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Singapore’s National Library Board aims to unlock country’s rich heritage with AR app built by AWS Partner NCS

AWS Public Sector

The vision of Singapore’s National Library Board (NLB) goes beyond making information accessible; the NLB is focused on bringing the richness of the nation’s cultural heritage right to the palm of your hand. As part of its LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) Singapore Storytellers initiative, the NLB seeks to nurture a stronger appreciation and understanding of the Singapore experience.

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Northrop Awarded USAF Sustainment Support Task Order for Airborne Communications Platform

ExecutiveBiz

Northrop Grumman has secured a task order from the U.S. Air Force to continue providing operations and sustainment support services for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node aircraft through January 2027.

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Tim Davis Joins Chugach Government Solutions as VP of Strategy & Operations

GovCon Wire

Tim Davis, formerly an associate director at Raytheon’s intelligence and space division, has been appointed vice president of strategy and operations at Chugach Government Solutions. In his new role, Davis will oversee the implementation and coordination of business strategies across the CGS enterprise, the Anchorage, Alaska-headquartered government contracting company said Thursday.

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Irene Esteves Succeeds Mark Suchinski as Chief Financial Officer of Spirit AeroSystems

ExecutiveBiz

Spirit AeroSystems has appointed Irene Esteves, a member of the company’s board of directors, as its new chief financial officer. Esteves succeeds Mark Suchinski, who is stepping down but will stay on to provide support during the transition period, Spirit AeroSystems said Wednesday.

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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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Frank Varga Promoted to President & CEO at Apogee

GovCon Wire

Frank Varga, formerly chief operating officer at Apogee Engineering, has been promoted to president and CEO of the Colorado-headquartered national security and defense technology and services provider.

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Contracts VP Melinda Armsworthy Explains How SMX Is Distinguishing Itself in Competitive GovCon Market

ExecutiveBiz

SMX is a mid-sized provider of information technology services like cloud, command, control, communications, cyber and advanced engineering to a wide variety of government agencies, as well as private sector clients.

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IRS dinged by GAO for subpar documentation of AI audit models

FedScoop

An IRS pilot program that uses artificial intelligence to select audit cases and identify noncompliance didn’t properly document elements of the technology’s sample selection models, a new watchdog report found. Because the tax agency had “not completed its documentation of several elements” of the models used for its National Research Program audits, the IRS could struggle to “retain organizational knowledge, ensure the models are implemented consistently, and make the process more transparent

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John Deere Pays $1.1M To End DOL Hiring Bias Probe

Government Contracts

John Deere has agreed to pay $1.1 million to the U.S. Department of Labor to shutter an investigation alleging the agricultural manufacturing company declined to employ nearly 300 Black and Hispanic workers through systemic hiring discrimination, the agency announced.

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Labor Department has ‘a leg up’ on artificial intelligence, new CAIO says

FedScoop

A shout-out from the White House doesn’t happen to federal agencies every day, but the Department of Labor got a turn in March when it was lauded in a fact sheet for “leading by example” with its work on principles to mitigate artificial intelligence’s potential harms to employees. Mangala Kuppa, who took over as DOL’s chief AI officer this week after previously serving as its deputy CAIO, believes the agency has even more to be confident about when it comes to its work on the technology, posses

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Chicago-Area Man Charged With $60M COVID Test Fraud

Government Contracts

A suburban Chicago man is facing healthcare fraud and money laundering charges over more than $60 million in Medicare reimbursement claims for over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits that were allegedly never provided, including thousands of tests for dead people.

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Innovasis Whistleblower Receives $2.2 Million After Alleging Kickbacks to Physicians

Whistleblower Network News

On May 29, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Innovasis Inc., a spinal device manufacturer in Utah, and its two top executives, Brent Felix, and Garth Felix, agreed to pay a $12 million civil settlement over allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to spine surgeons to incentivize their use of Innovasis’s devices.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 3-7, 2024

SmallGovCon

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another week in review. We hope you have had a productive week and are ready for a great weekend. This week saw some interesting news including an SBA rule to eliminate self-certification for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses that are awarded Federal Government contracts or subcontracts.

