The GovCon Win News Round Up (November)

  |  November 19, 2020

The GovCon Win News Round Up: Biden Administration’s Impact on Contractors; Cyber and AI Spending to Increase; and CMMC Update

 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 a summary of most actionable news to help you win more business, and attain a true competitive edge.

How the Biden Win Impacts Defense Arena

According to Air Force Magazine, President-elect Joe Biden will usher in a middle-of-the-road approach to defense policy that draws on priorities from both the Obama and Trump administrations.

What a Biden Administration Will Mean for Contractors

While much may change under a Biden administration, the government won’t retreat one dollar from its $500 billion-a-year contracting appetite, according to Tom Temin of Federal News Network.

Cyber and AI Investments Could Trend Up in Defense Spending

According to the latest Professional Services Council’s Annual Vision Federal Market Forecast, investments in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence will likely continue to increase as overall defense spending remains flat in future years.

Second Wave Solicitations Coming for DoD 5G Test Sites

The Department of Defense is moving quickly to get contracting processes in line for its second wave of next-generation wireless service tests, with possible contract awards by early next spring, according to FCW.

DHS Unveils Draft Solicitation for $10 Billion FirstSource III

The Homeland Security Department has released the draft solicitation for FirstSource III, a small business, set-aside multiple award contract that has a $10 billion dollar ceiling over 10 years.

CISO to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Gives CMMC Implementation Update

Katie Arrington, the Chief Information Security Officer to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, recently noted that “we are living in interesting times, but the CMMC is going to continue, and we are not stopping or letting up on the gas.”

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