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John Sherman: Release of New DOD Cloud Solicitation Still on Schedule

John Sherman

John Sherman, acting chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DOD), has maintained that the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability solicitation, which is the replacement for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contracting program, is still on schedule and that the DOD plans to announce awards in April 2022.

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NASA Seeks Tech Payloads Under Flight Opportunities Program

Space Security

NASA is seeking proposals from industry, academia and research institutions to test and demonstrate the technology and research payloads on commercial suborbital vehicles as part of the Flight Opportunities program. Awardees can get up to $650,000 each in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement under the program to procure flights from commercial providers that operate suborbital rockets, high-altitude balloons, parabolic aircraft and other vehicles.

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IRS Eyes FY 2021 Solicitations for Three Digitalization Tech Verticals

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to issue solicitations in fiscal year 2021 for three technology platforms to advance digitalization as part of the Pilot IRS program. The informational posting offered a discussion of potential use cases for each of the three tech verticals to demonstrate the challenges facing the IRS.

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Brian Goodger: NITAAC Eyes March Release of $40B CIO-SP4 IT Support Contract Solicitation

Brian Goodger

Brian Goodger, acting director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), said NITAAC plans to issue a request for proposals for the potential $40 billion Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners IV contract. He said NITAAC will adopt a three-phased approach to the evaluation of bids for the governmentwide acquisition contract to immediately address any potential complaints. 

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Joseph Evans: DoD Expects Five ‘Tranche 1’ Bases for 5G Experimentation to Be Operational by Fall

Joseph Evans

Joseph Evans, principal director for 5G within the office of the undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD has made advances in setting up the five “Tranche 1” sites for 5G testing and experimentation efforts and expects those testbeds to be operational by the fall of 2021. 

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NGA Issues Solicitation for Data Trustworthiness Proposals; Chad Files Quoted


The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) plans to award $300,000 in funds to technical proposals that seek to maintain the trustworthiness and integrity of data. Files added the project will support warfighters, analysts, decision makers and first responders. Awardees will be announced by April 2021. NGA has issued the solicitation via an other transaction authority procurement process.

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Ross Guckert: Army’s Enterprise Info Systems Office Eyes RFP Release for Four IT Contracts

Ross Guckert

Ross Guckert, program executive officer at the U.S. Army’s enterprise information systems (EIS) office, announced at an AFCEA Belvoir event that solicitations for four information technology contracts are set for release in the last quarter of calendar year 2020 and one of those is the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-4 Hardware contract.

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DOE Solicits Projects for Fiscal 2021 Tech Commercialization; Conner Prochaska Quoted

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a solicitation for projects to mature and commercialize technologies under the DOE fiscal 2021 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). DOE said its TCF program aims to further develop laboratory-made energy technologies then eventually transition them into the commercial sector. Interested parties may submit applications through Dec. 15.

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Rule Change to Include CMMC Requirements in Contracts On Track; Katie Arrington Quoted

Katie Arrington

The Department of Defense (DoD) is on track with the final step to begin integrating Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements into contracts. The full CMMC program will be implemented over a period of five years and the Pentagon said contractors should expect to see such requirements in a few contracts by the end of 2020.

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DoD Releases Memo on Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Telecom Equipment


The office of the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense has issued a memo to facilitate the implementation of an interim rule that would block government agencies from contracting with entities that use telecommunications equipment and other products from five China-based companies.

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