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This Week in Federal Contracting – August 28, 2017

In this week’s Federal Contracting News Roundup, we are looking at Bloomberg’s new tool for assessing the current federal contracting landscape, federal agencies moving out of data centers and into the cloud, how the DATA Act will affect grant-making programs and procurement offices, and large government contracts on the horizon..

Below are some recent headlines of which the federal contracting community should be aware:

 

An Easy Way to Explore How Changes in U.S. Federal Spending Affect a Contractor

Bloomberg Government shares their tool for analyzing how adjusted government spending will affect federal contractors in the coming fiscal year. Bloomberg’s tool helps users “find the companies most exposed to changes in government spending, the details of government contracts, and the supply chain of each contractor.”

Read the whole story here.

 

Are Federal Agencies Ready to Bail on Data Centers?

As federal agencies continue forward with IT modernization efforts, many are considering the idea of moving away from on-premises IT systems and migrating fully to the cloud. Leaders from the Navy, SBA and DOA all share their thoughts on the idea of moving out of data centers and why they want to move into the cloud.

Read the whole story here.

 

‘Big Challenge’ Ahead for Procurement, Grants Reporting Under DATA Act

It took years for the DATA Act to take effect in federal agencies, so many predict that grant-making programs and procurement offices will face similar challenges, but OMB has a plan. “The Office of Management and Budget recommends three steps to help expedite the process: continue to standardize data, use auto-populating technology, and use IT open standards for developing any new tools needed along the way.”

Read the whole story here.

 

Report: Federal Agencies, Services to Begin Solicitations for Billion-Dollar Contracts in Fall 2017

Billion-dollar contracts are on the horizon for two federal agencies, two service branches and a Defense Department component. These contracts are massive opportunities for federal contractors and will have more details about the contracts coming soon.

Read the whole story here.

 


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