI), Rural Health Care (RHC) and Schools Libraries (SL) as set forth in Title 47, Part 54, Section 701 of the Code of Federal Regulations. As part of its administrative function, USAC performs, subject to FCC oversight, the billing, collection, and disbursement functions associated with the USF and the Support Mechanisms. Additional information concerning USAC and its administration of the USF and Support Mechanisms can be obtained from USAC's website located at: www.usac.org.
Dark Web Training DOJ DEA 15DDHQ18Q00000061 - - 11-Jun-18 We volunteer to attend this training! The DEA Digital Evidence Laboratory (SFL9) has recently approved Dark Web and Crypto currency training in support of its strategic plan to enforce the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act. In order to provide more timely evidential findings to Diversion Investigators, Task Force Officers, and Special Agents the Dark Web and Crypto currency training will focus on performing a due diligence of dark market, money laundering, and crypto currency activity.
Western Regional Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) NASA ARMSTRONG FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER 80AFRC18R0007 $ 300,000,000.00 - 12-Jun-18 This Western Regional MACC has an anticipated composite value of $300 Million and shall support both Construction (Bid/Build) and Design/Build Services at Ames Research Center (ARC) including the adjacent Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA), Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) including Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) Building 703 in Palmdale, CA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) including the Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN) in Fort Irwin, CA, and Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) in Simi Valley, CA. This solicitation shall utilize full and open competition. NASA AFRC anticipates awarding up to a total of (14) IDIQ contracts. Twelve (12) of the proposed IDIQ contracts will be reserved for small businesses in various socio economic categories, and up to two (2) awards will be made to contractors in the full and open category. The small business various socio economic categories are: Small Business, HUBZone, Women-owned Small Business (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and 8(a).
A/E IDIQ SERVICES WITHIN THE FLORIDA BOUNDARIES OF THE JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT, PUERTO RICO AND THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS USACE W912EP18R0039 $ 49,000,000.00 $ 3,095,850.43 13-Jun-18 The Government intends to award up to six contracts including four or more Unrestricted awards and two awards to small businesses. One of these awards will be set aside for a WOSB firm and one will be set aside for a SB firm. The total capacity of the six contracts is $49,000,000: $40,000,000 Unrestricted Shared Capacity, $4,500,000 SB Shared Capacity, and $4,500,000 WOSB Shared Capacity. The primary purpose of this proposed contract is to provide services for projects located within the geographic Florida boundaries of the Jacksonville District, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.Virgin Islands.
2018 Department of State Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts for Worldwide Design-Build Construction and Construction Projects DOS OBO 19AQMM18R0071 $ 4,200,000.00 $ 241,559,082.97 19-Jun-18 This re-competed solicitation consists of two phases. We have now begun Phase I: Pre-Qualification of Offerors, which in short is a 204 page proposal so get those proposal resources ready. And that is just to get into the dance. Fast-forward to the finish line, DOS OBO plans to make 28 awards again in various socio-economic categories, including: 4 8(a) awards,4 HUBZone awards, 4 SDVOB awards, 4 WOB awards, 4 SB awards, 4 ANC/Tribal awards, and 4 F/O awards. According to our FPDS analysis, the SB group got the majority of the funding ($71M) followed by the WOB group ($50M) in the previous contract. The rest of the groups don't come even close - HUBZone group ($38M), 8(a) group ($34M), SDVOB group ($30M), and the F/0 group ($16M).
UPDATE OF NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS NAEP FRAMEWORKS FOR MATHEMATICS READING AND OTHER SUBJECTS ED NAGB 91995918R0002 - - 28-Jun-18 At least once every 10 years, the Governing Board, through the ADC, reviews the relevance of assessments and their underlying frameworks. In the review, the ADC solicits input from experts to determine if changes are warranted, while making clear the potential risk of changing frameworks to trends and assessment of educational progress. The Board may decide based on stakeholder input that the framework does not require revision, or that the framework may require minor or major updates. In initiating a framework update, the Governing Board seeks to maintain a balance to achieve stable reporting of student achievement trends. In considering when and how an adopted framework update will be implemented, the Board also considers the NAEP Assessment Schedule, cost and technical issues, and research and innovations to support possibilities for continuous trend reporting.

CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. CONTRACT NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL VALUE AWARD DATE AWARDEE(S) PULSE THOUGHTS
Collection Systems and Associated Fleet DOJ DEA 15DDHQ18G00000028 15DDHQ18G00000027, 15DDHQ18G00000026, 15DDHQ18G00000028 - $5,476,901.56 01-May-18 PEN-LINK, Jatom Systems, Systems Engineering Technologies Corporation (SYTECH) DOJ DEA awarded this BOA earlier this month. So far, Jatom Systems seems to be pulling in the majority of the work racking up $4.57M in TOs already. Talk about hitting the ground running!
JOINT SERVICE PROVIDER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE DELIVERY SUPPORT SERVICES WHS RFQ1274499 DE05012018 / HQ003417C0057 $450,000,000.00 $31,957,813.78 01-May-18 NetCentrics Corporation WHS intends to award a bridge contract on a sole source basis to NetCentrics Corporation (Contract no. HQ0034-17-C-0057). The current contract ends on June 30, 2018, but this bridge will push the end of the period of performance to June 2019.  As we reported in April, WHS has put their re-compete on hold but still claim in the bridge contract that they are planning an award in FY18. Timing might be really interesting here. 
Universal Enrollment Services (UES) Bridge Award DHS TSA 70T02018R9NOIA073 70T02018R9NOIA248 $20,189,000.00 $16,477,376.58 01-May-18 IDEMIA (formerly MorphoTrust, LLC (MT)) Well this is awkward. See our full analysis on IDEMIA under the "Cancellation" part of our this report under "CHANNELING FOR NONCRIMINAL JUSTICE FINGERPRINT SUBMISSIONS III Solicitation No.:DJF18CHANNELING). In short, the NY Post reported back in December 2017 that a company named, Papillon AO, a subsidiary of Safran – renamed MorphoTrust – which was merged and rebranded into IDEMIA – inserted Russian code into the FBI fingerprint software and has been accused of not being an independent company, but an emanation of the Russian Internal Affairs Ministry. This is the same FBI fingerprint software that TSA also uses. 
Cloud Based Services Army Contracting Command W26MT980601803 - - - 02-May-18 Amazon Web Services The CIA has established the C2S IDIQ contract(2013-130131000003)to allow all IC elements to issue TOs in order to connect to the IC Cloud.This will be a 12 month task order against the C2S contract. As the Army MI IC ITE Cloud Provisioning Lead, the NGIC requires procurement of Commercial Cloud Services as a TO on the CIA IDIQ with AWS.  This contract is the only procurement mechanism in place to provision Cloud Services on the JWICS (T-C2S), SIPRNet(S-C2S), and NIPRNet (U-C2S) domains as provided by the Intelligence Community. The NGIC requires specified CLINs to support procurement,utilization, and billing of C2S services on all three domains and available services as provided by AWS and incorporated into the catalog of services available on the main contract.
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Software, Support, and Online Services with True-Ups BPA USN N6600118A0006 GS35F0009U $653,210,000.00 - 04-May-18 Insight Public Sector Inc. Insight Public Sector Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded an estimated $653,210,000 FFP BPA in accordance with the company’s GSA FSS contract (GS-35F-0009U). This agreement will provide Microsoft brand-name software licenses, software assurance, and cloud offerings to the Department of the Navy (DON). The products will meet the following functional capabilities desktop software solutions, operating systems, server software, desktop sharing,virtualization, client access licenses, developer tools, management tools, mobility, utility, and software assurance.
Search Administration Support for FDsys/govinfo GPO GPO181070 - - 07-May-18 Accenture Federal Services LLC As we reported back in our April 2018 Expose' the FPDS data on this GPO program was limited so we took an educated guess that Harris is one of the main providers. Our educated guess may still be correct, but it looks like Accenture is also a big player, according to this recent J/A. GPO is awarding a sole source "bridge contract" to Accenture for continued development and maintenance of this requirement and to extend the end of the PoP from June 30, 2018 to November 30, 2018. The Government also goes on to say that during this extension they will be working on an official RFP (Contract No.: FDsysgovinfoSearchandWebApplication) with a projected award for early September 2018. In our April 2018 Expose', The Pulse forecasted the release of the new RFP to be June 2018 - with an expected award in September,we might not be too far off!
Meta-Leadership Training OPM 24322618N0004 - - - 08-May-18 Harvard College (DBA: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) We are still on high alert after doing our M(M)A blog post the other week - and recalled that we didn't see Harvard on the HCaTS awarded vendors. I guess GSA doesn't feel the need to follow its own BIC rules?
