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Jeff White on Army’s Use of Other Transaction Authorities

Jeff White, principal deputy to the assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, said the service is keen to use other transaction authorities to accelerate the acquisition process but wants to exercise caution when using OTA agreements, National Defense reported Wednesday. During the Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference in California, White said that he considers OTA a “highly effective business tool” for the service’s prototyping, research and production initiatives.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services, His Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services, with his second consecutive Wash100 Award on March 6th. Executive Mosaic recognizes Goodman for his work advancing digital technologies and intelligence distributed systems. We are happy to present the most coveted award in government contracting to John Goodman of Accenture Federal Services.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Mark Gerencser, Chairman of UMUC’s Board of Directors, His Third Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Mark Gerencser, chairman of the University of Maryland University College’s board of directors, with his third Wash100 Award on Friday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Gerencser for his leadership and supporting UMUC Ventures through non-academic initiatives like AccelerEd. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Mark Gerencser of UMUC Ventures. 

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Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty: Army Cyber Command Focuses on Network, Info Warfare Capability Development

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, head of Army Cyber Command, said ARCYBER prioritizes building and maintaining critical networks and information warfare capabilities to counter agile enemies, DVIDS reported Wednesday. The Department of Defense Information Network is “the most important, the most complex, weapons system DoD employees are operating 24/7,” Fogarty said during his keynote address at the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association’s 2019 Army Signal Conference in Springfield, Va on Wednesday. 

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Army Creating Initial EW Brigade Combat Teams by 2020

The U.S. Army is deploying electronic warfare prototype systems to its pilot unit intended to be a part of EW platoons that the service wants to establish within military intelligence companies, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. The Army is working on an organizational framework for its 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis in Washington that will be implemented by future brigade combat teams.

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Mark Esper: Industry Engagement Helping Army Build Modernized Network

Army Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper will continue working with industry to help the service modernize its network and keep pace with the rapidly changing technologies, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The focus on industry to improve the Army’s network comes as the commercial sector can provide “the most capable and most advanced technologies,” he told the publication.

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Shifting $30B for Modernization Efforts

During an Association of the United States Army event, Ryan McCarthy, army undersecretary, said that the service branch has realigned around $30B in its five-year spending plan to address modernization needs, National Defense magazine reported Tuesday. McCarthy noted that $22B will result from proposed program cuts while $8B will come from “cost avoidance” initiatives.

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