The National Security Agency (NSA) has begun recruiting spy-tech inventors on the Monster.com of Beltway contractor jobs.
The agency posted a special notice to FedBizOpps.gov, right before the holidays, advertising work for small companies that develop “innovative technologies.”
An NSA spokesman told Nextgov last week, “NSA’s posting on FedBizOpps is intended to reach out to vendors that may not know how to do business with the agency and to direct vendors to NSA’s website for more information.”
The Dec. 17 notice is short on specifics and long on administrative procedures. The one-paragraph post offers few details on the broad agency announcement for “innovative mission capabilities.” Would-be covert developers must apply for online access to at least two restricted websites for more information. But the listing does provide the name, phone number and email address of the contracting officer.
The FedBizOpps.gov publicity is a first for NSA. In fact, the agency’s website, as of Dec. 31, stated that “NSA does no ‘open’ procurements; therefore, you will never see an NSA requirement on FEDBIZOPS (sic).”
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