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Robert Lewis Named GDIT’s CTO for Intelligence & Homeland Security Division

GovCon Wire

Robert Lewis, a 21-year veteran of General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology, has been appointed chief technology officer for GDIT’s intelligence and homeland security division, according to his LinkedIn post. He assumed the position after serving as vice president of engineering and solutions within the company’s intelligence and homeland security segment for nearly three years.

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TMF investments to modernize campaign finance software, tribal school websites, HR system

FedScoop

Updating federal campaign finance reporting software, modernizing tribal communities’ school websites and streamlining human resources information systems are among the new investments announced Tuesday from the Technology Modernization Fund. The announcement of the $31.66 million funding round — to the Federal Election Commission, the Department of Interior and the Department of Energy — came with a warning from the General Services Administration.

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Chris Coligado Joins Smoothstack as EVP, Federal Market Lead

GovCon Wire

McLean, Virginia-based information technology services provider Smoothstack has appointed Chris Coligado, a senior executive with over 20 years of technology consulting experience, as executive vice president and federal market lead.

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Kaitlyn Webster Promoted to Chief Solutions Architect at RS21

ExecutiveBiz

Kaitlyn Webster, former director of data analytics at RS21, was elevated to the role of chief solutions architect at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-located data science company. RS21 said Monday Webster will now be responsible for driving the development of the company’s innovative products and services to meet customer requirements.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Vertex Aerospace Books $265M NASA Contract for Neutral Buoyancy Lab Support

GovCon Wire

Vertex Aerospace has secured a potential 10-year, $265.2 million contract to support the operations of a human spaceflight training facility located at the Sonny Carter Training Facility of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

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BWXT Receives Phase 2 Contract for Continued Microreactor Development Work in Wyoming; Joe Miller Quoted

ExecutiveBiz

The Wyoming Energy Authority has awarded a BWX Technologies subsidiary phase 2 of a contract for continued engineering work on small-scale nuclear reactors. The aim of the contract is to determine the viability of using microreactor systems to augment Wyoming’s power supply, BWXT said Monday.

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Webinar Recap: Top 5 Ways to Boost Sales with GovSpend

GovSpend

Last month, GovSpend host Paige Mockler hosted a practical webinar on the top 5 ways customers can boost their public sector sales using data and workflow tools on the GovSpend platform. Below, we recap her primary takeaways, giving readers a comprehensive guide to winning more government contracts with GovSpend. Whether you’re in education, software, transportation, or any other industry, these tips are designed to help you identify opportunities, generate leads, and close more deals.

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Coast Guard Awards 8 Spots on $233M Follow-On C5I System Installation, Logistics Management Support IDIQ

GovCon Wire

The U.S. Coast Guard has selected eight small businesses for the second iteration of a potential $233.3 million multiple-award contract to provide installation and logistics management support services for command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence systems. The agency announced the selected vendors through award notices published Monday on SAM.gov.

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Firms Must Rethink How They Train New Lawyers In AI Age

Government Contracts

As law firms begin to use generative artificial intelligence to complete lower-level legal tasks, they’ll need to consider new ways to train summer associates and early-career attorneys, keeping in mind the five stages of skill acquisition, says Liisa Thomas at Sheppard Mullin.

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A Look Into the Navy’s Collaboration Priorities

GovCon Wire

The Department of the Navy has set its course for modernization with the recent release of several long-term strategies. Though progress has been made, the DON needs “the brainpower and the muscle of industry and academia” to continue expanding its repertoire of advanced technologies, according to Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, a 2024 Wash100 awardee.

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How CDW’s Strategic Application Modernization Assessment Is Helping Agencies

FedTech Magazine

Federal IT leaders looking to jump-start application modernization within their agencies should first conduct assessments of their app portfolios to create a game plan, according to Greg Peters, the founder of CDW’s own assessment. Peters says automating such an assessment, as CDW’s Strategic Application Modernization Assessment does, further speeds up modernization efforts.

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CEO Haresh Vataliya on Growing vTech Solution & the Competitive Advantage of 8(a) SDBs

ExecutiveBiz

Haresh Vataliya, CEO of vTech Solution, has navigated a path of strategic growth and innovation for nearly two decades.

