Contracting

Special Ops $350M Training Competition Details Out

Special Ops $350M Training Competition Details Out

Companies going after the U.S. Special Operations Force $350 million training contract known as SOF RAPTOR IV received more details about the work they’re pursuing in a Sept. 7 Army announcement.

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

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.

BGOVMarkets: A Simple Way to Refine Your Go-to-Market Strategy

Need a quick, reliable way to size complex federal markets and find new recompete opportunities? Try BGOVMarkets.

Cloud Services Market Expected to Hit All-Time High

Cloud services contract obligations may increase by about 32 percent in fiscal 2018, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Government. Obligations are on track to reach $6.5 billion in fiscal 2018, based on historical spending at this point in the fiscal year. That’s up from $4.9 billion in fiscal 2017 and would mark the eighth consecutive year of market increases.

Which Agencies Will Spend Big on IT This Month?

The federal government is expected to spend $13.3 billion on unclassified information technology before the end of September, according to a Bloomberg Government analysis.

Introducing the $15.5 Billion Federal Telecom Market

Government telecommunications contracts are often baked into the overall information technology market. This makes it hard to pinpoint the size of the federal telecom market, understand how agencies are buying telecom products and services, and plan for future telecom spending. Bloomberg Government has created a new telecommunications market in its Contracts Intelligence Tool to help solve that problem.

GSA Planning New Governmentwide Contract for Unmanned Vehicles

The General Services Administration is considering creating a governmentwide contracting vehicle for services related to manned and unmanned systems, potentially consolidating billions of dollars annually that now flow through hundreds of contracts.

Five Ways Futures Command Could Alter IT Acquisition

The Army’s new Futures Command will rely on information technology to achieve its mission, and that could open up opportunities for IT contractors in Austin, Texas, and across the U.S.

The Impact of Category Management on Small Businesses: Webinar Replay

The analysis and discussion focused on the strategies small businesses need to apply to keep winning new business as spending concentrates on just 39 currently designated Best-In-Class contract vehicles.

DHS Says It Will Play a Bigger Role in Federal Cybersecurity Efforts

Facing “pervasive” and “increasingly sophisticated” cyber threats, the Department of Homeland Security is adapting its approach to cybersecurity, Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Travis said at an Aug. 16 industry day held in Arlington, Virginia. Senior DHS officials also described key changes to the department’s role in governmentwide cybersecurity efforts and offered a forecast of procurement opportunities available through fiscal 2020.