Analyst Insights

Opportunity focus: Help preserve a legacy tape backup system

VA is retiring its old email backup service and tape libraries, and it needs a contractor to store as many as 60,000 data tapes held in 16 VA locations and provide access to their contents as needed for legal and other purposes.

Pentagon’s cutting-edge research efforts get FY18 budget boost

Want to know where the Pentagon high-technology purchasing is headed? One good place to look is the $3.2 billion fiscal 2018 budget request for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Navy begins recompete of $1 billion training contract

The U.S. Navy is finalizing acquisition plans for Training Systems Contract IV, an up-to-nine-year, $1 billion multiple-award contract for noncommercial training systems, services, and content.

Trump complaints lead to record number of parliamentary warnings

Representative Hakeem Jeffries set a record this week when the presiding House officer warned him to mind his manners.The New York Democrat’s comments had prompted a parliamentary reminder “to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president.” Lawmakers have been told to heed the rule more times this year than in any recent session of Congress.

Air Force lays path to modernize HR system

A U.S. Air Force presolicitation seeking analysis of human resources and personnel systems could spur future opportunities for the agency to modernize and replace legacy systems.

Trump’s air traffic control privatization could upend contracts

President Donald Trump’s plan to privatize operations of the Federal Aviation Administration could upend activities for companies working on a $36 billion air-traffic control modernization program known as NextGen.

Air Force 2018 budget request would boost depot maintenance

The $14.7 billion U.S. Air Force fiscal 2018 budget request for aircraft depot maintenance and contractor logistic support would represent an 8.7 percent increase compared with the level in the fiscal 2017 omnibus appropriations.

Costly Cutter, underfunding will strain Coast Guard procurement

The Coast Guard’s acquisition budget is underfunded and may force cutbacks and delays in its $12.1 billion Offshore Patrol Cutter program and other needed upgrades.

VA moving more data centers to the cloud

Perhaps aiming to improve its Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act “D” grade on data center consolidation, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is searching for a vendor to transition the agency to the cloud and manage the services.

Opportunity focus: Partner with the Army on aviation R&D

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, hoping to accelerate aviation innovation, wants to find a partner to help it connect with small businesses.