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Episode One- Attorney’s Observations When Dealing with IRS Representatives

Coleman Jackson, P.C.

LEGAL THOUGHTS – Attorney’s Observations When Dealing with IRS Representatives COLEMAN JACKSON, ATTORNEY & LEGAL COUNSEL | Transcription of Legal Thoughts Posted on June 10, 2024 Topic: Attorney’s Key Take Aways Preparer Due Diligence Attorney Introduction: My name is Coleman Jackson, and I am an attorney at Coleman Jackson, P.C., a taxation, litigation and […] The post Episode One- Attorney’s Observations When Dealing with IRS Representatives appeared fir

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VTG Eyes Accelerated IC-Focused Growth Strategy With Clear Cloud Acquisition

ExecutiveBiz

VTG looks to strengthen its digital transformation capabilities with its recent acquisition of Clear Cloud, a provider of software, cloud and data engineering products and services for intelligence community customers. The Chantilly, Virginia-based national security company said Monday its purchase of Clear Cloud is also an effort to accelerate VTG’s IC-focused growth strategy.

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AWS Books $115M Army ECMA Impact Level 6 Cloud Services Contract

GovCon Wire

Amazon Web Services has secured a $114.5 million contract from Army Contracting Command–Rock Island to provide cloud services at Impact Level 6 to the Army Enterprise Cloud Management Agency. A notice posted on SAM.

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Self-Made Zolon CEO Ram Mattapalli on Keeping His Company at the Forefront of IT, Cyber & Emerging Tech

ExecutiveBiz

Ram Mattapalli embodies the self-starter ethos in government contracting, establishing the strategic information technology company Zolon Tech in 1998 and growing it over the last more than 25 years. Zolon has matured into a reliable provider of cybersecurity, cloud, mobile device management and app development to national security, defense and intelligence agencies.

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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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Clarity Innovations, Chameleon Consulting Group Merge to Form Cyberspace Operations Company

GovCon Wire

Clarity Innovations, a portfolio company of Capitol Meridian Partners, has merged with Chameleon Consulting Group to form an entity focused on delivering cyberspace products and services to defense and intelligence customers.

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Parsons Names Kevin Ruggiero as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

ExecutiveBiz

Kevin Ruggiero, an information technology industry leader, has joined Parsons as senior vice president and chief information officer. He announced his move to Parsons in a LinkedIn post published Sunday.

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VA software license assessments called out in GAO recommendations

FedScoop

The Department of Veterans Affairs has work to do in assessing its software licenses, the Government Accountability Office said in a report that included four other new priority recommendations to the VA. The congressional watchdog noted in its release that the VA has implemented six of its 29 open priority recommendations, including the deployment of an automated data tool used to improve acquisition workforce records and taking steps to modernize the agency’s performance management system acro

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Exclusive: Army’s Jennifer Swanson Says Software Open Architectures Are Key to Achieving Overmatch

GovCon Wire

U.S. Department of the Army Secretary and 2024 Wash100 Award winner Christine Wormuth made it clear at this year’s South by Southwest festival in March that the service branch is operating under a software-first directive.

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QinetiQ US Taps Colleen Campbell as VP of Marketing, Communications

WashngtonExec

Colleen Campbell has joined QinetiQ US as vice president of marketing and communications, bringing over 20 years of experience as a global integrated marketing and communications executive to the role. “Colleen has a proven track record of driving growth and enhancing brand reputation for billion-dollar private and public sector companies,” said Shawn Purvis, president and [.

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Government IT Services Company Concept Plus Adds Gary Sofo, Joshua Temkin to Leadership Team

GovCon Wire

Concept Plus has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Gary Sofo as senior vice president and sector general manager and Joshua Temkin as VP and chief architect to advance the delivery of tech platforms and services to customers in the health care and federal civilian sectors.

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Accounting software keeps small business out of federal market

Federal News Network

A shrinking number of companies seem to want to do business with the federal government. Especially small businesses. Could it be all of the reporting and compliance requirements. There is one class of compliance that is particularly tricky , as the Federal Drive with Tom Temin heard from the Founder and CEO of PROCAS, Jim Wesloh. Interview Transcript: Tom Temin For someone that went through the trouble of finding government opportunities, deciding they want to do this and then bidding and win

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Everything You Should Know About RFP in Government Contracting

GovCon Wire

Contractors must consider the importance of requests for proposals, or RFPs in government contracting and understand how they work. But what exactly is an RFP, and why is it crucial for those aiming to do business with the government? Continue reading to learn the ropes of RFPs, including their purpose and key components.

