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General Dynamics Books $1.1B Navy Contract for DDG 51 Destroyer Planning Yard Support

GovCon Wire

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $1.13 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to provide planning yard support services for the military branch’s DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.

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Creighton Reed Appointed Adarga SVP

ExecutiveBiz

Creighton Reed, a business development executive, has joined artificial intelligence analytics tools provider Adarga as senior vice president. In a LinkedIn post published Sunday, Reed said he will co-lead the U.S. operations of London-headquartered Adarga with Chris Gore, most recently president of U.S. risk intelligence firm J2X Solutions.

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Jonathan Greenert to Succeed Kelly Ayotte as BAE Systems Inc. Board Chair

GovCon Wire

Jonathan Greenert, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, will take on the role of chair of the board of directors at the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems. He will succeed Kelly Ayotte, a former senator who has held the position of board chair at BAE Systems Inc. since December 2021, the company said Friday.

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PanTeXas Deterrence Books Potential $30B NNSA Contract; SOC’s Doug Magee Quoted

ExecutiveBiz

The National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded a potential 20-year, $30 billion contract to PanTeXas Deterrence, a joint venture formed by a BWX Technologies subsidiary, Fluor, SOC and Texas A&M University System, to manage and operate the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.

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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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For Unanet’s CIO, the Focus Is on Arming GovCons With AI Solutions

GovCon Wire

When Steve Karp stepped into the role of chief innovation officer for government contractor-focused software company Unanet, he did so knowing that a big part of the job would be continuing to push the envelope to give GovCons more of the intelligent tools they need to deliver superior project outcomes and, ultimately, grow their businesses

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How to Use Unanet to Automate Your Incurred Cost Reports

Redstone Government Consulting

The rush to close any accounting system for the previous year is everyone’s top priority at the beginning of the new year. Why? We have forms to file. We have performance numbers to report. The annual Incurred Cost Submission is a top priority for government contractors with cost-type contracts. The Incurred Cost Electronically (ICE), or Incurred Cost Submission (ICS) , is a highly formatted spreadsheet model with many worksheets (17 required and 6 optional) that provides a standard electronic p

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Mass. Dentist Indicted In Alleged $2M Medicaid Fraud

Government Contracts

A Massachusetts dentist and her practice have been charged with fraudulently billing the state's Medicaid program, MassHealth, more than $2 million for services that were never provided.

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FBI Reinstates Security Clearance of Agent Who Testified before Congress Amidst Scrutiny Over DOJ Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblower Network News

In the wake of a Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (DOJ OIG) memo which raised concerns about the DOJ and FBI’s practice of revoking security clearances of whistleblowers , the FBI has reinstated the security clearance of Marcus Allen , an agent who claimed whistleblower status and testified before Congress. In a May 31 letter to Allen , FBI Executive Assistant Director Timothy Dunham wrote, “My decision to reinstate your security clearance is based upon a determination

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SBA Confirms GSA Schedule-Holders Who Outgrow Size Standard Can Still Get Awarded Set-Aside TOs and Options

SmallGovCon

Many contractors utilize a GSA schedule contract to provide the Government with their products and/or services. After all the effort it takes to get on a GSA schedule contract, a contractor would certainly not want to lose its chance at a small business task orders issued under it, just because it’s circumstances have changed since it first got the schedule contract as a small business.

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Navy Awards 49 Companies $982M in USV System Support Contracts

ExecutiveBiz

The U.S. Navy has awarded 49 companies indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth $982.1 million combined to support the service branch’s current and future unmanned surface vehicle family of systems and subsystems.

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Retention in construction contracts – publishing requirements: CPN 1/2024

Scottish Government Procurement

We have published a new Construction Policy Note (CPN) providing advice to public bodies of the new requirements for publishing information on their use of cash retention in construction contracts. The new CPN follows on from published guidance on the use of cash retention in construction contracts in CPN 3/2022 , which became effective on 20 February 2023.

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Michael Leins Takes on Finance VP Role at SpyCloud

GovCon Wire

Michael Leins, a finance executive with over two decades of industry experience, has been appointed vice president of finance at SpyCloud, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cybercrime analytics.

