Contracting

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Opportunity focus: Upgrading Air Force’s DCGS weapons system

The Air Force is taking another shot at upgrading its surveillance weapons system, the Distributed Common Ground System.

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5 ways a government shutdown would affect contractors

Congress and President Donald Trump face an April 28 deadline for enacting legislation to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal 2017. Here’s what government contractors need to know.

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Lockheed F-35’s cost could rise by $1 billion because of extra testing

Flight testing of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35, the Pentagon’s costliest program, will take about a year to complete and require at least $1 billion more than planned.

U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yvette Zabala-Garriga

Army names 10 firms to spots on $231 million TRADOC contract

The Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Combined Arms Center announced the award of 10 training and education, doctrine, concepts contracts. The estimated value of the contracts is $231 million and they will run until April 2022.

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Opportunity focus: VA explores cloud-based commercial VistA

The Veterans Affairs Department may be leaning toward a commercial solution for its electronic health records system and abandoning efforts to modernize its Reagan-era Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA).

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Opportunity focus: DARPA Proposers Day on system innovation

DARPA is planning to release a new Broad Agency Announcement seeking innovative systems for military missions.

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Congress, law may save contractors from Trump’s budget cuts

President Donald Trump’s plans to shrink the government may hit major obstacles in both Congress and the courts, thanks to a 1970’s era law.

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Quantum computing is about to disrupt the government contracts market

Quantum computers are nearing market-readiness and all signs point to the U.S. government as a major buyer.

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Opportunity focus: Healthcare modernization R&D recompete

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is setting up a recompete for its Alliance to Modernize Healthcare, a federally funded research and development center currently run by MITRE Corp.

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Small biz preps bids for Air Force IT support

The Air Force is looking for a small business that can provide a variety of information technology services at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.