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Trademark Office Revamps Plan for $1B Software Contract: Top 20

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is making changes to an upcoming $1 billion contract for software purchases that has been fraught with delays since acquisition planning first began in July 2015.

Technocrat | May 20, 2019: 1,000+ IT Programs May Be Headed for the Cloud

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As the trade war with China reignited last week, President Trump prepared to sign a national emergency declaration to limit the purchase of communications technology owned by foreign adversaries (read: China).

2019 Multiple-Award Contract Spending Analysis

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This downloadable report, created by our BGOV industry experts, covers major contracting trends and how MACs are changing the game.

Technocrat | April 15, 2019: JEDI Is Back on Track

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There was an abundance of cloud-related news last week, with the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract dominating headlines.

Finding Artificial Intelligence Money in the Fiscal 2020 Budget

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The federal government is preparing to invest about $4.9 billion in unclassified artificial intelligence and machine learning-related research and development in fiscal 2020, according to budget documents released March 18.

Trump’s FY 2020 Budget Gives Civilian IT Modernization a Boost

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The Trump administration appears to be taking the need for technology modernization seriously. President Donald Trump requested an unprecedented $87.8 billion for unclassified IT in fiscal 2020, according to documents released March 18, and in the past two years federal agencies have been getting more money for information technology than they expe...

Technocrat | March 15, 2019: In the Clear

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More than half of all federal jobs — approximately 3 million federal civilian and military positions — require security clearances ranging from confidential to top secret. A year ago, the National Background Investigations Bureau was facing a backlog of 725,000 pending security clearances and other investigations. Today, that number stands at 542,0...

What to Know in Washington: Biden Speaks As 2020 Decision Looms

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak to a key labor ally in Washington today as he nears a decision on whether to join a crowded Democratic field for what would be his third run for president. Biden will address a meeting of the International Association of Fire Fighters, a group that has long supported […]

Technocrat | March 11, 2019: Cyber Warriors Wanted

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The government’s critical shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals is a hot topic that has federal CIO Suzette Kent feeling insecure about the state of the current workforce.

Postal Service Contracts Surge to Nearly $16B in Fiscal 2018

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The U.S. Postal Service’s commercial spending grew to $15.9 billion in fiscal 2018 from $15 billion in fiscal 2017, Bloomberg Government’s USPS Contracts Dashboard shows.

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