GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (12/5–9)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers commentary on best-in-class contracting, DoD's $9b JWCC cloud contract, US warships, NDAA and satellites, and NGA's Stardust program.
FCW – Are best-in-class contracts on the downswing?
"As the White House continues to leverage the federal government’s buying powers to steer investments towards the nation’s small businesses, acquisition forecasters and industry stakeholders are asking: Have we reached a peak for best-in-class contract vehicles?"
FedNewsNet – Pentagon’s new $9B cloud contract vehicle to start taking orders in next two weeks
"After a drawn-out contracting saga that lasted more than five years, the Pentagon is eager to finally implement its first-ever contracts to provide enterprise cloud computing services for the entire Defense Department. Officials said they’ll be ready to start accepting orders under the multibillion dollar Joint Warfighter Cloud Computing contracts within the next 15 days."
DefenseOne – US Warships Need Faster Ways to Rearm, Repair, Navy Secretary Says
"The Navy needs to work out how to repair and rearm warships faster to get them back into a fight, the service’s secretary said Thursday."
SpaceNews – NDAA compromise bill wants more focus on satellite protection, responsive launch
"A bipartisan compromise version of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act released overnight on Dec. 6 directs DoD to figure out a strategy to protect military satellites from threats in orbit. And it continues to press the Space Force to work with commercial launch providers on new concepts of operations."
BreakingDefense – NGA’s Stardust will modernize Earth models for GPS, mapping
"The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is gauging industry interest and capabilities to update its Stardust program that develops models of the Earth used for matching GPS coordinates to locations on the ground, as well as other types of mapping."
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