GovCon Snapshots for the Week of July 30 to August 5, 2018

Government Contractors daily Snapshots are a way to quickly summaries popular news stories that relate to the GovCon industry, and connect readers to sources, press releases, and other information. In an age where we are often overloaded with information, our goal here is to deliver quick-bites of important information, as well as the means to get greater detail.
Weather Channel Video Footage of Hurricane Michael Disaster
Hurricane Michael, a storm that quickly grew into a Category 4 Hurricane by the time it reached Florida, caused massive devastation across several states. The storm has moved out to sea. Over 1 million people are believed to lack electricity as of Friday morning (10/12/2018). Reports are that at least six people have died –
Countdown Clock
Time is running out for federal agencies (defense and civilian) to spend billions of dollars that Congress allocated. According to Nextgov’s Executive Editor, Frank Konkel, Nancy Marshall-Genzer of WESA (90.5 Pittsburgh), and analysis from our partners at The Pulse of GovCon, spending in government agencies has increased in pace. However, it is estimated that between
F35A Lightening - US Air Force
Congress has increased Defense spending in a number of areas, often exceeding what the DoD has requested. However, despite having a large amount of unobligated money, contract awards have been slow. Unobligated money is money allocated to a department or agency that has not yet been obligated to a specific program or purpose. A department’s
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard with USS San Juan - Los Angeles Class Submarine
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine will receive $162 million for upgrades in the 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. Source: Defense bill with $162M for Maine shipyard upgrades sent to Trump for signature Author: Hadley Barndollar Publication:  Portsmouth Herald Here is what you need to know: Funding Ensures Shipyard Can Dry Dock Los Angeles and
United States Navy - NGEN - Next Generation Enterprise Network
NGEN, the Navy’s main IT contract, is one of the most substantial opportunities for IT contractors this year thanks to a government-wide prioritization of updating agencies’ outdated technology. Per a recent presoliciation posting, the final solicitation for NGEN is scheduled for release on July 31st. Bids will be due on (or about) October 31st. The procurement is not
Summary: Sentar, a Women-Owned Small Business, has been awarded a $47 million task order by The Department of the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic). The contract is to provide Cybersecurity Risk Management Operations Support services to the Defense Health Agency (DHA).   Detailed Stories: Sentar Awarded $47M Task Order for
Summary: The General Services Administration released a presolicitation (Pre-Sol) on May 17, 2018, for a $2.5 billion contract called NewPay. NewPay will be a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) competed through GSA’s Schedule IT-70. The contract will provide payroll, work scheduling, leave, and other related services for federal employees. NewPay services could reach two million federal

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