GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (10/3–7)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers Army's climate plan, York's $200m SDA satellite contract, IT moderation funding for three agencies, WH sets new target for SDB contracting, and GSA watchdog pushes agency to end contracting pilot.
FCW – Army climate plan relies on technology that doesn’t exist yet
"The Defense Department could “build a fortress” with all of the reports it has released making statements on climate change without actually implementing anything, Army climate expert Sharon Burke said Thursday. The Army’s Climate Strategy Implementation Plan, released this week, aims to change that."
Breaking Defense – York scores SDA contract worth up to $200M for experimental communications satellites
"The Space Development Agency today announced that it has granted York Space Systems an Other Transaction Authority award worth up to $200 million for its program of experimental satellites designed to push the edge of the tech envelope for space data relay."
FedNewsNet – HUD, Army, OPM receive extra technology modernization funding
"The Technology Modernization Fund Board threw more support behind expanding the use of the Login.gov service as part of the latest set of awards to three agencies totaling another $35 million. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration became the fourth project to obtain a “loan” from the board to implement the identity service from the General Services Administration."
FedScoop – White House sets target for small disadvantaged businesses to receive 12% of federal contracting dollars
"In a memo setting out the proposals, the White House said small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) should receive 12% of federal contracting funds allocated by the U.S. government during fiscal 2023. This represents a one percentage point increase from 11% awarded to small, disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) in fiscal 2022."
NextGov – Watchdog Again Pushes GSA to End Contracting Pilot Program
"The Office of Inspector General for the General Services Administration and the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service generally disagree about the success of the Multiple Award Schedule to guarantee agencies are receiving competitive contract prices."
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