The GovCon Win News Round Up: OMB Nominee Points to Tech-Savvy Government; Fed AI Spending to Top $6B; and FEMA Focuses on RPA

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 win more business, and attain a true competitive edge.

 OMB Nominee to Prioritize Efficient, Tech-Savvy Government

President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, recently prioritized federal IT modernization and more efficient, secure and customer-friendly government service delivery.

Biden Cabinet Leaders Set, Sub-Cabinet Appointments Next

With many contractors looking to see who will fill the crucial sub-cabinet appointment slots, and how 2022 budgets will play out, Federal News Network is offering these insights from Professional Services Council’s David Berteau.

Tech Groups Urge Congress to Add Billions to the Technology Modernization Fund 

The 12 biggest government-focused technology advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to increase the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) by billions of dollars, which could translate into even more opportunities for contractors in 2021.

Federal AI Spending to Top $6 Billion

With more than $6 billion to invest in AI-related research-and-development projects 2021, it is estimated that $3 billion of those funds will go toward government contracting opportunities.

 DHS Issues Another Update on Data Center, Cloud Optimization Solicitations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued another update – now up to three in total – in its search for solicitations that would improve the agency’s Data Center and Cloud Optimization (DCCO) efforts.

FEMA’s Acquisition Office Aims to Embrace More Bots and Automation

For contractors and technology providers in the robotics process automation (RPA) space, there’s a new request for information from FEMA, which could pave the way for more government adoption of this solution.

Can Government Contractors Thrive Under Biden?

Russell Smith, President of OCI, recently authored this Washington Technology guest article, which provides insights into how government contractors can best succeed under the new presidential administration.

GSA’s Central Procurement Hub Will Keep the ‘Beta’ A Little Longer

Contractors will get a preview in April of the new – a central, one-stop website for all of the GSA’s acquisition tools – but will have to wait a bit longer to access the full capabilities.

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