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PredaSAR Selects SpaceX to Launch SAR Satellite Constellation; Marc Bell, MG Roger Teague Quoted

MG Roger Teague

PredaSAR Corporation has chosen SpaceX to launch its first 48 advanced commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle, PredaSAR reported on Tuesday. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems will serve as the launch integration provider and spacecraft manufacturer.

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Dana Deasy on DoD’s Plans for Cloud-Based CVR Collaboration Tool, Telework

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said conducting pilot programs that permit remote access to more sensitive data is DoD’s next step for a cloud-based collaboration platform that supports employees who are teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic, Defense One reported Thursday.

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Federal CIO Council Releases ‘Future of the Federal IT Workforce Update’

Digital Workforce

A new Federal CIO Council report provides 10 recommendations on how agencies can improve the hiring process and develop the future information technology workforce. The report titled Future of the Federal IT Workforce Update suggests the development of a governmentwide special pay system for the IT workforce, transition to a competency-based classification model for all IT positions, creation of interdisciplinary procurement teams and expansion of existing pilot programs to enhance recruitment efforts. 

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Charles Brandon: Army’s CPI Office Leverages Data, Analytics to Speed Up Acquisition

Charles Brandon

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Brandon, director for continuous process improvement at the U.S. Army’s office of business transformation, said the use of data and analytics and adoption of a collaborative approach helped reduce the service’s procurement acquisition lead time and address the backlog of approximately 14K cases at the Army Review Boards Agency, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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James Geurts: Navy Eyes More ‘Tech Bridges’ to Advance Collaboration With Nontraditional Vendors

James Geurts

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is increasing the number of technology collaboration centers to 12 to create networks, facilitate collaboration and award contracts to nontraditional defense contractors and small businesses, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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DHS S&T Helps CBP Address Migrant Safety Issues

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is pursuing an effort to boost the safety of borders and protect migrants from environmental dangers. DHS S&T is helping U.S. Customs and Border Protection execute the Missing Migrants Program that aims to address the safety hazards surrounding migrants wanting to enter the country, the department said Wednesday.

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Avaya Spaces Announces App Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Facilitating Remote Collaboration; Jim Chirico Quoted

Avaya Holdings Corp. has announced that it will provide its Avaya Spaces collaboration software for free to educational institutions, including colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations worldwide in lieu of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the company announced on Wednesday

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