FAA Competes $500 Million Flight Scheduling Technology Contract

The Federal Aviation Administration released a market survey on Nov. 5 for the recompete of a 10-year, $500 million contract known as Time Based Flow Management (TBFM).

FAA’s Time Based Flow Management is a NextGen aviation system used to optimize planning of airport arrivals and departures using flight, radar, GPS and weather data.

The Largest Federal Contract Is About to Get Bigger: This Is IT

Use of the General Services Administration’s Schedule 70 for information technology products and services has decreased substantially in the last decade, but recent trends indicate that’s about to change.

In fiscal 2010, $9.1 billion in task-order obligations went through IT-70. In fiscal 2017, just $6.3 billion was spent through the schedule.

New Congress Promises More Scrutiny of Trump IT Agenda

Leading Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are promising greater scrutiny of the Trump administration and its policies when they take over the majority in the 116th Congress. One item on the agenda appears to be the president’s approach to federal technology modernization.

What IBM’s $34B Red Hat Deal Means for Federal IT

International Business Machines Corp. shook up the technology world Oct. 28 when it announced its $34 billion acquisition of open-source software leader Red Hat Inc. The deal – the largest in IBM’s 107-year history – has the potential to reshape the cloud computing market and could affect federal agencies’ plans for modernizing their IT infrastructure.

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.