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Fiscal Year 2022 Top 20 Opportunities

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Join our webinar on the top 20 opportunities of fiscal year 2022 for government contractors, including more than $200 billion in estimated contract value.

Fiscal Year 2021 Top 20 Opportunities

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Join Bloomberg Government analysts as we explore the top 20 opportunities of fiscal year 2021. The discussion will focus on information technology and professional services multiple-award contracts.

Fiscal 2020 Top 10 Professional Services Opportunities

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This downloadable report, created by our BGOV industry experts, covers 10 professional services opportunities with a combined total estimated value of $84.4 billion that may be competed in fiscal 2020.

Fiscal 2020 Top 10 Federal Small-Business Opportunities

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This downloadable report, created by our BGOV industry experts, covers 10 small-business opportunities with a combined total estimated value of $48 billion that may be competed in fiscal 2020.

Fiscal 2020 Top Information Technology Opportunities: FY 2020

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This downloadable report, created by our BGOV industry experts, covers 10 information technology opportunities with a combined estimated value of $93.6 billion that will be competed in fiscal 2020.

Fiscal Year 2020 Top Opportunities

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With fiscal year 2020 approaching on October 1, contractors are beginning to think strategically about aligning resources to compete for the largest opportunities likely to be competed in fiscal 2020. This year includes a list of about $125 billion in total estimated contract value that will be up for competition.

FY19 Top 20 Contracting Opportunities

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Bloomberg Government has released a list of the 20 leading contracting opportunities for the fiscal year that begins October 1. The report covers contracts worth a total of about $130.9 billion for which a final request for proposal is likely by the close of fiscal 2019.

Top 20 Federal Opportunities: FY18

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This year BGOV's Top 20 Opportunities have a combined total estimated value of $207.6 billion. That includes 12 opportunities totaling $124.1 billion at the Defense Department and eight opportunities totaling $83.5 billion with civilian agencies.

Top 20 Federal Opportunities: FY18

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This year BGOV’s Top 20 Opportunities have a combined total estimated value of $207.6 billion. That includes 12 opportunities totaling $124.1 billion at the Defense Department and eight opportunities totaling $83.5 billion with civilian agencies.

Top Farm Panel Democrat Rushes to Expand Expiring Trade Program

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The top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee is rushing to expand a program set to expire in one week that helps American workers hurt by foreign competition.

GOP Seeks to Put New Hampshire, Nevada in Play With Top Recruits

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Republicans are recruiting a pair of high-profile candidates in an effort to expand a Senate map with limited offensive opportunities.

Top 10 IT Contractors

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ARTICLE The top 10 IT contractors June 10, 2021 VIEW MORE LISTS Top federal contractors Top defense contractors Download full report Technology continued to be a massive contributor to federal market growth. It grew by $6.8 billion year over year, which is the single largest growth year on record. Information technology is consistently among the ma...

Top 10 Defense Contractors

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ARTICLE The top 10 defense contractors June 10, 2021 VIEW MORE LISTS Top federal contractors Top IT contractors Download full report In fiscal 2020, defense contract spending hit a record high of $447 billion – representing nearly two thirds of overall federal contract spending. It’s an impressive growth trajectory that we’ve been tracking for year...

BGOV200 – The Top Government Contractors in FY19 | Bloomberg Gov

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The 10th Annual BGOV200 The top government contractors in 2020 682 billion contracting dollars Forecasted to be record-breaking even before Covid-19 became a factor, fiscal 2020 marks the fifth straight year of increase in government contract spending – with an increase of $83 billion compared to 2019. After an emergency declaration, followed by th...

These are the top 10 government contractors

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The federal government is one of the world’s largest marketplaces – see which companies make up the top 10 government contractors.

Top 20: State Dept. Plans $5B Small-Business IT Sourcing Deal

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The U.S. State Department is preparing to launch a new $5 billion strategic sourcing deal for global information technology hardware and software upgrades and plans to set aside the contract for small businesses.

Top 20: State Dept. Plans Up to 10 Awards for $4B IT Recompete

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The State Department is considering a plan to issue a new multiple-award contract delivering a broad range of information technology services and replacing one of the department’s largest IT services contracts, known as Vanguard.

Top 20: GSA Plans ‘Summer’ Release for Polaris Final RFP

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The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to release a final request for proposal (RFP) for its new Polaris small business IT contract by summer 2021.

Earmark Revival in Congress Brings Lobbyists Fresh Opportunities

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Government affairs firms are preparing for the return of congressional earmarks, which would provide new avenues for advocacy efforts and business.

Women Lead Both Parties’ Efforts to Win Senate Majority in 2022

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Women are leading both parties’ Senate campaign committees for the 2022 cycle, with the 50-50 chamber up for grabs.

Top 20: CMS Issues $5.4 Billion Medicare Call Center Draft RFP

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Jan. 26 draft request for proposal for a 10-year, $5.4 billion, contract to provide contact center operations support.

This Is IT: Peraton Eyes Top Federal IT Spot with Perspecta Buy

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Veritas Capital Fund Management LLC may have just created the largest U.S. federal information technology contractor.

BGOV Top 20: Army Issues Second RFI for $4B IT Hardware Contract

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The U.S Army released a second request for information (RFI) on Jan. 26 for its five-year, $4 billion Common Hardware Systems 6th Generation (CHS-6) contract.

Climate, Food Security, Justice Top Agenda for Senate Farm Panel

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Combating climate change and fixing Covid-driven food supply disruptions will top the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee’s agenda, mirroring the new Biden administration’s priorities.

DISA Opens Bidding on $11.7B IT Modernization Contract: Top 20

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The Defense Information Systems Agency will outsource most network management, cybersecurity, and technical services functions serving 22 at Defense Department agencies to a single contractor , according to a final request for proposals released on Dec. 8.

CIA Competing Single-Award Cloud Integration Contract: Top 20

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Just weeks after announcing the winners of its multibillion-dollar Cloud Computing Enterprise (C2E) contract, the Central Intelligence Agency is working on a second solicitation for cloud integration and support services to stitch the massive multi-cloud environment together.

BGOV200 – Professional Services

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ARTICLE Government ‘Unmet Requirements’ a Boon for Professional Services Market Nov. 30, 2020 IN THIS ARTICLE   Big Market Players     Government Services, Front and Center     Automation Demand Grows     Opportunities for Innovation     Strategic Partnerships     Cybersecurity Imperative...

Georgia Will Decide Senate Majority and Set Stage for 2022 Fight

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Georgia’s pair of Senate runoffs will not only decide which party controls the Senate in the 117th Congress but also crystallize the fight for the majority in the 118th.

BGOV200 – Defense Trends

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ARTICLE Defense Contractor Longevity Hinges on Agility, Cyber Expertise Nov. 30, 2020 IN THIS ARTICLE   Interoperability Demand Grows     Cybersecurity Spending Soars     Focus on Agility     Modernizing Bureaucracy     Coronavirus Impact     Slowdown Ahead   Defense spending continues to...

FY 2021 Contracting Playbook

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Get ahead of your competition with intel on the five trends that will shape government contracting in FY 2021, including the top 20 opportunities to watch.

Fiscal 2020 Civilian Contracting Hits Record $228 Billion

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The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic drove civilian contract spending across the federal government to a record high of $228 billion in fiscal 2020, which ended on Sept. 30, according to Bloomberg Government data available as of Oct. 6.

Covid, Climate Set Bar in Race for Top GOP Spot on House Panel

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Three House Republicans are vying for their party’s top spot on the Agriculture Committee, with farmers and ranchers looking to Washington to ease their financial burdens from the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters, and trade wars.

What to Know in Washington: BGOV’s Fall 2020 Hill Watch

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The congressional agenda will kick into overdrive starting this week, as lawmakers return to Washington to face an end-of-month government funding deadline amid frought negotiatons over another round of coronavirus stimulus legislation. The clock is ticking, both on the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year and the Nov. 3 election, and the lame-duck...

Insider Threat Market to Top $1 Billion in Fiscal 2020: This Is

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The federal insider threat market is on pace to surpass $1 billion in fiscal 2020, according to Bloomberg Government’s insider threat market definition. This increase stems from federal agencies’ growing reliance on cybersecurity products and services designed to address both intern...

GSA, DOD Open Bidding on ASTRO Unmanned Vehicle Contract: Top 20

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The General Services Administration is accepting bids on its new multiple-award contract, ASTRO, designed to help the Defense Department develop and maintain manned and unmanned vehicles, after posting the final request for proposals on Aug. 24.

BGOV200 – IT Contractors in Demand

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ARTICLE Federal IT Trends: Demand Spurred by Covid-19 The top 200 IT contractors reflect on the future of their industry August 27, 2020 IN THIS ARTICLE   Critical Infrastructure Investment     Further Innovations Ahead     Small Business, Big Impact     BIC, OTA Gain Ground     M&A Shifts Ahead...

One Vendor to Run Pentagon’s $11.7B IT “Defense Enclave”: Top 20

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The Defense Department plans to embark on another multibillion-dollar information technology contract competition destined for a single contractor, according to materials released on Aug. 21.

Air Force Updates $25B Training Contract: Top 20 (Corrected)

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The U.S. Air Force is planning to a release a draft statement of objectives and other documentation this November for its $25 billion training and simulation contract, according to an announcement released on July 9.

What Bidders Can Expect on the $50 Billion STARS III: Top 20

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The U.S. General Services Administration issued a final request for proposal on July 6 for the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC).

Identify Contract Opportunities With BGOV and Salesforce

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How to Effectively Size Your Market to Identify the Right Opportunity Tracking and identifying trends in federal government spending is no small task. For business developers in the contracting space, one of the biggest challenges is understanding and breaking down government spending to size their market. The good news is federal contracting spend...

