Tag Archives: covid-19

Navy Holds Commissioning for USS St. Louis

US Navy

The U.S. Navy's 10th Freedom-class littoral combat ship has entered into active service. Dubbed LCS 19, USS St. Louis is the 22nd littoral combat ship to join the service branch and the seventh vessel to bear the name.

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Perspecta Announces Q1 FY 21 Financial Results; Mac Curtis Quoted

Mac Curtis

Perspecta has announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, which ended July 3, 2020, the company reported on Monday. Perspecta’s revenue for the quarter was $1.11 billion, up 1 percent compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020. Income before taxes for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 was $3 million and Perspecta’s operating margin decreased from 3.8 percent to 0.3 percent year-over-year.

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NSA’s Greg Smithberger: Cross-Agency Team Looking at Mission Areas That Can Accommodate Remote Work

Greg Smithberger

Greg Smithberger, chief information officer at the National Security Agency (NSA), shared at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance-hosted virtual panel discussion how the NSA works to ensure continuity of work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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OMB to Launch Data Science Training Program for Gov’t Employees in September; Denis Ortega Quoted

Data Science

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is set to hold a free online training program aimed at refining the data science skills of up to 60 government personnel starting in mid-September 2020. Program participants will undergo eight hours of training every week to be followed by a two-month capstone effort in February 2021.

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Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: US Offers Options to Foreign Arms Clients Facing Economic Challenges

Lt. Gen. Hooper

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, most recently director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. government is offering options to foreign allies to keep them from dropping planned arms procurements as they deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CNSI Secures $123M Contract to Support Medicaid System for Wyoming DoH; Todd Stottlemyer Quoted

CNSI CEO Todd Stottlemyer

CNSI has been awarded an 11-year, $123.2 million contract by the Wyoming Department of Health, Division of Healthcare Financing, to design, implement and operate a new Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for the state’s Medicaid program, CNSI reported on Tuesday. Work began in March 2020. 

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Existing DARPA Research Supports COVID-19 Response

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has made contributions to COVID-19 response based on research conducted within the past two decades. Autonomous Diagnostics to Enable Prevention and Therapeutics or ADEPT, a DARPA-led study that concluded in 2013, offers information on pathogen identification with regard to vaccine development.

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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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