INTEGRATED SYSTEM PRODUCTION AND MODELING SIMULATION DIA HHM40217R0032 HHM40218D0004 $164,693,000.00 - 08-May-18 Parsons Corporation Parsons Government Services Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task order contract (HHM402-18-D-0004) with a potential five-year option and a ceiling of $164,693,682 to provide support services for the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) located at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. Through this award, DIA will procure services to support a variety of functions at MSIC, including modeling and simulation architecture analytical tools, model development and integration, integrated forces analysis, and C4 exploitation and analysis. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama with an expected completion date of May 7, 2028. This contract was awarded through a full and open competition and two offers were received. The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENT AND AUDIT READINESS SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE US NAVY (FIAR) IDIQ USN N0018915RZ006 N0018918DZ014, N0018918DZ030, N0018918DZ031, N0018918DZ013 $980,000,000.00 $659,532,720.19 08-May-18 Accenture Federal Services, Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, KPMG Back in December 2017, USN made their first two awards to Deloitte and KPMG - and rounded out their program with awards to their frenemies Accenture and Booz  Allen Hamilton this month. This may be a "new" USN Program, but these four juggernauts have been working on getting this program into shape for almost a decade now. This includes an initial award in 2005 to support the implementation of the DON financial improvement plan (Sol. No.: N0014004R0870) - awarded to IBM, Deloitte, and Leidos - followed by another award in 2010 (Sol. No.: N0014004R0870 - PoP up in 2017/2018) which continued the implementation of the improvement plan. The 2010 contract was awarded to KPMG, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Accenture. With all four finally on the same contract, USN can now ride off into the sunset and hopefully finish this decade long implementation.
AEGIS AN/SPY FMS NAVSEA n0002415r5101 N0002416C5144 - $365,848,801.00 09-May-18 Raytheon IDS Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems (Raytheon IDS),Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $365,848,801 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production of AEGIS Weapon System AN/SPY-1D(V) Transmitter Group Radar Transmitter Group, Missile Fire Control System (MFCS) MK 99 equipment, and associated engineering services. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $423,056,873. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (17 percent), and the governments of the Republic of Korea (50 percent) and Japan (33 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program.
Partnership with PBR DHS CBP - 70B03C18Q0000083 - $2,950,000.00 10-May-18 Professional Bull Riders LLC On May 1, 2018 a sole source requirement was awarded to Professional Bull Riders LLC, located in Pueblo, CO. This requirement was awarded to establish and maintain a Strategic Partnership between the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) in order to deliver the recruiting message to possible recruitment candidates attending PBR events and PBR's social media fan base. The approximate awarded amount for a base and 1 option year is $2,950,000.00.   
Pilot Assessment Program MDA - HQ014718Q7000 - - 10-May-18 Howard University Pursuant to FAR Subpart 13.106-1(b)(1), the Missile Defense Agency(MDA), intends to issue a sole source award to Howard University for a period of performance not to exceed 90-days to support the development of a technical assessment program supporting MDA Directorate for Advanced Technology (DV). Services will include assessment of SBIR/STTR proposals, assessment of the pilot program, equipment setup, security compliance and implementation.  Howard University is uniquely positioned to provide support to MDA as a Historically Black University (HBCU) classified as a high research activity institution.  Howard University's Graduate School of Engineering's focus in Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering disciplines uniquely qualifies them to conduct multi-topic proposal reviews across the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and DV's technology areas of interest.
Support India’s Air Traffic Mgmt. Comms Tech Modernization DOT FAA DTFA0102D03006 $141,000,000.00 - 10-May-18 Harris Harris has secured a potential $15-year, $141 million contract from the Airports Authority of India to help modernize the country’s air traffic management communications system. Harris aims to help AAI update network operations and security measures as well as increase the performance, quality and reliability of the Indian ATM infrastructure through the Futuristic Telecommunications Infrastructure program.
Development Maintenance for FDsys/govinfo database Documentum Repository - Federal Register 2. 0 (FR2. 0) Website GPO GPO181071 - - 11-May-18 HighPoint Global (DBA: Primescape Solutions Inc.) As we reported back in our April 2018 Expose' - the FPDS data on this GPO program was limited so we took an educated guess that Harris is one of the main providers. Our educated guess may still be correct, but it looks like HighPoint Global (DBA: Primescape Solutions) is also a player, according to this recent J/A. GPO is awarding a sole source "bridge contract" to HighPoint Global for continued services of this requirement and to extend the end of the PoP from June 30, 2018 to November 30,2018. 
