$2.4B IT services contract vehicle: All questions answered.
The FAA released 96 Q&As in regard to the massive $2.4B ITIPSS contract vehicle. The deadline remains Nov. 30 and ITIPSS will have 15 awards total, with two or three of them for large businesses. We can guess what all you contractors are going to be doing over your Thanksgiving holiday weekend… Read more
Traffic lights get tech: DOT looks to AI to help modernize highways.
As part of USDOT’s plans to modernize the U.S.’s highway infrastructure, the agency issued a new contract opportunity seeking AI and data analytics-based solutions. A program under FHWA called for proposals featuring artificial intelligence technology to improve the current national highway design system. Some of the issues DOT wants to have AI tackle include safety patterns in underserved communities, pedestrian safety and environment mapping, bridge capacity for heavier vehicles and individual vehicle smart parking. Read more
FCC to launch new Space Bureau.
Everyone wants a piece of the space realm! FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the agency will be launching a new space bureau. The new space office will come out of a reorganization of the agency’s International Bureau, which will result in the new Space Bureau and a new standalone Office of International Affairs. The chairwoman noted that the FCC currently has applications for 64,000 new satellites, and last year the agency saw an eightfold increase in applications for fixed satellite service gateway earth stations while receiving applications for new space ventures like lunar landers. Such application increases align with private companies’ investment of $10 billion in space in the last year. Read more