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Building and Maintaining US Military Bases Overseas: Opportunities for Federal Contractors

USFCR

US military bases overseas are crucial for global security and international operations. These bases require significant construction, maintenance, and modernization efforts, presenting lucrative opportunities for federal contractors. Additionally, the presence of these bases can have positive impacts on local communities, including economic benefits and infrastructure development.

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Acentra Health Taps Heather Adamson as SVP of Marketing

WashngtonExec

Heather Adamson has joined Acentra Health as senior vice president of marketing, where she will develop and implement a marketing strategy, and create data-driven frameworks to support the brand, content, digital and product marketing programs. Adamson reports to Acentra Health’s Chief Growth Officer and Executive Vice President Kelly Loeffler. “Heather brings a strong portfolio of [.

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NASA Seeks Industry Feedback on Draft Statement of Work for PAAC VI Requirement

ExecutiveBiz

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a draft statement of work for the Program and Analysis Control VI contract and is calling on interested parties for responses. PAAC VI will provide various program, business, financial and accounting services to support NASA, according to a sources sought notice posted Monday on SAM.gov.

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Luke Buys CCMS to Expand Government Health Care Staffing Services; John Sanders Quoted

GovCon Wire

Luke Holdings has purchased Coastal Clinical and Management Services in a transaction that expands its offerings for the Department of Homeland Security and bolster its capacity to deliver caregiver, behavioral health and health care worker services to U.S. government agencies. “This acquisition aligns seamlessly with LUKE’s overarching vision of becoming a premier staffing company.

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Precision Talent Solutions Unveils Career Consulting Service for GovCon Sector

ExecutiveBiz

Precision Talent Solutions has launched a career consulting service for government contracting professionals looking for careers in the GovCon sector and companies seeking outplacement services for departing employees.

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SSC Selects 4 Companies to Build Space Laser Communication Terminal Prototypes

GovCon Wire

Blue Origin, CACI International (NYSE: CACI), General Atomics and Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) have received contracts from Space Systems Command to design and build space laser communication terminal prototypes.

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SwRI Holds Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New High-Speed Propulsion System Research Facility

ExecutiveBiz

Southwest Research Institute, or SwRI, held a ground-breaking ceremony for its Center for Accelerating Materials and Processes, a two-story, 36,600-square-foot facility that will support research and development for high-speed aerospace engines. In a press release issued Monday, Barron Bichon, director of SwRI’s materials engineering department, said, “This project will help ensure the U.S.

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Astronics to Produce Radio Test Set TS-4549/T Under $216M Army Contract

GovCon Wire

Astronics (Nasdaq: ATRO) will manufacture and deliver radio test set TS-4549/T to the U.S. Army under a five-year, $215.5 million firm-fixed-price contract. The technology company said Monday it will also perform program management and engineering to support the operational readiness of radio communication devices of the Army. Under the contract, Astronics was awarded a $15.

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cBEYONData Selected to Support Army GFEBS Alongside Intrepid; Dyson Richards Quoted

ExecutiveBiz

Arlington, Virginia-based cBEYONData has received a five-year subcontract from engineering and support services provider Intrepid, which had been awarded the Enterprise Resource and Planning Initiatives Task Order by Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal. The ERP BI II task order calls for support for the General Fund Enterprise Business Systems, which provide the U.S.

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SAIC Chief Toni Townes-Whitley Receives 2024 Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic

GovCon Wire

During a recent trip to SAIC’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia, Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson hand-delivered the 2024 Wash100 Award to SAIC CEO and President Toni Townes-Whitley. This is the highly regarded businesswoman’s first time receiving the distinction, which recognizes the most influential leaders in government contracting.

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DIU, Navy Issue Success Memos to 5 Machine Learning Operations Toolset Providers

ExecutiveBiz

The Defense Innovation Unit and the U.S. Navy are awarding success memos to five vendors that have developed prototypes and fielded machine learning operations tools designed to modify, track and redeploy ML algorithms on unmanned underwater vehicles used to detect underwater target threats.

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Fast-Track Solutions for Technical Disputes: The Use of Expert Determination and Accelerated Dispute Resolution in Mining Arbitration

Kluwer Arbitration

On 6-7 March 2024, experienced practitioners in international arbitration and mining disputes gathered at the Shangri-La in Toronto for the 2nd ITA Conference on International Arbitration in the Mining Sector. At the commencement of the conference, the attendees were welcomed by Tomasz J. Sikora (Exxon Mobil Corporation), the ITA Chair. In his introduction, Mr.

