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GSA Intends to Leverage Digital Assets to Increase Operating Efficiency; David Shive Quoted

David Shive

The General Services Administration (GSA) will integrate its digital assets and tools it has created to ensure the agency operates as efficiently as possible by reengineering agency business processes. David Shive, chief information officer of GSA, said that the agency will work to become a “true, end-to-end digital entity.” GSA will continually improve systems and services throughout the acquisition life cycle to improve efficiency. 

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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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VA Uses API Tech to Facilitate Data Transfers With Third Parties

Department of

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses a platform that allows for secure data exchanges between the country's veterans and third-party organizations. VA plans to further develop API services in support of health data collection and management. The department also wants to apply API technology to appeal submissions and engagements with other federal agencies.

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SAS Names Bryan Harris as EVP, CTO; Jim Goodnight Quoted


SAS has appointed Bryan Harris as executive vice president and chief technology officer. With more than two decades of experience, Harris has a deep knowledge of the technology industry, including analytics, cloud and user experience across the public and private sectors. “As CTO, Bryan will push SAS to continue leading the market and drive innovation,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight.

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IBM Wins Spot on USDA BPA to Modernize Conservation Programs; Jay Bellissimo Quoted

Jay Bellissimo

IBM has been selected as one of the five large business awards by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Mission Area in a blanket purchase agreement (BPA). "IBM is proud to have the opportunity to work with the USDA to help achieve higher levels of digital modernization," said Jay Bellissimo, IBM's General Manager, U.S. Public Sector and Federal.

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BAE Systems Names Jeremy Tondreault as President of Platform & Services Sector; Tom Arseneault Quoted

Jeremy Tondreault

BAE Systems has promoted Jeremy Tondreault as president of the Platform & Services sector, effective Jan 4, 2021. Tondreault will join BAE Systems’ senior leadership team, which is led by Tom Arseneault president and CEO, and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. Tondreault will succeed Guy Montminy, who will remain as a legacy fellow with the company until his planned retirement later in 2021.

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BAE Systems Wins $76M Navy Contract to Provide Maintenance, Modernization Services; Mark Whitney Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a $76.3 million docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and perform maintenance and modernization work on the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value to $100.5 million.

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BAE Systems Expands Capabilities at Georgia Cyber Center; Peder Jungck Quoted

Peder Jungck

BAE Systems has recently signed a lease agreement at the Georgia Cyber Center, expanding its footprint in the technology marketplace. “We’re committed to supporting our customer’s mission by bringing innovative solutions that further enable mission success,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Intelligence Solutions business.

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Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Wins Contract to Support US Army Modernization Network

Lynn Bamford

PacStar, which was recently acquired by Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions, has been awarded a five-year contract to support U.S. Army network modernization efforts, under Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN). “IQ-Core Software will help integrate NetOps with cyber and mission operations, equipping the Army with a unified approach for unmatched visibility, control, and situational awareness of tactical networks,” said Lynn Bamford.

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OPM IG Issues Report on FY 2020 FISMA Compliance Efforts


The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released its final audit for the agency’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) for fiscal year 2020. According to the report, OPM is working to develop an enterprise risk management strategy as well as baseline configurations for information systems.

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