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Labor awards $805.9M in EIS task orders

The Department of Labor made some major progress awarding contracts under the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract. DOL made three multimillion-dollar awards — worth $805.9 million total — under the new governmentwide contract for modernizing IT and telecommunications, according to task order documents. Prior to this, the department was 54% of the way toward transitioning off the expiring Networx contract by the General Services Administration's deadline of Sept. 30, 2022. Dave Nyczepir has the news.

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NASA's next billion-dollar IT contract

In other news about a big IT contract, NASA issued the request for proposals for its 10-year Advanced Enterprise Global IT Solutions (AEGIS) contract, which could be worth more than $1.5 billion. AEGIS will evolve the scope of its predecessor — the NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract — to add new areas like zero-trust security, data center services and cloud computing, according to the RFP. Bids for AEGIS are due Oct. 7. Billy Mitchell has more on AEGIS.

Air Force continues VR push

The Air Force is expanding its work using virtual reality to train airmen in using and maintaining aircraft and other systems. The service awarded Mass Virtual two firm-fixed-price contracts — one for $60 million and $7 million — to extend work using the company’s virtual reality training services last week. The Air Force began working with Mass Virtual last fall, awarding the firm a small prototype contract at a pitch event focused on virtual reality training systems. More from Jackson Barnett.

GSA's $75M COMET task order

The General Services Administration awarded a $75 million task order to Karsun Solutions to upgrade its fleet management software platform. The Herndon, Virginia-based IT consultant will develop an agile, integrated systems environment for GSA's vehicle purchasing, leasing, short-term rental, telematics and tolling programs. The five-year task order is one of the first major projects under the CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation (COMET) blanket purchase agreement. Dave has this one.

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