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Upcoming Anduril Facility in Rhode Island to Help Increase Production of Dive-LD Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

ExecutiveBiz

Anduril Industries intends to build a new facility in Quonset Point, Rhode Island, which will be used for the manufacture of its Dive-LD family of autonomous underwater vehicles.

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CDM Success Stories in an Age of Cyber-attack Surface Expansion

FedInsider

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 | 2:00PM EDT | 1 Hour | 1 CPE The cyber-attack surface has exploded to include more than just hardware and on premises devices. This can make implementing CDM and achieving success even more difficult– one of the most common challenges has always been finding the time and resources to do so. So how are agency cyber leaders keeping up?

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Top AI Execs to Watch in 2024: Booz Allen’s John Larson

WashngtonExec

John Larson Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence, Booz Allen As AI is rapidly transforming the world, John Larson’s leadership has been instrumental in establishing Booz Allen’s position as the leading provider of AI services to the federal government. With over 200 active AI projects across critical areas like national security, health and defense, Booz [.

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OpenText Secures FedRAMP Authorization for Cloud for Government Offerings

ExecutiveBiz

OpenText has received authorization from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer its cloud products and services to the government sector. The company said Friday that its FedRAMP-authorized Cloud for Government offerings now include OpenText Extended ECM and OpenText AppWorks, which are designed to address government clients’ digital transformation and business optimization requirements.

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John Ofenloch Appointed President of AE Shoals Manufacturing & Technology Center

GovCon Wire

John Ofenloch, former operating partner at multi-strategy investment firm Satori Capital, has joined private equity firm AE Industrial Partners as president of the AE Shoals Manufacturing and Technology Center.

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STRIKEWERX, Specular Theory Developing B-52 Air Refueling Trainer

ExecutiveBiz

STRIKEWERX and Specular Theory are collaborating on the development of a technology meant to help Air Force Global Strike Command fast-track pilots’ air-to-air refueling training. The team aims to create a simulator to hone the fine motor skills and visual perception necessary for B-52 pilots to conduct AAR, STRIKEWERX said Thursday.

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SSC Requests Information on Advisory & Assistance Services Contract

GovCon Wire

The Department of the Air Force has begun seeking feedback on a draft performance work statement of a potential five-year contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the Space Systems Command Contracting Directorate’s front office and staff divisions.

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BAE Systems Lands Air Force Contract for Avionics R&D

ExecutiveBiz

A BAE Systems subsidiary has booked a seven-year, $30 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for avionics research and development focusing on electronic warfare.

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Adarga Buys Risk Intelligence Firm J2X Solutions in US Market Expansion Push

GovCon Wire

Adarga, a London-based artificial intelligence software company, has acquired U.S. strategic risk intelligence firm J2X Solutions in a transaction that expands its portfolio of information intelligence capabilities and drives growth in the U.S. market.

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CGI Federal Awarded $84M USPTO Blanket Purchase Agreement for Momentum, Financial Management Support

ExecutiveBiz

CGI Federal has secured a potential $84.3 million blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office within the Department of Commerce to provide Momentum software subscription and financial management professional services.

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GovCon Index Registered 3rd Straight Weekly Loss

GovCon Wire

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index dropped 0.42% to $4,886.91 on June 14, ending lower before the weekend and losing 1.34% overall week-on-week. The index, which tracks the stock performances of 30 major government contractors, has never posted a winning week since May 31. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite (+3.2%) and S&P 500 (+1.

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GovCon Index Hit 3rd Straight Week of Losses

ExecutiveBiz

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell by 1.34% last week, marking its third consecutive week in decline. GovCon Index is an aggregate index that provides a look into the stock market performance of 30 major government contracting enterprises.

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Five Rivers Analytics Wins $480M Space Force IDIQ for Satellite Control Network Tracking Station Support

GovCon Wire

Five Rivers Analytics has secured a $480 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Space Force for Satellite Control Network tracking station operations, remote site and mission partner support. According to a SAM.

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Arcfield’s Geoff Crowley Recommends Cross-Sector Collaboration to Drive Space Weather Forecasting Innovation

ExecutiveBiz

For Geoff Crowley, chief scientist at systems engineering and integration services provider Arcfield, communication and collaboration between industry, academic institutions and the government are key to driving innovation in space weather forecasting capabilities.

