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BGov: Federal Spending on 8(a) Competitive Awards Hit $8.56B in Fiscal 2017

Federal agencies obligated $8.56 billion for competitively awarded contracts during fiscal 2017 through a program that is set aside for socially disadvantaged businesses, Bloomberg Government reported Monday. The figure reflects a 24 percent increase in competitive awards under the 8(a) program since fiscal 2011, according to the report. Contracts awarded …

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DHS, Canada’s Defense R&D Center to Evaluate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Emergency Response

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has partnered with the Canadian defense research and development center for security science to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence and situational awareness tools in critical situations. Both parties agreed to conduct an AI field experiment to determine how the Assistant for …

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Army Seeks Commercial Warfighting Tech Under New Public-Private Teaming Challenge

The U.S. Army seeks proposals for advanced warfighting technologies from small and non-traditional defense entities as part of an effort that aims to encourage public-private teaming in developing new offerings for the service branch. The Army said in a notice that the Army Expeditionary Technology Search or xTechSearch competition aims to boost innovations …

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Report: SSA Wants ‘Hybrid’ Cloud Environment for IT Modernization Initiative

John Foertschbeck, a senior adviser at the Social Security Administration‘s Office of Systems Operations and Hardware Engineering, has said adopting a hybrid cloud computing infrastructure will help the agency manage its footprint on mainframe systems, FedScoop reported Friday. SSA aims to migrate information technology applications to public and private cloud …

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Maj. Emily Grabowski: USAF Continues Source Selection for JSTARS Recap Program as Congress Deliberates

The U.S. Air Force has initiated steps to pursue the source selection process for a contract to support the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program amid plans to cancel the initiative, Defense News reported Friday. Major Emily Grabowski, a spokeswoman for the Air Force, told the publication in …

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Nonprofit Group POGO Recommends Updates to Online Federal Spending Database

The Project on Government Oversight has called on the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget to update the functionality of a web-based resource for federal spending information. Both agencies should work to address data search filter, presentation and reporting concerns related to USAspending.gov, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization said in a …

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