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White House, FCC Announce Initiatives to Accelerate 5G Deployment

President Trump and Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced several efforts to advance 5G adoption and expand broadband access in the U.S. Trump said in his speech at the White House on Friday that the country will have 92 5G deployments by the end of 2019 and his administration will eliminate regulatory hurdles to facilitate network build-out projects.

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President Trump Nominates Air Force Gen. John Hyten as Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman

President Trump nominated Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, to serve as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan announced Hyten’s nomination in a news release published Tuesday. Hyten started his military career in 1981 and held several leadership roles with the Air Force, including head of Air Force Space Command, director of space acquisition and cyber and space operations and requirements chief at Headquarters Air Force Space Command.

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James Murray Appointed Secret Service Director

James Murray, assistant director of the office of protective operations at the U.S. Secret Service, was named director of the federal law enforcement agency. The move will take effect in May. He will succeed Randolph “Tex” Alles, a retired Marine Corps major general who took the helm of the agency in April 2017, the Secret Service said in a statement released Monday.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Craig Abod, President of Carahsoft, His Fifth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Craig Abod, president of Carahsoft Technology Corp., with his fifth Wash100 Award win on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Abod for delivering IT platforms and expanding opportunities in the federal marketplace. We are pleased to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Abod. 

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U.S. Navy Awards Belcan Government Services The Seaport Next Generation Contract, A $50 Billion Multi-Year IDIQ Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded the SeaPort Next Generation contract to Schafer Government Services, a division of Belcan‘s Government Services unit, the Arlington, Va., contractor announced Wednesday. The 10-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract has a total value of $50B.

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