The GovCon Win News Round Up: Legislation to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities; Time is Now for Polaris IT GWAC Small Business; and NRO Opportunities

Welcome to the GovCon “Win” News Round Up brought to you by OCI. Each month, we provide you a summary of the most actionable news to help you maintain a competitive edge and win more business.

Legislation to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities Reaches President’s Desk

Following its passage in the House on February 7th, new bipartisan legislation aimed at improving government contracting opportunities for small businesses awaits President Joe Biden’s signature, and the law could have a major impact on governmentwide procurement.

Now’s the Time to Strike: GSA to Issue Solicitations for Polaris IT GWAC Small Business

This month, the GSA is expected to release requests for proposals for small business and women-owned small business pools of the Polaris GWAC contract for information technology products and services. The competition will likely be fierce, and now’s the time to find proposal support talent!

NASA Updates Solicitation for $720M Tech Contract

NASA has updated the draft solicitation for a $720 million contract to help the agency develop new technologies. Comments on the draft solicitation were due by Feb. 11, 2022, while a final solicitation of the contract is expected in April.

New Due Date Set for Missile Defense Cyber Contract

The Missile Defense Agency is amending the solicitation for a small business contract to acquire cybersecurity support for weapons systems with a new RFP response deadline of February 23rd.

Boost in Federal Contracting for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses Will Actually Happen

According Lesley Field, Acting Director of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the proposed $100 billion in additional funding for small and disadvantaged businesses over the next five years will actually happen.

NRO Lowering Barrier of Entry for Commercial Satellite Firms

The National Reconnaissance Office aims to lower the barriers to entry for commercial satellite firms through a relatively frictionless-free tied cyber requirements program.

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