Development and Support for FDsys/govinfo Program GPO GPO181069 - - 11-May-18 Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) As we reported back in our April 2018 Expose' - the FPDS data on this GPO program was limited so we took an educated guess that Harris is one of the main providers. Our educated guess may still be correct, but it looks like Progressive Technology Federal Systems (PFTS) is also a player, according to this recent J/A. GPO is awarding a sole source "bridge contract" to PFTS for continued services of this requirement and to extend the end of the PoP from June 30, 2018 to November 30, 2018. 
National Youth Summit Tour DOJ DEA - D18CP0018 - - 14-May-18 The Gavin Foundation Apparently The Gavin Foundation is the only one that Mark Wahlberg will partner with.

UPCOMING EVENTS
EVENT NAME SUMMARY OF EVENT DATE LINK
2018 SOFIC The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is the premier venue for the SOF community to interact with industry and to collaborate on the challenges, initiatives and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators. May 21 - 24, 2018 http://www.sofic.org/
NLIT Summit 2018 The NLIT Summit is sponsored by the NLIT Society, a professional society founded to facilitate the exchange of best practices and ideas between IT professionals within the DOE complex, strengthen the IT infrastructure, and reduce costs within the DOE laboratory system. The Summit facilitates sharing information regarding all aspects of IT operations, technology, policies, and practices in support of research conducted at the Laboratories. It is open to all personnel in the IT field working at Laboratories and Plants affiliated with government funded activities, as well as Federal government employees in the IT field that work at agencies associated with the participating Laboratories. May 21-24, 2018 https://www.fbcinc.com/e/NLIT/default.aspx
EAGLE Industry Day The EAGLE Industry day is scheduled to take place on 22 May 2018. This event will also be at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Illinois. May 22, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/eagle-industry-day-3
HUBZone Contracting Program Overview Join us to learn about the benefits and application process of the SBA's HUBZone Government Contracting Program. May 22, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hubzone-contracting-program-overview-tickets-38537814641?aff=es2
Department of Navy, Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (MPT&E) Transformation Industry Day Announcement The PMW 240 Sea Warrior Program Office cordially invites interested companies to the Department of the Navy (DoN) MPTE Transformation Industry Day being conducted 22 May 2018, at Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA. This market research event is intended to serve two main objectives. First, it provides an update on the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations/Chief of Naval Personnels vision for the transformation of MPTE IT systems. Second, it assists the Department of Navy in understanding industry capabilities, as well as existing and emerging technologies, that could support the information technology (IT) modernization for MPT&E Transformation. May 22, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/department-of-navy-manpower-personnel-training-and-education-mpte-transformation-industry-day-announcement
SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic Command Operational Functional Support SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic will hold a Pre-Acquisition Planning Industry Day for Solicitation N65236-18-R-0022 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 12:00-16:00. The industry day will be held at the Trident Technical College Culinary Arts Building 920, Salon F-G, 7000 Rivers Avenue, N. Charleston, SC 29406. The purpose of this industry day is to: 1) provide specific information on the anticipated requirements for the COFS procurement; and 2) provide prospective offerors with an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to the Government. May 22, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/r-spawarsyscen-atlantic-command-operational-functional-support
MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet Industry Day The Maritime Administration (MARAD) will host a National Defense Reserve Fleet Industry Day at the US Department of Transportation. May 22, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/marad-national-defense-reserve-fleet-industry-day
2018 Security Through Innovation Summit Join the top leaders and innovators from the federal IT community on May 22 at the Security Through Innovation Summit at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. May 22, 2018 https://www.fedscoop.com/events/security-through-innovation/2018/
USARPAC Industry Panel at LANPAC The 2018 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) LANPAC Symposium Exposition will be held 22-24 May 2018 at Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, HI. The theme of this year's event is the "Future of Land Force Integration: Multilateral Approaches across the Indo-Pacific""." May 22-24, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/usarpac-industry-panel-at-lanpac
SMALL BUSINESS EVENT - HHS OSDBU - "Getting Back 2 Business"" Small Business Outreach Event in COLUMBIA SC" The U.S. Department of Health and Human (HHS) Services and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host its First Annual "Getting Back 2 Business"" Small Business Outreach Event in Columbia South Carolina on Wednesday