Race to the Finish: Maximizing Q4 Opportunities

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Ahead of the September 30 deadline, federal agencies gear up for the annual challenge – efficiently and effectively allocating the remainder of their budget dollars to chosen contracts. In this upcoming webinar, our experts will explore key topics that will prepare you for a strong ending and lay the groundwork for fiscal year 2021.

BGOV 200: Federal Industry Leaders 2020 – Bloomberg Government

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Now in its ninth year, the 2020 report dissects the top 200 federal contractors moving the needle. With billions of dollars in business, these companies have made their mark - from established players to new, innovative shops mining fresh opportunities.

State Department’s Consolidated IT MAC Could Fetch $5B: Top 20

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The U.S. Department of State may consolidate its spending on information technology products and equipment into a new multiple-award contract that could be worth as much as $5 billion, according documents released in late May.

DHS Plans a $3 Billion Small-Business IT Contract: Top 20

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The Department of Homeland Security will host an industry day in July for its seven-year, $3 billion, FirstSource III multiple-award contract, which is reserved for small businesses, according to a May 19 announcement.

Water Pollutants in Michigan May Sway Swing Voters in Top Races

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A water pollutant issue in Michigan that’s widespread and doesn’t split neatly along partisan lines is expected to be played up in some of the state’s most competitive races.

Army Hosting Industry Days for $10B IT Hardware Contract: Top 20

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The Army plans to host four virtual industry day sessions in June for its 10-year, $10 billion, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 4 Hardware (ITES-4H) contract, according to a May 21 announcement.

Manage Contracting Opportunities | BGOV + Salesforce

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BGOV + Salesforce The better way to manage your opportunity pipeline.   Expertise + productivity Discover Home in on the right opportunities with BGOV, and organize them seamlessly in Salesforce. Refine Update, edit, and track your opportunities, while sharing data, reports, and more with your staff. Review Get an overview of your entire pipeline t...

Pentagon to Recompete $1.5B Support Services Contract: Top 20

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The Defense Department will be releasing a final solicitation to recompete its Analytic & Technical Support Services contract on June 8, according to a synopsis released April 22. The work will involve professional, scientific, and technical services administ...

New $40 Billion Ceiling for CIO-SP4 Health IT Contract: Top 20

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The recompete of the federal government’s biggest spending health-focused information technology contract will look different in its fourth iteration.

Former 2020 Contender Steve Bullock Jolts Senate Majority Fight

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock‘s about-face Senate campaign announcement at the filing deadline Monday provides an 11th-hour boost to Democrats’ hopes of winning the majority.

Army Seeks Feedback on $3.9B Tactical IT Contract: Top 20

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The U.S. Army released a request for information on Feb. 14 to solicit feedback about its acquisition strategy for the recompete of a five-year, $3.9 billion, single-award contract that will deliver commercial information technology hardware and support for commu...

Air Force Sets Timeline for $25B Training Contract: Top 20

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The U.S. Air Force is recompeting a 15-year, $25 billion multiple-award contract to support the acquisition and sustainment of simulation training systems.

DIA’s $975M Final RFP for Data Science Coming by Nov. 22: Top 20

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The Defense Department plans to issue a five-year, $975 million, final request for proposal for its DORE-2 contract on Nov. 22, according to an agency announcement.

Federal Subcontracting in 2020

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Transparency in the subcontracting market has improved, and emerging trends indicate growth in the number of sub-vendors and opportunities. Through analysis, subcontract data can become a meaningful part of your business development planning.

GSA Posts Draft RFP for ASTRO Unmanned Vehicle Contract: Top 20

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The General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration Management Center (FEDSIM) released a long-awaited draft request for proposals Feb. 5 for its new multiple-award contract supporting research, development, and sustainment of manned and unmanned ve...

Alaska Independent Tries Again to Topple House Dean Don Young (1664)

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Defeating the longest-serving Republican in the House is a tall order for a Democrat — so the party is banking on an independent, again.

Alaska Independent Tries Again to Topple House Dean Don Young

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Defeating the longest-serving Republican in the House is a tall order for a Democrat — so the party is banking on an independent, again.

Defense Agency to Merge 2 Multibillion-Dollar Tech RFIs: Top 20 (1)

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The Defense Intelligence Agency plans to combine two proposed multibillion-dollar information technology solicitations into a single multiple-award vehicle, according to an announcement to industry on Jan. 17.

BGOV’s Top 10 Government Contracting Stories in 2019

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2019 was an exciting year for companies competing in the federal market. The calendar year began during a 35-day government shutdown and the federal fiscal year ended with a record high of $594 billion...

DISA Projects $36 Billion in Awards Through 2026: This Is IT

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has been boosting its IT spending on projects related to cybersecurity, commercial networks, secure mobile services, analytics and high-performance computing, among many others. At its annual forecast to industry...

DIA’s $975M Final RFP for Data Science Coming by Nov. 22: Top 20

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The Defense Department plans to issue a five-year, $975 million, final request for proposal for its DORE-2 contract on Nov. 22, according to an agency announcement.

CIA Defines Schedule for $10B Cloud Contract: BGOV Top 20

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The Central Intelligence Agency plans to release a final request for proposal in January for its 10-year, $10 billion cloud computing contract known as Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E).

New N.C. Redistricting Boosts Democrats in 2020 House Elections

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North Carolina may play a starring role in the fight for control of Congress in 2020. A court-ordered redistricting gives Democrats a strong chance to add two House seats they wouldn’t have been able to count on otherwise, and that in turn diminishes Republican efforts to regain the majority.

Fiscal 2020 Government Contracting Playbook

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Our annual report dissects the trends and policies affecting the federal contracting community. BGOV analysts have compiled a playbook to help you navigate the fiscal 2020 budget.

New N.C. Redistricting Boosts Democrats in 2020 Elections (1)

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North Carolina's redrawn map will not only narrow the GOP’s dominance of the state’s House delegation but also force incumbents, even those in relatively safe districts, to seek re-election in significantly new territory.

DIA’s $975M Final RFP for Data Science Coming by Nov. 22: Top 20

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The Defense Department plans to issue a five-year, $975 million, final request for proposal for its DORE-2 contract on Nov. 22, according to an agency announcement.

DISA Projects $36 Billion in Awards Through 2026: This Is IT

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has been boosting its IT spending on projects related to cybersecurity, commercial networks, secure mobile services, analytics and high-performance computing, among many others.

Medicare Agency Turns to A.I. to Stop Fraud and Faulty Payments

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is requesting input from industry on its plan to incorporate advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence into efforts to combat medical fraud and improper payments, according to an Oct. 21 request for information.

Army Market Budget & Opportunities 2020

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This downloadable report, created by our BGOV industry experts, examined the U.S. Army budget and contracting trends. The U.S. Army is poised for a 7% budget increase in fiscal 2020, which would bring its total funding for the year to about $191 billion.

GSA Revisits Competition for $8B Cloud Contract DEOS: Top 20

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GSA will allow companies to submit revised bids for a 10-year, $8 billion, cloud contract for modernized Pentagon office technology following the agency’s decision to take corrective action, according to a Government Accountability Office decision.

Army Market Budgets and Opportunities Briefing

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Army Market Budgets and Opportunities Briefing Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 7:15 am – 8:30 am Bloomberg Government 1101 K St. NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 Join Bloomberg Government for the annual Army Market Budgets and Opportunities Briefing to review top upcoming Army contracting opportunities and the outlook for key Army priorities. BGOV an...

What to Know in Washington: Stopgap Spending Bill Set for Vote

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans reached a deal yesterday on a stopgap spending bill to avert a U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1, even as the threat of a closure later in the year continues to build.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Sets Tone for a Bruising 2020

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Democrats are getting an early preview of what a bare-knuckle brawl a general-election matchup between President Donald Trump and one of the top three Democratic primary contenders would be.

GSA Resumes Competition for Alliant 2 Small Business: Top 20

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The General Services Administration announced Aug. 19 that it will accept revised proposals for a 10-year, $15 billion, small business contract known as Alliant Small Business 2, or A2SB.

GSA Announces Its $20 Billion 8(a) STARS III Contract: Top 20

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A General Services Administration draft solicitation posted Aug. 9 officially launched the recompetition of its 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) II vehicle.

BGOV200 Company Lookup

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Dive Deeper Into the BGOV200 Explore how – and with what companies – the U.S. government spent more than $559 billion last fiscal year. Download the full report for detailed analysis of every company. BGOV200 Top 10 Categories We've broken down this year's BGOV200 results into a few main categories - including the top defense, IT, and professional...

Navy to Open SeaPort NxG Rolling Admissions in FY 2021: Top 20

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The U.S. Navy awarded its massive SeaPort Next Generation (Seaport NxG) contract to 1,870 companies in December 2018 and is already kicking off plans to add more by fiscal 2021.

Pentagon OTA Spending Could Top $7 Billion in FY 2019

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The Defense Department set all-time highs in spending through fast-track “other transaction” agreements (OTAs) in fiscal 2018, issuing more than $4 billion in obligations.

BGOV200 Top Defense Contractors 2019

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Top 10 Defense Contractors 2019 Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Government contractors doing work with the Department of Defense were able to leverage an increase of $40.5 billion in DOD spending from fiscal 2017 to 2018. Consistent with recent years, most of the market-moving companies in fiscal 2018 relied on spending in certain categorie...

BGOV200 Top Professional Services

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Top 10 Professional Services Contractors Engineering, marketing, management consulting, and more. The knowledge-based services or professional services market, which covers the most expansive categories of spending such as engineering, marketing, management consulting, and other areas, grew by about $6.6 billion from fiscal 2017 to 2018. In fiscal...

