Tag Archives: pandemic response

GSA to Waive Three Vendor Requirements Under MAS Solicitation; Jeff Koses Quoted

Jeff Koses

The General Services Administration (GSA) will waive certain requirements for vendors under the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program to expand the availability of products and services in support of the U.S. government’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. Check out GovConWire's Innovation and Modernization in Federal Acquisitions Forum coming up on Thursday, April 15th. 

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Maximus Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Programs; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus has announced that the company is supporting seven state vaccination programs, including Calif., Colo., N.Y. and D.C., with COVID-19 vaccine information and hotline services, Maximus reported on Friday. As part of its support, Maximus will help answer common questions, address concerns about the vaccine, resolve complaints and coordinate vaccination appointments.

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DHS Awards Parsons Spot on $2B IDIQ Contract for COVID-19 Testing; Chuck Harrington Quoted

Chuck Harrington

Parsons Corporation has secured a seat on the potential $2 billion Department of Homeland Security (DHS) multi-award COVID-19 testing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. Testing will support DHS employees. "We must continue developing innovative technology that helps society return to a safe living and working environment," said Chuck Harrington, CEO of Parsons and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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DPC Report: Pentagon’s OTA Obligations Hit $16.3B in 2020

Pentagon

An annual report by the Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) Agency shows that the Department of Defense (DOD) obligated $16.3 billion in funds on other transaction authority awards in 2020, up from the previous year’s $7.4 billion. Of the $16.3 billion, DOD spent $7.7 billion on OTAs related to COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, according to the report.

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Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Gerry Connolly Request $9B Tech Modernization Fund

MCEN Modernization

Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, as well as Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), head of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, wrote a letter to House leadership, requesting a $9 billion emergency injection into the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), under the next COVID-19 relief package.

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Executive Mosaic Launches 2021 Wash100 Award Nominations

2021 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, has opened nominations for the 2021 Wash100 Award. To submit your nomination, visit Wash100.com. The Wash100 Award recognizes notable leaders of the private and public sectors for their leadership, innovation, reliability, achievements and vision.

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Kevin Cox: CDM Program Helps COVID-19 Response Agencies Counter Cyber Attacks

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox, program manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, said that having the necessary systems in place has enabled CDM to assist agencies that play a key role in the federal government’s COVID-19 response efforts to fight against cyber attacks during the pandemic. 

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