The GovCon Win News Round Up (April)

  |  April 14, 2021

GovCon News RoundUp

The GovCon Win News Round Up:  Civilian Agency Spending Boost; More Fed Contracts for Small Businesses; and Contractor Past Performance Value

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.

 

Biden Proposes Major Spending Boost for Civilian Agencies in Fiscal 2022

The Biden administration recently released its fiscal 2022 federal budget proposal, which includes a 16 percent increase in discretionary spending – pointing to a wide-range of potential new opportunities for contractors.

 

Biden’s $715B Defense Points to Need for Emerging Technologies

Providing contractors with direction around new defense spending efforts, the White House also issued its defense spending priorities within a $1.52 trillion federal budget proposal, which points to potentially cutting troops, yet boosting emerging technologies to counter China.

 

More Federal Contracts for Small Businesses Under the Biden 2022 Budget

The Biden administration’s 2022 budget request also raises the bar for federal contracts going to small, disadvantaged businesses and sets higher budgets for agency research and development spending across the board.

 

White House Plans Order on Industrial Control Systems

The Biden administration plans a separate executive order focused on industrial control systems that operate utilities such as water treatment and energy delivery as part of an overall effort to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. Contractors offering products and services in these areas could see expanded opportunities.

 

GSA, DHS Making Big Push to Enhance Contractor Assessments

GSA and DHS are offering two different, but equally important initiatives that aim to highlight how contractor past performance is a key evaluation factor, which is important to note for future proposals.

 

Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office Transitions Into Field Operating Agency

The U.S. Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office has transitioned away from its former name and is now operating as the Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA), which will potentially boost the need for cloud-based solutions from industry.

 

White House Names National Cyber Director, CISA Chief

President Biden plans to nominate Chris Inglis to serve as the country’s first national cyber director, Jen Easterly to direct the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and additional Homeland Security Department leaders.

 

Biden Taps 18F Veteran Robin Carnahan to Lead GSA

Robin Carnahan, formerly Missouri’s secretary of state and the leader of state and local government practice at 18F, is the Biden administration’s pick to lead the GSA.

 

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