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No deals in sight as spending, debt limit deadlines loom

House Republican leaders may be planning to force action on a $1.1 trillion, 12-bill omnibus spending package in early September, but this year’s fiscal follies marking the budget process are expected to last weeks—if not months—before a final plan to fund federal agencies is set, budget analysts said. President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on Senate …

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BGOV launches 8(a) Recompete Opportunities dashboard

This analysis was first available to Bloomberg Government subscribers About 9,500 federal contracts worth $14 billion that were awarded using the 8(a)set-aside program will be up for grabs starting Sept. 1, when the 3,300 8(a) companies that received the work will have graduated from the program and will be ineligible for follow-on awards. Clients can …

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Trump has three North Korea options — all are bad

This analysis was first available to Bloomberg Government subscribers. As the world tries to process the news that North Korea probably can put a nuclear weapon on an ICBM and President Donald Trump trades barbs with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un, the real question is: What happens now? For the U.S., there really are three basic options: a military strike, …

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Civilian agency data, cloud spending languishes: This is IT

Civilian federal agency spending on data centers and cloud computing is stagnating, according to Bloomberg Government’s analysis of information technology budget submissions. Spending on data centers by nondefense agencies will slow to $3.03 billion in fiscal 2017 from $3.08 billion last year, the submissions show. The stagnation follows a sharp drop in fiscal 2016 from …

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U.S. Army seeks virtual reality trainer for infantry, observers

The U.S. Army wants a new virtual trainer that combines two existing systems in a contract potentially worth tens of millions of dollars, according to a sources-sought notice. Current virtual trainers use an indoor environment where soldiers can simulate missions including hitting moving targets, firing machine guns in pairs, conducting ambush missions, and training forward observers to …

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Race to the finish — Maximizing Q4 opportunities

For federal vendors, the fourth quarter of the federal fiscal year is key: Government spending surges, and savvy contractors are also laying the groundwork for fiscal 2018. In a recent webinar, Bloomberg Government analysts discussed the government’s fourth-quarter spending trends and opportunities. Participating in the webinar were analysts Kevin Brancato and Daniel Snyder, and sales …

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What Government Contractors need to know about the TAA

Maintain compliance by keeping up to date with TAA policies!  The 2016 Presidential election was filled with a lot of “America first” rhetoric. Within the Trump Administration, that language is continued and there will very likely be an increased importance of American made products purchased through the GSA. With that in mind, reviewing the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and what …

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McDowell v. CGI Federal, Inc. – A Lesson for Government Contractors

As government contractors, it is imperative to handle protected health information and personal identifiable information because cyber threats are constantly increasing!  Things just got a whole lot trickier for companies that handle Protected Health Information and Personal Identifiable Information (PII). Over the last 18 months, the Government has been cracking down and handing out stiff …

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What an MSP can do to Protect Their Clients from the Dark Web

Not familiar with the term “Dark Web”? That’s okay, even some of the most sophisticated individuals in the tech space have no idea what the dark web is and how it’s accessed. As an MSP or MSSP, you are doing your part to secure and monitor your client’s network and provide a seamless user experience. …

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FedMall is Here!

Federal Mall (FedMall) has gone live, as of June 19th! The idea behind FedMall is to improve upon EMALL, which was created by the Department of Defense (DoD). It will sell Commercial Off-The-Shelf items (COTS) and will replace the DOD EMALL. Here are some things to be aware of as you’re transitioning from DoD EMALL …

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