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Congress set to fund government, but not Trump’s wall

Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there’s one potential obstacle Continue reading

DHS experimenting with new procurement methods

The Homeland Security Department wants to experiment with new ways to do procurement. It started a procurement innovation lab which hosted workshops for the contractor associations. Source: DHS experimenting with new procurement methods

Federal contractors are look to extend ahead of Oct. 1 budget deadline

Oct. 1 is fast approaching so many federal contractors are looking to have the government exercise options to extend contracts for another fiscal year. Exercising options comes with pretty strict rules. Source: Federal contractors are look to extend ahead of Oct. 1 budget deadline

Pentagon pursues more secure IT purchasing via Deliver Uncompromised initiative

The Defense Department is about to impose a new standard on technology items it buys. Continue reading

Research center shows off the future of military medicine

The Defense Department is investing heavily in man-machine learning and  artificial intelligence. And while many people think of new weapons and cyber operations as the products of this investment, the money is going to other places too. Source: Research center shows off the future of military medicine – FederalNewsRadio.com

Navy makes more changes in biggest portion of NGEN recompetition

The Navy is signaling further delays in the release of a solicitation for a multibillion dollar recompetition of its largest IT contract after making another round of unexpected changes to its requirements. Continue reading

HHS turns to blockchain for novel acquisition model

The Health and Human Services Department is taking a page out of the playbook of major retailers thanks to blockchain. Continue reading

Navy seeks to refresh 400,000 end-user devices under new contract

The DoN released the first of two major request for proposals under the Next Generation Enterprise Network (N-GEN) Recompete program. Continue reading

Multi-Agency Investigation Delivers $1M in Restitution for Wire Fraud Scheme

In a display of teamwork by inspectors general, the government last week won guilty pleas and more than $1 million in restitution from a tech industry executive and three firms who committed wire fraud to win small-business science grants. Source: Multi-Agency Investigation Delivers $1M in Restitution for Wire Fraud Scheme – Contracting – GovExec.com

Shutdown Fight Would Be Postponed Until Dec. 7 in Funding Deal

Republicans and Democrats said they have an agreement on a stopgap spending measure into December as well as on full-year funding bills for the Departments of Defense, Labor and Health and Human Services. Continue reading