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Trafigura Whistleblower Disclosure Leads to $55 Million Enforcement Action by CFTC

Whistleblower Network News

On June 17, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Trafigura Holding LLC agreed to pay $55 million to settle allegations of fraud, market manipulation, and impeding the ability of employees to blow the whistle. Whistleblower law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto announced that a whistleblower made a disclosure in the case.

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Not my standard -- presentation at GR'24

How to Crack a Nut

I am attending Global Revolution 24 at the University of Nottingham. This is always an interesting conference and a good platform to catch up with colleagues and friends from all over the world. I spent Day 1 attending the four workshops of the AI and procurement stream that Jessica Tillipman (GW Law) and I co-organised. This was a day full of insightful and engaging discussions, and I took a lot of ideas for further research and policy work, including on the need for a different approach to con

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Available Now: First Upload of ICCA Awards Series 2024 Materials and Second Upload of Yearbook 2024 Materials

Kluwer Arbitration

Recently, the first upload of awards from the ICCA Awards Series 2024 and the second upload of court decisions from the Yearbook 2024 went online on Kluwer Arbitration. The first upload of materials for the 2024 volume of the ICCA Awards Series features the preliminary and the final ad hoc awards in the Sulu case, a dispute between the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and Malaysia, to which the rights under an 1878 agreement for the exploitation of natural resources in North Borneo had eventually p

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Accenture Makes Leadership Appointments

WashngtonExec

Accenture has announced new leadership to help advance its strategy in the age of artificial intelligence and foster long-term growth. Angie Park, currently leading business and commercial finance and formerly head of investor relations, will become chief financial officer Dec. 1, 2024, and join the Global Management Committee. She will succeed KC McClure, who will [.

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Teva, DOJ Signal Key Kickback Case May Fizzle At 1st Circ.

Government Contracts

A U.S. Department of Justice kickback case against Teva Pharmaceuticals — closely watched by False Claims Act lawyers because of its multibillion-dollar stakes and its link to a major circuit split — is poised for settlement, according to a new First Circuit filing ahead of eagerly awaited oral arguments.

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Working Through Life’s Challenges: CEO Jon Rucker’s Story is ‘About the Journey, Not the Endgame’

WashngtonExec

WashingtonExec’s Amanda Ziadeh and co-host Mark HuYoung, managing partner of executive advisory firm Northwind Partners, sit down with guest Jon Rucker as he shares his upbringing in Northern Virginia as the son of a teacher and electrical engineer, and how these experiences impacted him. Rucker, CEO of Ultra Intelligence & Communications, also discusses the life [.

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Ginnie Mae, HUD Want Bank's Loan Lien Suit Sent To Dallas

Government Contracts

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Ginnie Mae pushed for the transfer of Texas Capital Bank's suit in Texas federal court over a vacated loan lien, arguing that the bank is contractually required to file its suit in a different division within the same district.

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Top AI Execs to Watch in 2024: ICF’s Anna Belova

WashngtonExec

Anna Belova Senior Data Science Advisor, ICF Anna Belova’s most notable recent achievement involved her contribution at ICF to the development of new U.S. national drinking water standards targeting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as “forever chemicals.” These chemicals are widely used in various commercial and industrial products and pose significant environmental and health [.

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Ex-Stimwave CEO Gets 6 Years For Dummy Implant Scheme

Government Contracts

The founder and former CEO of Stimwave Technologies was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after tearfully proclaiming her innocence to healthcare fraud charges, with a Manhattan federal judge saying it's "sad" the defendant doesn't recognize the harm she inflicted by selling nonfunctional pain management device components.

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Tender for the critical care tower of the Costa Rica Children’s Hospital

BLP

On May 21, 2024, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund published in SICOP the specifications of the significant tender 2024LY-000005-0001101107 Turnkey Design, Construction, Equipment and Maintenance of the Critical Care Tower Project, National Hospital of Children, Dr. Carlos Luis Saénz Herrera. The tender corresponds to contracting the first stage of the Tower of Hope, a critical care project at the National Children’s Hospital, to be located on hospital land between streets 20 and 22 and

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