The GovCon Win News Round Up: The Future for Federal Contractors; GSA New Pricing Policy; and USAF Data Strategy

Welcome to the GovCon Win News Round Up brought to you by OCI. In the government proposal arena, knowledge is power. Each month, we will provide you with a summary of the most actionable news to help you win more business, and attain a true competitive edge.

U.S. Defense Contractors Relatively Immune to Election Outcome

A modest slowdown in defense spending under the new administration, due to the potential for budget cuts to help offset stimulus spending post pandemic, would not materially affect US defense contractors’ cash flow, according to FitchRatings.

Changes on the Horizon for Defense Contractors

Federal contractors are bracing for radical changes in policy and the threat of a short-term government shutdown as they look forward to the coming transition, according to this Federal Drive with Tom Temin interview with Professional Services Council’s David Berteau.

Why Industry Should Welcome GSA’s New Pricing Policy

The General Services Administration potential shift from contract-level pricing to order-level competition could increase efficiency and reduce the time it takes to get products on contract, according to Jeff Ellinport of immixGroup.

USAF Primed to Launch New Phase of Data Strategy

Eileen Vidrine, the Air Force’s chief data officer, recently spoke with FCW about how the Air Force will be publishing an implementation plan in support of the DoD data strategy.

DISA Refreshes Strategic Plan for 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency has refreshed its three-year strategy to better emphasize cyber defense, the role of cloud and enterprise services.

CIA Awards Secret Multibillion-Dollar Cloud Contract

The Central Intelligence Agency has awarded its long-awaited Commercial Cloud Enterprise, or C2E, contract to five companies – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Oracle and IBM.

NOAA Moves on $2.1B IT Modernization Pact Awards

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has moved ahead on making dozens of awards for a $2.1 billion IT systems modernization blanket purchase agreement.

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