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Key trends in audits and investigations

Federal News Network

This week on Off the Shelf , Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin , updates his leukemia journey since his last appearance on the show. He is now back to work full-time and as such the conversation quickly turns to key trends in investigations and audits. Jonathan Aronie, Sheppard Mullin Aronie outlines the spectrum of “reviews, investigations, and audits” that are part of doing business with the federal government.

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Mattermost Unveils Platform to Help Organizations Apply AI to Collaboration; Ian Tien Quoted

ExecutiveBiz

Mattermost has launched an artificial intelligence platform designed to help government, defense and critical service organizations integrate OpenAI API standard-compatible large language model capabilities into their collaboration environment to accelerate workflows and generate actionable insights from chats, third-party tools, calls and other collaboration data.

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Federal Agencies Embrace Zero Trust

FedTech Magazine

There’s no lack of news about cybersecurity breaches, unfortunately. The challenge of protecting an increasing number of devices, data, networks and everything else federal agencies rely on as they modernize never diminishes. While many new devices offer improved protections thanks to embedded security on chips, the theories and frameworks that truly protect those devices — and all of our data and information — continue to evolve.

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TRM Labs Aims for FedRAMP, DOD Cloud Security Compliance via Palantir Partnership

ExecutiveBiz

TRM Labs is working to have its blockchain intelligence platform achieve Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification via a partnership with Palantir Technologies‘ FedStart Program.

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DOD Cyber Leader David McKeown Previews CMMC 2.0, Applauds ‘Tremendous Perseverance’ of Its Architects

GovCon Wire

There has been very little resistance to funding and beginning to implement the Department of Defense’s zero trust cybersecurity strategy, according to Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Senior Information Security Officer David McKeown.

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Apogee Engineering to Open New Ohio Facility

ExecutiveBiz

Apogee Engineering has established a new facility in Dayton, Ohio, to collaborate with the government and academic sectors in leveraging advanced technologies to tackle U.S. defense and national security challenges. The facility will feature an acquisition transformation center and facilitate science and technology development and cyber and artificial training, the Colorado-based company said Thursday.

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LIDW 2024: Shifting Attitudes Towards Third Party Funding – Views From Across the Globe

Kluwer Arbitration

This post summarizes an event hosted by Stewarts LLP as part of the 2024 London International Disputes Week (“LIDW”) on the topic of third-party funding (“TPF”) regulation across various jurisdictions. Professor Rachael Mulheron (QMUL) covered England and Wales, Sanjeev Kapoor (Khaitan & Co) offered the Indian perspective, Dr Aseel Zimmo covered the Middle East and Christopher Lau SC (3 Verulam Buildings) provided the view on major Asian jurisdictions (in particular, Singapore).

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Bow River Capital, ONE Funds Partner to Form Joint Venture Named ONE Bow River Advisers

ExecutiveBiz

Bow River Capital is partnering with the O’Neil Group‘s ONE Funds to create ONE Bow River Advisers, or One Bow River, a joint venture that will invest in critical data solutions that aid national defense.

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Conn. Judge Pushes State For Proof In $11M Kickback Case

Government Contracts

The Connecticut state judge presiding over an $11 million false claims and kickbacks case against a compounding pharmacy appeared unconvinced Friday that the defendants submitted false claims for payment, peppering the government's counsel with requests to support assertions with case law and evidence that was put on at trial.

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Boeing’s Crewed Starliner Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

ExecutiveBiz

Boeing‘s Starliner spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station and its crew has joined the seven other astronauts aboard the orbital laboratory to assist with various space-based tests and scientific experiments.

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Gov't Presses For Dismissal Of False Claim Case Against Dish

Government Contracts

The federal government has said a false claim suit against Dish Network Corp. "will not vindicate the government's interests" and has asked the D.C. federal judge to dismiss the case Vermont National Telephone Co. filed over Dish buying discounted spectrum.

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Southwest Research Institute Books Navy Cryptologic System Support Contract

ExecutiveBiz

Southwest Research Institute has secured a potential $49.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide cryptologic systems and associated equipment support services to the U.S. Navy. The IDIQ has a base value of $35.7 million and includes options that could extend work until June 2031, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Tetra Tech Says Gov't On 'Fishing Expedition' In FCA Suit

Government Contracts

Tetra Tech and a subsidiary accused the federal government and a housing developer of a “fishing expedition” after they sought access to electronic media long after discovery closed in cases accusing the subsidiary of fraud under Navy environmental contracts.

