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DoD to Consider Interoperability, Cost, Security in Cloud IT Procurement

The Defense Department is considering security, cost, interoperability and user friendliness as key factors in the procurement of a cloud-based information technology platform, DoD News reported Thursday. Dana White, Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, told reporters Thursday the department will conduct a full and open competition for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition …

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Betty Sapp: NGA, NRO Plan EnhancedView Contract Management Transition

Betty Sapp, director of the National Reconnaissance Office, has said she expects NRO to assume responsibility over a commercial satellite imagery acquisition program currently assigned to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in September, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. She told the publication both agencies work to ensure a smooth transition of the EnhancedView contract management …

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Reports: US authorizes marketing of submarine tech to Taiwan

The State Department has granted approval for U.S. companies to market technology offerings to a Taiwanese submarine construction project, Reuters reported Monday. Reuters cites Taiwan’s Central News Agency that says defense ministry spokesperson Chen Chung-chi confirmed the marketing license issuance by DOS. Defense News reported Liao Yen-fan, a Taipei-based defense analyst …

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Emily Murphy: GSA Eyes Procurement Innovation Through Shared Services, E-Commerce Portal

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, has said GSA aims to transform the acquisition process through shared services, e-commerce portals and innovation identification, FedScoop reported Wednesday. Murphy, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said Tuesday at the Acquisition Excellence conference that GSA has begun to implement a 10-year plan to establish …

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