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USMC Eyes Biosensing Tech to Monitor Marines’ Physiological Status, Readiness

The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a request for information on wearable devices with a biosensor as the service branch looks to customize training programs and increase the operational performance of troops, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. USMC wants to determine the potential of biosensing technology-equipped wristbands, chest straps, watches or T-shirts to collect and transmit physiological data as part of human performance augmentation efforts.

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Stephanie Shutt: GSA Eyes Consolidation of Special Item Numbers

Stephanie Shutt, director of the Multiple Award Schedules program management office at the General Services Administration, said GSA is set to release a request for information on a plan to reduce the special item numbers by the end of June as it works to implement a unified schedule contract, FCW reported Thursday. Shutt said the agency asked the acquisition centers to assess their SINs for consolidation opportunities in order to address duplication.

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NSF’s S&T Council Seeks Info for Quantum Information Science Policy, Strategy

A subcommittee within the National Science and Technology Council urges agencies to help sustain the country's spot as the world's frontrunner in quantum information science. NSTC's Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science seeks agency input regarding eight different questions on the scientific area as the council works to develop a QIS strategic overview, the National Science Foundation said Thursday in a Federal Register notice.

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NIST Holds Workshop for AI Standards Development Effort; Walter Copan Quoted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a workshop Thursday to determine the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence as it works to develop technical standards for AI in accordance with an executive order issued in February, Federal News Network reported Friday. NIST Director Walter Copan said establishing AI technical standards seeks to reduce agencies’ threat vulnerabilities and establish public confidence in AI-based platforms.

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NIST Seeking Info on Technical Standards, Tools Related to Artificial Intelligence

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued on Federal Register a request for information on technical standards and associated tools for artificial intelligence. “The inputs of the U.S. stakeholder community are essential to inform development of a plan that will support continued American leadership in AI,” Walter Copan, NIST director and undersecretary of commerce for standards and technology, said in a statement published Wednesday

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GSA Seeking Input on Proposed IT Services BPA for Centers of Excellence

The General Services Administration is looking for input on a proposed blanket purchase agreement for phase I work under the agency’s Centers of Excellence systems modernization program, GSA officials said Thursday in a GitHub post. The Discovery BPA vehicle enables GSA to acquire initial discovery and assessment services from a selection of multiple awardees specializing in at least three CoE functional areas.

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DHS’ Sorrea Correa Notifies Industry on Submission of Responses to RFIs, RFPs Amid Funding Lapse

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has released a notice to guide the industry on the submission of responses to requests for information and solicitations issued on or before Dec. 21. According to a FedBizOpps notice published Thursday, the document does not cover the procurement and contracting actions of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Federal Protective Services.

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GSA Aims to Update Cloud Special Item Number on IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration has announced plans to implement changes to a special item number for cloud platforms and services on the Information Technology Schedule 70. A FedBizOpps notice posted Monday says the proposed changes to SIN 132-40 include the addition of IT professional services to help agencies facilitate cloud adoption and migration efforts.

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DHS Sources for Info on ICT Vulnerability Detection Technologies

The Department of Homeland Security is sourcing for industry input on applications that detect and address malicious, counterfeit and vulnerable functionalities in information and communications technology products. The department also requires information on technologies designed to help users deal with supply chain risks in ICT-based services, the DHS said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice.

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