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House Bill Would Up Navy Submarine, Destroyer Fleet Purchases

The House Armed Services Committee will authorize the Navy to buy 10 new submarines and 10 destroyers over five years, AOL Defense reports. While the Navy will have the ability to purchase additional vessels from what was requested in the White House’s proposed budget, the change is not mandatory. Previously, …

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NGA to Have Agencies Prioritize Commercial GEOINT Services; Dave Gauthier Quoted

Dave Gauthier

Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and two-time Wash100 Award winner, plans to formalize a new strategy that would urge agencies to prioritize using commercial services over government-owned systems. Dave Gauthier, the agency's director of commercial and business operations, said the strategy would allow agencies to explore new geospatial technologies and services offered by the private sector.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone on Cybersecurity, Foreign Election Interference

Gen. Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said cybersecurity is national security and opens up a “new strategic environment of competition." Cybercom is now preparing to ensure the security of the 2022 midterm elections and Nakasone discussed how the command works to counter cyber threats as more countries attempt to interfere with U.S. democratic processes.

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Baird Continues Hot Streak With Recent Novetta, Salient CRGT & Trusted Concepts Acquisitions; Managing Director Jean Stack Quoted

Jean Stack

Robert W. Baird & Co. announced its participation in the most recent acquisition of Trusted Concepts by Two Six Technologies on Tuesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Baird acted as the exclusive financial advisor for the transaction, which is the latest deal in the hot streak that Baird has been on over the course of 2021.

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FBI Appoints James Brown as Operational Technology Division’s Assistant Director

FBI

James “Robert” Brown, former special agent in charge of the FBI's Louisville Field Office in Kentucky, was named as the assistant director of the agency's Operational Technology Division. Brown will support the division as it works to deliver technologies aimed at enabling and enhancing the intelligence, national security and law enforcement operations of the agency.

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NASA Announces Three Payload Suites for Lunar Surface Research Efforts

NASA VIPER Mission

NASA has selected through the Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) call for proposals three payload suites to support scientific investigations on the lunar surface. David Blewett of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will lead the Lunar Vertex joint lander and rover payload suite that is headed to Reiner Gamma, also known as lunar swirl.

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Cyber Nominees Chris Inglis, Jen Easterly Talk Ransomware at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Ransomware

Chris Inglis, the Biden administration’s nominee for the role of national cyber director, and Jen Easterly, the president’s pick to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), both described ransomware as a “scourge” that poses a threat to national security and suggested ways on how to protect critical infrastructure during a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.

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SAIC to Acquire Halfaker and Associates; CEO Nazzic Keene, Baird’s Jean Stack Quoted

Nazzic Keene

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Halfaker and Associates, LLC, a leading federal health technology solutions provider, for approximately $250 million to grow the company’s digital transformation portfolio, SAIC announced on Thursday. SAIC and Halfaker’s solutions will strengthen the company’s robust digital transformation portfolio in areas such as DevSecOps, digital engineering, automation, and process improvement.

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Akima Global Technology Meets International Standards for IT Service Management; Juvy McCarthy Quoted

Juvy McCarthy

Akima announced on Thursday that its subsidiary Akima Global Technology has received an ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 certification to demonstrate the company’s success and ability to manage the end-to-end delivery of IT services for government customers. “Our focus at AGT is not only supporting the IT needs of our customers but also delivering increased value,” said Juvy McCarthy, president of Akima’s Technology Solutions and Products Group.

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