CMU Secures Five-Year Extension on $2.7B Contract with DoD; Michael McQuade, Mike Doyle Quoted

Mike Doyle

The Department of Defense (DoD) has extended its potential  $2.7 billion contract with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to operate the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for an additional term of five years, the University reported on Tuesday.

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NOAA’s Fisheries Unit Deploys ‘No-Code’ Approach to Project Mgmt

'No-Code' Approach

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) fisheries arm has implemented a project management concept enabling the administration's personnel to create resource-processing platforms without prior programming knowledge. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service partnered with McLean, Va.-based information technology consulting firm M2 Strategy to develop a no-code management system.

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Dun & Bradstreet Announces Close of Initial Public Offering

Dun & Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings has announced the closing of its previously announced initial public offering of 90 million shares of common stock, which has included 11.7 million shares of common stock issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares in full, the company reported on Tuesday

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House Bill to Authorize $251B in FY 2021 Funds for Military Construction, VA

House Appropriations

A House Appropriations subcommittee passed a bill, by voice vote on Monday, that would provide $250.9 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for military construction and veterans affairs initiatives. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would receive $104.8 billion in FY 2021 appropriations, including $12.5 billion in emergency spending to support veterans’ health care. 

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Catherine Marsh: IARPA Seeks Office Directors to Support Tech Transition Efforts

Catherine Marsh

Catherine Marsh, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said IARPA is hiring new office directors to help transition technology platforms to intelligence agencies. “We are reinstituting the role of office directors at IARPA,” Marsh told the publication. “We posted vacancy notices, and we got lots of applicants - I mean lots of applicants.”

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House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA


The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25B in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020.

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DOE Announces New $100M in Energy Research Funds

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy has allotted funds worth $100M for energy science projects that will leverage multiple disciplines. DOE said Wednesday 10 Energy Frontier Research Centers will receive the funds to pursue collaborative research with national laboratories and members of industry, government, the nonprofit sector and academia.

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