Tag Archives: Air Force

Wendy Masiello, DCMA Chief, Chosen as GovCon Awards’ ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’

Wendy Masiello, a lieutenant general for the Air Force and director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, was recognized Thursday for her selection to receive the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards‘ “Public Sector Partner of the Year” honor. In their announcement of her selection, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council …

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Ellen Pawlikowski: Air Force, Industry Work to Contain Satellite, Aircraft Program Costs

The U.S. Air Force‘s top military acquisition official has launched a collaborative effort that allows the branch and industry to exchange cost-saving ideas for weapons development, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski said the Air Force seeks to apply cost containment strategies used in military satellite …

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Michael Krieger: Army Eyes Enterprise Apps for Commercial Cloud Migration

The U.S. Army is considering plans to migrate sensitive enterprise data to commercial cloud environments as the branch awaits new standards from the National Security Agency, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Michael Krieger, deputy chief information officer, told audiences at an AFCEA event that the Army has picked 62 applications for transition to the Defense Information …

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Sonny Hashmi: GSA Follows Private Sector Trends to Handle Data

Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has outlined how the agency adopts trends from the private sector to manage the data it collects, the Washington Post reported Friday. Hashmi also called on other federal government agencies during a conference in Washington to take their cues from …

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GSA, Air Force to Form Enterprise Sourcing Panel

The Air Force has partnered with the General Services Administration to establish a working group that will help the military branch acquire products and services through GSA-run contract vehicles. Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, and Air Force Sustainment Center Contracting Director Robert Boyles signed their organizations’ partnership …

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James McLaughlin: Air Force Eyes ‘Proactive Stance’ in Cybersecurity

Maj. Gen. James McLaughlin, formerly 24th Air Force commander, credited the soldiers under his command for their work to bolster the service’s cyber defense in his farewell address to the organization. McLaughlin said at the Aug. 5 ceremony that soldiers have taken steps to defend the digital landscape, operate the Air Force Information Network, protect …

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Frank Kendall: International Clients Still Look to U.S. Defense Industry

The U.S. defense industry and Defense Department are shifting their focus toward pursuing business with international customers amid declining budgets and weak domestic demand, Defense News reported Saturday. Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics, said global clients remain dependent on the U.S. to produce defense products for …

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