GSA to hold cloud reverse industry training day to help further educate federal acquisition and IT executives about buying, using these services.
Crystal Philcox, GSA’s deputy assistant commissioner for IT Category in the Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA is confident that agencies will have time to transition to EIS and modernize their IT infrastructures at the same time.
The Homeland Security Department says there are limitations to the administration’s push to reskill current federal employees for new jobs. DHS says it supports continuing education, but it’s looking to public-private partnerships to ingest new talent into the agency.
Industry sources say focus on the JEDI cloud procurement by Congress and interest by the new DoD CIO could further delay the final solicitation.
The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has its very own technology incubator. SOFWERX is part of the Doolittle Institute, an organization that facilitates collaborations between military and private industry, and fulfills that role specifically for special operations forces.
The District of Columbia District Court ruled the Russian-based company’s arguments on both lawsuits didn’t hold up.
Sophia Parker, the founder and CEO of DSFederal, offers lessons learned from growing her IT services business.
Dan Helfrich, a principal with Deloitte consulting who leads the federal government services practice, said like any sport, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose when it comes predicting the next wave of technology.
The FCC purchased spectrum from the television industry, auctioned it for wireless services, and found new spectrum for the broadcasters.
GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said starting for next fiscal year it will run a pilot where the agency would publish its statements of work after award using e-Buy.
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie described the development as one of the biggest IT contracts in federal government.
The White House is considering two executive orders and lawmakers are adding provisions to bills trying to limit agency exposure to Chinese made technology.
Industry associations’ concerns grow about e-commerce portal with language in the 2019 Defense Authorization bill.
Industry says the Defense Digital Service is wedded to an approach to move to commercial cloud and the lack of open and transparent discussions is causing concerns.