BGOV200: Federal Industry Leaders 2019

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Now in its eighth year, the 2019 report dissects the top 200 federal contractors moving the needle. With billions of dollars in business, these companies have made their mark on the nation’s capital – from established players to new, innovative shops mining fresh opportunities.

BGOV200 Top Funding Agencies

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Top 10 Funding Agencies Find Out Which Agencies Have Significant Spending Power. Defense contract spending was $372.5 billion in fiscal 2018, a $40.5 billion increase from fiscal 2017. It has grown by $91 billion since fiscal 2015. In fiscal 2018, DOD’s largest bureaus were the Navy, with contract spending steady at nearly $115 billion; the Army wi...

BGOV200 Top Contracts of FY18

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Top Contracts of FY18 Blockbuster Contracts That Dominated Fiscal 2018 marks the third straight year of federal contract spending growth. Both large and small companies capitalized on the $559 billion that was put on contracts during the year – the most since $562 billion in fiscal 2010. Specifically, contracting dollars increased by $46.3 billion...

BGOV200 Top 10 Research and Development Contractors

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Top 10 Research & Development Contractors These Companies Are Achieving Greatness – Innovation in Government. Research and development increased by $2 billion from fiscal 2017 to 2018 for a total of $44.6 billion. This category is dominated largely by defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin Corp., which owns $4.2 billion of the market value...

BGOV200 Government Contractors That Slid

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Government Contractors That Slid See how this year’s market and contract trends have affected companies. Government contracting can ebb and flow based on contract wins for the year. 2018 data shows 68 companies lost ground in the BGOV200 rankings, down from 92 the previous year. Out of 200 companies, these 10 saw the most downward mobility in 2018...

BGOV200 Top 10 Federal Contractors 2019

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Top 10 Federal Contractors 2019 The Giants of the Government Contracting Universe. Consistent with recent years, most of the market-moving companies in fiscal 2018 relied on spending in certain categories, such as weapons and ammunition – which increased to $28.8 billion in fiscal 2018 from $20 billion in fiscal 2017 – to improve their positions. H...

BGOV200 Government Contractors on the Rise

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Government Contractors on the Rise Movers, Shakers, and Government Groundbreakers Fiscal 2018 contracting dollars increased by $46.3 billion compared with the previous year – that’s good news for contractors. With more contracting dollars on the table, 118 companies improved their rankings, up from 92 in fiscal 2017; 32 companies are new entrants t...

BGOV200

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BGOV200 - The Top Government Contractors in FY18 With $559 billion on the line, these 200 government contractors dominated. Bloomberg Government Exclusive Report Bloomberg Government presents the eighth annual BGOV200 – a ranking of the top 200 federal contractors based on prime contracts awarded in fiscal 2018. The report finds 118 companies impro...

DHS Says It Will Move Ahead With FirstSource III: Top 20

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The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a follow-on to its FirstSource II contract, according to a July 15 announcement by DHS chief procurement officer, Soraya Correa. The follow-on, FirstSource III, is the focus of this week’s Top 20 Opportunities.

What to Know in Washington: 2020 Democrats Clash on Immigration

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Democratic presidential candidates are clashing over their different visions on immigration, an issue Donald Trump has made a cornerstone of his presidency and re-election campaign.

Trademark Office Revamps Plan for $1B Software Contract: Top 20

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is making changes to an upcoming $1 billion contract for software purchases that has been fraught with delays since acquisition planning first began in July 2015.

Technocrat | May 20, 2019: 1,000+ IT Programs May Be Headed for the Cloud

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As the trade war with China reignited last week, President Trump prepared to sign a national emergency declaration to limit the purchase of communications technology owned by foreign adversaries (read: China).

2019 Multiple-Award Contract Spending Analysis

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This downloadable report, created by our BGOV industry experts, covers major contracting trends and how MACs are changing the game.

Technocrat | April 15, 2019: JEDI Is Back on Track

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There was an abundance of cloud-related news last week, with the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract dominating headlines.

Finding Artificial Intelligence Money in the Fiscal 2020 Budget

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The federal government is preparing to invest about $4.9 billion in unclassified artificial intelligence and machine learning-related research and development in fiscal 2020, according to budget documents released March 18.

Trump’s FY 2020 Budget Gives Civilian IT Modernization a Boost

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The Trump administration appears to be taking the need for technology modernization seriously. President Donald Trump requested an unprecedented $87.8 billion for unclassified IT in fiscal 2020, according to documents released March 18, and in the past two years federal agencies have been getting more money for information technology than they expe...

Technocrat | March 15, 2019: In the Clear

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More than half of all federal jobs — approximately 3 million federal civilian and military positions — require security clearances ranging from confidential to top secret. A year ago, the National Background Investigations Bureau was facing a backlog of 725,000 pending security clearances and other investigations. Today, that number stands at 542,0...

What to Know in Washington: Biden Speaks As 2020 Decision Looms

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak to a key labor ally in Washington today as he nears a decision on whether to join a crowded Democratic field for what would be his third run for president. Biden will address a meeting of the International Association of Fire Fighters, a group that has long supported […]

Technocrat | March 11, 2019: Cyber Warriors Wanted

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The government’s critical shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals is a hot topic that has federal CIO Suzette Kent feeling insecure about the state of the current workforce.

Postal Service Contracts Surge to Nearly $16B in Fiscal 2018

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The U.S. Postal Service’s commercial spending grew to $15.9 billion in fiscal 2018 from $15 billion in fiscal 2017, Bloomberg Government’s USPS Contracts Dashboard shows.

What to Know in Washington: Politics Leads Policy in 2020 Run-up

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House Democrats are using their majority to push gun-control, campaign-finance and voting-rights legislation. Senate Republicans are advancing abortion restrictions while trying to put Democrats on the spot with a vote on climate change.

Technocrat | March 1, 2019: You’re Hired!

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It’s no secret the federal government has a hard time recruiting and retaining professionals in information technology. Federal workers earn 32 percent less compared with those who work in the private sector and, on top of that, the hiring process is infamously slow.

Technocrat | February 25, 2019: There’s No Business Like Cloud Business

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It has been more than a week since President Donald Trump signed a spending bill that provides full-year appropriations for federal agencies. But even with the prospect of another partial government shutdown behind us, tensions remain high over U.S.-Mexico border wall funding.

Stay at the Helm: AFCEA West 2020 Essentials

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AFCEA West 2020 Essentials Stay at the Helm It’s all hands on deck when it comes to a successful business development strategy. BGOV’s proprietary data and analytics cut through the noise by providing government contractors with market insights and actionable intelligence to gain a competitive edge. Stay at the helm by reviewing our essential oppor...

FBI’s $5 Billion ITSSS 2 Final RFQ Delayed Until March: Top 20

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The government shutdown has forced the Federal Bureau of Investigation to delay its release of a final request for quote for the ITSSS-2 contract until at least March, according to a Jan. 31 agency announcement.

Technocrat | February 11, 2019: JEDI Leads the Way

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Things had been fairly quiet on the JEDI front since the Government Accountability Office denied Oracle’s bid protest of the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract. In return, Oracle filed a pre-award injunction with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims back in December.

Technocrat | February 4, 2019: The Aftermath

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Things appear to be back to normal (for now) since the government has reopened after the month-long partial shutdown. But many federal agencies and their employees are still recovering–and may be for a while.

Shutdown-Triggered Bust Could Follow 2018 Lobbying Boom

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Top lobbying shops saw a boost in revenue in 2018, kept busy by the Trump administration’s regulatory overhauls, moves on trade policy, and congressional action to reauthorize federal programs.

Technocrat | January 28, 2019: Big Spenders

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It’s hard to focus on anything beside the partial government shutdown, which has dragged into its third week with no resolution in sight. Federal agencies and their employees are feeling the effects. At the Transportation Security Administration, the shutdown is preventing the agency from moving ahead with its $230 million contract consolidation, d...

Ten Markets to Watch in 2019

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Bloomberg Government tracks dozens of federal markets in its Contracts Intelligence Tool, and for the start of a new year, we chose 10 markets where we expect agencies to spend more money in 2019.

Army Market Budget & Opportunities

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Download the Army Market Budget & Opportunities report to review the U.S. Army budget, priorities, and upcoming contracting opportunities as identified by Bloomberg Government’s team of expert analysts.

Technocrat | January 22, 2019: Risky (Cyber) Business

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Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated. That’s why the Army is looking for equally sophisticated technologies—like artificial intelligence and machine learning—to defend its networks against such attacks.

Technocrat | January 14, 2019: No End in Sight

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It’s hard to focus on anything beside the partial government shutdown, which has dragged into its third week with no resolution in sight. Federal agencies and their employees are feeling the effects. At the Transportation Security Administration, the shutdown is preventing the agency from moving ahead with its $230 million contract consolidation, d...

Technocrat | November 19, 2018: Power to the People

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It was a difficult week for California, as it continued to deal with devastating wildfires that resulted in many casualties and forced at least 52,000 people to evacuate.

FY19 Top Opportunities

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With fiscal year 2019 approaching on October 1, contractors are beginning to think strategically about aligning resources to compete for the largest opportunities likely to be competed in fiscal 2019. This year includes a list of about $125 billion in total estimated contract value that will be up for competition.

Race to the Finish—Maximizing Q4 Opportunities

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Race to the Finish—Maximizing Q4 Opportunities Government spending accelerates in the fourth quarter of the federal fiscal year, making it a critical period for contractors that can take advantage of Q4 spending and lay the groundwork for fiscal 2019.

