GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (8/29–9/2)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers NASA's $1.4B award to SpaceX, NASA's dRFP for its enterprise IT support, Army's need for smart sensor tech, defense industry's push for inflation relief, and DoD's online market for AI-aligned tech.
NextGov – NASA Awards SpaceX $1.4B for Five More Missions
"SpaceX will now have a total of 14 missions it is helping NASA with, after the agency announced an additional award on Wednesday. NASA awarded SpaceX more than $1.4 billion for five additional crewed missions to the International Space Station, which will modify its existing Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract."
GovConWire – NASA Solicits Feedback on Draft RFP for $190M NCAPS Enterprise IT Support Contract
"NASA has asked industry stakeholders to comment on a draft request for proposals for a potential eight-year, $190 million contract to provide enterprise IT services for the office of chief information technology."
FCW – The Army wants smarter sensors to ease soldiers’ ‘cognitive burden’
"The Army wants to make sure commanders and soldiers get vital sensor data in near real-time. So the service’s shop for intelligence and electronic warfare is focusing on developing tools to do that without trawling through a morass of information."
DefenseNews – Defense industry to launch inflation relief push in Congress
"Defense industry associations are laying the groundwork for a lobbying blitz next week when Congress returns from its summer recess to seek relief for contractors from inflation. The push will be focused on shaping the stopgap funding bill known as a continuing resolution that lawmakers are expected to use to keep the government functioning past September."
FedScoop – DOD to roll out new online marketplace to speedily buy AI-aligned tech
"The Pentagon’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) is preparing to launch a new one-stop online “marketplace” to solicit, evaluate and curate technologies specifically associated with AI, machine learning, data and analytics — and also enable Defense Department components to rapidly buy those digital capabilities, according to a recently published special notice."
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