The GovCon Win News Round Up: Top Cyber Considerations for Contractors; House Passes FedRAMP Bill; and GSA Acquisition Spree

 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.

GSA Kick Starts 2021 With an Acquisition Potpourri

Jason Miller of Fed News Network recently published this article about how the GSA is setting up 2021 to be a busy year for contractors and for new government-wide acquisition contracts (GWAC).

GSA Picks Three Small-Business Pools on New IT GWAC

The GSA outlined a plan for its newest government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC), dubbed “Polaris,” in a draft request for proposal released Dec. 31.

Cybersecurity Considerations for Government Contractors in 2021

Attorneys from Morrison & Foerster LLP provide these insights into the affect of recent developments on CMMC, cloud security, IoT, and others.

House Passes FedRAMP Bill

The House of Representatives passed legislation to reform FedRAMP – with a focus on speeding up the time it takes for cloud solutions to be utilized by agencies, potentially creating more opportunities for contractors.

PROJECT 38: How 2020 Has Shaped 2021 Opportunities

In the latest episode of Washington Technology’s Project 38 podcast, PM Consulting Group’s founder Walter Barnes and Ross Wilkers discuss what drove the federal market in 2020, and factors that will shape it in 2021 for government contractors.

State Department Selects First Permanent Chief Data Officer

The State Department recently hired Matthew Graviss as its first-ever permanent Chief Data Officer – reinforcing potential new opportunities for contractors in the data analytics space at this agency.

These 7 Agencies Will Be Looking for New CIOs After the Inauguration

Government contractors should keep in mind that there will be some significant CIO-level changes in government after the Presidential Inauguration.

With New Cloud Policy, Navy Moves Back to a Centralized Approach

The Navy and Marine Corps are shifting how they buy and use commercial cloud computing services to a more centralized model.

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