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GSA Relaxes Rules to Speed Contracting for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Eight days after addressing Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the General Services Administration on Thursday pivoted to the Irma storm aimed at Florida, relaxing certain contracting rules to encourage speed and local awards. Continue reading

Contractors acting as connective tissue to federal workers in wake of Irma and Harvey

Amid the 16,000 National Guard troops Florida activated, troops from U.S. Northern and Southern Command and Federal Emergency Management Agency employees, contractors are acting as the connective tissue between federal, state and local relief efforts. Continue reading

Trio of DARPA procurements plan for ‘post-Moore’s Law’ world

Since the onset of the microcomputer revolution in the 1960s, global economic and technological progress has been largely fueled by regular, exponential leaps in computing power. With each passing year, computer chips have halved in size while doubling their processing power. Source: Trio of DARPA procurements plan for ‘post-Moore’s Law’ world — FCW

Civilian agency cuts in House spending bill are deep, not as drastic as proposal

It’s the first time since 2009 the House collectively passed all of its appropriations bills in one way or another. Continue reading

4 NDAA amendments to watch as Senate takes up bill

Those amendments have the potential to add important provisions to the bill that affect personnel, strategy and policy. Continue reading

How DHS is thawing the industry-government deep freeze 

OFPP is planning a third mythbusters memo as part of its continuing effort to improve communication around acquisition. Continue reading

Bankruptcy Pending, But Contractor Still Wins Award

Contracting officers have wide discretion to determine that a business can perform the work in question—even if the business is about to enter bankruptcy. Continue reading

Fate of MGT unclear as Senate revs up to pass NDAA

The Modernizing Government Technology Act’s is one of several amendments proposed for the must-pass defense authorization bill. Continue reading

CIO Council to host governmentwide tech recruiting event

The Federal CIO Council is hosting a governmentwide hiring event to help bridge that skills gap. Continue reading

Emerging trends in unmanned systems

This week on “Off the Shelf”, Brian Abbe, senior vice president, Troy Abbott and Eric Billies, principals from Booz Allen Hamilton discuss the government’s growing use of unmanned systems. Source: Emerging trends in unmanned systems – FederalNewsRadio.com