The GovCon Win News Round Up: New Federal CIO; Spending Bill and Contractors; and BIC MAC OASIS Replacement

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.

White House Names OPM’s Clare Martorana as New Federal CIO

The Biden Administration recently announced that Clare Martorana, CIO of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be the new Federal CIO, and is expected to lead ambitious governmentwide efforts to modernize and strengthen federal IT systems.

Benefit of Latest Spending Bill to Government Contractors

In the latest stimulus bill, government contractors received an extension of section 3610, which gives them ongoing protection from the pandemic, according to David Berteau, President and CEO of the Professional Services Council.

GSA kicks Off Two-Year Effort to Innovate Service Contracting Beyond OASIS

The GSA has kicked off efforts behind the OASIS replacement called Best-in-Class Multiple Award Contract (BIC MAC), which is a new approach to services contracting that aims to shake things up in a way the federal contacting community hasn’t seen in at least five years, according to Federal News Network.

JAIC Planning Broad-Reaching Projects for 2021 Focused on Business and Logistics

The Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is aiming to tackle big projects that have the most potential impact to spread AI throughout the military, which could translate into future opportunities for contractors.

DHS Looking for Industry Ideas on Finding and Keeping Cyber Talent

DHS is standing up a Cybersecurity Talent Management System, and is offering a contract award to support its new Cybersecurity Compensation System. DHS expects to make the contract award April 29th.

White House Is Developing a Plan to Secure Industrial Control Systems

The White House is working with the SEC, and the EPA to develop a plan to protect critical infrastructure, which could translate into future contracting opportunities in this area.

Industry Executives on the 2021 Fed 100 List

Congratulations to industry executives from Carahsoft, Microsoft Federal, AWS, Snowflake, REI Systems, Fortinet Federal, CGI Federal, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM (and others) for making the 2021 Fed 100 list.

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