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Section 508 for Contractors: What is it and Who Has to Comply?

By: Tyler Kittle
September 7th, 2022

Are you in the process of putting together an offer for a GSA Schedule or bidding on a government solicitation and want to ensure your company is meeting all the compliance criteria? Well, Section 508 may apply to you. If you plan on supplying Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services to the federal government, you’ll need to outline your company’s ability to comply with the revised Section 508 standards. Here’s what you need to know about this legislation and how it fits into the federal government.

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Everything You Need to Know About GSA’s FASt Lane Program

By: Daniel Lopez
July 25th, 2022

The process of obtaining a GSA Schedule or completing modifications to an already existing contract takes time. We understand that the award cycle can be difficult and exhausting. Thankfully if you offer innovative IT solutions, your business might be eligible for GSA’s FASt Lane Program. This option is intended to help IT vendors obtain a GSA Schedule faster as well as speed up the modification time. It’s important to note that to every shortcut there are restrictions, so let’s take a closer look at how this program works and who qualifies.

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Top 10 Reasons to Get on the GSA Schedule

Top 10 Reasons to Get on the GSA Schedule

Do you know what the real benefits of being on the GSA Schedule are? Learn the top 10 reasons (and advantages) why you should consider it.

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Polaris: GSA's Small Business IT Contract

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 20th, 2022

Last Updated September 16, 2022 It’s finally here—GSA has unpaused the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for Polaris and released solicitations for all 4 pools. Polaris is a multiple-award small business IDIQ contract that will provide the federal government with IT services and IT service-based solutions with an emphasis on emerging technologies.

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What Contractors Need to Know About GSA's Governmentwide Cloud BPA

By: Stephanie Hagan
June 21st, 2022

Another opportunity is on the horizon for GSA IT contractors. GSA is in the process of creating a governmentwide Cloud Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) against the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) focusing on cloud technologies. Recently named Ascend, this contract vehicle will serve as a one-stop-shop for government customers to acquire secure cloud service offerings from GSA contractors. GSA is currently seeking advice from the private sector and they have released a draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) in anticipation of the draft solicitation. Let’s breakdown this upcoming BPA and what it could mean for you as an IT contractor.

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Federal Government Spending: The Top 10 Special Item Numbers (SINs)

By: Julien Cannon
May 27th, 2022

Just like the commercial world, it’s important to periodically research what the current federal marketplace looks like and where it may be headed. Tracking federal government spending allows you know which agencies are spending the most money and what they are most interested buying. As we move through the 3rd quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, the government is gearing up for the Q4 spending spree, so it's important to take note of agencies' procurement habits and how your business can prepare. 

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Issues Shields Up Advisory Amid Tension with Russia

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 24th, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a Shields Up Advisory amid growing geopolitical tensions surrounding Russia and Ukraine. In addition to the recent tensions, CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have observed regular targeting of U.S. cleared defense contractors (CDCs) by Russian-state sponsored cyber actors from January 2020 to February 2022.

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