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Accenture Federal Services Completes Acquisition of Novetta; Tiffanny Gates, John Goodman Quoted

Tiffanny Gates

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has completed its recent acquisition of Novetta, a McLean, Virginia-based advanced analytics company. The acquisition adds approximately 1,300 people, including software developers, data scientists, and specialists in machine learning, cyber, cloud, and information exploitation to AFS’ 11,000 person workforce. AFS adds a new National Security portfolio to its business to be led by Novetta President and CEO Tiffanny Gates. 

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Noblis Launches Noblis MSD Following McKean Defense Acquisition; CEO Amr ElSawy Quoted

Amr ElSawy

Noblis announced on Wednesday that the company has launched Noblis MSD, a new rebranded subsidiary made up of the recently acquired McKean Defense Group and Cabrillo Technologies, to deliver solutions that drive new levels of scale, agility, efficiency and innovation for the defense clients. Noblis MSD will focus on supporting the unique needs of its defense clients. 

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Microsoft Partners With U.S. Army Engineers To Use Azure Cloud For Extreme Weather Modeling

Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the company has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with U.S. Army engineers use the company’s Azure Government cloud for a system that models extreme weather around coasts. The CRADA stipulates that the Army Engineer Research and Design Center (ERDC) will use CSTORM-MS, a coastal storm modeling system, to demonstrate its scalability in Azure.

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Peraton Awarded $483M In Classified Contract Awards; Mike King Quoted

Mara Motherway Named

Peraton announced on Thursday that the company received an additional $483 million in classified awards during the first six months of 2021. The contracts make up new and expanded work across space, intel, federal and cyber, and demonstrates Peraton's position as an important contractor for the federal government

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FireEye Appoints Erin Joe As SVP Of Strategy and Alliances; President, COO John Watters Quoted

Erin Joe

FireEye announced on Monday that the company has appointed Erin Joe as senior vice president of Strategy and Alliances. As SVP, Joe will lead strategy development and implementation. She will also be responsible for crucial alliances in both the public and private sectors. Joe served as the director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) under the director of National Intelligence.

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IBM Announces Center For Government Cybersecurity; Stephen LaFleche Quoted

Stephen LaFleche

IBM announced Wednesday that the company is creating the IBM Center for Government Cybersecurity, a collaborative environment focused on assisting federal agencies to address current and future cybersecurity threats. The Center will hold events and support learning, drawing on the company’s cybersecurity expertise from delivering software and managed services to over 17,500 security clients globally.

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AT&T Lands Four DHS Task Orders Worth $306M For IT Modernization; Stacy Schwartz Quoted

Stacy Schwartz

AT&T announced on Thursday that it has secured four task orders from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to modernize and transform DHS's telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking services. The awards have a combined value of $306 million over 12 years if all options are exercised.

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Alion Receives $64 Million Task Order to Support Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; Terri Walker-Spoonhour Quoted

Alion Science and Technology has received a potential five-year, $64 million task order under the  Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle to perform for the C-5M Super Galaxy Reliability, Integrity, Maintainability, and Engineering for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)/WLS. 

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Amyx Awarded Two Task Orders on DLA JETS Contract; William Schaefer Quoted

William Schaefer

Amyx announced on Friday that the company has secured two new task orders on the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) JETS IDIQ contract. The task orders require Amyx to provide sustainment support for the DLA Defense Automatic Addressing System (DAAS), DAAS Micro Automated Routing System (DMARS), DDATA and DLA Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) Program Management Office (PMO).

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House OKs Bill to Put up Cyber Diplomacy Bureau at State Department; Rep. Jim Langevin Quoted

3D Printing

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to establish an office dedicated to cyberspace diplomacy. The Cyber Diplomacy Act would create the Bureau of International Cyberspace Policy at the State Department, and appoint a cyber diplomacy ambassador to lead the office. The government would use the potential office to better augment the norms of global cyberspace.

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