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New 'Access DOJ' Aims To Nix Barriers, Boost Accessibility

Government Contracts

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the launch of an initiative to improve access to its programs and services, including an upcoming project to make it easier to report tips about crime or other violations of law.

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Open Letter from OpenAI Employees Highlights Concerns Around Oversight and Whistleblower Protections

Whistleblower Network News

Following the revelation of OpenAI’s use of restrictive non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements , a group of thirteen AI workers – eleven current and former OpenAI employees and two current and former employees from Google Deepmind – penned an open letter on June 4 , underscoring their concerns about rapid development in the artificial intelligence industry.

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Agencies Turn to Dozens of Tools to Improve Network Visibility

FedTech Magazine

The majority of state and federal government agencies are running an increasingly complex mix of more than 20 security tools and platforms to boost network visibility, according to the 2024 CDW Cybersecurity Research Report. Such tools create a need for increased training and strain an already stretched workforce, per the report, which is based on a survey of more than 70 state and federal IT and security officials.

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Operationalizing cloud adoption with the AWS Cloud Maturity Assessment

AWS Public Sector

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Maturity Assessment (CMA) uses the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) to assess the maturity of your cloud adoption, and provide prescriptive guidance on prioritized next steps. By replacing guesswork with data-driven analysis, you will get a blueprint to prioritize, build, and mature your cloud capabilities. The AWS CAF is a set of best practices, tools, and guidance that helps organizations get started with cloud technologies (illustrated in Figure 1).

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IRS defends use of biometric verification for online FOIA filers

FedScoop

A few years ago, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it had begun using the identity credential service ID.me for taxpayers to access various online tools. At some point between then and now, the IRS quietly began directing people filing public records requests through its online portal to register for the private biometric verification system.

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Zachary Dutton Elevated to Defense Technology VP at RTX

ExecutiveBiz

Zachary Dutton has been promoted to vice president of defense technology at RTX, transitioning from his role as business lead of physical sciences and systems at the company’s BBN Technologies business. Dutton said on LinkedIn Sunday that in his new role, he will collaborate with Scott Kaslusky to develop technical strategies for RTX’s Raytheon, Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney subsidiaries.

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Grants procurement pilots demonstrate speed to modernization

Federal News Network

The Grants Quality Service Management Office over the last year helped several micro agencies buy award management services. This pilot was part of how the QSMO is crawling before it tries to walk or run with larger agencies. Andrea Sampanis, the acting director of the Grants Quality Service Management Office in the Department of Health and Human Services, said the procurement pilots with AmeriCorps, the Inter-American Foundation and the Northern Border Regional Commission opened the door to big

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Lockheed Secures MDA Contract for Aegis Ashore System Operation and Sustainment

ExecutiveBiz

Lockheed Martin‘s rotary and mission systems subsidiary will provide operation, sustainment and logistics services in support of the Aegis Combat System and its systems and subsystems at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The services will be provided under a $39.

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How State and Local Government Can Bolster Election Security

GovLoop

Officials tasked with securing elections face a complex challenge. They need to build a voter registration database, secure the voting machines, and then tally votes accurately — all in the face of potential disruptions from malicious actors, foreign and domestic. In an age of mis-, dis-, and mal-information, election officials also need the public to believe they’re doing all this securely, because election integrity isn’t just about accurately counting votes.

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Scott Gibbons Appointed Operations VP at L3Harris

ExecutiveBiz

Scott Gibbons has transitioned to the role of vice president of operations at L3Harris Technologies, an aerospace and defense company where he previously served as VP of space operations, he announced via LinkedIn post.

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Baltimore Lands $45M Deal With Allergan In Opioid Litigation

Government Contracts

Baltimore has put to rest its claims that Allergan played a part in the opioid crisis, reaching a $45 million settlement with the pharmaceutical company, an amount the city called "unprecedented" in an announcement on Monday.

