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FBI Issues List of 95 Awardees on $8B Follow-On IT Supplies & Support Services BPA

GovCon Wire

The FBI has released the list of 95 awardees on the second iteration of the potential eight-year, $8 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services blanket purchase agreement. The bureau first announced the award of the ITSSS-2 BPA on May 24 in a SAM.gov notice.

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Bryan Eckle of cBEYONData Says Organizations Should Think Through Data Goals in AI Projects

ExecutiveBiz

Bryan Eckle, chief technology officer at cBEYONData, said organizations should first identify their data goals in artificial intelligence projects before they start cleaning up and organizing their data, CIO reported Wednesday. “You can back up and start with, ‘What kind of questions do we want to be able to answer?'” Eckle said.

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Natnael Habtesion Promoted to Lumen SVP, Chief Security Officer

GovCon Wire

Natnael Habtesion, an information security executive, has taken on the position of senior vice president and chief security officer at Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN). In a LinkedIn post announcing his promotion, Habtesion said he is excited to help lead transformation efforts as Lumen pursues its “mission to revolutionize the telecommunications industry.

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Former DIA Director Scott Berrier Named SVP in Booz Allen’s National Security Business

ExecutiveBiz

Scott Berrier, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has transitioned to the industry and was appointed senior vice president within the national security business of Booz Allen Hamilton.

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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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$25 Million Flint Water Class Deal Gets Early OK

Government Contracts

A Michigan federal judge on Thursday gave initial approval for a $25 million settlement between a class of Flint adults and businesses and a water engineering company accused of prolonging the town's water crisis, calling the deal fair and an opportunity to avoid years of "exhausting" litigation.

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AECOM-led JV to Perform Facility Support Services for NAVFAC Pacific

ExecutiveBiz

An AECOM-led joint venture will provide the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific with facility support services under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award marks the third consecutive time that AECOM secured work under the Global Contingency Services Multiple Award Contract, or GCSMAC, for engineering and operations support at NAVFAC facilities worldwide, the company said Thursday.

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USDA Allocating Over $22 Million Towards Underserved Farmers and Ranchers

USFCR

The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers , also known as the 2501 Program, has recently been released with the goal of enhancing equal access and opportunities for the underserved by encouraging participation in USDA programs related to agriculture and forestry. Under this initiative, the USDA, in partnership with the OPPE, is expected to reward applicants with funding geared towards aiding underserved populations with the ownership and operation of

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Navy’s Michael Stewart Is Intent on Changing How the Service Fields New Technology

GovCon Wire

At the 100th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in the fall, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced the establishment of a new enterprise: the Disruptive Capabilities Office. This endeavor is meant to reconfigure and accelerate the research-to-implementation pipeline for new technologies.

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Sending a Powerful Message About America’s Pharmaceutical Independence

Art of Procurement

Victor Suarez is a retired Colonel from the United States Army. He worked for the U.S. Department of Health and. The post Sending a Powerful Message About America’s Pharmaceutical Independence appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Event! MyGovWatch Live: The B2G Roundtable, June 19, 2024, 12:00pm CDT

SmallGovCon

If you’re interested in winning more B2G business through the bid process, but you don’t have all the answers, join this LIVE forum and talk about this market with people who have helped hundreds of companies win BILLIONS of dollars in government contracts. This month’s co-hosts are, our very own Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s, Nicole Pottroff and Gregory Weber who will be joining, Angela Seymour, a seasoned procurement and GovCon professional with an impressive background in public

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Cameron Pawloski - Registration & Contracting Specialist

USFCR

Cameron Pawloski joined US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) as a Registration & Contracting Specialist on October 17th, 2023. Originally from Michigan, Cameron had always dreamed of moving to Florida. The opportunity to join USFCR, along with the support and guidance from Stephen, allowed him to make the move and quickly become an integral part of the team.

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How to Detect and Remove Threatening Web Shells

FedTech Magazine

Stealthy, persistent threats that open back doors to targeted systems can be just as dangerous as cyberattacks that pose more immediate risks. These slow-acting hacks rely on malicious scripts uploaded to a web server that permit an attacker to administer or control the server remotely. Web shells are scripts or programs for legitimate web-based system management or administration, but bad actors can use them maliciously to gain persistent access to web servers.