Business Education Series: Small Biz IT on a Budget - What You Should Do and Must Do Mike Jennings, President of BEI, will discuss how successful small and medium businesses leverage their technology investment to attain business goals.Taking into account your organization size and budget, he will share his guidance on what you can do, what you should do and what you absolutely need to do. Mike will help you understand which areas to prioritize when developing an IT budget; must haves vs nice-to-haves. May 23, 2018 https://www.restonchamber.org/events/details/business-education-series-small-biz-it-on-a-budget-what-you-should-do-and-must-do-4088
Provider Enrollment and Oversight IDIQ CMS will host an Information Session on May 23, 2018 from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 PM Eastern Time (local, Baltimore, MD) in the CMS auditorium at 7500 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21244.This is a secured area and identification will be required. Please allow extra time to pass through the secure entrance gates. There will also be a YouTube live stream made available for those who are unable to attend in person and for any additional personnel from any companies in attendance. May 23, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/provider-enrollment-and-oversight-idiq-1
RFI and Industry Day - Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-mission Platform The Navy will hold an Industry Day to provide additional information on the common hull auxiliary multi-mission platform concept, its capabilities and design methodology. Industry Day will provide opportunities to answer questions and clarify any of the notional ship characteristics and/or force package capabilities. May 23, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/rfi-and-industry-day-common-hull-auxiliary-multi-mission-platform
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (SSC-LANT) Technology Exchange Announcement We are pleased to announce Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic will host our fourth Technology Exchange to increase collaboration and communications with industry by exchanging ideas regarding specific challenges in our Technical Growth Areas. May 23, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/spawar-systems-center-atlantic-ssc-lant-technology-exchange-announcement-1
Recruit DC Spring 2018 Calling all Recruiting Professionals...Join us at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park on Thursday, May 24th! May 24, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2018-recruitdc-conference-tickets-44059095942?aff=es2
Fort Benning SB Open House Fort Benning, Georgia, Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) invites you to a SMALL BUSINESS ACQUISITION FORECAST OPEN HOUSE with representatives from various Fort Benning Activities, and MICC officials. These representatives will provide their anticipated forecast on various opportunities for 2018 and into the future. May 24, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/fort-benning-sb-open-house
Follow-on to SWMS SWMS open forum discussions about services contracts in support of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) on 24 May, 2018, from 0800 to 1200 in the Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus, Ybor Room, 2001 N. 14th St, Tampa, FL 33605. May 24, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/follow-on-to-swms
U. S. Department of Education Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Conference The U.S. Department of Education (Education) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will host the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Conference Tuesday, May 24, 2018. The SDVOSB Conference will feature Education program presentations and roundtable discussions concerning Education procurement prime and subcontracting opportunities. In an effort to promote small business partnerships, ALL small business categories are welcome to attend. May 24, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/us-department-of-education-service-disabled-veteran-owned-small-business-sdvosb-conference
Washington Technology Department of Homeland Security Industry Day Register today for this Washington Technology Industry Day where attendees will hear the latest on DHS’s modernization and transformation efforts. This event brings together leading IT decision-makers from across DHS and its components to talk about their priorities and upcoming opportunities. This half-day event will give insight into DHS’s current needs, status of programs, acquisitions processes, and procurement vehicles. May 25, 2018 https://washingtontechnology.com/dhsindustryday
Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Cyber Is Artificial Intelligence best for filling gaps in regards to lack of talent in the work environment? Can A.I. improve inefficiencies in certain areas of cyber? Or will we one day depend on A.I. to cover the complete lifecycle? Industry leaders from across the Federal Sector, State and Local Government, Academia, and Private Sector will be sharing their thoughts and exchanging ideas in regards to utilizing A.I. to improve Cyber. May 29, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utilizing-artificial-intelligence-to-improve-cyber-tickets-44377611631?aff=es2
Minneapolis ESGC Education & Training Series (May 2018) 3 fact-filled topical discussions, 1 myth-busting seminar, 1 team-building network mixer, and 1 game-changing 2-day bootcamp. May 29 - 31, 2018 https://www.theasbc.org/event-2894076
