Contracts to Watch: GSA’s ASTRO Program

March 31, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration Management Center (FEDSIM) released its draft request for proposals for its new multiple-award contract supporting research, development, and sustainment of manned and unmanned vehicles, robotics, and weapons platforms.

The proposed contract, known as ASTRO, could generate billions of dollars in obligations over the next 10 years to develop the Defense Department’s next generation of manned and unmanned air, land, sea, and space vehicles. FEDSIM has modeled ASTRO on the OASIS contract: ASTRO will support multiple pools of services, periodic on- and off-ramps, and the use of a self-scoring system for eligibility determination.

Join Bloomberg Government’s expert analysts Daniel Snyder and Chris Cornillie as they provide insights into the ASTRO program:

  • How to maximize your ASTRO bid’s chances of success
  • Which types of services are in scope for the ASTRO solicitation
  • The contractors most likely to bid in each of ASTRO’s 10 pools
  • Which existing vendors and contracts are most likely to be impacted by ASTRO
  • How small and mid-tier businesses can get involved in the ASTRO program



Chris Cornillie
IT Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Chris Cornillie is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Cornillie provides expert analysis on articifical intelligence, cloud, and IT modernization. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he specialized in cybersecurity and information technology at Gartner, a leading advisory and consulting firm, and at Atlantic Media and the Aspen Institute. Chris received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. Follow me @ChrisCornillie

Dan Snyder
Director, Government Contracts Analysis
Bloomberg Government

Dan Snyder is Bloomberg Government’s director of government contracting analysis. He specializes in identifying the largest contracts in the government market and advising clients on custom research engagements. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he served as an analyst focusing on GSA/VA Federal Supply Schedule consulting. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Siena College and Masters in Business Administration and an M.S. in government contracts at The George Washington University. Follow me @DanielSnyder22