Technocrat | August 20, 2018: The (Security) Struggle is Real

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Chances are you already know former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded conversations with President Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly. While we’re not here to talk politics, the recordings show that there are serious issues with honor-system security.

Bloomberg Government Releases Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities Report

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A push to modernize aging government computer systems, bolster data security and shift operations to the cloud is driving increases in federal information technology spending, according to Bloomberg Government's latest report, Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities, released today.

Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities Report

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The Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities report finds that about 71 percent of the government-wide information technology was spent on federal contracting and the remaining 29 percent is toward internal agency operation between fiscal 2014 and 2018. Most of those contract obligations go toward IT modernization, including cloud computing,...

2018 Outlook: Five Trends That Will Shape Federal Contracting

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Bloomberg Government's 2018 Federal Contracting Outlook highlights the major trends that will affect companies doing business with the federal government.

U.S. Army Budget & Contracting Trends: Fiscal 2018 & Beyond

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Your guide to U.S. Army budget priorities, challenges and upcoming contracting opportunities.

Agriculture Equity Panel Takes on Racial Disparities in Farming

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Some farmers and ranchers from marginalized communities previously lost out on Agriculture Department assistance and other opportunities, and a new commission within the agency is tasked with correcting those disparities.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: House to Vote on Abortion Access This Week

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The House will vote this week on a bill that would protect the right to abortion services across the country, a move spurred by a Texas-led effort to restrict abortion access.

Teen Migrant Labor Trafficking Spurs Lawmakers to Demand Answers

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The Biden administration must answer for a multiagency investigation into potential labor trafficking of unaccompanied migrant children released from government custody, according to lawmakers from both parties.

U.S. Probes Whether Teen Migrants Sent to Labor Traffickers (1)

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Federal law enforcement officials are investigating whether unaccompanied migrant teenagers have been released from government custody to labor traffickers who sent them to work in agricultural processing facilities in numerous cities, according to an internal email and two sources briefed on the situation.

Worst Federal Worker Morale Spurs DHS Secretary to Make Changes

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Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is seeking to make the Department of Homeland Security a better place to work, a formidable task at an agency with the worst morale in Washington.

What to Know in Washington: Senate Poised to Pass Infrastructure

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The Senate is heading toward passage this week of the $550 billion infrastructure bill that would provide the biggest infusion of federal spending on public works in decades and mark a major milestone for President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden’s Delta Struggles Loom Over Agenda

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President Joe Biden is struggling with a surge in coronavirus cases, an impending wave of evictions and spikes in consumer prices that have left the White House looking unprepared—and threaten to undercut months of more sure-handed work on the Covid-19 pandemic. The president surprised Congress last week with a last-minute plea to extend a federal...

What to Know in Washington: Biden’s Agenda Advances in Senate

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President Joe Biden’s ambitious economic plans got a major push forward with the Senate voting to begin work on a $550 billion infrastructure bill and Democrats uniting behind a plan to muscle through a broader budget resolution to carry the party’s priorities.

Transit Spending Pitched as Means to Boost Equity, Aid Climate

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Boosting transit funding would advance racial equity, an advocacy campaign is arguing as it seeks to influence lawmakers’ work on a major infrastructure package.

What to Know in Washington: Infrastructure Talks Near Finish

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Senators negotiating a $579 billion infrastructure package are aiming to finish negotiations early this week, under pressure from colleagues to salvage an August recess and to allow the Senate to turn to preventing a government shutdown and debt ceiling default in the fall.

Senators Push to Ease Cuba Trade Ban as Biden Demurs, for Now

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A new bipartisan push in Congress to open up Cuba for U.S. agriculture stands the best chance of moving ahead with a trade relationship that has bedeviled American presidents over decades.

Defense Contractors Jockey for Pentagon Post-JEDI Cloud Profits

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Defense contractors who anticipated the military’s urgent demand for high-performance computing while the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing program languished in federal court, see in its demise opportunities to expand their foothold in the rapidly evolving market.

Trucker Attrition Feeds Biden Officials’ Supply Chain Concerns

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Some of the trucking industry’s biggest challenges, such as driver retention and recruitment, were exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, causing major disruptions to the nation’s supply chain over the last year.

Biden Presses to Change Military Sex-Assault Prosecutions (1)

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The Biden administration will work with Congress to recommend changes to how the military justice system handles sex-related crimes.

Ron Johnson’s Future Clouds Landscape for Senate Majority Fight

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The stakes of the race, the ticking clock, and the repercussions of his indecision are ratcheting up the political intrigue as Sen. Ron Johnson chooses his next adventure.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Democrats Push Home-Care Plan Via Medicaid

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Senate Democrats will unveil legislation as soon as today to meet President Joe Biden‘s promise to strengthen in-home care for the elderly and disabled while boosting caregivers’ wages and unionizing opportunities, a draft bill obtained by Bloomberg Law shows.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Agenda Must Navigate Congress

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President Joe Biden’s plan for trillions of dollars in proposed spending and tax increases is entering a procedural and political thicket in Congress that’s likely to take at least until September to clear.

What to Know in Washington: Court’s Conservative Shift Hits Bump

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Even with a 6-3 conservative majority, the U.S. Supreme Court has its limits.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: More Time Needed on FDA Pick, Becerra Says

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Manufacturers of prescription drugs and medical devices are on pins and needles as they await news of who will lead the Food and Drug Administration, and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said the decision will come once a busy President Joe Biden finds time to make that crucial decision.

What to Know in Washington: U.S. Aims to Curb Domestic Terrorism

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The Biden administration, five months after the assault on the U.S. Capitol, outlined its plans today for combating domestic terrorism, promising to better use existing federal resources and to consider whether any additional laws are needed to address the threat.

DISA to Use Challenge-Based OTA for Zero-Trust Network Prototype

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) seeks feedback from industry on a plan to modernize its network infrastructure to implement a “zero-trust” architecture. Defense experts say the move will bolster the department’s cybersecurity posture and enable adoption of cloud computing.

AI Experts Needed to Lead ‘Project Maven’ Move Within DOD

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The Defense Department’s (DOD) secretive artificial intelligence task force called Project Maven is moving to a new home within the Pentagon’s intelligence and security apparatus. Now Defense officials are looking for an industry partner to manage the transition and provide ongoing support for the program.

What to Know in Washington: Job Training Has a Bipartisan Chance

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Democrats and Republicans divided over the scope of President Joe Biden‘s infrastructure package are seeking a bipartisan deal on at least one component: beefing up job training for Americans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Troops Fret About Empty Stomachs as Covid Worsens Hardships (1)

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The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated hunger among military families, adding to pressure on bipartisan lawmakers to grant them more federal nutrition assistance.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: CDC Eases Mask Stance in Step to Normalcy

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President Joe Biden took his biggest step yet toward declaring victory over Covid-19, as public health officials said fully vaccinated Americans may ditch their masks in most places, even indoors or in large groups.

GSA to Launch Governmentwide Cloud Computing BPA

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) plans to launch a massive, new contract offering access to cloud infrastructure, platforms, software, and other services to all federal agencies.

This Is IT: After a Slow Year, IT M&A Deals Accelerate in FY21

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Contractors may have pinched their pennies in 2020, but this year, they are spending at rates that more than make up for their conservative finances of last year. We’re talking mergers and acquisitions of information technology companies in this week’s This Is IT.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Are Slow to Ax Trump Rules

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Democratic lawmakers are largely passing on opportunities within their control to swiftly overturn Trump administration regulations they loathe, even as the easiest path to do so is about to expire.

This Is IT: Biden to Tap Tech Fund for Cyber, Covid-19 Recovery

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The Biden administration’s top technology officials announced plans to use the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) to strengthen the federal government’s cyber defenses and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What to Know in Washington: Biden Unveils Big Family Aid Plan

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President Joe Biden will unveil today a sweeping $1.8 trillion plan to expand educational opportunities and child care for families, funded in part by the largest tax increases on wealthy Americans in decades -- the centerpiece of his first address tonight to a joint session of Congress.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Unveils Massive Family Aid Plan

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President Joe Biden will unveil today a sweeping $1.8 trillion plan to expand educational opportunities and child care for families, funded in part by the largest tax increases on wealthy Americans in decades -- the centerpiece of his first address to a joint session of Congress.

Congress Eager to Increase Staff Pay But Fear Voter Backlash (1)

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A group of House lawmakers are preparing to tackle a politically toxic issue many members see as necessary: increasing Capitol Hill staffer pay.

DHS Plans $300 Million Law Enforcement Data Analytics Platform

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks up to three industry partners to help it build the agency’s next-generation investigations support platform.

What to Know in Washington: Businesses to Reap Earmark Benefits

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Businesses could end up the big winners in the of return of earmarks even though lawmakers specifically limited funding for these projects to state and local governments and non-profit groups.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: States See More Hospitalized Young People

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Throughout previous waves of Covid-19, children and young adults eluded the coronavirus’s gravest consequences, exhibiting mild symptoms or none at all. Now faster-spreading strains are sending more to the hospital. Fatalities remain low, but doctors say the virus is now making young people sicker, including some gravely.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Privacy Questions Loom on Vaccine Passport

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Privacy fears around the public display of vaccination status for Covid-19 threaten to hamper the rollout of a technology that could play a big part in reopening society and stemming the spread of the virus.

Republicans’ Big Tech Plan Gives Democrats’ Opening for Overhaul

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A legislative outline from House Republican staff to overhaul the regulation of technology companies such as Facebook and Google shows room for bipartisan and industry agreement this Congress.

Democrats Betting Millions on Flipping ‘Must-Win’ Seat in Senate

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The Democratic primary for a Pennsylvania Senate seat that’s key to future control of the chamber is shaping up to be expensive and crowded, with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman setting the pace with a substantial early cash haul.

