• OASIS+ Draft RFP hit the streets. Comment deadline ends Dec. 31.
  • POTUS to contractors, cut your greenhouse gas emissions: White House wants contractors to abide by Paris Agreement.
  • Google public sector CEO shares vision: Karen Dehut preaches about the importance of cloud choice in the federal cloud market.
  • Protests! CIO-SP4 hit with nearly 100 company objections: $50B NIH CIO-SP4 contract has been hit with 97 protests so far.
  • IoT devices to get new cybersec standards: Agencies have until December to meet new cybersecurity requirements for IoT devices.



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Big businesses form techy Justice League to collaborate on 5G adoption.

GDIT, Cisco, and AWS have teamed together, with Dell Technologies, Splunk, and T-Mobile to help facilitate 5G adoption across DOD. Read more

White House Requests $37.7B in Ukraine Aid, with $21.7B for DOD efforts.

The Biden administration is requesting that Congress authorize $21.7 billion in defense aid to continue providing equipment to Ukraine and to replenish Department of Defense stocks. It is also asking for $14.5 billion for direct budget support to Ukraine, critical wartime investments and security assistance as well as to strengthen global food security and provide humanitarian assistance. Read more

Army readies RFP for SIPRNet modernization.

Army officials are reading an RFP for modernizing their worldwide classified warfighting network, the Secret IP Router Network (SIPRNet), part of the service’s unified network plan, which would produce a global, secure network that soldiers around the world could connect to. Read more

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  • An Army veteran, who arrived in Ukraine in March, has been hired to shore up Ukraine’s northern flank with foreign volunteers.
  • After 16 years with the organization, the Command Information Officer (CIO) at Naval Information Warfare Center, has moved on.
  • Former CACI exec joins GDIT as VP, GM of Navy Marine Corps programs.

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How information plays a big role in U.S. strategic competition.

Strategic competition is a long game dating back to the post–World War II era and its revisionist powers that sought to disrupt international order. Strategic competitors gain an advantage when they harness all elements of national power—diplomatic, information, military, and economic—but their success depends on the effective use of information. Read more

Army posts SS notice for Education, Doctrine, and Instruction for Intelligence Efforts.

The Army has posted a sources sought notice for Education, Doctrine, and Instruction for Intelligence Efforts (EDIF-IE) to identify parties interested in supporting EDIF-IE services to support the USA ICOE. The intention is to procure these services on a competitive 8(a) basis. Read more

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Real signatures: that’s so 1990! DOL becomes a digital signature believer.

Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Program debuts electronic signatures in early 2022 and six months later ditches hard copy signatures. Read more

It’s not Meta in here! VA is hiring to “maximum capacity.” 

The VA’s benefits division is looking to bring several thousand hires onboard to “maximize its capacity,” as it prepares to implement legislation that will make millions of new veterans eligible for VA health care and benefits. More than 145,000 veterans already filed claims under the PACT Act. VBA set a goal of hiring nearly 2,100 claims processors this spring. The first cohort of these hires are onboard at VBA and going through agency training. Read more

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  • Newly-released documents show how close FBI was to deploying the Israeli-made Pegasus hacking tool.
  • Russian software found in smartphone app used by CDC and US Army. And it looks like the deception was deliberate.
  • Meet the fellow who makes sure FEMA arrives at disasters fully prepared: Eric Leckey.
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VTG has acquired Next Rev Technologies LLC.

VTG has acquired Next Rev Technologies LLC, enhancing VTG’s multi-cloud capabilities and adding intelligence community customers to its client base. VTG is a force modernization and digital transformation company that has acquired five companies in five years. Read more

AE Industrial Partners completes majority stake investment in smallsat vendor.

AE Industrial Partners, a venture capital firm and space investor, has completed a majority stake investment in York Space Systems, a maker of small satellite systems founded in 2012. Read more


Gen X and Gen Z value remote work, but for different reasons.

Feds in Gen X and Gen Z are looking for more flexibility at work, but for different reasons, according to the Partership for Public Service. Many Gen Z members, born between 1997 and 2012, entered the workforce during the pandemic, so remote or hybrid work is a general expectation for them, and a sign that their employers trust them to work without immediate supervision, while Gen X (born between 1965 and 1980) value remote work for family reasons. Read more

Should OPM ban the use of salary history in the hiring process?

Some say that when federal agencies consider job applicants’ salary histories, that it only perpetuates historic pay gaps in gender and ethnic pay disparities.Officials have suggested that agencies will no longer be allowed to solicit the salary history of job applicants under the new regulations, but have been less clear about whether applicants will be able to voluntarily provide agencies with their salary history.  Read more

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