Contracting

BGOV’s Federal Civilian Property Dashboard Maps Business Opportunities

Details on more than 250,000 civilian agency properties in the government’s inventory, including buildings in need of upgrades, with expiring leases, or declared as surplus and intended for disposal, can be found in Bloomberg Government’s new Federal Civilian Property Dashboard.

DOD, GSA, DHS Expand Fast-Track Commercial Tech Buying Procedure

The use of Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) acquisition procedures to fast-track the acquisition of innovative technology is ramping up quickly across government.

Rocket and Roll: DARPA Challenges Vendors to Get to Space Fast

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to award $10 million to a company that can successfully launch two small payloads into space quickly.

Another Brick in the Wall? Army Corps Seeks Border Contractors

Projects related to the Army Corps announcement could include border fencing, patrol roads, access roads, border lights, border gates, drainage improvements, levee walls, and other miscellaneous improvements, repairs, and alterations.

Small Businesses Wanted for $40 Million SBA Technology Contract

The Small Business Administration is looking for as many as three small businesses to provide a wide range of information technology support.

Top Federal Contractors

BGOV200 Ranking the Top Federal Contractors: Replay

In a webinar, Bloomberg Government analysts presented findings from the just-released seventh annual BGOV200 study. It ranks the top 200 federal contractors by value of prime, unclassified contracts awarded by U.S. agencies in fiscal 2017.

Austin, Texas, Said to Be Home of New Army Futures Command

The Army has picked Austin, Texas, as the home of its new Futures Command, according to two people familiar with the decision, neither of whom was authorized to speak publicly.

Bloomberg Government Releases 2018 BGOV200

Contract spending in fiscal 2017 reached its highest level in five years, according to Bloomberg Government’s 2018 BGOV200 report, released today. The seventh annual BGOV200 study ranks the top 200 federal contractors by value of prime, unclassified contracts awarded by U.S. government agencies in fiscal 2017.

Fusing Insight and Security: A Q&A With NSA CIO Greg Smithberger

According to NSA Capabilities Director and Chief Information Officer Greg Smithberger, the agency has built a “data fusion environment” enabling analysts to synthesize thousands of terabytes of data.

8(a) Competitive Awards Exceeded 8(a) Sole Source in Fiscal 2017

In fiscal 2017, for the first time, federal spending on competitively awarded 8(a) contracts exceeded spending on sole-source 8(a) contracts.