Domestic Terrorism to Skirt Sweeping 9/11-Style Law in Congress

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Domestic White-supremacist extremism is the greatest threat to U.S. security, President Joe Biden’s top homeland security official told Congress — in the same way Islamist extremists were cast as the greatest threat before and after the 9/11 attacks two decades ago.

IRS Outlines $2.8B in IT Modernization Contracts Post-Stimulus

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Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wasted no time laying out an ambitious digital agenda in the week since Congress appropriated the agency $1.5 billion in technology modernization funding as part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

What to Know in Washington: Biden’s Immigration Bill to Change

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The two bills the House passed last week were just the beginning of Democrats’ push to overhaul the immigration system, but political hurdles have slowed their next step in the effort before it even hits the uphill climb in the Senate.

Five Takeaways for Contractors from the $1.9T Covid Stimulus

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President Biden delivered on his pledge of a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 aid package to assist Americans struggling with economic hardships caused by the global pandemic.

DHS Explores Higher Salaries for Cyber Workforce

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A new Department of Homeland Security solicitation is one of the federal government’s latest initiatives in the fight to hire and retain cybersecurity talent.

Senate Leaders Showcase Newcomers With Prime Committee Spots

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Senate Democratic freshmen are nabbing committee leadership roles as Majority Leader Chuck Schumer looks for ways to give junior lawmakers opportunities to score points with voters before they have to stand for re-election.

Trump Influence Poised to Shape Wide-Open GOP Senate Primaries

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Republican Senate primaries in key states are ripe for intervention by Donald Trump, who’s promising to maintain his leadership of the party heading into the 2022 midterm elections.

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Jan. 6 Revolt Compels Some Democrats to Reassess Bipartisan Ties

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One of the most routine and noncontroversial of all congressional votes — renaming a post office — became a point of partisan contention last week when a House Democrat briefly halted a usually unanimous move because the Republican sponsor voted against certifying the presidential election.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Targets States With Aid Appeal

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Joe Biden’s White House is targeting key states in an appeal for public support for his $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill, an effort aimed at both solidifying crucial votes and test-running what’s set to be an even tougher sales job on his next stimulus package.

What to Know in Washington: Biden, Trudeau Work on Relations

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President Joe Biden will seek to repair relations with Canada that have been strained by disputes over trade and an oil pipeline as he meets virtually with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today.

Former Lawmaker Greg Walden Launches Strategic Advisory Firm

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Greg Walden is joining the ranks of former lawmakers on K Street.

What to Know in Washington: Trial Starts With Constitution Fight

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The Senate begins Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial today with a fight over whether the proceeding is constitutional, as a number of conservative lawyers reject the defense team’s claim that a former president can’t be convicted of a crime by Congress.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: House Democrats Eye COBRA, PPE in Aid Push

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House Democrats yesterday laid out their proposal to subsidize health insurance premiums for coverage as part of President Joe Biden’s broader stimulus push to help people who lost their jobs keep their health insurance coverage, Alex Ruoff reports.

This Is IT: Small Business IT Obligations Reach All Time High

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Small businesses obligations were bigger than ever in the information technology market last fiscal year.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Designing Biden’s 100,000 New Health Jobs

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Democrats are looking at creating a massive public health workforce to bolster President Joe Biden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and they’ll have to balance competing visions for where health workers are needed most.

What to Know in Washington: House Plans Showdown Over Greene

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House Democrats are heading into a showdown with Republicans today over Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s past promotion of conspiracies that threatens to provoke an escalating cycle of political retaliation.

Cardona Pledges Steps to Reopen Schools for Students, Teachers

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Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona, saying there’s “no substitute” for learning in the classroom, promised to ensure schools can reopen safely in the midst of the Covid pandemic — an issue that’s divided teachers, school administrators, and parents.

Schumer’s Orbit of Lobbyists Poised to Gain From Leader’s Rise

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A cadre of lobbyists with ties to Sen. Chuck Schumer may soon see their stars rise with the New York Democrat poised to become majority leader and heavily responsible for pushing through President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda.

GovCon Flash: Navy Reopens $50B SeaPort NxG RFP for New Bids

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The U.S. Navy triggered the start of rolling admissions Jan. 11 for new companies seeking a slot on its 10-year, $50 billion, SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort NxG) professional services contract. The rolling admission process will allow new companies to submi...

What to Know in Washington: D.C.’s Dysfunction Delayed Vital Aid

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A giant fiscal jolt for the U.S. economy finally won approval in Washington yesterday, but the half-year of political dysfunction that preceded the deal showcased a near-breakdown in American politics that President-elect Joe Biden will now be challenged to address.

Election ‘Political Poison’ Needs Bipartisan Fix, Portman Says

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A bipartisan commission might be the solution to removing the “partisan poison” from debate over the 2020 election, the next top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said.

What to Know in Washington: Stimulus Optimism is On the Rise

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Prospects for a pandemic relief package before the end of the year grew substantially as senior Republicans warmed to the idea of using a $908 billion proposal from a bipartisan group of lawmakers as the basis for a deal.

Defeated Democrats Diverge on Response to GOP’s Socialism Attack

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Reps. Ben McAdams and Harley Rouda had similar profiles on Capitol Hill: They flipped seats in 2018 running as moderates, stressed the importance of bipartisanship, and cosponsored bills with Republicans.

Pentagon’s Advisory Group, JASON, Survives Another Competition

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Despite government efforts to eliminate a decades long-standing program, known as JASON, which provides the Pentagon with scientific advisory support, the Defense Department confirmed in a Nov. 28...

ICE Seeks Large New Cloud Contract Involving Microsoft, Amazon

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GOP Women’s Election Gains May Extend to Energy Leadership Spot

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The three-way race for the top Republican spot on the House Energy and Commerce Committee could make history, following an election that will send a record number of GOP women to the chamber in the 117th Congress.

NIH to Recompete $700M Scientific, Technical Services Contract

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The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning to recompete a staffing contract providing scientific, technical, and other professional services according to a notice pos...

Pentagon Releases Draft RFP for $500M Medical Research Contract

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The Department of Defense released a draft request for proposal (DRFP) for medical research and development support on November 13. Based on the incumbent value, Bloomberg Government estimates the potential value of this contract at about $500 million.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Stays Silent on Virus Surge

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President Donald Trump has stayed silent as the U.S. coronavirus outbreak rages anew, a leadership vacuum that leaves governors and health authorities to grapple with record numbers of new cases and hospitalizations.

Hurting Farmers Look to Biden’s USDA Pick to Fix Mounting Woes

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President-elect Joe Biden, set to inherit the nation’s distressed farm economy, now faces choosing the right candidate for agriculture secretary to address the industry’s economic setbacks stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and trade disputes.

Cash Advantage Not Enough for Democratic Repeat Wins on Red Turf

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Nearly three dozen Republicans in competitive races defeated better-funded Democratic opponents who in some cases outraised them by millions of dollars.

Army to Expand Cloud Footprint Via Microsoft Azure Spending

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The U.S. Army plans to increase its investments in cloud computing and is looking for an industry partner to manage its expanding multi-cloud environment, according to a request for information released on Nov. 4.

What to Know in Washington: Trump, Biden Close Drama-Filled Race

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The final stretch of the race for the White House between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has been fraught with dramatic twists -- a hospitalized president, a resurgent pandemic, the death of an iconic Supreme Court justice, and the rapid confirmation of her successor.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Vaccine Doubts Undermine Warp Speed Effort

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Health officials responsible for distributing future Covid vaccines, particularly in areas where distrust has long been high, face both a resurgent anti-vaccination movement and worries that the White House will force out a remedy that isn’t safe.

Market Profile: Artificial intelligence and machine learning

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Bloomberg Government developed a market definition for artificial intelligence and machine learning to help clients and researchers understand the scope of federal spending on AI/ML contracts, as well as to identify upcoming contract opportunities.

Judge Elections Heat Up in Michigan, Ohio as Voting Maps Redrawn

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With the nation’s attention fixed firmly upon the all-but-certain elevation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, largely overlooked is the high court drama taking place outside the Beltway.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: HHS Rejects States’ Plea for Vaccine Help

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States have enough money to distribute a future Covid-19 vaccine, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said yesterday, contradicting his own CDC head and state officials.

Democrats Push Further Into GOP Territory With Fundraising Surge

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Democrats across the competitive House landscape turned in yet another strong fundraising quarter, bolstering the party’s bid to expand its hold on the chamber.

What to Know in Washington: Trump, Biden Plan Dueling TV Events

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President Donald Trump’s refusal to hold a virtual town hall debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden after his hospitalization for the coronavirus has created one of the stranger events of the 2020 campaign -- two town halls, each featuring a candidate, before different audiences in different cities at the same time.

FY21 Army Budget Priorities

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Prepare for Army contract opportunities with our report analyzing investment trends, the changing threat environment, procurement, and cybersecurity.

What to Know in Washington: Trump’s Chance to Win Is Fading

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While the lesson of the 2016 campaign was never to count out Donald Trump, his path to re-election is narrowing dramatically as Democrat Joe Biden’s lead continues to grow and voters sour on the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

What to Know in Washington: GOP Treads Warily on Roe v. Wade

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Republicans are on the cusp of fulfilling a decades-long campaign to install a Supreme Court majority that might overturn abortion rights. But their battle cry has been muted as the GOP moves to confirm President Donald Trump’s high court nominee with the election already underway.

What to Know in Washington: Tax Returns Add to Debate Battle

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden kick off their first debate tonight with contentious topics like the Supreme Court and the coronavirus pandemic suddenly joined by yet another potentially explosive question -- whether the president ducked paying his taxes.

