The federal government’s landlord made a long-awaited announcement this week on which GovCon firms would hold positions on a contract vehicle that covers professional services for many agencies.
Those firms will compete for task orders to provide professional services to federal agencies over five base years. Both OASIS and its small business counterpart vehicle OASIS SB also contain an option for five additional years of work.
GSA awarded positions on OASIS SB in February.
“OASIS and OASIS SB are the result of a two-year acquisition development process that involved not only the hard work and expertise of GSA’s OASIS team,” said Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.
Many federal agencies increasingly award contracts via IDIQ vehicles like OASIS and GovCon leaders have in turn worked to position their firms to win spots on those programs.
“With an IDIQ, you really have to win the work twice,” Nadeau said. “You need first to win a position on the vehicle, and then you have to win the underlying task orders.”
Christine Fox Returns to Johns Hopkins APL in Ass’t Director Role
Christine Fox has been appointed assistant director for policy and analysis at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Fox most recently served as acting U.S. deputy defense secretary, a role she took on in December 2013 after four months as a senior adviser at APL.
“She is an accomplished leader who has demonstrated time and again her ability to tackle the most complex national security challenges,” said Ralph Semmel, APL director.
Lisa Joy Rosner Named Neustar Chief Marketing Officer
David Wennergren Appointed Professional Services Council Tech Policy SVP
Wennergren, a nearly 30-year government veteran, serves as enterprise services group VP at CACI and joined the company last year after a prior role as the Pentagon’s assistant deputy chief management officer.
Wennergren has also served as deputy assistant defense secretary for information management, integration and technology.
Thomas Donilon Rejoins O’Melveny & Myers as Partner, Vice Chair
He most recently served as national security adviser to President Barack Obama and was involved in coordinating foreign policy, intelligence and military efforts.
Obama said Donilon ”shaped every single national security policy of my presidency” and is “one of the most effective national security advisers our country has ever had.”
Kathryn Ruemmler to Rejoin Latham & Watkins as Litigation Partner
“I leave with great fondness and respect for my colleagues at the White House, the Department of Justice, and across the government. I am also excited to rejoin my friends and colleagues at Latham,” said Ruemmler.
She served as a federal prosecutor for six years prior to her first stint at Latham.