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Copies of the US Federal Budget
The U.S. federal government set a record in individual income tax revenue in 2018, collecting more than $1.683 trillion from taxpayers, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released this month. The period reflects the government’s fiscal year, which runs from October 2017 to September 2018. However, while the government collected more revenue from taxpayers in history, it
FedFem Awards Honoring Women Owned Businesses in Government Contracting - LeadersNest
LeadersNest has announced the 2018 FedFem Award Winners, who will be honored at a special event on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  Here is what you need to know: FedFem Awards: The FedFem awards ( salute high-impact women-owned businesses (WOBs) and executives of the government contracting (govcon) industry. This is the first awards program in Washington, DC
L3 Harris Technologies
In an all-stock merger, Harris and L-3 Technologies merged to create the sixth-largest defense contractor in the U.S. The new company will be known as L3 Harris Technologies. The deal, with a value of approximately $34 billion, passes the Boeing merger with McDonnell Douglas as the largest in the history of the defense industry. Once the deal
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 –
Pentagon - U.S. Department of Defense
Google has decided to not bid for the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract known as JEDI. According to published reports, a Google representative stated that the contract may violate principles or values the company recently set when taking on contracts that involve artificial intelligence (AI), and the contract scope may be
BidSync from Periscope Holdings
Periscope Holdings, a leader in government procurement solutions, today introduced an entirely new government bid experience for suppliers, powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The completely rebuilt BidSync™ supplier application leverages machine-learning technology to deliver the most relevant, winnable government opportunities for each user. Smart enough to automatically filter out bids that are irrelevant to each supplier’s
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
General Dynamics Mission Systems received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply more than 140 CM-300/350 V2 Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios, replacing existing ATC radios currently operating at U.S. Air Force in Europe (USAFE) locations.  The General Dynamics-built radios leverage the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NEXCOM Segment II radio design with Internet
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $480.6 million contract modification to continue the development of the lead Columbia-class submarine, the nation’s next-generation sea-based strategic deterrent. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The modification includes funding for advance procurement, advance construction and long lead time material
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
Government Contractors - U.S. Capitol Building and Dome
The “minibus” appropriations, or spending bill, that was passed by Congress and is expected to be signed by President Trump, avoids a government shutdown for the moment. The bill is one of three bills – all of which are designed to fund approximately 90% of the U.S. government’s operations through December 7, 2018. However, Congress
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
This post originally appears in SmallGovCon Despite a longstanding and very common misconception, the VA’s SDVOSB verification requirement doesn’t apply to non-VA SDVOSB contracts. As the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals recently reiterated, it was “simply not correct” to believe that a company was required to be verified in VetBiz to be awarded a
GDIT to support the operation, maintenance, enhancement and sustainment of Postal Service applications. General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract for Enterprise Information Technology Program (EITP) Technical Support Services (TSS) by the United States Postal Service. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract includes a base period of three years, with four additional
The program provides U.S. military customers rapid, affordable access to commercial-grade computing and network equipment modified for military operations. General Dynamics Missions Systems was awarded a contract for the Common Hardware Systems-5 (CHS-5) Program from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract consists of a three-year

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