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SBA Proposed Rule: Make WOSB, SDVOSB, and 8(a) Regulations More Consistent

SmallGovCon

If you ask any small business federal government contractor or their attorney for the top complaints about the regulations that apply to the Small Business Administration, inconsistency between the various programs is likely to show up on that list. At first glance, it seems the requirements are pretty standard across the board. However, when you dive deeper, you’ll likely notice that even though the requirements are similar, there are enough small differences in the language you can’t just assu

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Jorja Tobey - Technical Support Specialist

USFCR

Jorja Tobey joined US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) in August 2022, bringing her enthusiasm and dedication to enhancing client experiences. A Florida native, Jorja balances her professional life with her love for painting, which reflects her creativity and attention to detail.

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GlobalFoundries to Serve as ElevATE Semiconductor’s Manufacturing Partner for 7HV Chip Production

ExecutiveBiz

GlobalFoundries has entered into a partnership with ElevATE Semiconductor to reestablish the production of 7HV high-voltage chips. GF said Wednesday that the goal of the partnership is to be able to meet the demand for the chips by commercial customers and those from the aerospace and defense industry.

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Axellio CEO Scott Aken Discusses CMMC, EW & Providing Optimal Cyber Protections to DOD

GovCon Wire

A mechanical engineer by training, Scott Aken has navigated a fascinating route to his current role as president and CEO of network intelligence provider Axellio. He began his career in the commercial sector during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s, where he worked for the sole domain name company.

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Univ. of Pittsburgh Athletics use AWS to unlock data insights for every step of the fan journey

AWS Public Sector

This is a guest post written by the leaders from the University of Pittsburgh’s Athletic Department. The University of Pittsburgh Athletics Department has always embraced innovation. Their football team was the first to put numbers on their jerseys and to travel by plane. In 1914, they fielded a women’s varsity basketball team, six years before women had the right to vote.

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Air Force Posts RFI For Base Infrastructure Modernization Task Order 2

ExecutiveBiz

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has released a request for information on the second task order of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to modernize the service branch’s base area network infrastructure.

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Season 11: Episode 12: FAR Facts

Public Contracting Institute

Hello and thank you for joining us for Episode 11 of Fun with the FAR Season 11! In our next session, we will cover FAR Part 17 (Special Contracting Methods) and Part 18 (Emergency Acquisitions). As we prepare for our 12th episode of Season 11, here are a few Episode 12 FAR Facts for us to think about: The key distinguishing difference between multi-year and multiple year contracts is that multi- year contracts buy more than one year’s requirement of a product or service without establishing and

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Commvault Attains FedRAMP High Authorization for Government SaaS Offering

ExecutiveBiz

Commvault has received the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s High Authority to Operate designation for its software as a service-delivered data protection services. The New Jersey-based company said Wednesday the certification was specifically awarded to its Commvault Cloud for Government offerings, signifying the capability to securely manage highly sensitive information within cloud environments.

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Wash. Labor Dept. Wants To Back AG In ICE Inspections Suit

Government Contracts

The Washington state labor and health departments want to throw their support behind efforts in the Ninth Circuit by the state's governor and attorney general to defend a state law allowing surprise inspections at private immigration detention centers.

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SES Space & Defense, Planet Labs Showcase LEO Data Relay

ExecutiveBiz

An SES subsidiary and Planet Labs team has demonstrated low-latency low Earth orbit space data relay services via a ground system in support of NASA’s initiative to advance near-Earth satellite communications called the Communications Services Project.

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GAO Won't Back Protest Over $186M In DOD Fuel Deals

Government Contracts

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said it would reject allegations that the Defense Logistics Agency should have disqualified two awardees from $186 million in fuel delivery deals in Syria and Iraq, saying the agency properly investigated alleged misrepresentations by the companies.

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Lockheed’s Skunk Works, University of Iowa Advance Use of AI in Tactical Air-to-Air Intercept Scenarios

ExecutiveBiz

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works unit and the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory have demonstrated the use of artificial intelligence in air-to-air tactical intercepts using OPL’s L-29 Delfin jets.

