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FCW Insider: July 16

GSA working on Alliant 2 Small Business replacement

The agency is moving ahead with a replacement for a troubled small business government wide acquisitions contract.

House Appropriators pass DHS funding bill

Passage comes a day after union leaders warn about impacts of looming USCIS furloughs.

DISA leans in on zero trust

The Defense Information Systems Agency is teaming up with the National Security Agency to deliver the first zero trust reference architecture guidance later this year.

Army stands up its first software factory

Army Futures Command announced it has launched its first software factory at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. The entity is expected to hit initial operating capacity in early 2021.

Quick Hits

*** The Defense Contracting Agency has fully moved to MilCloud 2.0 and Army Materiel Command is following suit. DISA Cloud Portfolio Chief John Hale, speaking at FCW and Defense Systems' July 15 DOD Cloud event, said the command is migrating most of its productivity cloud apps into MilCloud 2.0 and expects to complete the transition by the end of 2020.

The classified or SIPRNET version of MilCloud will be available for mission partners by December, Hale said.

*** Could a recent protest ruling why the Government Accountability Office signal a renewed focus on lowest price, technically acceptable awards?  Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman explores that possibility

*** Don't forget, the deadline for Government Innovation Award nominations has been extended to July 17. Submit yours today, and ensure that the most innovative government projects, disruptive companies and individual Rising Stars get the recognition they deserve.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jul 16, 2020 at 1:09 AM


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