The OPEN Government Data Act also advances, along with other tech and cyber goodies.
The General Services Administration hasn’t got a confirmed administrator, but at least there’s a nominee. Emily Murphy has a strong background in acquisition and GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. But there’s a lot more to GSA than that, like cars, trucks and buildings. Long-time GSA watcher Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
The White House will be collecting comments for a few more days on its draft presidential report on IT modernization that was released Aug. 31. Once a final version is approved by President Donald Trump, the clock will start ticking on dozens of deadlines associated with the tasks called for in the report.
The American Technology Council draft, required by Executive Order (EO) 13800, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, recommends that agencies take the following steps to secure and modernize federal IT:
- Modernize and consolidate networks: Cloud computing, modernization of Government-hosted applications, and better security for legacy systems.
- Use shared services to enable future network architectures:Commercial cloud, cloud email and collaboration tools, and additional security for shared services.
Key Protest Decisions Contract/Task Order: Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO), Eglin Air Force Base, issued the SEEK EAGLE Modeling Analysis, and Tools Support (SEMATS 2) RFP (FA2486-16-R-0065) on December 2, 2015. The government awarded a single, IDIQ fixed-price contract to Engineering Research and Consulting, Inc. […]
The new administration seems intent on downsizing government and government programs, and they have four years to accomplish the task. The proposed budget cuts across civilian agencies and will impact contractors in a huge way.
Upcoming Events: There are many valuable government contracting events in the DC metro area, from networking happy hours to training seminars to opportunity overviews. We narrowed down three events that should be on your calendar. BD + Capture 101 Training, Presented by Red Team Consulting When: October […]
An agency isn’t required to cancel a small business set-aside solicitation when it becomes aware that only one small business is likely to submit an offer.
Upcoming Contracts We are tracking two major contracts expected to drop later this year; the DoD DISA Information Technology Enterprise Support Services (DESS II) solicitation and the Navy Cyber Information Technology Services — both with an expected drop date in September. Get more details and Red […]
This week on “Amtower Off Center”, host Mark Amtower interviews marketing pro Lou Anne Brossman of Government Marketing University on the state of government marketing and the October 13 GAIN conference.
- the role of content marketing
- LinkedIn and social selling
- events in GovCon
- account/agency based marketing (ABM)
- the GAIN conference