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19 Jul: GSA launches $50B STARS III solicitation for small IT businesses

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) STARS III is open to small, disadvantaged prime contractors participating in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Businesses Development program. 8(a) businesses are those “owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.” The 10-year contract will build on the preceding STARS II by focusing more on emerging technologies and performance outside…

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20 Jun: How The Coronavirus Will Impact Security Clearances

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Federal officials who oversee millions of active security clearances said they will relax the rules that trigger security reviews for people who face financial hardships. The change aims to reduce the hardships resulting from layoffs, furloughs and other economic disruptions caused by shutdowns now affecting most of the country. Specifically, the policy calls for…

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25 May: Why Open Source Solutions are Playing a More Powerful Role in Enterprise IT

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) One of the biggest IT challenges government organizations face in their efforts to modernize their systems is how to keep their options open for the future — and avoid the trappings that can come from committing to one primary vendor or technology platform… Given shift from big monolithic IT environments to more agile cloud…

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19 Apr: SAP announces changes in maintenance policy post 2025 Is it enough?

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) To no-one in particular’s surprise, SAP has announced the much anticipated changes in its post 2025 ERP product line maintenance policy. Let’s break it down… A commitment for maintenance for S/4HANA through to 2040 An extension of the ‘2025’ deadline for maintenance cut off for SAP ERP 6.0, SAP Customer Relationship Management 7.0, SAP…

24 Mar: Army, VA Taking on Major Enterprise Financial System Transformation Projects

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) GFEBS Product Director Heather Putman, speaking at the Association of Government Accountants’ Financial Services Summit, said that cloud migration would increase agility for Army business needs, improve performance and provide real-time visibility to data. “When we procure hardware — physical boxes — it takes a long time, and then you have to secure them….

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