Inc. GROWCO 2018 With 40 years of experience covering entrepreneurship, and educating and empowering entrepreneurs, Inc. understands what business builders need and what will make them more effective. That's why they created the Inc. Grow Your Company Conference (GrowCo), a three-day event that brings together entrepreneurs like you, hungry for the advice, proven strategies, and necessary connections to grow a business. Motivating keynotes and educational breakouts will leave you inspired in so many ways and with shortcuts and insights to take your business further than you ever imagined. May 30 - June 1, 2018 https://growco.inc.com/
INDUSTRY DAY for Residential Housing for Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands There will be an industry day on Thursday, 31 May 2018, at the Fort Shafter Area Office, building 127, which is located at the bottom of the Tripler Army Medical Center grounds from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The purpose is to provide details of our project and gather new and innovative design, building techniques or construction materials that would be best suited for Kwajalein Family Housing that must be able to withstand the remote island conditions. May 31, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-for-residential-housing-for-kwajalein-atoll-republic-of-the-marshall-islands
CMS | SSA Industry Day Procurement Conference The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Social Security Administration are jointly hosting an industry day procurement conference on Friday, June 1, 2018. The conference will include workshops and one-on-one matchmaking sessions. This conference will provide interested vendors the opportunity to meet the government's program and procurement officials at two federal agencies. In addition, this event will provide the small business community the opportunity to engage with CMS and SSA prime contractors, talk with government small business representatives, network with other vendors, and increase their awareness of the contracting opportunities available within CMS and SSA June 1, 2018 http://sb-conference.com/
ISSA Mid-Atlantic Information Security  Conference Join us for a full day of training by industry leaders discussing some of the latest topics in tactics and techniques for preparing for cyber-attacks. This conference will feature a variety of presentations and cutting edge training opportunities, including hands-on demonstrations and workshops. June 1, 2018 https://www.fbcinc.com/e/ISSA-ISC/
DCGS-A Capability Drop 2 Industry Day 2 Notice An Industry Day is planned for DCGS-A at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on 5 June 2018, hosted by PEO IEW/S and Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICoE), to further discuss the Draft RFP, the Government's requirement, and the proposed contract strategy. June 5, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/dcgs-a-capability-drop-2-industry-day-2-notice
govmates Patriot Institute of Procurement The govmates Institute offers a curriculum focused on helping government contractors grow and expand in the federal contracting community. govmates want to help you to get to the next level by focusing on topics that are germane to your business. govmates Institute has created programs tailored to address the unique needs of specific socio-economic set-asides. Their next event is for SDVOSB's only and takes place June 6th. 6-Jun-18 http://govmates.com/institute/
PAST EVENTS
EVENT NAME SUMMARY OF EVENT DATE LINK
Informational Briefing for Interested Vendors on FBO. gov Posting SBAHQ-18-Q-0002 The SBA Office of the Chief Financial Officer hosted an informational briefing for eligible 8(a) firms to ask questions regarding the contract opportunity SBAHQ-18-Q-0002 for copyediting, graphic design, and 508 compliance skills. May 7, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/informational-briefing-for-interested-vendors-on-fbogov-posting-sbahq-18-q-0002
Industry Day/Site Visit for Surface Contractor Operation and Maintenance Services (COMS) Industry Day and the first Site Visit took place at the Training Support Center (TSC) Naval Station Great Lakes, IL on Monday, May 07, 2018. May 7, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-daysite-visit-for-surface-contractor-operation-and-maintenance-services-coms
Pre-Proposal Conference, Army Reserve Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA Pre-proposal conference for Federal contract opportunity W912QR18R0016 for commercial and institutional building construction at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE District, Louisville happened on May 10. May 10, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/pre-proposal-conference-army-reserve-center-joint-base-lewis-mcchord-wa
Transforming the Government Workplace through Cloud As cloud options increase and data centers consolidate, the government’s digital workplace transformation is fully underway. The tools have become smaller from smartphones to tablets, and software is running our lives. Some estimate that by 2020, 25 percent of all software will be in the cloud as-a-service. Because of this rapidly transforming workplace, agencies have several considerations pertaining to security, cost and the broader mission. Also, many experts predict agencies will live in a hybrid world where they have some data and applications on premise and others off premise. This multi-cloud, multi-vendor environment gives agencies the opportunity to drive down costs and increase capabilities. This panel explored the workplace transformation through the use of technology. May 10, 2018 https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1192627&tp_key=503e65f3d5
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Alliance Market Survey The Department hosted a vendor outreach Webinar for the upcoming NAEP Alliance requirement and encourage all interested parties attend. May 10, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/national-assessment-of-educational-progress-naep-alliance-market-survey
