The GovCon Win News Round Up: CIO-SP4 Due Date Extended; Pentagon Cancels JEDI; Increased DoD IT Opportunities; and the 2021 Federal Business Forecast Scorecard

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.

CIO-SP4 Amendment 7: Major Changes for Small Business and Large Business Prime / Subcontractor Teams

Yesterday, NITAAC issued major changes to the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) Request for Proposals (RFP) under Amendment 7 to the RFP. Additionally, the proposal due date has been extended to August 3rd.

 Pentagon Cancels JEDI Cloud Contract

Once envisioned to be one of the largest information technology procurements in the federal government’s history came to an end this month with the cancellation of the JEDI Cloud contract.

Department of Defense Plans to Replace JEDI Contract

The Defense Department plans to replace JEDI with a multi-vendor contract, and expects to issue directed solicitations to Microsoft, Amazon and potentially other cloud companies by October – spelling new opportunities for contractors.

 Report: DoD Budget Request Shows IT Increases, Shift to Information Warfare Focus

A detailed new look at the Defense Department’s 2022 budget request shows it is prioritizing long-term investments in areas like cybersecurity that have the potential to change how wars are fought.

The Professional Services Council Releases 2021 Federal Business Forecast Scorecard

The Professional Services Council (PSC) released its 2021 Federal Business Forecast Scorecard, which examined publicly available procurement forecasts that federal agencies use to provide valuable information to potential contractors on projected needs.

Billions in AI Investments and a New Deterrence Strategy Coming, SecDef Says

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin recently discussed a new vision for deterring adversaries and announced a $1.5 billion commitment to the Pentagon’s artificial intelligence hub over the next five years.

IRS Chief Presses Case for Boost In IT, Cyber Funding

The IRS will use some of a $305 million funding request in the fiscal year 2022 budget proposal to continue a multi-year IT modernization plan with the goal of improving services for taxpayers nationwide, including those in underserved communities.

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