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Biden Administration Seeks to Invest in Infrastructure Upgrades, Revitalize Manufacturing Under $2T American Jobs Plan

White House

The Biden administration has unveiled a plan to invest $2 trillion in infrastructure projects and job creation initiatives as part of efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy and compete with China. The administration also proposed the Made in America Tax Plan that seeks to implement corporate tax changes to raise money and help pay for investments stipulated in the American Jobs Plan. 

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Report: Biden’s $2T Infrastructure Plan to Include Funding for Electric Vehicles, Broadband

White House

White House officials on Tuesday briefed lawmakers on a potential $2 trillion infrastructure plan that would fund electric vehicles, public transit, highways, electrical grid and water systems upgrades, broadband internet expansion and semiconductor research efforts. WSJ cited sources that say the potential infrastructure package would be covered by tax increases. 

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DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg Highlights Need to Address Infrastructure Project Backlog

Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the Department of Transportation (DoT), told lawmakers on Thursday about the need to address the country’s $1 trillion backlog of infrastructure projects. Buttigieg told lawmakers that he would consider borrowing or using general fund revenues and user fees to help pay for the potential infrastructure package.

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Tyto Athene Receives $31M Contract to Support U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cryptologic Program

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command has awarded a five-year $31 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract  to provide technical direction and labor for engineering, installation, and maintenance of electronic systems and the respective infrastructure for the Consolidated Cryptologic program, Defense Cryptologic program, and Tactical Cryptologic programs. 

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Siemens USA Announces New Leadership for Government Affairs Unit; Barbara Humpton Quoted

Barbara Humpton

Siemens USA has appointed several new executives to its Government Affairs organization to drive the company’s strategic business priorities across infrastructure, technology, advanced manufacturing, mobility and workforce. "This team will continue to be an invaluable asset in advancing the company’s U.S. priorities,” said Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA and five-time Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Red River-Cisco Partnership Launches UCaaS; Carl De Groote Quoted

Carl De Groote

Red River has launched Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) in partnership with Cisco. The companies’ offering features an integrated collaboration infrastructure for voice and video calling, messaging and mobility. Red River has integrated a variety of Cisco offerings, including Cisco’s Unified Communications Manager Cloud (UCM Cloud) and UCM Cloud for Government.

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GSA Makes 7 Awards to Advance Critical Infrastructure, Economic Development; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced seven new awards to strengthen the U.S. real estate portfolio, invest in infrastructure and promote economic development. “By creating jobs to design, build and repair our federal properties… GSA is supporting the administration’s efforts to invest in critical infrastructure across the country,” said Katy Kale, GSA acting administrator and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

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USAF Adds Lockheed Martin to Platform One DevSecOps Software Program; Nic Chaillan Quoted

Nic Chaillan

The U.S. Air Force has added Lockheed Martin to Platform One, a software development program that works to develop and deliver new software applications for defense missions. “It’s clear from their actions that Lockheed Martin is embracing DevSecOps and is committed to advancing Platform One capabilities,” said Nic Chaillan, the Air Force’s chief software officer

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Stuart McGuigan: State Department Increases Agility, Centralized Tech Infrastructure

Stuart McGuigan

Stuart McGuigan, former chief information officer at the Department of State, stated that the department has become more agile today than when he arrived in 2018. Since joining the State Department, McGuigan has worked to streamline the Authorization to Operate process to increase efficiency. “We have been pushing for is software-as-a-service,” McGuigan said. 

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Aaron Weis Discusses U.S. Navy IT Modernization Priorities for 2021

Aaron Weis

Throughout the year, the U.S. Navy has expedited IT projects, including expanding bandwidth, building new sites for its virtual private networks and shifting to telework. Aaron Weis, U.S. Navy chief information officer and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently stated that the service branch should not revert to IT practices that the Navy used before COVID-19. 

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