Sarah Sybert

Senate Confirms Gen. Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The Senate has confirmed Gen. Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense in a 93-2 vote on Friday. President Biden said that Austin has “intimate knowledge of the Department of Defense,” which will support Biden's defense initiatives. His confirmation follows Congress' approval of the waiver to facilitate Austin’s confirmation on Thursday. 

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Biden Administration Names Steve Jurczyk as Acting NASA Administrator

Steve Jurczyk

President Biden's administration has appointed Steve Jurczyk, NASA’s associate administrator, to serve as the agency’s acting administrator until the role is permanently filled. Jurczyk has served with NASA since May 2018. “We also could not be prouder of how every civil servant and contractor has stepped up to move the NASA mission forward,” Jurczyk and White House appointee Bhavya Lal wrote in the joint message

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GDIT Wins Spot on State Department’s $3.3B Global Support Strategy Contract

General Dynamics

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has been awarded a position on the U.S. Department of State's ten-year, $3.3 billion Global Support Strategy (GSS) 2.0 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. “We have been providing visa-related services to the U.S. Department of State for more than 20 years,” said Paul Nedzbala, GDIT senior vice president for the federal civilian division.

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Stuart McGuigan: State Department Increases Agility, Centralized Tech Infrastructure

Stuart McGuigan

Stuart McGuigan, former chief information officer at the Department of State, stated that the department has become more agile today than when he arrived in 2018. Since joining the State Department, McGuigan has worked to streamline the Authorization to Operate process to increase efficiency. “We have been pushing for is software-as-a-service,” McGuigan said. 

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CGI Updates Brand Identity to Further Support Clients’ Missions

CGI

CGI has updated its brand identity to demonstrate how the company enables clients to leverage technology to create value for their critical missions. "Today's brand refresh launch recognizes CGI's position as a leading advisor to clients, and our commitment to putting their aspirations at the center of our services," said Julie Godin, co-chair of the Board and executive vice president of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development.

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DOD Works to Prevent 5G C-Band Spectrum Interference; Alan Burke Quoted

NSA-ODNI-CISA Analysis

The Department of Defense (DOD) will work to prevent interference to aviation instruments, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to auction C-band spectrum used for 5G communication. “The approach should be not on trying to slow down 5G metro deployment, but speeding up development and testing of mitigations that can serve as an interim gap until avionics manufacturers can harden their systems,” said Alan Burke.

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Boeing Wins $2B USAF Contract to Deliver KC-46A Tankers

KC-46A Tankers

Boeing has been awarded a $2.1 billion contract to deliver 15 KC-46A tankers to the U.S. Air Force. With the award, the U.S. Air Force will expand its fleet of aircraft, which will help enable the integrated digital battlespace. “The KC-46’s adaptability is going to be a game-changer for the U.S. Air Force,” said Jamie Burgess, Boeing KC-46 tanker vice president and program manager. 

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Biden Administration Names New Executives to GSA Leadership Positions

General Services

The Biden Administration has appointed new General Services Administration (GSA) officials to spearhead key initiatives, including COVID-19 relief, economic recovery, racial equity and climate. Of the appointments, Katy Kale, former assistant to the President for Management and Administration under President Obama and GSA Chief of Staff, will be the deputy administrator and will serve as the acting administrator.

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Dewberry Promotes Four Executives to Vice President

Executive Promotions

Dewberry has promoted Chris dePascale, Jean Huang, Stephen Kalaf and Mathew Mampara to vice presidents. The promotions will further Dewberry’s ongoing expansion of engineering, architectural and consulting services. Throughout his career, dePascale successfully developed, managed and delivered infrastructure projects in the public, education and healthcare markets.

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Cypress International Names Hon. Kevin Fahey as President, COO; LTG David Halverson Quoted

Hon. Kevin Fahey

Cypress International has appointed Hon. Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary for acquisition at the Department of Defense (DOD), as president and chief operating officer (COO), effective April 12. “Kevin’s recent assignment as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition will also be of tremendous value to our clients," said LTG David Halverson, USA(Ret), chairman and chief executive officer of Cypress.

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