Tag Archives: information technology

SOSi Wins Contract to Deliver IT, Logistics Support to DINFOS; Julian Setian Quoted

Julian Setian

SOSi has been awarded a $21 million contract to provide enterprise IT and logistics support to the Defense Information School (DINFOS), a component of the Defense Media Agency (DMA). “This award exemplifies how we can leverage our robust service catalog to create market discriminators and grow our business organically,” said Julian Setian, president and CEO of SOSi and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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GSA to Re-award $5.5B Second Generation IT BPAs; Sonny Hashmi Quoted

Sonny Hashmi

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will re-award its 2nd Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), which have an estimated value of $5.5 billion over five years. The BPAs will be available for use by all agencies across the federal government. The 2GIT solution will deliver a reliable, flexible, fast and efficient way to procure best-value solutions for complex IT hardware requirements.

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Report: Senate Issue Causes $9B Cancelation in Technology Modernization Fund

U.S. Congress

Congress members have canceled a $9 billion boost in the next planned COVID-19 relief package for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). The cancelation follows petitions made in Jan. 2021 by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., for TMF increases in support of cybersecurity and information technology projects.

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Jack London: The World Is a Dangerous Place

Jack London

After 20 years in the government contracting media business, I sense personally how much the industry mourns the passing of the true GovCon titan in Jack London of CACI. The ever vigilant Jack London spoke the words, “The world is a dangerous place“ with a clear sense of purpose. Because of people like Jack, a leader of character, the world is indeed a safer place.

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ECS Wins USMC Contract to Provide IT Support Services

Luis Colon-Castro

ECS has been awarded a five-year, $28.8 million firm-fixed-price (FFP) recompete contract by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Department of Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA) to provide information technology service and support (ITSS). “ECS is honored to continue supporting the Manpower and Reserve Affairs mission,” said Luis “CC” Colon-Castro, vice president of mission systems at ECS.

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Microsoft Launches Top Secret Cloud Service; Tom Keane Quoted

Network Infrastructure

Microsoft has developed a new cloud service to protect agencies’ data that is classified as “top secret.” The company will continue to work with the US Government on accreditation for Azure Government Top Secret. “The broad range of services will meet the demand for greater agility in the classified space," said Tom Keane, corporate vice president of Azure Global.

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Bechtel Cyber Experts Join (CS)2AI as Fellows; Mike Costas, Derek Harp Quoted

Bechtel

Katie Pehrson and Charlie Givens of Bechtel have been appointed to Control System Cyber Security Association International's ((CS)2AI) fellowship program. Pehrson and Givens will provide (CS)2AI members and industry with support and expertise on complex technical challenges across industrial control systems cybersecurity. Pehrson and Givens were appointed based on their more than 25 years of combined experience in Bechtel's cybersecurity customer initiatives. 

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Analyst Brad Curran: DoD to Increase AI Investments

AI Investments

Brad Curran, industry principal for aerospace, defense and security at Frost and Sullivan, said he expects Department of Defense (DoD) to increase artificial intelligence spending on a faster rate compared to other information technology investments. The military areas including maintenance, logistics and intelligence use AI for predictive analytics, Curran noted.

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