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Report: DoD Contract Obligations Up 10% in Fiscal 2020

DoD Contract Spending

The Department of Defense (DoD) obligated $445.5 billion on contract awards during fiscal year 2020, a nearly 10 percent increase from the year-ago period's contracting obligations of $404.5 billion, driven primarily by events related to the global security landscape and coronavirus pandemic. It was also noted that Lockheed secured the highest amount of contracting dollars at $72.3 billion.

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Amentum Partners with Yellow Ribbon Fund to Support Service Members; John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer, CEO of Amentum

Amentum has entered a long-term partnership with Yellow Ribbon Fund, a veteran service organization serving wounded, ill and injured service members, to support military members and families. “Our investment in Yellow Ribbon Fund will help enhance the lives of wounded, ill or injured service members by keeping their families together making them stronger during their life-long recovery process,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Army Contracting Command Awards DynCorp Task Order to Support DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Trials; George Krivo Quoted

George Krivo

The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island has awarded DynCorp International (DI) a six-month task order to provide facilities to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as the agency conducts Phase III COVID-19 vaccination clinical trial center expansion, the company reported on Tuesday. The company that began the task order on Sept. 2nd, 2020.

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SAIC Publishes Report on COVID-19 Effect on Work Operations; Mark Forman Quoted

Mark Forman

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has published an independent survey, conducted by Market Connections, of C-level federal government executives. The survey gauged their opinions of how COVID-19 has shifted the workforce. “The pandemic introduced unprecedented challenges for federal agencies, especially those in agencies charged with public health and economic security,” said Mark Forman, vice president, digital government strategy, SAIC. 

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Pegasystems to Support StepChange Financial Services; Kieran Tarrant Quoted

Pegasystems

Pegasystems has partnered with StepChange Debt Charity to provide an online product that will enable citizens in debt to apply for financial relief from the organization. "We've worked with StepChange for some time now and anticipated that their services would be vitally important in the wake of the financial crisis that was sure to follow the pandemic," said Kieran Tarrant, VP, UK & Ireland, Pegasystems. 

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MCA Names Michael Smith as CIO; Lisa Firestone Quoted

Michael Smith

Managed Care Advisors (MCA) has appointed Michael Smith as chief information officer (CIO) to support the organization’s growth strategy and business opportunities, following the recent award of  SaaS, Case Management and COVID-19 Management contracts. “We chose Michael Smith because of his solutions-oriented and innovative approach to solving complex challenges,” said Lisa Firestone, MCA president and CEO.

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Commerce Dept Unveils Funding Opportunity for Entrepreneurship Support Programs

Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has introduced a $25 million grant competition that seeks to help entrepreneurs mitigate economic, health and safety risks brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The department said Wednesday that it will award grants to entrepreneurship support programs that will assist various regions and communities in the U.S.

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Deloitte, NASCIO Publish 2020 Cybersecurity Study; Meredith Ward, Srini Subramanian Quoted

Srini Subramanian

Deloitte and The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have published a 2020 Cybersecurity Study, "States at Risk: The Cybersecurity Imperative in Uncertain Times," Deloitte reported on Wednesday. The study has been created through responses from 51 U.S. state and territory enterprise-level chief information security officers (CISOs). 

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Pegasystems Supports COVID-19 Inactives for HMRC; Iain Tollemache, Kieran Tarrant Quoted

Pegasystems

Pegasystems Inc. has collaborated with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to support the UK government's COVID-19 initiatives. Pegasystems will  help mitigate against fraud and risk with businesses, as well as individuals that apply for support. "I'm pleased we were able to play a part in helping HMRC deliver on the Chancellor's commitment," said Iain Tollemache

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PAE Wins $50M Contract to Support Navajo Nation COVID-19 Response; John Heller Quoted

John Heller

PAE has been awarded a $50 million contract by the Navajo Nation to serve as the joint logistics and medical integrator for the Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 response, the company reported on Thursday. With the company’s selection, PAE will provide solutions to operate multiple Alternate Care Sites and deploy mobile testing teams. 

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