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21 Sep: Federal agencies racing to spend billions by Sept. 30

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The annual “Christmas in September” spending season is well under way, with billions of dollars that that need to be allocated before the government’s fiscal year ends Sept 30. The need to spend may be especially acute this year as supply chain issues and Congress’ habit of passing continuing resolutions instead of new budgets,…

19 Aug: GSA Increases Ceiling for Alliant 2 Contract

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The U.S. General Services Administration is increasing the ceiling of its Alliant 2 contract by $25 billion, bringing the ceiling to $75 billion. Alliant 2 is GSA’s premier enterprise Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) which provides customized information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions to the federal government. As a best-in-class contract, Alliant 2…

21 Jul: GSA un-pauses Polaris small business RFP

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The General Services Administration has restarted the process for its Polaris government-wide IT solutions contract vehicle and reopened the portal for submitting proposals. In a pair of SAM.gov notices Thursday, GSA said it also has given bidders a new submission deadline of Aug. 10 after a pause over nearly three months to re-evaluate the…

22 Jun: Say Goodbye to JAIC and DDS

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, a high-profile focus point for AI adoption across the Pentagon, has ceased to exist as of June 1, as it and two other offices are rolled under the newly created Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer. Two other key parts of the Pentagon’s technology network will also be subsumed…

12 May: Appian awarded billions in damages against Pegasystems Inc.

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Appian has been awarded USD $2.036 billion in damages against Pegasystems Inc as the result of a jury verdict in the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, Virginia. The verdict resulted in Pegasystems being held liable for trade secret misappropriation and violation of the Virginia Computer Crimes Act, resulting in the significant payout to Appian….

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