Reeling Midwest Farmers Look for Lawmakers’ Plan B as Aid Stalls

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Lawmakers from Midwest farm states, thwarted by a congressional stalemate over additional coronavirus stimulus legislation, are turning to federal agencies to rescue agricultural producers hit by trade wars, the pandemic, and devastating storms.

FY21 Air Force Budget Priorities

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The Air Force is preparing for a new wave of spending on aircraft procurement, IT modernization, readiness, and Space Force within a constrained overall budget. This Bloomberg Government report examines where the money is going in air, space, and cyberspace capabilities.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Trump Admits to Downplaying Virus Threat

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President Donald Trump defended telling journalist Bob Woodward that he intentionally downplayed the severity of the coronavirus in public, saying he didn’t want to cause panic or price spikes.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Tries to Deliver Trade Promise

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With two months to go until Election Day, President Donald Trump is trying to make good on a number of trade promises to protect key constituencies in swing states to bolster support for his campaign and vulnerable Senate Republicans.

Navy to Build Ship-Based ‘Edge’ Cloud for Future Combat System

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The U.S. Navy is preparing large-scale investments in ship-mounted cloud computing infrastructure as the backbone of its future strategy for network-centric naval warfare.

What to Know in Washington: Biden’s Moment to Take on Trump

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Joe Biden will set the tone for a bruising general election battle against President Donald Trump as he accepts the Democratic nomination tonight in a speech testing his ability to connect with voters in the virtual campaign format of the pandemic.

Covid Flight From Transit Forces Shift to Riders Without Choices

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Public transportation leaders are rethinking how to serve riders who depend on them, as they adjust to the possibility that many commuters who abandoned mass transit during the Covid-19 pandemic will never return.

Air Force Spending Likely to Heat Up in Arctic: Defensive Line

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The Department of the Air Force has outlined a new Arctic Strategy designed to implement guidance of the Defense Department’s 2019 plan,...

Trump Polling Slump Fuels Democratic Hopes of Expanding Majority

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House Democrats are in position to grow their majority a year and a half after beginning preparations to simply hold it for a second straight Congress.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Trump Drug Plan Gives Grassley Time to Act

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President Donald Trump gave the drug industry until Aug. 24 to find a suitable alternative to one of his drug pricing plans, time Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) indicated he plans to use to build support for his own prescription drug package, Alex Ruoff reports.

More Pharmacy Covid Testing Backed by White House, Republicans

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Pharmacists pushing to get paid by Medicare for Covid-19 testing have gained key congressional allies but say they face opposition from the country’s top doctors lobby.

Agriculture Chair’s Likely GOP Opponent Faces Primary Headache

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The Republican favorite to take on House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson (D) in Minnesota is taking hits from fellow contenders who’ve refused to drop out in deference to her.

What to Know in Washington: Trump’s Last Chance to Spur Economy

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President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are facing a last chance to keep the economic rout sparked by the resurgent coronavirus from deepening before the November election.

No Name, No Picture: Military to Reckon With Bias in Promotions

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The U.S. military currently has just two four-star generals who are Black. House Democrats and the Pentagon are seeking to change that statistic by removing pictures and names from promotion and selection pitches. The military would be required to scrub all personal identity information—most notably names and photos—from packages that go to sel...

VA Seeks ‘Incubator’ to Develop Cutting-Edge Cyber Technologies

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the market for a federal contractor to help it incorporate innovative cybersecurity technologies into its defenses, according to a July 13 sources-sought notice.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats’ Investigation Bid Stunted

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House Democrats once again fell short in a high-profile attempt to dig into what they say is President Donald Trump’s possible misconduct -- this time with a failed strategy to get access to his financial records before the November election.

Election Meddling Drives DHS to Seek Help Tracking Social Media

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The Homeland Security Department has posted a help-wanted ad to track and analyze social media disinformation campaigns by Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea targeting the U.S. 2020 election.

What to Know in Washington: Trump at Odds With Voters on Race

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President Donald Trump’s latest salvos about Confederate flags and statues and his attacks on racial-justice protesters may provide affirmation to his core supporters, but the rhetoric is increasingly out of step with the way most Americans think in 2020.

DOD Cyber Program at Risk in Senate NDAA: This Is IT

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The annual defense policy bill could imperil a cybersecurity program once considered crucial to defending the Pentagon’s networks against unauthorized access by U.S. adversaries.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Cancer Deaths Expected to Rise With Covid

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Almost 10,000 more people will die from breast and colorectal cancer over the next decade because of disruption in care caused by Covid-19, undoing decades of progress, according to NIH projections released yesterday.

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Energy Department: Help Us Design the Next A.I. Grand Challenge

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The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for input from artificial intelligence researchers on how to design a series of open competitions that spur innovation and bolster U.S. technological superiority in A.I.

What to Know in Washington: Floyd’s Brother to Testify in House

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The brother of George Floyd, the black man whose death in Minneapolis police custody set off two weeks of protests and inspired renewed demands for change, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee today -- a day after Floyd’s burial -- as lawmakers consider legislation to change policing practices in the U.S.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Alexander Pitches Outbreak Readiness Plan

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The chairman of a Senate health committee wants Congress to bolster domestic production of vaccines, commit funding to federal health research, and improve the nation’s disease surveillance system, a vision he laid out in a paper released...

Air Force Folds IT Contracts into $8B Recompete: This Is IT

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The Air Force has expanded the scope of an acquisition aimed at consolidating its expiring information sharing systems contracts, and with that expansion comes an $8-billion-to-$10-billion price tag, according to the Air Force’s notice to industry.

SOCOM Launches $600M Cloud-Based A.I. Contract (Corrected)

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The Defense Department’s covert operations wing plans to spend as much as $600 million to expand its use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to support global intelligence gathering and analysis, according to a request for information rel...

Navy Preparing for $2.5 Billion Fleet-Wide IT Contract Follow-On

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The U.S Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, or NAVWAR, is looking for information from potential vendors as it prepares to compete its Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise and Services (CANES) Full Deployment contract, according to a request for information...

VA to Debut Long-Term IT Acquisition Plans at June Briefing

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The Department of Veterans Affairs will share its plans for an upcoming information technology acquisition in a June 24 virtual briefing.

Air Force to Consolidate Intelligence Contracts for Air, Space

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The U.S. Air Force is conducting market research to potentially consolidate services from as many as two dozen intelligence analysis contracts into a single vehicle, according to a request for information released on May 29.

Trump’s Mail-In Voting Fraud Claims Draw Republican Critics

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President Donald Trump‘s unsubstantiated claims that voting by mail will result in massive fraud in November has prompted worried protests from an increasing number of luminaries from within his own party.

Pelosi Finds ‘Sweet Spot’ Navigating Virus, Trump Challenges

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Nancy Pelosi faced an uncertain future when she took office as speaker last year, after moderate Democrats clamored for younger leadership and progressives questioned her commitment to a liberal agenda.

Covid-19 Government Contractor Guidance

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Government contractors are being forced to adapt to an increasingly uncertain environment as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that is sweeping the United States. This analysis addresses guidance issued by federal agencies, opportunities released by federal agencies, and related spending that has been disbursed by the federal governme...

What to Know in Washington: Lobbying Speeds Up on Next Stimulus

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A socially distant lobbying stampede has broken out in Washington for what may well be the last major stimulus bill to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawmakers Call for Billions to Bridge Homework Gap (Corrected)

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At Justin Racette’s West Chicago elementary school, instructors rarely assigned homework online before April.

DOD Needs Tech Experts for Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

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The Defense Department is seeking tech experts to help manage its Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), the cornerstone of the department’s efforts to develop A.I. technologies and share them with other defense agencies.

What to Know in Washington: Congress Turns to Next Stimulus Bill

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Congress has pumped out almost $3 trillion to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, mostly on a bipartisan basis. But there is a bruising election-year confrontation ahead over the next, and perhaps final, round of aid for the economy.

What to Know in Washington: House Returns to Washington for Vote

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The House plans to convene at 10 a.m. today to give final passage to an interim rescue plan to bolster a staggered American economy.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: CDC Director Denies Warning of Second Wave

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield denied saying to The Washington Post that a second wave of the new coronavirus in the U.S. this winter could be worse than what the country already has experienced.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Backs Off ‘Total Authority’

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President Donald Trump backed away from his claim that he had total authority to order states to reopen the economy after a backlash from governors who said he was overstepping his constitutional powers.

FY21 Navy-Marine Corps Budget Priorities

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Lawmakers Call for Billions to Bridge Homework Gap (Corrected)

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At Justin Racette’s West Chicago elementary school, instructors rarely assigned homework online before April.

How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Impacting Contractors

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Impacting Contractors Federal agency guidance for contractors The Small Business Administration released guidance to address concerns that small businesses performing on federal contracts may have related to the impact of Covid-19. Highlights from the FAQ document include: The government reserves the right to termina...

Virus Spurs Proposal Requiring States to Accept Mail-in Ballots

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Key Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing to make mail-in ballots available to all Americans in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which they say poses a health risk to voting in person.

Prison Pell Grants Get Support From Big Business, Prosecutors

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In January Kevin Cramer became just the second Senate Republican to support the reinstatement of financial aid for college students in prison.

What to Know in Washington: Trump and Barr Fuel Turmoil at DOJ

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Attorney General William Barr threw his Justice Department into turmoil last week as he seized control of cases tied to Donald Trump, risking a rebellion within the ranks, and publicly criticized the president amid accusations both men have politicized America’s top law enforcement agency.

