New small biz GWAC dubbed Polaris — Washington Technology


New small biz GWAC dubbed Polaris

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Federal contractors should look for a request for information for the General Services Administration’s planned small business governmentwide acquisition vehicle in October, according to a top official in the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service.

Following the RFI, the agency also plans to release a draft request for proposals for the emerging GWAC “in the next few months” said Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the FAS, Office of Information Technology Category, in an Oct. 1 update on the agency’s plans for the contract vehicle.

The developing contract, dubbed “Polaris,” follows GSA’s cancellation of its $15 billion Alliant 2 SB contract in early July, after the effort had endured a year of protests at the Government Accountability Office and in federal court.

The solicitation and timing for Polaris are in line with

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Balbix Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2020 International

Balbix named a Silver winner in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category

Balbix, Inc. has been named the Silver Winner for Most Innovative Company of the Year in the Best in Biz Awards 2020 International, the only independent global business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications from around the world.

The Balbix platform uses AI to help enterprises measure and improve their security posture. The platform is designed for CIOs, CISOs, and IT security teams to analyze their entire attack surface and identify where they have breach risk and how to reduce that risk. It can predict critical breach scenarios, help users prioritize security operations and projects, and ultimately improve cyber-resilience.

“We are honored to be recognized as an innovative leader in the security market by the Best in Biz Awards and to see our platform continue to gain traction,” says

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