DISA Releases $6.5 Billion IT Final Request for Proposal: Top 20

The Defense Information Systems Agency released a final request for proposal on Oct. 11 for a 10-year $6.5 billion single-award contract known as Global Solutions Management – Operations II (GSM-O II).

SSA Seeks Small-Business IT to Support Aging ‘Boomers’

As more “Baby Boomers” leave the workforce, the Social Security Administration is seeking small IT vendors to support one of the nation’s largest social welfare programs.

SSA posted a request for proposal for a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract known as Enterprise Small Business IT Support Services, or ESBITSS, on Oct. 4. The contract will support the modernization of the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program, which provides financial assistance to elderly, blind, or disabled adults, and disadvantaged children.

Air Force Budget Priorities: Event Replay

The briefing took place less than 24 hours after the publication of a memo written by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson outlining a new force structure that called for more than a dozen new aircraft squadrons. It also provided a first glimpse at Space Force, though one sharply at odds with the concept described by Vice President Mike Pence in August.

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.

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.

MacAulay-Brown Buy Quadruples Alion’s IT Footprint

With its acquisition of MacAulay-Brown Inc., Alion Science & Technology Corp. positions itself to compete for upcoming artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and cloud contracts. Since fiscal 2014, MacB has won about four times as much information technology work with the federal government as Alion.

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Pentagon Committed to Single JEDI Award Worth $10B

The Pentagon announced its intent to issue a single award for its highly controversial, multibillion-dollar commercial cloud contract known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, in a July 26 request for proposal.

DTRA Competing $535 Million IT Services Contracts

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is recompeting the full-and-open version of an agency-wide information technology services contract, and has increased the ceiling to $535 million.