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IT Modernization Bill Clears Senate as Part of Defense Authorization Bill – Nextgov.com

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The OPEN Government Data Act also advances, along with other tech and cyber goodies.

Source: IT Modernization Bill Clears Senate as Part of Defense Authorization Bill – Nextgov.com

Larry Allen: GSA administrator nominee has background in acquisitions – FederalNewsRadio.com

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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.

Source: Larry Allen: GSA administrator nominee has background in acquisitions – FederalNewsRadio.com

White House’s IT policy deadline looms — FCW

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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.

Source: White House’s IT policy deadline looms — FCW

IT modernization has bipartisan support but where are the dollars? — Washington Technology

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The White House’s recently released IT Modernization Report, out for public comment until September 20, says all the right things.

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.

Source: IT modernization has bipartisan support but where are the dollars? — Washington Technology

September Newsletter: Key Protest Decisions – Red Team Consulting

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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. […]

Source: September Newsletter: Key Protest Decisions – Red Team Consulting

The power of GWACs, IDIQs in an age of uncertainty — Washington Technology

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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.

Source: The power of GWACs, IDIQs in an age of uncertainty — Washington Technology

September Newsletter: Upcoming Events – Red Team Consulting

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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 […]

Source: September Newsletter: Upcoming Events – Red Team Consulting

Small Business Set-Asides: When The “Rule Of Two” Becomes The “Rule Of One” – SmallGovCon

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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.

Source: Small Business Set-Asides: When The “Rule Of Two” Becomes The “Rule Of One” – SmallGovCon

September Newsletter: Upcoming Contracts – Red Team Consulting

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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 […]

Source: September Newsletter: Upcoming Contracts – Red Team Consulting

Hot topics in government marketing – FederalNewsRadio.com

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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.

Topics include:

  • the role of content marketing
  • LinkedIn and social selling
  • events in GovCon
  • account/agency based marketing (ABM)
  • the GAIN conference

Source: Hot topics in government marketing – FederalNewsRadio.com

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