Army Launches Online Portal for Small Biz Contracting Opportunities; Matthew Willis Quoted


The U.S. Army has unveiled an online platform that gives vendors access to information about the military branch's open contracting opportunities that are reserved for small businesses. The service said Wednesday it launched the website following the integration of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs into a single funding vehicle.

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Senate Bill Would Require CISA to Help Companies With Industrial Control System Security

Industrial Control System

A bipartisan group of four senators has introduced legislation that would mandate the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to provide companies technical assistance to identify and fix vulnerabilities in systems used to manage industrial operations. Sens. Mark Rubio, R-Fla.; Gary Peters, D-Mich.; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; and Mark Warner, D-Va. and three-time Wash100 Award winner, are the bill's sponsors.

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Navy Plans Hypersonic Missile Tests With Zumwalt Ship; Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener Quoted

Roy Kitchener

Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, commander of Naval Surface Forces, said the U.S. Navy wants to perform on-ship tests of hypersonic missiles and other new weapon systems. Kitchener said the same day there are plans to test the Conventional Prompt Strike hypersonic boost-glide missile's performance from the USS Zumwalt guided-missile destroyer.

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Cynthia Mendoza: DOD Needs to Modernize IT Systems With Basics-Based Approach

Cynthia Mendoza

Cynthia Mendoza, the Department of Defense's (DOD) deputy chief information officer for special access program information technology, said the military needs to modernize its IT systems to meet battlefield intelligence requirements. She said the department must follow the basic principles of understanding mission results, forming partnerships and applying lessons learned.

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Prometheus Federal Services, Atlas Research Awarded VA Contract to Optimize Women’s Healthcare; Susanne Larkins Quoted

Atlas Research

Titan Alpha, a joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) and Atlas Research, was awarded a new task order to evaluate, analyze, and improve women’s healthcare across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare Systems (HCSs) and for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Women’s Health. 

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Lumen Technologies Secures Potential $54M Task Order To Provide High-Speed Connectivity To U.S. Army Recruiting Command; Zain Ahmed Quoted

Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies announced that the company secured a 12-year task order potentially worth $52 million awarded under the General Services Administration's 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. The task order requires Lumen to provide secure high-speed connectivity to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

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Air Force Writes Document to Guide ABMS Activities

Advanced Battle

The Department of the Air Force (DAF) has created a document that would guide changes as it continues to test the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), which facilitates information sharing between commanders and pilots. Brig. Gen. Jeffery Valenzia leads a cross-functional team (CFT) that developed the document. The CFT is tasked to work on ABMS requirements and integration activities.

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Rear Adm. Bill Houston on Navy’s Next-Gen Attack Submarine SSN(X)

Rear Adm. Bill Houston

Rear Adm. Bill Houston, director of the undersea warfare requirements office at the U.S. Navy, said the service’s next-generation attack submarine called SSN(X) will be the “ultimate apex predator for the maritime domain." Houston said the military branch and industry are close to completing design work on Columbia and intend to tap the same team to work on SSN(X).

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NIST Releases Data Exchange Security Guide

Managing the Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released guidance that outlines a four-pronged approach to protecting the data organizations share with other parties via different channels for information exchange. NIST said Tuesday that the “Managing the Security of Information Exchanges” guide outlines a four-pronged approach and recommends several measures to secure shared data.

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Jacobs Announces Enhanced Sustainability Business Approach PlanBeyond 2.0; Chair, CEO Steve Demetriou Quoted


Jacobs announced on Wednesday its PlanBeyondSM 2.0, a global sustainability business approach. The plan is a company-wide foundation for sustainability through its operations and it is in accord with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company recognizes that all 17 SDGs must be worked on together and not one at a time. 

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