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General Dynamics Unit Books $66M Army Contract to Produce Upgraded Stryker Vehicles

ExecutiveBiz

General Dynamics’ land systems division has secured a $66 million contract from the U.S. Army to build more Stryker Double V-Hull A1 infantry carrier vehicles. The Department of Defense said Friday work under the fixed-price-incentive award is expected to run until Dec. 31, 2026.

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Health Data Co. Says Rival's Request Risks Patient Security

Government Contracts

A healthcare data company pushed back against claims in Maryland federal court that it blocks a rival's access to nursing home patient data used to identify potential complications, saying the rival is asking to disable security measures that prevent attacks on its system.

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GovCon Index Dropped for 2nd Consecutive Week

ExecutiveBiz

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded losses for the second week in a row, decreasing by 0.92% last week. This change lowered the average to $4,953.15. GovCon Index is an aggregate index that gathers and presents real-time data on the stock market performance of 30 notable government contracting enterprises.

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IHS Urges Budget Shift After High Court Healthcare Ruling

Government Contracts

The Indian Health Service, following a divided U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming that the federal government is liable for the reimbursement of millions in administrative healthcare costs for two Native American tribes, is urging Congress to shift its budget appropriations for fiscal year 2026 to protect the agency's overall health.

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State Department Selects 5 Small Businesses for $700M International Law Enforcement Vehicle Support IDIQ

ExecutiveBiz

The Department of State has awarded five companies positions on a potential five-year, $700 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide vehicles, accessories and related services to support international law enforcement programs across the world. According to an award notice published Sunday, the State Department competed the multiple-award IDIQ contract as an 8(a) small business set-aside.

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Feds Want Ex-Army Officer's FTCA Claims Cut From Suit

Government Contracts

A former major general's defamation lawsuit against the U.S. Army over an alleged domestic assault should be partially tossed, the federal government told a Pennsylvania federal judge Friday, arguing that soldiers can't sue the Army for incidents that happened while they were serving.

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Top AI Execs to Watch in 2024: Akima’s Barry Smallwood

WashngtonExec

Barry Smallwood President of Emerging Markets Group, Akima One of Barry Smallwood’s most significant achievements is working to ensure Akima’s customers are not only technically ready for AI adoption, but culturally ready as well. Akima worked closely with a major government agency to integrate AI into its customer relationship strategies, with a focus on technically [.

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Pension Fund Repays PBGC $8M In Excess Financial Aid

Government Contracts

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that a pension provider for workers in graphic communications has paid back more than $8 million in excess funds it received through a financial assistance program administered by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

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Top AI Execs to Watch in 2024: Battelle’s Denise Johnson

WashngtonExec

Denise Johnson Vice President for Health Research and Analytics, Battelle Denise Johnson, a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience, leads a team dedicated to advancing science to protect against public health threats, support quality patient care, drive health equity, and improve health outcomes. Their key activities include using AI and machine learning to [.

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Contractor Seeks Win In Protest Of $186M In DOD Fuel Deals

Government Contracts

A bid protester has urged the Court of Federal Claims to rule that the Defense Logistics Agency wrongly ignored signs of misconduct from two companies awarded $186 million in fuel delivery deals in Syria and Iraq, and disqualify the companies.

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Fearless Establishes Advisory Board

WashngtonExec

Fearless, a digital services firm, has created a board of advisors comprised of finance, marketing, government and philanthropy leaders to guide its transformation into a billion-dollar enterprise by 2030. The new board of includes: Ollen Douglass, managing partner at Lightship Anchor Fund Brenda Freeman, founder of Joyeux Marketing Group Paul Leslie, chairman of Tria Federal [.

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Contractor Can Replead Claims In $115M City Streetcar Suit

Government Contracts

A contractor suing the city of Charlotte for $115 million over alleged cost overruns and delays on a streetcar line construction project will have another shot at pleading its contract claims after a North Carolina Business Court judge cleared the path to file an amended complaint.

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Booz Allen Buys PAR Government Systems Corp.

WashngtonExec

Booz Allen Hamilton has acquired PAR Government Systems Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corp. This deal combines PGSC’s edge technologies with Booz Allen’s mission expertise and digital battlespace solutions to accelerate warfighter technology on the front lines, the company said. The subsidiary will integrate into Booz Allen’s global defense business led by Sector [.