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Trump Directs Intell Community Cooperation on 2016 Election Investigation

President Trump is calling on the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with investigations on alleged surveillance operations during the 2016 presidential elections, the White House said Thursday. Trump is directing the community to comply with the attorney general, who is tasked with examining potential cases of election-related interference and will have full and complete authority to declassify information relevant to the investigation. 

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Jill Singer, VP of National Security for AT&T’s Global Public Sector Solutions Unit, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Jill Singer, vice president of national security for AT&T’s Global Public Sector Solutions Unit and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, with the Chairman’s Award for completing her third year as chairman of the Intelligence Leadership Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program.

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USACE Baltimore District Awards $24.5M Architect/Engineer Contract to Dewberry

Dewberry announced on Tuesday that the company secured a potential five-year, $24.5 million maximum capacity architect/engineer contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District to support predominantly sustainment, restoration, and maintenance projects.

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Barry Barlow, SVP & Chief of Staff of Perspecta, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Barry Barlow, chief of staff and senior vice president of Perspecta, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his second year as chairman of the CTO Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program. This is the second consecutive year Executive Mosaic has awarded Barry Barlow the Chairman’s Award.

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Suzette Kent: OMB Working on Automated Tech Policy for Federal Agencies

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and 2019 Wash100 winner, said at a Department of Labor meeting that the Office of Management and Budget is “working aggressively” to develop automated technology policies, Nextgov reported Thursday. Kent told reporters at the closed-door meeting in Washington, D.C. that automated technology policy requires a lot of planning with various agencies which have different missions and controls.

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IARPA Chief Stacey Dixon Named NGA Deputy Director

Stacey Dixon, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has been appointed deputy chief of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. “Dr. Dixon is a proven leader who has a deep understanding of NGA and the entire intelligence community, its current challenges and the bright opportunities that lie ahead,” Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of NGA, said in a statement published Thursday.

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Sehlke Consulting Recognized as 28th Fastest Growing Veteran-Owned U.S. Business; Chad Sehlke Quoted

Inc. Magazine’s annual Vet50 list, recognizing the 50 fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses in the nation, listed Sehlke Consulting in the 28th position, Sehlke announced on April 18th. The selections for this list were based on the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000|500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list.

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IARPA Launches Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge 2; Dr. Seth Goldstein Quoted

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) launched the Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge 2 to stimulate breakthroughs in the science of forecasting to create greater strategic advantages for maintaining global security, predicting economic trends and directing the need for humanitarian efforts. Participants and teams will earn prizes by creating innovative solutions and methods that can successfully forecast a variety of global events, such as political elections, disease outbreaks and macro-economic indicators.

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Patrick Shanahan Hints at Possible NRO Integration Into Space Force

Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon could integrate the National Reconnaissance Office into the Space Force into the future, Defense News reported Thursday. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), SASC ranking member, asked about the Department of Defense’s reason for not putting NRO under the new service branch and Shanahan said DoD didn’t want to delay the formation of the new force.

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NSA General Counsel Says 5G, Emerging Techs Make Privacy ‘Complicated’

Glenn Gerstell, general counsel of the National Security Agency, said the adoption of 5G network and other tools like artificial intelligence could pose challenges for the federal government to promote citizen privacy, CBS News reported Wednesday. "There's lots and lots of potential for mischief. There's lots of potential for real benefit.

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