Tag Archives: Request for Information

HHS Needs Info on Technologies to Improve Health Care in Underserved Areas; Brett Giroir Quoted

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks input on how to better address chronic diseases and improve the U.S. health care system in underserved communities via innovative technologies. HHS said Tuesday its Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) released a request for information in search of ways to apply artificial intelligence, apps, biosensors and other modern technologies to health care.

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DoD Clarifies Issues on National 5G Network; Russ Goemaere Quoted

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Russ Goemaere, a spokesperson for the Department of Defense (DoD), said a request for information released in September 2020 that seeks to help DoD understand how dynamic spectrum sharing can back lethality, training and readiness. Goemaere said in a statement that the department “does not intend to own and operate a national 5G network.”

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GSA, DoE Launch RFI for Resource-Efficient Technologies

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The General Services Administration (GSA) has partnered with the Department of Energy (DoE) to issue a Request for Information (RFI), GSA reported on Wednesday. The agencies seek to receive responses from vendors on resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience. The RFI will be open for submissions until Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. 

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VA to Host Suicide Prevention Challenge

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The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to create a marketplace of products that may support the prevention of veteran suicides. VA said Thursday in a SAM notice it plans to conduct a global competition, named the Suicide Prevention Grand Challenge, for the development of a marketplace that would feature evidence-based suicide prevention tools.

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Marine Corps Issues VR Flight Simulator Tech RFI

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The U.S. Marine Corps is seeking potential industry sources of portable virtual reality-based flight simulation equipment the military service can use in recruitment efforts to determine whether an aviation officer candidate is qualified.

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Katie Arrington Offers Updates on DoD’s Cyber Certification Model

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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the final version of the Department of Defense’s new cybersecurity certification model is due for review Friday and will come with user guides, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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Transportation Dept Seeks Input for Planned PWD Tech Contest

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The Department of Transportation seeks feedback on its planned search for technologies that would help disabled citizens access traditional and automated vehicles, Nextgov reported Monday. The Inclusive Design Challenge would aim to foster vehicle designs that allow persons with disabilities to better access transportation.

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DHS Requests for Info on Secret Service IT Sustainment

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The Department of Homeland Security seeks sources for information technology operations and sustainment in support of the U.S. Secret Service. DHS plans to award an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for services to sustain an IT network infrastructure that supports USSS' investigative and security operations, the department said Wednesday in a SAM.gov notice.

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White House Requests Insights on US Research Environment

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a request for information to seek insights on how federal agencies can work with industry and academic institutions to maximize the effectiveness and quality of the U.S. research environment.

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Katie Arrington: DoD’s Cyber Certification Model Could Allow for Reciprocity With FedRAMP

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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, said DoD considers opening the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification initiative up for a reciprocity process with the General Services Administration’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management program to facilitate the transition, FCW reported Friday.

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