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CDOs Expect 2021 Federal Data Strategy Action Plan to Include More Data Sharing Opportunities

Federal Data Strategy

The 2021 Federal Data Strategy Action Plan is expected to be released in December 2020 and agency chief data officers intend to see more partnership and data sharing opportunities in the next strategy. Kshemendra Paul said the VA is working with the Department of Defense on a joint analytics and data strategy

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GSA Looks to Add CMMC Requests in Alliant 2 IT Contract’s Replacement

Centralize

The General Services Administration (GSA) is planning to incorporate requirements under the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program into a governmentwide contract that will replace the Alliant 2 vehicle. GSA previously included CMMC language in a previously issued request for proposals and is looking to add the requirements in the Polaris small business contract for information technology support. 

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John Sherman: DoD Extends Commercial Virtual Remote Capability to June 2021

John Sherman

John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD has moved to extend to June 2021 the use of the commercial virtual remote environment to support employees who are teleworking. Sherman said that over a million users are adopting the capability to perform calls, teaming and video conferences.

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Leidos Wins $75M OUSD Contract to Provide Technical Services; Dan Voce Quoted

Dan Voce

Leidos has been awarded a potential $75 million time and materials (T&M) contract by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to provide services and support for the Defense Civilian Human Resource Management System (DCHRMS). Under the single award, firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract, Leidos will provide technical services and support for DCHRMS, a cloud-based human resources system that provides a single civilian personnel service capability. 

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SAIC Wins $737M AFMS3 Contract to Support Modeling, Simulation; Michael LaRouche Quoted

Michael LaRouche

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has been awarded the potential $737 million U.S. Air Force Modeling and Simulation Support Services (AFMS3) 2.0 contract to implement, integrate and develop modeling and simulation (M&S). SAIC will also drive M&S training and analysis standards for the Air Force, Department of Defense, and other federal organizations.

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Katie Arrington on Pentagon’s New Agreement With CMMC Accreditation Body

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is close to signing a new agreement with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body responsible for training auditors for the CMMC program.

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DoD Tasks Texas A&M University to Manage Hypersonics Consortium Under $100M Award; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a five-year, $100 million award to Texas A&M University for the creation and management of an applied hypersonics consortium. The University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics will serve as an avenue for hypersonics research, development and transition in support of DoD, NASA and other government agencies, DoD said Monday.

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Mark Esper, India’s Defense Minister Meet to Discuss Intell Data Sharing Agreement

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, met with Rajnath Singh, India’s defense minister, to discuss the basic exchange and cooperation agreement to facilitate sharing of sensitive satellite intelligence data between the two countries. The agreement would provide India access to aeronautical, topographical and nautical intelligence data

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F-35 Joint Simulation Environment Test Schedule Pushed Back to 2021

F-35

The full-rate production phase for the F-35 fighter jet program faces another delay after the Department of Defense (DoD) pushed back testing in the Joint Simulation Environment from December 2020 of this year to sometime in 2021. The F-35 program was expected to receive Milestone C decision in December 2019, but that timeline was pushed back to March 2021. 

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JAIC, DIU Partner for AI-Based Diagnostic Pathology Initiatives

AI-Based

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) are collaborating on efforts to use AI algorithms to establish new medical diagnostic techniques and improve the management of health data. DIU and JAIC expect to continue work on the Predictive Health initiative as the Warfighter Health team prepares to transition to JAIC’s Joint Common Foundation (JCF) development platform.

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