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Mary Evanston Appointed Federal Capture Executive at IBM

ExecutiveBiz

Mary Evanston, former vice president and capture leader at ICF, has returned to IBM as federal capture executive nearly a decade after last serving as its partner/executive for defense and intelligence, she announced via a LinkedIn post.

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Galvion To Pay $2.5M For Alleged US Gear With Foreign Parts

Government Contracts

Military gear company Galvion Ltd. has agreed to a $2.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that it sold gear containing foreign-sourced components to the U.S. government despite knowing the components had to come from the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

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LIDW 2024: Bank Collapse and ISDS: Arbitration Strategy and Dramatis Personae

Kluwer Arbitration

As part of the 2024 edition of the London International Disputes Week (“LIDW”), Reed Smith LLP hosted a panel on “Bank Collapse and ISDS: Arbitration Strategy and Dramatis Personae” The panel, moderated by Lucy Winnington-Ingram (Reed Smith), comprised Kathleen Garrett (Reed Smith), Cameron Miles (3 Verulam Buildings), Lorena Fatás Pérez (Ministry of Justice of Spain), Timothy Mayer (LCM Finance), and Kiran Sequeira (Secretariat).

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Fed Circ. Says No Task Order Bar For Commercial Co. Protest

Government Contracts

The Federal Circuit has revived an artificial intelligence company's protest over its exclusion from consideration to supply computer vision technology under a $376.4 million National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency procurement, ruling Friday that a statutory restriction on task order disputes did not bar the case.

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LIDW 2024: Navigating the Practical Implications of Sanctions in International Arbitration

Kluwer Arbitration

As part of the 2024 London International Disputes Week (“LIDW”), Kirkland & Ellis hosted an event titled “ Panel Session on Sanctioned Countries ”. The panel, comprised of Anna Bradshaw (Peters & Peters), James Freeman (A&O Shearman), Maya Lester KC (Brick Court Chambers), David Lorello (Covington & Burlington), Jon Newman (Kirkland & Ellis), and Dara Shagal (Pinna Goldberg), discussed the practical implications of sanctions in international arbitration.

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Minn. Jury Convicts 5 In Food Aid Fraud Trial Marred By Bribe

Government Contracts

A Minnesota federal jury on Friday convicted five out of seven defendants on a litany of charges alleging they schemed to defraud a federal food aid program during the COVID-19 pandemic, days after one juror told of being offered a $120,000 bribe to vote for acquittal.

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Beacon Global Strategies Names Divyansh Kaushik, Ben Schramm to VP Roles

GovCon Wire

Beacon Global Strategies has appointed technology leaders Divyansh Kaushik and Ben Schramm as vice presidents to offer insights to the strategic advisory firm’s global technology policy practice and national security tech practice, respectively. Beacon said Thursday Kaushik brings to the role his experience in national security and artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies.

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Texas AG, Spirit AeroSystems Duel Over Safety Probe

Government Contracts

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. and Texas Attorney General Kenneth Paxton each asked a federal court for an early win in their dispute over the state's probe into Spirit's management, with Spirit arguing the state's Request to Examine statute violates the Fourth Amendment, and Paxton arguing it is a constitutionally compliant subpoena.

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Michael Baker International Acquires Disaster Response & Logistics Firm MLU Services; Brian Lutes Quoted

GovCon Wire

Pittsburgh-based Michael Baker International has purchased Athens, Georgia-headquartered logistics and disaster response firm MLU Services for an undisclosed sum and will operate the acquired business as part of Tidal Basin Group.

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5 Steps For Gov't Contractor Affirmative Action Verification

Government Contracts

As the federal contractor affirmative action program certification deadline approaches, government contractors and subcontractors should take steps to determine their program obligations, and ensure any required plans are properly implemented and timely registered, say Christopher Wilkinson at Perkins Coie and Joanna Colosimo at DCI Consulting.

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KBR Books $82M Air Force Task Order for B-52 System Program Office Support; Byron Bright Quoted

GovCon Wire

KBR has received a five-year, $82 million recompete task order from the U.S. Air Force to continue providing sustainment services for the Oklahoma-based office responsible for maintaining the B-52 Stratofortress bomber fleet.