Tag Archives: IT

Will Roper Addresses U.S. Air Force Agile Development Into 2021

Will Roper

Will Roper, the assistant secretary of acquisition, technology and logistics and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the U.S. Air Force should leverage data, IT and agility to remain competitive against adversaries across the digital landscape. Roper noted that federal acquisition heads should bring deep technology expertise that extends to modern software development

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DoD Begins Migrating IT Users to DEOS; Brian Hermann Quoted

Defense Enterprise

The Department of Defense (DoD) has started migrating its IT users to Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS), the multibillion commercial cloud-based environment that will deliver collaboration services to the Defense Department. DEOS began the rollout process to its first users on Jan. 14th, according to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), who is spearheading the migration.

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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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Fortress Information Security Names John Cofrancesco VP of BD

Fortress

Fortress Information Security has appointed John Cofrancesco as vice president of Business Development. He will bring a demonstrated history of working across the Department of Defense (DoD), federal and computer software sectors. “I cannot wait to see where this new chapter of my career will take me, and to grow and learn within this role,” said Cofrancesco in a recent statement

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GSA Selects Everbridge to Provide CEM Platform; Mike Mostow Quoted

Everbridge

The General Services Administration (GSA) has selected Everbridge’s Mass Notification platform to secure the agency’s employees, facilities and operations. Everbridge’s CEM platform will help keep employees safe and informed across a variety of threats such as a global pandemic, hurricanes, wildfires, cyberattacks, IT outages and more. Everbridge received its FedRAMP authorization in 2018.

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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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AFS Wins US Navy Task Order to Support Enterprise Transformation; Vince Vlasho Quoted

Vince Vlasho, Defense Lead of Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture, has been awarded a five-year, $38 million task order to help the Department of the Navy drive an enterprise transformation strategy. “We’re honored to help the Department of the Navy manage its digital, data and IT services so they can focus critical resources on mission-specific requirements,” said Vince Vlasho, who leads Accenture Federal Services’ Defense portfolio.

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Laura Stanton Offers Update on GSA’s STARS III, Polaris Small Business IT GWACs

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner of the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration (GSA), said GSA plans to award the potential $50 billion STARS III governmentwide acquisition contract set aside for small IT businesses in fiscal year 2021. Stanton said a draft solicitation for another small business IT GWAC, Polaris, will be released soon on the beta SAM website.

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Microsoft Launches Top Secret Cloud Service; Tom Keane Quoted

Codify FedRAMP

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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