GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (10/17–21)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers space domain technology, NASA's rationale for sole-source SLS award, DISA's Vulcan DevSecOps program, JADC2 spending, and GSA's Alliant 3 GWAC.
"Space as a frontier is becoming increasingly important to the intelligence community, according to government experts that spoke at a panel hosted by the Professional Services Council on Thursday. The panelists noted that the U.S. must think about its priorities, including those in space, as the nation works on intelligence efforts, while also considering the role of corporations."
"A procurement document sheds new light on the formation of a joint venture to which NASA plans to award a long-term contract for producing the Space Launch System rocket. NASA published Oct. 12 a document formally known as the Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition for its planned Exploration Production and Operations Contract (EPOC) for as many as 10 SLS launches. The document explains NASA’s rationale, announced July 26 in a pre-solicitation statement, to sole-source the EPOC contract rather than hold a competition."
"The Defense Information Systems Agency‘s cloud hosting and computing office is in the process of developing a continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD) program called Vulcan to help spread DevSecOps software development principles and tools across the agency — and potentially wider"
"The defense budget, a window into the Pentagon’s soul, contains several hints about why senior policymakers are concerned about sprawl within Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), the Defense Department’s approach to developing an interconnected joint force that senses, makes sense, and acts on information quickly."
"The General Services Administration has given companies a first glimpse into the next iteration of the government-wide Alliant technology solutions and services contract vehicle. In a draft solicitation posted Thursday, GSA said the window for questions and comments regarding Alliant 3 is open through Jan. 6, 2023."
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