DIA Industry Engagement Day 5 The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Contracting Operations Division (CFO4), hosted the fifth DIA Industry Engagement Day at the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) facility in Tysons, VA on Friday, 11 May 2018, from 8:30am – 12:00pm EST. May 11, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/dia-industry-engagement-day-5
Improve, Streamline and Save with Unanet for Government Contractors Improve, Streamline and Save with Unanet for Government Contractors. There was a demo of how Unanet’s cloud-based ERP, purpose built for project-based, government contracting organizations, has helped businesses like yours May 15, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improve-streamline-and-save-with-unanet-for-government-contractors-registration-45447610025?aff=es2
Update to LMD Transportation Carrier Industry Day Conference The purpose of this industry day was to provide information on FEMA's upcoming transportation needs for 2018 and onward. May 15, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/logistics-management-division-transportation-carrier-industry-day-conference-2018
Threat Systems Operations and Maintenance Integrated Support (TSOMIS) Industry Day The Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) hosted an Industry Day for the Threat Systems Operations and Maintenance Integrated Support (TSOMIS) program. May 15-16, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-notice-6
2018 AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Cyber operations are a challenging mission for the U.S. Defense Department and government community that builds, operates and defends networks. Cyber leaders and warriors must continually evolve to adapt to future innovations and develop and leverage cutting-edge tools and technologies. Participants will discuss requirements and solutions to ensure that the networks within DoD are adaptive, resilient and effective across a range of uses and against diverse threats. Leveraging innovative technology, advancing cybersecurity and building new relationships are topics experts examined in depth May 15 - 17 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. May 15 - 17, 2018 http://events.afcea.org/afceacyberops18/public/enter.aspx
Women in Business Council - Wine Time & Networking There was fine wines and great conversation presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber's Women in Business Council. The Wine Time was held at the Volkswagen Group of America's office Herndon, VA. May 16, 2018 https://www.cvent.com/c/express/c9cb1f36-551a-483b-bc6b-c10710dabc3d
U. S. Department of Education Dallas Small Business Conference The U.S. Department of Education (Education) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) hosted the Dallas Small Business Conference on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The Dallas Small Business Conference featured presentations concerning Education and other federal agency procurement opportunities and roundtable sessions. May 16, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/us-department-of-education-dallas-small-business-conference
Submerged Object Recovery Device (SORD) Industry Day This pre-solicitation Industry Day was to discuss the NUWC Keyport Code 21 requirement for the Submerged Object Recovery Device (SORD).  Submerged Object Recovery Device (SORD) IV is an unmanned, remote-controlled deep sea submersible vehicle designed for buried ordnance recovery and bottom-mounted instrumental service. May 16, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/submerged-object-recovery-device-sord-industry-day
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic (MID-LANT), Public Works Department (PWD) Industry Day Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic (MID-LANT), Public Works Department (PWD), Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division (FEAD) Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek / Fort Story sponsored an Industry Day for Construction and Construction Related Services on 16 May 2018. May 16, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-special-notice
Specialty Trades IDIQ for MCB Quantico, VA The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington (NAVFAC WASH), MCB Quantico, VA, intends to issue solicitation N40080-18-R-1022. The purpose of this procurement is to obtain work that includes but not limited to construction, alteration and repair of real property and utilities projects for FY 2018 through 2021. The pre-Award  conference was May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/z-specialty-trades-idiq-for-mcb-quantico-va
6th Annual U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BusinessConference This conference focused on business opportunities for veteran owned businesses with the Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 12. VISN 12 is comprised of eight medical centers, 38 outpatient clinics, eight nursing homes, and six domiciliaries. These facilities are located in Milwaukee, WI; Madison, WI; Tomah, WI; Chicago, IL; Danville, IL; and Iron Mountain, MI and together provide health care services to 700,000 Veterans residing within Illinois, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and Northwest Indiana. May 16, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/small-business-event-20160
Govplace Brew Tour There was a Govplace Brew Tour featuring a discussion on Threat Intelligence, Microsegmentation, and Zero Trust Networks. May 16, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/govplace-brew-tour-registration-44644165902?aff=esli