House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) have a long list of legislative proposals they want to see included in the next coronavirus rescue package for federal employees and contractors.
Enforced isolation of the pandemic has made a lot of people a bit lonelier. For veterans already at risk of suicide, the situation deepens the threat.
The IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) sent a memo to House and Senate lawmakers explaining why the Defense Department should drop its JEDI plan and follow the path of the CIA.
Sarkis Tatigian joined the Navy in 1942. He’s been there ever since, until his death this week at the age of 96. Read about him and other Defense news in this week’s DoD Reporter’s Notebook.
Government contractors are changing the way they are communicating with their clients and seeking more details for how to continue to meet mission needs.
Agencies expected to award 58 task orders under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract by March 31, but instead awarded 10, putting the $50 billion program on a path similar to the last telecommunications transition debacle.
For details, Bloomberg Government Director of Contracts Dan Snyder joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Five of the nine EIS vendors raised concerns about the delays in releasing task orders under EIS, about what the solicitations are asking for and the quality of the requirements detailed in the documents saying the transition is taking on too much of a Networx-like flavor.
AWS objection argues DoD’s corrective action plan doesn’t go far enough, and that it should be forced to reopen and reconsider multiple aspects of the contract.
The Office Management and Budget released FAQs for agencies and contractors to deal with coronavirus while DoD released a memo detailing what essential vendors mean for them.
The Defense Department raised its threshold for 8(a) sole source contracts to $100 million as required by the 2020 Defense authorization bill. While not related to coronavirus outbreak, the timing is important.
The Defense Department has set up a daily call with associations representing its vendors to take stock of how the coronavirus is impacting its industrial base while the White House has activated a 1950 law to give agencies procurement priority.
PropLIBRARY’s Carl Dickson made a return appearance on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the evolution of his approach to building winning RFPs, and the creation of his “Must Win Process” online tool.
Brian Chidester of OpenText, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss current trends in GovCon marketing, including how events and digital platforms should be used as part of a company’s overall marketing plan.