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Maxar Wins Contract From Intelsat to Build Satellite Network; Megan Fitzgerald Quoted

Megan Fitzgerald

Maxar Technologies has been awarded a contract from Intelsat to build the Galaxy 37 geostationary communications satellite, the sixth Intelsat geostationary communications satellite. The satellite is scheduled for delivery in 2023. Galaxy 37 will join four previously ordered satellites from Maxar to transition Intelsat’s existing media distribution and contribution services.

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HHS, DoD Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) have published strategic documents that represent how the Trump administration plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines. The strategy directs the government to engage with local communities, quickly distribute vaccines, safely administer supply availability and track programmatic data for the distribution effort. 

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Ginnie Mae Awards CGI BPA to Establish Digital Transformation Strategy; Stefan Becker Quoted

Stefan Becker

CGI has been awarded a one-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the Digital Asset Management Solution (DAMS). The BPA has included four option years. Under the BPA, CGI will help Ginnie Mae establish an enterprise-wide strategy for document, record and content management.

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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Deliver LUSV Study for US Navy; Joe DePietro, Richard McCreary Quoted

Joe DePietro

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $7 million contract to deliver a study for a proven, integrated and capable payload ship that will be able to patrol for extended durations, under the U.S. Navy’s Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) competition, Lockheed Martin reported on Thursday. 

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DVS Appoints Douglas Boufford as EVP of Federal Civilian Programs; Michael McHugh Quoted

Douglas Boufford

DirectViz Solutions (DVS) has appointed Douglas Boufford as the company’s executive vice president of Federal Civilian Programs, effective immediately, the company reported on Wednesday. Boufford will join DVS with more than three decades of experience in providing mission critical Information Technology (IT), professional and technical services to customers across the government sector. 

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Boeing Names Marc Allen as Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Raymond as Chief Sustainability Officer; David Calhoun Quoted

Marc Allen and

The Boeing Company has appointed Marc Allen as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development. The company has also named Christopher Raymond as chief sustainability officer. Both appointments will go into effect on Oct. 1. Allen joined Boeing’s Executive Council in 2014 as president of Boeing International

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Treasury Advances Financial Mgmt Shared Services Modernization; David Lebryk Quoted

David Lebryk

The Department of the Treasury is working on governmentwide standards for shared services and financial management platforms after it was designated as a quality services management office (QSMO) in June 2020. David Lebryk said one of the challenges the department needs to address as a QSMO is the integration of core financial management systems to facilitate data sharing.

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DOE Picks 12 Projects Under Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Dev’t Effort

DOE

The Department of Energy will award $34M in funds to 12 projects that will cover the development of small-scale solid oxide fuel cell systems that employ solid oxide electrolyzer cell technologies. DOE said Tuesday it aims to drive the usage of SOFC hybrid systems for power generation and hydrogen production through the funding opportunity.

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DHS Agencies Launch Toolkit for IPAWS Alert System Planning

DHS

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate have published a new toolkit intended to help local and state communities implement a certain warning system. The “Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Planning Toolkit" is designed to guide authorities in using IPAWS, a FEMA-supported local alerting system, DHS said Tuesday.

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