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Dell Awarded CTS-2 Contract to Expand NNSA Computing Capacity

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies has been awarded a CTS-2 contract for $40 million to deliver 40 petaflops of expanded computing capacity to three National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories. The contract is funded by the NNSA's Advanced Simulation and Computing program in support of the agency's nuclear deterrent missions.

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Leidos Partners With SANS Institute to Enhance Offerings at CyberEDGE Academy, Address Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Leidos

Leidos has announced the federal IT and engineering service provider will partner with the SANS Institute to deliver cybersecurity training and certifications for the Leidos CyberEDGE Academy, a program developed in response to the nation’s talent gap in the cybersecurity sector.

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DLA Extends Avon ESAPI Body Armor Contract; Paul McDonald Quoted

Avon ESAPI

The Defense Logistics Agency will be exercising the first of two one-year extension options under the DLA Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts body armor contract with U.K.-based Avon Protection Systems to supply body armor plates from its ballistic protection business, Ceradyne. The initial option extends the contract to September 2022 and activates a minimum order value of $19 million for the option year.

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Rick Wagner: Microsoft Broadens Cybersecurity Support for Federal Government

Rick Wagner

Microsoft has announced a detailed series of actions the company will be taking in response to the recent Biden Administration initiatives for implementing security tools and best practices to bolster national cybersecurity. In total, Microsoft will be investing $20 billion over the next five years to design and deliver advanced security solutions that will accelerate the nation’s cybersecurity missions.

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GovCon Expert Kim Koster: 2021 Gauge Report Highlights Challenges, Best Practices in Post-Pandemic Marketplace

GovCon Expert

Unanet and CohnReznick LLP, joint authors of the fifth annual 2021 Gauge Report, released their findings from the survey which gathered data from nearly 1,500 government contracting representatives from January to May of 2021 and found that the top pressures currently affecting the government contracting marketplace include competition, cyber threats, compliance costs, hybrid work environments and supply chain disruptions. 

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Octo Wins Contract to Provide IT Support for U.S. Navy’s SeaPort Next Generation; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Octo Consulting announced Thursday that it has won a five-year multiple-award contract to provide engineering, programmatic and technical support services for the U.S. Navy’s SeaPort Next Generation program. The company will leverage their expertise in I.T. solutions to support the U.S. Navy's modernization and cybersecurity mission objectives.

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Tyto Athene Raises Funds for Fisher House Foundation; Chris Meilhammer Quoted

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced Wednesday that its 13th Annual Golf Tournament, held on September 9th, 2021 at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Virginia, raised over $53,000 for the Fisher House Foundation, a private-public partnership that supports Armed Forces members, retirees, veterans and families. Tyto Athene plans to host their next Annual Charity Golf Tournament in September 2022.

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NetImpact Awarded PM3S Contract to Accelerate CBIIT Digital Transformation; Nihar Shah Quoted

NetImpact Strategies

NetImpact Strategies, Inc. has won the Portfolio Management Systems Support Services recompete contract to provide digital transformation services for the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. NetImpact will leverage its DX360 capabilities to support NCI’s digital transformation initiatives.

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Curtiss-Wright Wins $100M in Contracts to Supply U.S. Naval Defense Components: CEO Lynn Bamford Quoted

Lynn Bamford

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has been awarded contracts valuing approximately $100 million to provide pumps for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class and Columbia-class submarines as well as Ford-class aircraft carrier programs. Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. awarded the contracts, which will support ship construction and enhance defense platforms for the U.S. Navy.

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Roman Salasznyk: Booz Allen Hamilton Secures Spot on $350M BITSDIS Contract for National Cancer Institute

Roman Salasznyk

Booz Allen Hamilton announced Tuesday that the IT services consulting firm has secured a position on a potential five-year, $350 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Biomedical Information Technology, Software Development, and Informatics Support (BITSDIS) contract to support the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology.

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