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DOD Taps IN3 to Set up Collaborative AI Procurement Platform Prototype

Indiana Innovation Institute

Indiana Innovation Institute will prototype and prepare a business system in an effort to accelerate and simplify how the Department of Defense procures and develops artificial intelligence technology. The DOD's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army awarded IN3 an other transaction agreement for the development of the Tradewind online business environment, JAIC said Monday.

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CAE Subsidiary to Develop Situational Awareness Platform for SOCOM; Ray Duquette Quoted

Ray Duquette President and GM CAE USA

A CAE subsidiary has secured an other transaction agreement to create a synthetic environment prototype for a program aimed at increasing U.S. Special Operations Command situational awareness. CAE USA Mission Solutions aims to build a system for visualizing and integrating data into a common operational picture as part of the Mission Command program, CAE said Wednesday.

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GMU GovCon Center Offers Industry Update on COVID-19 Response; Jerry McGinn Comments


A report by George Mason University's Center for Government Contracting says the federal government continues to engage with industry in the fight against COVID-19, provides guidance to ensure continuity of operations while protecting the overall workforce health and opens more doors for organizations that want to play a vital role in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jerry McGinn: Federal Government Adopting ‘All-of-the-Above’ Approach to Acquisition


Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, said the federal government is implementing an “all-of-the-above” approach to procurement as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. “They are doing [Other Transaction Authorities], they are doing contract ramping, commercial production, they are doing things like the Defense Production Act, so lots of different efforts,” McGinn said of federal agencies.

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Army Solicits Proposals for Missile Defense Sensor Prototype Dev’t Contract

The U.S. Army has issued a request for proposals for novel platforms designed to meet the service’s requirements for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the service will use the other transaction authority for the rapid prototyping initiative to award a three-year, firm-fixed-price contract to a single offeror in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Army Eyes Six OTA Awards Under ‘Enterprise IT as a Service’ Program

The U.S. Army plans to award six contracts under the Enterprise Information Technology as a Service program using its “other transaction” authority, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. “We are using the OTA process to do the prototyping of how to execute EITaaS more rapidly,” Tara Clements, a spokesperson for the Army’s program executive office for enterprise information systems, said in an email.

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Army to Host Industry Day for ‘Enterprise IT as a Service’ Program

The U.S. Army will hold a government-industry collaboration day May 7 at Fort Belvoir in Virginia to discuss the service’s Enterprise Information Technology as a Service program. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says interested stakeholders have until April 29, Monday, to register for the event, which will discuss the Army’s strategy to upgrade its enterprise network and the other transaction authority as well as feature one-on-one sessions.

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