Sept 06 2023
Energy teases 10B CROSS IT RFP, Navy recompete report, DIA HCM RFQ, Leidos wins 7.9B Army tech gig, NASA’s solar storms, Bridge Core buys GeoYeti, USAF AI command control BAA
How agencies are hunting fraudsters with AI: A pandemic watchdog sees ‘target-rich environment’ for AI to track down criminals.
US is going Dutch on quantum research: A “Coachella for compsci” event pushes progress in post-quantum cryptography.
Spain paving the way to quantum tech through public labs: Take a look inside Spain's burgeoning quantum tech landscape.
Lockheed Martin has…fashion sense? LM is the latest defense contractor to have its logo adopted by South Korean fashionistas.
DEFENSE & AEROSPACE
Inside the DOD's AI and autonomy tech review that brought together hundreds of experts.
A three-day conference organized and hosted by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering saw more than 200 attendees deliberate on key advancements and issues in the fields of artificial intelligence and autonomy within the U.S. defense sector. Read more
The public sector is getting a new way to work on Army aviation.
The Army has opened a new collaboration, prototyping, and testing center aimed at linking members of the Army aviation community with new and emerging technologies from non-traditional vendors. The Applied Innovation Center will help Army aviation and others in the DOD engage with potential new partners from the commercial sector. Read more
JADC2 demands move from self-sufficiency to interdependency.
Check out this recent Q&A with USAF's former deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and learn why making all-domain operations a warfighting capability means integrating, fusing, and disseminating a sensor picture appropriate for a particular theater segment, not all of them. Read more
Defense Contract Awards
Leidos unseats longtime incumbent for $7.9B Army tech contract.
Curtiss-Wright to support JADC2 tactical data link implementation.
ELB Services awarded $600M Air Force mission support services contract.
State Department clears $1.5B stryker combat vehicle sale to Bulgaria.
L3Harris wins $10M Air Force mod for satellite communications.
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Defense Job Openings
USAF seeks Principal Physical Scientist - DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY.
FREE RECOMPETE REPORT
Navy Recompete Report
In GovCon, we are inundated with information on a daily basis. This “X” company won a contract at the VA, but that “Y” contract is expiring at CMS. Additionally, the Army has released “Z” RFI regarding this “J” contract vehicle, and so forth. Sure, we all have access to the data, but it is what you do with the data that brings value.
The GovBrew team took hours and hours (and more hours 😐) sifting through mulitple sources to find you contracts due to expire so that we can bring you some actionable intelligence! We take the “Grunt” out of grunt work so you can spend your time on what matters most: fielding opportunities, closing deals, and hitting this week’s happy hours. You’re welcome!
Energy teases massive IT services recompete in $10 billion information request: CROSS.
The Energy Department is gearing up to recompete its $10 billion enterprise-wide information technology support services contract, according to a request for information. The request outlines plans for an update to the department’s CIO Business Operations Support Services — or CBOSS — 2.0 contract, a blanket purchase agreement that covers the bulk of Energy’s IT support services acquisition and is set to expire in 2024. Read more
NASA, NOAA may need AI to save the internet from solar storms.
With AI, NASA, and NOAA may soon be able to make rapid and accurate global predictions and informed decisions in the event of a solar storm to minimize devastation to modern society. But how likely is it that they'll be able to harness AI in the near future to start working on solutions that we'll see in our lifetime? Read more
Emerging tech is an SBA priority for internal systems and external assistance.
Leadership at the Small Business Administration is ready to modernize its agency operations with upgraded technology. So what’s on the docket at SBA? Cybersecurity; PPPs with large companies like Meta, Google, and Microsoft; and AI adoption all top the wish-list. Read more
Everyone signs up for Hawaii: Gov’t volunteers wanted to deploy for disaster response; DHS oversees program to help feds contribute.
“Give us a try! Consider us for a short stint!” VA counts on 17% average pay raise to compete with industry for tech workers.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 makes safe return off Florida's coast.
GAO says DHS Joint Requirements Council needs leadership attn.
Labor, OPM, Census dialing up AI tools to crunch data, improve mission outcomes.
Civilian Contracts Awards
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Civilian Job Openings
NASA’s Ames Research Center needs a new Deputy Director of Science.
IFS to expand AI portfolio with Falkonry purchase.
IFS has agreed to acquire Falkonry in a push to expand its enterprise software offerings for defense and manufacturing industries. The transaction will combine Falkonry’s automated, self-learning anomaly detection tool with IFS’ AI-based planning, scheduling, and optimization capabilities for enterprise asset management. Read more
Bridge Core buys GeoYeti.
Bridge Core Federal, a leading provider of visual intelligence, cybersecurity, and other technical solutions to the U.S. government and a NewSpring Holdings platform company, announced that it has acquired GeoYeti LLC, a government services company focused on advanced analytics, data science, and development. This acquisition strengthens Bridge Core’s data and analytics solution sets and provides comprehensive, end-to-end mission expertise for intelligence needs. Read more
SHOWER THOUGHTS 🚿
Is the West’s influence waning in South America?
Against a long-standing absence of interstate conflicts, South American armed forces largely focus on domestic operations, including fighting organized crime. However, the region’s defense and security capabilities are undermined by aging equipment amid reduced fiscal space. Read more
Do you need a low-code DevOps platform for successful digital transformation?
Government agencies that want to achieve continuous deployment of secure applications and quick ROI should think about adopting a low-code DevOps platform, according to Copado's header of security. Read more
Why fiscal year starts in October, not January.
Oh yeah! Every year I forget…The answer can be traced all the way back to 1974, when Congress passed the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, signed by President Nixon, establishing a budget process and new dates for the government’s fiscal year. Read more
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