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Psychiatrist Gets 99 Months For $19M Billing Fraud Scheme

Government Contracts

A psychiatrist who was convicted for a $19 million insurance fraud scheme was sentenced Thursday to 99 months in prison by a Boston federal judge, who found that there was "overwhelming evidence" of the doctor's guilt.

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Slingshot, DARPA Develop AI System for Detecting Anomalous Satellites

ExecutiveBiz

Slingshot Aerospace has partnered with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a new system that uses artificial intelligence to identify anomalous spacecraft in large satellite constellations. Slingshot said Wednesday that the Agatha AI platform uses new approaches to AI data analysis to find non-nefarious outlier satellites operating within commercial constellations.

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WATCH: Shayla Treadwell & Khari Garrett on ECS’ Recognition of Juneteenth

WashngtonExec

WashingtonExec’s Juneteenth series highlights how companies and individuals are commemorating the federal holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S. In this episode, WashingtonExec’s Rachel Kirkland sits down with two leaders from ECS. Shayla Treadwell is vice president of governance, risk and compliance, and Khari Garrett is a developer who also chairs the company’s [.

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SNC to Equip Army’s Next-Gen Intelligence Ground Station With TRAX Software

ExecutiveBiz

SNC was added to the Palantir Technologies team tasked to build a next-generation intelligence ground station system under a $178.4 million contract from the U.S. Army.

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LIDW 2024: Lawyer (Mis)Behaviour in International Arbitration

Kluwer Arbitration

As part of Day 3 of the London International Dispute Week (“LIDW”) 2024, Freeths LLP, Gatehouse Chambers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb, London branch) organized a panel on “ Lawyer (Mis)Behaviour International Arbitration ”. The panel featured Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE (High Court Judge of England and Wales), Dr Crina Baltag (University of Stockholm), Mr Frederico Singarajah (Gatehouse Chambers) and Mr Paul Kinninmont (Freeths) and sought to continue the debate and reflect

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5 Ways to Improve Cross-Government Cyber Collaboration

GovLoop

An interview with Meredith Ward, Deputy Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Whether they like it or not, state and local governments cannot afford to go it alone on cybersecurity. First, because so many of their systems and services are interconnected, an attack on one agency puts others at risk. Also, they can find strength in numbers, with the opportunity to share insights, information and even resources.

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State Department OKs $300M in Taiwan FMS Deals for F-16 Spare, Repair Parts

GovCon Wire

The State Department has cleared Taiwan’s request to buy standard and nonstandard spare and repair parts and related equipment and services for F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. government under two foreign military sales agreements worth $300 million combined.

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An Engaging Strategy for Audience Outreach

GovLoop

Improving public trust and engagement doesn’t happen by chance. It requires a strategy, a clear metric for success — more than click and open rates — and data to benchmark against. And agencies should realize that their audiences are ever-changing, said Carolina Prieto, Solution Advisor for Digital Communications with Granicus, a company that provides digital experiences to help agencies better serve their constituents.

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BAE Secures $95M Navy P-8A Electronic Warfare Pod Integration Contract

GovCon Wire

BAE Systems has secured a $95 million contract to equip the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft with electronic warfare advanced countermeasure pods to protect against missile threats.

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Top AI Execs to Watch in 2024: Maximus’ Kathleen Featheringham

WashngtonExec

Kathleen Featheringham Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – Federal, Maximus A little more than a year after joining Maximus, Kathleen Featheringham’s impact has been felt across the company’s federal business as her experience coincided with an explosion of interest in the technology. “For years, Maximus has been a leader in federal technology, [.

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Daniel Gittsovich Named Investor Relations & Corporate Development VP at L3Harris Technologies

GovCon Wire

Daniel Gittsovich has transitioned to the role of vice president of investor relations and corporate development at L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX), according to his LinkedIn announcement on Thursday. Gittsovich most recently worked as VP of corporate strategy and development at the Melbourne, Florida-headquartered defense contracting company.

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Noblis Wins $4B Contract with Defense Threat Reduction Agency to Detect Weapons of Mass Destruction

WashngtonExec

Noblis, Inc., won the prime contract for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction program. This 10-year, $4 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a 5-year base period and five option years. “Combating the proliferation and use of WMDs is key for this critical DTRA program and ultimately, our national and global security,” [.