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GDIT wins DEOS again

After taking corrective actions on the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract, the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense have re-awarded the deal to the original winner, General Dynamics IT and its subsidiary CSRA. But this time, the cloud-based enterprise back-office IT solutions contract is estimated to have a much lower value. GSA initially awarded the contract to GDIT in August 2019, which Perspecta protested twice, leading to the corrective actions that saw both companies lose out in what the agency said was a “fair, transparent and equitable process.” Dave Nyczepir has the news.

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GSA launches 10th Center of Excellence with Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the latest agency to seek the General Services Administration's tech expertise through its Centers of Excellence program. GSA's Technology Transformation Services will work with the library‘s Office of Public Information and Education to find gaps in service delivery and technologies that could streamline efforts. The Library of Congress now marks GSA's 10th agency partner through the Trump administration's CoE initiative. More on the new CoE.

Shift from the DUNS delayed

The move away from the DUNS number has been delayed by 18 months. The Office of Management and Budget extended the deadline to April 2022 for transitioning to a new unique entity identifier (UEI) for organizations doing business with the federal government. Eventually, Ernst & Young will supply non-proprietary UEIs via SAM.gov, as opposed to a third-party website. Dave has this one.

Another six months of CVR at the Pentagon

The Pentagon needs a bit more time to make its remote work environment "enduring." According to John Sherman, principal deputy CIO of the Department of Defense, the Microsoft-based Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) developed during the pandemic will stay on until June 2021, when a more permanent solution will replace it to ensure teleworking can remain an option for millions of DOD employees. “I think this is a gold standard for the government,” Sherman said of the CVR. Jackson Barnett has the news.

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