• Cyber experts say they need more resources for breach responses: Just 42% of govt. cybersecurity pros feel they have the necessary tools and staff to respond to cyber incidents in the next two to three years.
  • A veteran IT leader is now the U.S.’ permanent deputy CIO: The White House has named a veteran federal IT leader as the permanent deputy chief information officer of the United States.
  • The Navy flipping large contracts to small businesses: The Navy will breaking up five major contracts starting in fiscal 2023 to generate more contract opportunities for small businesses.



DOD using alternative procedures to verify SB size and status of JV offerors.

The DOD has published a class deviation that will establish alternative procedures for verifying the small business size and status of joint venture offerors. This comes on the heels of an update to the FAR that defines new certifications for use by JV offerors. Read more

Defense prototyping and experimentation are skyrocketing, says DOD Acquisition Head.

The DOD Acquisition Head is calling for urgency in the production of defense tech and warfighter capabilities, saying he’s noticed a significant and much-needed increase in the amount of prototyping and experimentation activity within the Department of Defense. Read more

ICYMI Snippets

Defense Contract Awards


IC leaders exploring new ways to bridge gap between mission and IT.

As the pace of global competition quickens, conflicts unfold and the U.S. intelligence community begins to embrace the idea of unclassified work, IC leaders are exploring new ways to enhance collaboration and integration between mission and IT. Read more

Intelligence team-up: Lockheed and Red Hat to equip military platforms with more AI.

Lockheed Martin and Red Hat are teaming up to support national security missions using AI and Kubernetes technologies. Lockheed will use Red Hat Device Edge to equip unmanned aerial systems and other military platforms with updated software designed to enable such systems to manage large AI workloads and speed up the decision-making process for service personnel. Read more

AFRL posts update to its Strategem broad agency announcement.

AFRL posted an update to the Stratagem: Applying State-of-the-Art Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Air Battle Management broad agency announcement (BAA). This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 29 Sep 2023. Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only. Read more

ICYMI Snippets

IC Contract Awards


  • USAF: Air Force Medical Readiness Agency – Air Force Chief Health Informatics Officer Support -FA805223RCHIO – 11/10/2022 (OASIS 8a Pool 1) 
  • SBA: NCO/ITCS Help Desk Recompete – Market Research – RFQ1593014.
  • DLA: Electronically Stored Information Disclosure and Discovery Program (ESIDD) Support Services – SP4709-23-Q-1001 – 11/14/2022.
  • Army: Product Director (PD) Aerostats Systems Engineering & Technical Assistance (SETA) – RFI #RS3-22-0073 – 11/11/2022. 
  • CMS: Innovation Payment Contractor Market Research – RFQ1594168 – 2022-11-01.

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SB contracting still a priority, according to SBA annual scorecard.

The SBA’s recent annual Procurement Scorecard shows the fed’s continued prioritization of small business contracting and subcontracting. In 2021, the government awarded $154.2B in federal prime contracts – an increase of $8.5B over the prior year – with at least an additional $72B in small business subcontracts – a decrease of $10.8B from the prior year. Read more

GSA Eyes 2023 Competition for Alliant 3, OASIS-Plus Contract Vehicles.

GSA plans to launch industry competitions for the third iteration of its Alliant contract and the follow-on to its One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services procurement vehicle. Alliant 3 will be a multiple-agency IDIQ meant to provide agencies access to IT services; OASIS+ will be competed as a multiagency IDIQ contract designed to meet integrated non-IT service requirements. Read more

ICYMI Snippets

Civilian Contracts Awards


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You should register for this event if you want to hear about trends in the government’s use of emerging technology, how federal leaders are using emerging technology to drive change, and how your company can better support the top federal agencies. Federal leaders speaking at this event include:

  • Cindy Good – Dept of Treasury – Senior Analyst, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation
  • Aaron Drew – Veterans Affairs (VA) – Chief Engineer & Chief Architect of Enterprise Supply Chain Modernization (eSCM) Program 
  • Chris Skirvin – Defense Health Agency – Chief, Global Service
  • Kathryn Wetherby – CMS – Deputy Director Marketplace IT Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)
  • Robert Whetsel – FDA – Associate Director for Data Architecture, Senior Advisor for Data Architecture
  • Ron Williams – GSA – Director, Cloud Adoption & Infrastructure Optimization
  • Bobby Saxon(moderator)  CMS – Deputy Director (Deputy CIO), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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DMI acquires Ambit Group.

OceanSound PArtners backed DMI announced that it has acquired the Ambit Group LLC, a provider of data analytics, cybersecurity, and mission support services to the U.S. Government. This is DMIs 2nd acquisition in 2022 and will further enhance DMI’s comprehensive suite of digital services and expand its portfolio of customers and contract vehicles in the federal space. Read more

FireTeam Solutions Merges with Case Consulting.

AEI Portfolio Company FireTeam Solutions Acquires Case Consulting. a high-end software development and engineering services provider to the Intelligence Community. The combined company will continue to use their respective brand names in the market. Read more

CACI with 8% growth in fiscal 2023 Q1 revenue.

CACI International reported $1.60B in revenue for the first quarter of its 2023 fiscal year, up 8% from the prior year period. It attributed the increase to a 4% organic growth and recently closed acquisitions. The govt. technology contractor has said net income from operations rose 4.5% for the July-September period to $132.8M and diluted earnings of $3.76 per share. Read more



If you have Black Death genes, you may be more susceptible to getting Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Human DNA from the Middle Ages is revealing that natural selection occurred at pace in survivors of a bubonic plague pandemic, perhaps leaving their descendants at increased risk of autoimmune diseases. Read more

Ultra close-up photo of ant’s face that won Nikon competition proves, yet again, that Nature is kind of freaky.

A photo of an ant’s face magnified five times under a microscope has won a Nikon photography competition, and we promise it’ll give you goosebumps. The photo was captured by Lithuanian ​wildlife photographer Eugenijus Kavaliauskas, who caught an ant and put it under a microscope to take this freaky photo. Read more



In April 1862, the Bureau hired its first female employee, Miss Jennie Douglas, to cut and trim the new greenback currency and prepare it for circulation

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