DOD Could Spend Over 100% of IT Budget on Contracts: This Is IT (1)

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The Defense Department may find itself in a curious situation in fiscal 2020: The amount it will obligate on unclassified information technology contracts is projected to exceed the department’s entire unclassified IT budget.

SEAPORT-E

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SEAPORT-E SeaPort-e provides an efficient and effective means of contracting for professional support services and enhancing small business participation. With SeaPort-e being the Defense Department’s largest contract, it has generated about $62 billion since fiscal 2001 and is soon concluding its performance period. It will be eclipsed by the foll...

What to Know in Washington: Pelosi Allies Stumped on Impeachment

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Lawmakers expect Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will soon end her delay of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial without any notable concessions from Senate Republicans, leaving her allies stumped about her strategy in the three-week standoff.

TECH & CYBER BRIEFING: Chao, A.I., Privacy, Section 230 at CES

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios will be keynote speakers at CES today on a panel about the future of transportation.

IT SCHEDULE 70

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IT SCHEDULE 70 Use of the General Services Administration’s Schedule 70 for information technology products and services has increased substantially since fiscal year 2017. IT-70 appears to be the vehicle of choice for many agency-specific, high-value contracts, other large multiple-award contracts are experiencing a similar trend. Learn more about...

What to Know in Washington: Trump Wavers Over Impeachment Trial

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President Donald Trump is wavering over how he wants his impeachment trial in the Senate to unfold, people familiar with his thinking said, but an offer by his former top national security aide to testify challenged Republican plans for a quick proceeding.

What to Know in Washington: Trump’s Defense Rests on Narrow Gap

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Donald Trump’s impeachment defense hangs by a thread after two weeks of hearings, as a parade of witnesses described how his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden extended well beyond the two leaders’ July 25 telephone call.

Fighting AI With AI: Army Seeks Autonomous Cyber Defenses

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The U.S. Army is seeking information about “Autonomous Cyber” capabilities that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to defend its networks and protect its own intelligent systems against sophisticated cyberattacks. In other words, the Army wants to pit AI against AI in cyberspace.

Spending on E-Health Records Boosts Health IT Market: This Is IT

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Federal spending on health information technology hit a five-year high in fiscal 2018, thanks in large part to increases in electronic health record modernization investments.

Embattled VA Health Care System May Merge With Pentagon’s (1)

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The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are considering a joint contract for medical professionals that could serve both departments.

Army Recompeting $800 Million Information Technology Contract

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The U.S. Army on Nov. 21 released a request for proposal (RFP) for a contract for information system engineering and information technology support services. The contract has a potential total value of about $800 million and will include five awards, with up...

GSA to Issue Eight Pools for Multibillion-Dollar ASTRO Contract

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The government plans to issue eight multiple-award pools on its massive contract for manned and unmanned vehicles, codenamed “ASTRO,” according to documents released on Nov. 25.

Military Health Service Hints at IT Modernization Plans

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The Defense Health Agency will host an industry briefing offering federal contractors a glimpse into its plans to consolidate and modernize information technology services.

N.J. Emerges as Surprise Target for GOP Seeking to Retake House

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New Jersey isn’t critical to the presidential election, but it could be central to Republican efforts to take back the House.

GSA to Issue Eight Pools for Multibillion-Dollar ASTRO Contract

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The government plans to issue eight multiple-award pools on its massive contract for manned and unmanned vehicles, codenamed “ASTRO,” according to documents released on Nov. 25.

What to Know in Washington: Trump’s Defense Rests on Narrow Gap

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Donald Trump’s impeachment defense hangs by a thread after two weeks of hearings, as a parade of witnesses described how his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden extended well beyond the two leaders’ July 25 telephone call.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Meeting Emerges as Focal Point

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Public debate surrounding the House impeachment inquiry has focused heavily on whether President Donald Trump’s aides withheld military aid to Ukraine as part of a “quid pro quo.”

What to Know in Washington: Trump Looks to Rev Up Supporters

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President Donald Trump continues a campaign swing through the South this week, where he’ll try to fire up his core supporters by taking on Democrats’ impeachment effort.

What to Know in Washington: Sullivan Hearing to Touch on Inquiry

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Lawmakers from both parties will get their first chance to publicly question an official with knowledge of events linked to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, as they hear from the president’s choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Why Microsoft’s $10B JEDI Cloud Win Shouldn’t Surprise You

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The Department of Defense on Oct. 25 announced that it had selected Microsoft Corp. as the winner of its 10-year, $10 billion cloud computing contract, known as JEDI. The move surprised many observers of the federal IT market — and even some of the competitors themselves.

Pentagon Plans Multibillion-Dollar IT Consolidation: This is IT

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The Defense Department is consolidating many of its disparate “fourth estate” agency information technology systems into one single system providing a variety of services used across the department at both the unclassified and secret level.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Takes Campaign to Minnesota

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Donald Trump goes back on offense today with his first campaign rally since the impeachment inquiry began, seeking to expand his margin of victory in 2020 even as lawmakers mull removing him from office.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Gears Up for Impeachment Fight

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President Donald Trump’s counter-attack against House Democrats is taking shape as the White House moved to consolidate Republican support on Capitol Hill and vowed to block any cooperation with the spreading impeachment inquiry.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Tested With Ally’s Deposition

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Donald Trump’s impeachment defense strategy will be put to the test today as one of his top diplomats appears before House committees to explain his call for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

What to Know in Washington: More Whistleblowers Come Forward

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President Donald Trump faces new peril heading into this week -- not just from Democrats seeking to impeach him but from his own administration, as there are now at least two whistleblowers coming forward to talk about his actions.

What to Know in Washington: U.S. Diplomats Sought Biden Probe

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Two top American diplomats tried to strike a deal on behalf of President Donald Trump for Ukraine’s leader to investigate discredited allegations of wrongdoing by Joe Biden and his son in return for improving relations with the U.S., according to documents released by House Democrats late yesterday.

CIA’s Next Cloud Contract May Be Worth $10B: This Is IT

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The Central Intelligence Agency is moving ahead with a new cloud services contract, according to a presolicitation notice released on the intelligence community’s Acquisition Research Center (ARC) website on Sept. 30. A CIA industry day presentation March 22 has estimated its total value in the “tens of billions.”

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Line Up Ukraine Witnesses

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Democrats have set a blistering pace for their impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump with a lineup of depositions — including the recently departed U.S. envoy to Ukraine — stoking the president’s fury and feeding efforts to discredit the investigation. Kurt Volker, who stepped down last week from his unpaid role representing American interests in Ukr...

What to Know in Washington: Probe Puts Schiff in GOP Crosshairs

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Adam Schiff has emerged in less than a week as the standard bearer for the House Democrats’ impeachment effort, putting him squarely in President Donald Trump’s crosshairs and leaving him with little margin for error.

Pentagon Plans Next Generation of Health Care Contracts

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The Defense Health Agency (DHA), which manages the Pentagon’s health care system, is kicking off acquisition planning for a new generation of managed-care contracts, according to a Sept. 25 announcement.

What to Know in Washington: Ukraine Scandal Grows Into Threat.

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Revelations about Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine’s president are shaping up to be the most serious threat to his presidency so far, surpassing even the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference that dogged the first two years of his administration.

What to Know in Washington: Impeachment Fight Has Peril for All

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump will consume the nation’s attention, grind the work of government to a halt and ultimately determine whether the president heads into re-election damaged or emboldened.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Pursue Trump-Ukraine Probe

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The controversy over whether President Donald Trump improperly pressed Ukraine’s leader to investigate Joe Biden and his family gives Democrats a new angle of attack, but one that carries significant risks for the party. Three House committees announced earlier this month that they were investigating whether Trump used the withholding of military a...

What to Know in Washington: Trump to Meet World Leaders in NYC

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The U.S.-Iran showdown moves to Manhattan this week as about 200 world leaders and thousands of diplomats converge on New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

What to Know in Washington: China Hangs Over Trump, Aussie Talks

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s lavish visit to the White House today -- including the second State Dinner of Donald Trump’s presidency -- comes at a critical time as both nations seek to counter China’s growing influence in the South Pacific.

What to Know in Washington: Lewandowski Faces Off With Democrats

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Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, will appear for what promises to be a contentious public hearing today as Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee grill him about obstruction of justice allegations.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Takes Western Campaign Swing

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President Donald Trump heads to New Mexico for a campaign rally today, even though some Republicans concede he is unlikely to win the state in the 2020 election.

What to Know in Washington: Health Care, Guns, Trade Lead Debate

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The debate threw into sharp relief a dividing line among Democrats, as the contenders argued how far to go to insure more Americans, remove guns from the streets and promote fair trade.

What to Know in Washington: House Vote Shows Impeachment Divide

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Ask some House Democrats about plans to impeach President Donald Trump, and they’ll say the effort is gaining steam. Ask others -- including Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- and they’ll say not so fast, they’re taking a more measured approach.

What to Know in Washington: GOP Waits for Trump on Gun Control

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Democrats and Republicans are stalemated over gun control measures, as a debate over how to address last month’s three mass shootings gets off to a sharply partisan start with no clear direction from President Donald Trump.

IT Deficiencies Hamper FEMA Disaster Relief: This is IT

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Serious deficiencies were found in virtually all aspects of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) information technology enterprise — from a lack of strategic planning and architecture, to aging information technology (IT) equipment for field personnel, according to an Aug. 27 report from the Homeland Security Department’s Inspector Gene...

