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PROJECT 38: Reporter Roundtable on Alliant 2 SB cancellation, NDAA and Lockheed's new CEO

Reporters from FCW and Washington Technology discuss the latest news including the cancellation of Alliant 2 Small Business, the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act and the direction Lockheed Martin's new CEO wants to take it in.

Ross Wilkers from WT, and Lauren Williams and Mark Rockwell from FCW join host Nick Wakeman in a roundtable discussion of the latest news in the market. They dig beyond the headlines to share what stories are on their radar and why they are important to the government market.

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Reader Comments

Tue, Jul 28, 2020 Shane Van Wyngaardt Reston, VA

Regarding GSA Alliant 2 SB (A2SB) cancellation, I orignically applauded GSA's use of a transparent scoring system for evaluation purposes, It took more than a year of preparation at significant cost to ensure we maximized the available points. I have heard no acknowledgement from GSA regarding the resource, financial, and other opportunity costs incurred by small businesses. Moreover, I fully support GSA's goal of increased inclusivity, but one of the original goals of A2SB, supported by the evaluation criteria, was to provide the government with mature and highly capable small businesses -- this would naturally exclude companies. However, I don't believe throwing the baby out with the bath water and cancelling the procurement is the correct approach. There is nothing that prevents GSA from standing up a separate vehicle to address the issue of inclusivity. Lastly, how is it remotely fair that one of the most active GWAC's has been able to operate for more than 2 years without a small business track -- with no end in sight?

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