Tag Archives: RFI

NIST to Solicit Input on Potential Parameters, Goals for Supply Chain Security Framework; Jon Boyens Quoted

Supply Chain Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working on a supply chain security framework for the information and communications technology industry and plans to issue a request for information to seek input about goals, principles and potential parameters for the new framework.

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Federal Chief Data Officers Council Seeks Public Comments on Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Federal CDO Council RFI

The Federal Chief Data Officers (CDO) Council has asked the public to provide responses on key questions to support the council’s focus areas and missions. The council was formed in accordance with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, which directs agencies to name a CDO. Public comments are due Nov. 15th.

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FAA Seeks Info on Professional IT Services Sources for Enterprise Services Center

Enterprise Services

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a request for information to identify vendors that can provide information technology-related professional services for its Enterprise Services Center (ESC) in support of the latter’s short-term IT project needs. FAA plans to review industry responses to help inform the acquisition strategy for a multiple-award task order contract that could be used to provide support to ESC. 

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CFO Council Seeks to Transform Federal Finance Management via Workforce Training Marketplace

Federal Finance

The Chief Financial Officers Council has released a request for information to identify potential industry partners for a new initiative to create a federal marketplace for financial management training and educational tools. Evan Farley, who co-leads a workforce modernization effort at the CFO Council, said the marketplace will be built to help 140,000 government finance leaders access approved courseware from the commercial and academic sectors.

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GSA Reaches Out to Business, Academic Sectors for Federal Workforce Upskilling Effort

Containerization

The General Services Administration is seeking input from learning content providers in the business and academic sectors for the development of a tool that could give federal workers access to educational materials and help them identify gaps in their knowledge. Interested education providers have until December 16 to express their interest in offering pay-for-access training content for a pilot program.

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CISA Eyes Industry Partners for 2021 President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition

Cybersecurity Competition

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is exploring potential sources of support services for a national competition that aims to recognize the best cybersecurity professionals in the federal government. Specifically, CISA wants information from interested companies that can assist CISA and its cybersecurity division and capacity building subcomponent with facilitating the President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition

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DHS Seeks Technologies to Perform Crowd Counting, Analysis; Tyler Mackanin Quoted

Tyler Mackanin

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate is seeking proposals for technologies that can perform crowd count and analysis aimed at providing first responders with enhanced situational awareness. The technologies will be considered for inclusion in the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory’s (NUSTL) market survey intended for law enforcement and emergency response agencies, the DHS said Friday. 

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DHS S&T Conducts Market Study for Laser-Protective Eyewear

DHS Science

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DNS S&T) Directorate seeks market information on eyewear that can protect law enforcement personnel and emergency responders from laser pointer attacks. DHS S&T said Friday that it is conducting a market survey for laser protective goggles, glasses, films and face shields that may protect the wearer from lasers across violet, blue, red, green and near-infrared spectrums.

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Army Conducts Market Research for Common Hardware Systems-5 Program

Army CHS-5 RFI

The U.S. Army has asked information on potential vendors with a capability to supply commercial items to meet the requirements of the Common Hardware Systems-5 contract. The CHS-5 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract enables the rapid procurement of hardware, commercial off-the-shelf items and other commercial information technology products and services in support of the tactical and operational requirements of the Army, Department of Defense and federal government agencies.

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USAF Space Command Releases RFI to Drive 5G Wireless Connectivity in Space

5G Wireless Connectivity

The U.S. Air Force’s Space Command has issued a request for information (RFI) for space 5G to improve data transportation for ground and space-based communications. With the space-based transport layers of the next-generation network, the military has the potential to expand its ability to move data, communicate and support enterprise networks with more bandwidth. 

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