What to Know in Washington: White House Sends Spending Wish List

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The Trump administration wants funding boosts for NASA space exploration, federal prisoner detention and the 2020 Census if Congress passes a stopgap funding measure through mid-December, in addition to a request to continue building border fencing, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg News.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Court Detroit Urban Voters

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This week’s Detroit debates offered the Democratic Party a chance to repair what was widely considered one of its fatal 2016 mistakes: taking for granted the white, non-college-educated workers who instead embraced Donald Trump’s promise to revitalize the Rust Belt.

Border Agency Begins Search for Enterprise Multi-Cloud Partners

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking potential partners to help manage much of the agency’s IT infrastructure and applications in the commercial cloud, according to a July 10 request for information.

What to Know in Washington: Rebuke Unites Dems, Energizes GOP

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The Democratic-led House responded to Donald Trump's sustained attacks on four female Democratic lawmakers by taking the extraordinary step of rebuking the president for racism.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Plays to Base With Attack

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With his unrelenting attacks on four women House Democrats, Donald Trump is placing a bet he can stoke his base of die-hard Republican supporters, yet risks deepening accusations that he is racist.

What to Know in Washington: Hurdles Remain to Debt Limit Solution

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress should act this month to raise the debt ceiling, but it’s not clear that lawmakers and the White House will strike a deal before the House is set to leave town on July 26 for a six-week recess.

What to Know in Washington: Summit Brings Fringe to White House

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The White House is holding a closed-door social media summit today that’s short on social media companies and long on fringe conservative voices that back up President Donald Trump’s claims of being silenced online.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Readies Kidney Care Revamp

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President Donald Trump is set to reboot Medicare’s approach to kidney care, upending the country’s second largest domestic drain on taxpayers.

What to Know in Washington: Debt Limit, USMCA Clocks Ticking

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Congress must decide soon on a path to raise the debt ceiling, fund the government and approve a massive North American trade deal -- putting pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to quickly wrangle a restive Democratic caucus that has an eye on the 2020 elections.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Says Border Woes Exaggerated

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President Donald Trump said yesterday that problems at U.S. border facilities have been exaggerated by the news media, and he demanded that Democrats in Congress change asylum laws to make it more difficult for migrants to claim refuge in the U.S.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Reverses Course on Census

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The Justice Department is exploring ways to include a citizenship question on the U.S. census as President Donald Trump vows to fight on after the Supreme Court put the plan on hold.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Scraps Citizenship Query Fight

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The Trump administration abandoned its hard-fought plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census after the U.S. Supreme Court challenged its purpose, a win for immigrant-rights groups and Democrats who claimed the query was designed to dilute their power.

What to Know in Washington: Mueller Testimony Sets Up Showdown

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller agreed to testify publicly before two House panels, setting up a dramatic hearing that promises to reinvigorate the national debate over his findings on Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

Contract for Enrollment Boost Could Lengthen TSA PreCheck Lines

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration wants to make enrolling in its TSA PreCheck program simpler and more convenient for high-frequency travelers.

What to Know in Washington: U.S., Mexico Extend Tariff Talks

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U.S. and Mexican negotiators are set to resume talks today with time running short to avert President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs next week.

Air Force Launches $4.5 Billion ‘Black Ops’ Security Contract

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The U.S. Air Force is seeking an industry partner to provide physical security and cybersecurity services to safeguard its most sensitive information, according to a draft request for proposal released May 29.

Intel Community Asks Industry for Help Sorting Signal From Noise

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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will ramp up its outreach to technology providers as part of its Intelligence, Science, and Technology Partnership, or In-Step, according to a May 22 request for information.

Army to Flex OTA Powers to Acquire Enterprise IT as a Service

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The U.S. Army is planning to use its “other transaction” authority, or OTA, to fast-track six contracts for enterprise information technology services at close to 300 bases around the country, according to Pentagon officials.

What to Know in Washington: Breaking Down the Mueller Report

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President Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida today as Washington continues to digest Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released yesterday.

What to Know in Washington: Talks Ahead on Immigration, Spending

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Congress left Washington yesterday for a two-week break, but there’s plenty of dealmaking to do behind the scenes as lawmakers look to lay the groundwork for a busy spring agenda when they return. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said yesterday he hopes to reach what so far have been elusive bipartisan breakthroughs on immigration, in...

Pentagon Seeking Partner to Run JEDI Program Office

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The Defense Department is looking for a partner to manage the office overseeing its $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, cloud contract.

GSA Reassesses $15B Alliant Small-Business Awards: What’s Ahead

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The General Services Administration must reconsider bids submitted for a 10-year, $15 billion contract known as Alliant 2 Small Business (A2SB) following a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Alliant 2 SB delivers information technology services. Click here for details of the decision, which enjoins GSA from proceeding with its current aw...

What to Know in Washington: Trump Takes Victory Lap to Michigan

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President Donald Trump has turned his focus to re-election in the days since he emerged unscathed from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, mounting a fresh attack on Obamacare as he takes an extended victory lap.

What to Know in Washington: Where Republicans Will Buck Trump

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Senate Republicans are showing an increasing willingness to challenge President Donald Trump on foreign policy by voting for legislation that contradicts him publicly after they have failed to sway him privately.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Budget Request Set for Release

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President Donald Trump will propose a U.S. budget that wouldn’t balance for 15 years, even assuming stronger economic growth than private forecasters expect and with deep domestic spending cuts that have little chance of passing Congress.

What to Know in Washington: Prepare for a Spending Fight

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President Donald Trump’s gambit to extract a few billion extra dollars for border fencing in fiscal 2019 may succeed in the short term, but his emergency declaration and other tactics could set in motion long-term changes in how lawmakers deal with the White House on spending issues. Trump threw a wrench into the normal give […]

‘Free College’ Sounds Better on Trail Than on Hill For Democrats

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“Free college” is becoming a campaign rallying cry among Democratic presidential contenders, but Democrats on the Senate’s education panel want to keep that hot-button issue out of negotiations on a bipartisan higher education bill this year.

What to Know in Washington: Anti-Semitism Fight Dents Dem Agenda

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Instead of a unified message on the legislation and the probes, meant to be cornerstones of their agenda, Democrats are bickering over a resolution to condemn comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), for rhetoric about Israel that some viewed as anti-Semitic.

What to Know in Washington: House Democrats Face Potential Rift

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A decision by House Democratic leaders to hold a vote on an anti-Semitism resolution that indirectly rebukes one of their own members, Ilhan Omar, has drawn the ire of her allies, threatening to open a generational rift in the party.

What to Know in Washington: Will the Mueller Report Stay Secret?

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Democratic leaders say they’ll subpoena the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the evidence underlying it, if Attorney General William Barr declines to hand it over to Congress. If Barr balks at the subpoena, the legislators say, they’ll sue to enforce it.

What to Know in Washington: Where Democrats’ Dreams Go to Die

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Some Democrats are sounding warnings about the expectations being raised among the progressive voting base that helped the party gain control of the House and who’ll be crucial to any chances of winning the White House.

Market for Contracted Aircraft Maintenance Will Take Off

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The U.S. Air Force spends about $3.6 billion a year on contractors to maintain thousands of aircraft. That amount could grow significantly as the fleet expands and planes age, increasing maintenance demands.

What to Know in Washington: Summit Ends as U.S. Demands Rejected

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President Donald Trump flew halfway around the world for his hastily arranged second summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, betting that his personal diplomacy could overcome sticking points both sides have known about for years. Now he’s coming home empty-handed. The collapse of talks in Hanoi exposed just how far apart the adversaries are, [...

What to Know in Washington: Cohen Takes Aim at Trump in Hearing

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“I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is,” Cohen intends to tell the committee at a public hearing today, about the man who he once said he’d take a bullet for. “He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat,” Cohen said in the prepared testimony.

DHS Unveils Enterprise Multi-Vendor, Multi-Cloud Strategy

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The Department of Homeland Security will embark on a 10-year, enterprise-wide cloud computing initiative to modernize its technology infrastructure and improve its cybersecurity posture, according to a Feb. 19 announcement.

What to Know in Washington: Border Deal Will Turn on Trump’s OK

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Democrats and Republicans in Congress salvaged an agreement on border security spending that depends on President Donald Trump accepting less than he’s been demanding for money to build a wall to avert another government shutdown.

No Experience Required as 18 Freshmen Lead House Subcommittees

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House freshmen harvested a bumper crop of 18 subcommittee chairs as Democratic leaders face pressure to give opportunities to the newcomers who put them in the majority.

VA, Pentagon to Team on Health Services Contract (Corrected)

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The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are considering a joint contract for medical professionals that could serve both departments.

Spending on E-Health Records Boosts Health IT Market: This Is IT

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Federal spending on health information technology hit a five-year high in fiscal 2018, thanks in large part to increases in electronic health record modernization investments.

Fighting AI With AI: Army Seeks Autonomous Cyber Defenses

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The U.S. Army is seeking information about “Autonomous Cyber” capabilities that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to defend its networks and protect its own intelligent systems against sophisticated cyberattacks. In other words, the Army wants to pit AI against AI in cyberspace.

Trump’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy Arrives This Spring

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The Trump administration will release a national strategy for artificial intelligence in the spring of 2019, according to a senior White House official.

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Can Pentagon Bridge Artificial Intelligence’s ‘Valley of Death’?

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With a $2 billion investment in artificial intelligence research and development from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon signaled its commitment to outspend the U.S.’s international rivals in an effort to maintain its technological advantage.

Bloomberg Government Analyzes Navy Budget

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Bloomberg Government today announced the release of its 2018 Navy Budget report. The report examines the U.S. Navy’s mission and describes its challenges and strategic plans for investing in future capabilities.

Navy-Marine Corps Budget Priorities

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This report explores the Navy’s unique mission, which requires it to maintain a global presence in peacetime and in wartime, and describes its challenges and strategic plans for investing in future capabilities.

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