Analyst Insights

Army HR spins off cybersecurity support order

The rising cyber threat has prompted the U.S. Army Human Resources Command to separate cybersecurity from general computer professional services.

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Potential Nafta renegotiation may offer lobbying opportunities

Renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement is a priority for the Trump administration, and lobbying on trade issues could accelerate for U.S. companies that generate significant revenue in Canada and Mexico.

Photographer: Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Crisp

$350 million MAC merges DISA support services

DISA is consolidating its scattered professional support services deals onto a five-year $350 million small-business set-aside multiple award contract.

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’Skinny budget’ brings fat opportunities for vendors

Information-technology vendors to the federal government stand to gain from the White House Office of Management and Budget’s “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”

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Pentagon plans more anti-hacker cyber ranges

To meet the growing demand for cyber-vulnerability testing and training, the Defense Department’s Test Resource Management Center wants to set up and operate an integrated suite of facilities like the National Cyber Range.

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Opportunity focus: DOD’s $250 million rapid innovation fund

The Pentagon will begin taking submissions for its Rapid Innovation Fund at the end of the month, according to a March 17 announcement. The fund is used to quickly test and integrate innovative technologies that solve critical national security needs.

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Opportunity focus: USSOCOM virtual symposium on warfighter tech

The Science and Technology Directorate of U.S. Special Operations Command has launched an online “virtual symposium,” featuring presentations on technology that could accelerate innovation for special forces.

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Defense contracts may see $27.5 billion boost in Trump budget

President Donald Trump is requesting a big boost to military spending in the fiscal 2018 budget request blueprint. Of the proposed $52.3 billion increase for the Pentagon about $27.5 billion will flow to contractors.

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Opportunity focus: CBP recompete merges data center orders

Customs and Border Protection is seeking to save money and stabilize operations by merging orders for data center support services into a single information technology contract.

Photographer: Mark Dadswell/Bloomberg

GSA’s revised professional services market worth $70B

Federal agencies spent $69.6 billion on professional services in fiscal 2016, according to the General Services Administration’s revised market definition.