Sarah Sybert

GSA Makes 7 Awards to Advance Critical Infrastructure, Economic Development; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced seven new awards to strengthen the U.S. real estate portfolio, invest in infrastructure and promote economic development. “By creating jobs to design, build and repair our federal properties… GSA is supporting the administration’s efforts to invest in critical infrastructure across the country,” said Katy Kale, GSA acting administrator and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

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DSA Names Gibson Le Boeuf to Federal Advisory Board of Directors

John Somplasky Named

Data Systems Analysts (DSA) has appointed Gibson Le Boeuf to the company’s Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB). Le Boeuf currently serves as president of GGL International, where he provides consulting services to domestic and international governments, private industry and academia on defense related matters. Le Boeuf has more than 34 years' experience in marine, naval architecture and mechanical engineering disciplines, including acquisition of major complex weapons systems.

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CAE to Diversify Defense, Security Portfolio; Dan Gelston Quoted

CAE

CAE will work to diversify its defense and security portfolio, with an emphasis on space and cyber capabilities. Daniel Gelston, group president of CAE’s Defense and Security unit, announced that the business will partner with defense primes during the early stages of new competitions. To remain a competitive partner, CAE will invest in research and engineering efforts. 

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MDA Announces New Approach to Manage Ground-based Midcourse Defense

Vice Adm. Jon Hill

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has reported the need for a new approach to managing the ground-based, anti-missile system to protect the nation. Vice Adm. Jon Hill, MDA director, reported that the increased competition has required the agency to increase innovation and new solutions for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GMD). 

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Maximus Reports Fiscal Year 2021 First Quarter Results; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus has reported financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2020. The report found that  revenue increased 15.6 percent to $945.6 million as compared to $818.2 million reported for the prior-year period. “We expanded our pandemic-response work with new contracts supporting vaccination administration efforts,” said Bruce Caswell, president and chief executive officer of Maximus and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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NIST Publishes SP 800-172 to Advise on Handling Sensitive Information; Ron Ross Quoted

National Institute for

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its NIST SP 800-172 to provide advice for contractors that handle sensitive information that could be threatened by adversarial nation-states. “Cyberattacks are conducted with silent weapons, and in some situations those weapons are undetectable,” Ron Ross, a computer scientist and a NIST fellow, said. 

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VMware Enhances vRealize Cloud Management to Support Multi-Cloud Environments

VMware

VMware has announced innovations across its VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio of on-premises and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, which will enable customers to securely deploy and operate hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Customers have also leveraged VMware vRealize Cloud Management solutions to gain greater IT and business agility to increase business outcomes.

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Dr. Joe Mignogna of Caliburn Joins National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

Dr. Joe Mignogna

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) acting secretary recently appointed Dr. Joe Mignogna, chief medical officer with Caliburn International, to a three-year term on the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. “It’s really been a pleasure and a professionally rewarding experience working with Coast Guard leadership and the committee’s team of dedicated maritime professionals representing Caliburn,” Mignogna said.

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