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Joanne Woytek: SEWP Vehicle Now a Source of Purchasing Data, Client Engagement Services

Joanne Woytek, program manager for Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement at NASA, said the government acquisition contract for information technology services has expanded into a source of purchasing data and "custom engagement" services for agency clients, FCW reported Tuesday.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Lou Von Thaer, President and CEO of Battelle, His Fourth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Lou Von Thaer, president and chief executive officer of Battelle, with his fourth Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Von Thaer for leading efforts to advance biosecurity and other emerging technologies for Battelle.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Rick Ambrose, EVP of Space Systems for Lockheed Martin, His Fourth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems for Lockheed Martin, with his fourth Wash100 Award on Monday. 

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Air Force Creating New Information Warfare Org; Ted Uchida Quoted

Some Air Force officials said that establishing a new information warfare organization looks to demonstrate the significance of electronic warfare and cyber capabilities, C4ISRNET reported Monday. “We’ve come to discover cyber is an element of the larger information warfare and [electromagnetic spectrum] fight that we’re in,” Ted Uchida, deputy director of operations at Air Combat Command, said Thursday at an Air Force Association event.

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VA Integrating Financial, Acquisition Systems for Latest IT Upgrade

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to integrate its acquisition and financial management systems to improve how the agency buys technologies as part of its ongoing modernization program, Government CIO Media & Research reported Monday. “Longstanding in VA, we've not had an integrated acquisition and finance solution,” said Terry Riffel, deputy assistant secretary of financial management business transformation at VA.

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Navy Planning to Develop Multi-Domain Offensive Strike Missiles

The U.S. Navy issued a written testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee stating plans to integrate multi-domain capabilities into its next-generation offensive missiles, USNI News reported Monday. The Navy’s Offensive Missile Strategy succeeds the Cruise Missile Strategy and includes non-nuclear offensive strike missiles with a capacity of over 50 nautical miles.

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OMB Officials Say Office of Federal CIO Continues to Uphold Transparency

Matthew Cornelius, senior technology and cybersecurity adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, said the office of the federal chief information officer within OMB continues to promote transparency, Nextgov reported Monday. “This OMB—and Suzette Kent, my boss—have been very adamant about us being transparent and open in the policymaking process,” Cornelius said at an Association for Federal Information Resources Management-hosted event in response to reports that OFCIO was in turmoil.

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DOE Announces $95M Funding for SBIR, STTR Phase II

The Department of Energy intends to award $95 million in 86 grants across 74 firms under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The grants cover phase II of the programs and would finance projects that passed technical feasibility qualifications during the first phase, DOE said Monday. Each awardee would receive a grant valued around $1 million covering a two-year research and development period for prototyping.

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