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Northrop Delivers Initial Set of Integrated Battle Command System Equipment to Army

ExecutiveBiz

Northrop Grumman has handed over to the U.S. Army the first full set of Integrated Battle Command System equipment with the recent delivery of the IBCS Engagement Operations Center and Integrated Fire Control Network Relay.

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High Court Petition Asks Justices: What's A 'Willful' Kickback?

Government Contracts

Does a "willful" act under federal anti-kickback law require a defendant to know that the conduct violates the law? That's the question a whistleblower is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to answer in order to resolve what the petition calls a circuit split on a key question of federal fraud prosecutions.

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Abhijit Dubey Named CEO of NTT DATA

WashngtonExec

NTT DATA has appointed Abhijit Dubey as CEO of its business outside Japan. He will lead 150,000 employees worldwide as they accelerate the company’s growth, innovation, and technology and business offerings. The news follows the merger finalization between NTT DATA and NTT Ltd., forming an over $30 billion global business under the NTT DATA name. [.

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Fla. Immune To Contract Suit Over COVID Tests, 4th Circ. Says

Government Contracts

The Fourth Circuit reversed on Tuesday a district court decision denying a motion to dismiss by a Florida state agency in a breach of contract case involving COVID-19 tests, finding the lower court erred in ruling that the state did not have sovereign immunity and remanding the case for further proceedings.

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SBA Government Contracting 101: A Guide for Small Businesses

ExecutiveBiz

The government contracting industry can be quite competitive, especially for smaller players. That said, the Small Business Administration (SBA) levels the playing field for smaller businesses, enabling them to win contracts, expand their opportunities and deliver their services to the government.

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Charges Dropped In NYC Mayor Straw Donor Casr

Government Contracts

A New York state judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against a former development consultant and state employee, who was accused of being part of a conspiracy to funnel straw donor funds to New York City Mayor Eric Adams' 2021 campaign, after prosecutors agreed to drop the case.

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Top AI Execs to Watch in 2024: Microsoft Federal’s Jason Payne

WashngtonExec

Jason Payne CTO, Microsoft Federal As CTO at Microsoft Federal, Jason Payne’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of data, analytics and artificial intelligence across the U.S. federal government to enable missions, enhance citizen services and strengthen national security. Payne’s responsibilities include leading strategy development, breaking down barriers to adoption, creating digital infrastructure, and scaling [.

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Claims Court Judges Say 'Less Is More' For Bid Protest Briefs

Government Contracts

Court of Federal Claims judges said Tuesday that although the court allows generous page limits for briefs, attorneys should usually err on the side of brevity, focusing on their strongest arguments, or risk undermining their case.

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Draper Unveils Partnership Platform to Accelerate Defense Technology Development

ExecutiveBiz

Draper has launched a partnership platform designed to help small businesses and startups collaborate with the government to facilitate rapid prototyping of emerging technology platforms in support of defense and national security missions. DraperSPARX – to be led by C.

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Chastened Boeing CEO Vows Fixes In Harsh Senate Hearing

Government Contracts

Boeing's chief steadfastly defended the company's commitment to safety, even as he acknowledged a breakdown in how certain managers responded to whistleblowers who had flagged past questionable design or manufacturing practices, as he endured a grueling public hearing before a Senate panel Tuesday.

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Top AI Execs to Watch in 2024: ECS’ Marshall Thames

WashngtonExec

Marshall Thames Senior Vice President of Mission Solutions, ECS The prime contractor for the Defense Department’s premier AI effort “Project Maven,” ECS is spearheading analytics and AI efforts across the services, combatant commands and intelligence community — all under Marshall Thames’ direction. Executing AI programs in all domains, from space to seafloor to cyber, Thames [.

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GAO Rejects Claim CBP Rigged Migrant Facility Contract Bids

Government Contracts

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Monday denied a vendor's protest challenging the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's solicitation seeking vendors to provide an immigrant detention facility in North Eagle Pass, Texas, rejecting the protester's allegations that the solicitation process was rigged to unfairly favor an incumbent contractor.

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