The GovCon Win News Round Up: DoD FY 2022 Budget; Contractors Expecting Boom in Business in 2021; and FBI Needs Data Center Vendor

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.

The Department of Defense Releases the President’s Fiscal-Year 2022 Defense Budget

In late May, the Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget request of $752.9 billion for national defense, $715 billion of which is for the Department of Defense.

Study: Government Contractors Expect Business to Boom in 2021

According to Deltek’s 12th annual Government Contracting Industry Study, 70 percent of government contractors are optimistic that government sales will increase in 2021 — especially with regards to federal information technology.

For Contractors, the GSA Multiple Awards Schedule Could Be a Safe Harbor in the Year Ahead

While Congress debates the virtues of the Biden administration’s budget proposal for 2022, contractors should be adjusting their approaches to their federal customers, according to this recent FedNewsRadio interview with federal sales and marketing consultant Larry Allen.

The U.S. Air Force Wants $800 Million For Enterprise IT as a Service

The Air Force is looking to boost its enterprise IT services with an $811 million program ask in its budget request for fiscal 2022.

Pent Up Demand for VA Services Driving Record 2022 Budget Request

The VA is on track for another record budget next year, nearly $270 billion, a 10 percent increase over 2021 funding levels – pointing to additional opportunities for the contracting community.

FBI Needs a Vendor to Help Manage Data Centers

The FBI maintains critical data centers at five locations across the U.S. and is looking for a vendor to provide technical and engineering support under a new contract set to start this summer.

IRS Chief Presses Case for Boost in IT, Cyber Funding

The IRS will use some of a $305 million funding request in the Biden administration’s fiscal year 2022 budget proposal to continue a multi-year IT modernization plan.

 JEDI Remains Key to Pentagon’s JADC2 Dreams

The Defense Department has an official strategy for implementing Joint All Domain Command and Control, but it still needs an enterprise cloud capability to make it real.

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