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Tyto Athene Completes Acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.; Chris Meilhammer Quoted

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the company has completed its acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (GSI). The acquisition to acquire GSI was announced on March 3rd and terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DoD IT professional services market. 

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Anduril Industries To Appoint Zachary Mears as New Head of Strategy

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries is expected to announce on Tuesday their acquisition of Zachary Mears, a former Pentagon staffer, as head of strategy. Anduril Industries is a company based out of Southern California with over 400 employees. The company has worked with the federal government on border surveillance, unmanned aerial systems and cruise missile defense technologies.

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DHS Earmarks Funding for Mobile Network Security R&D Projects

Cybersecurity Controls

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked $2.1 million to support two mobile security research and development projects led by private sector entities. Matthew Hartman, deputy executive assistant director of cybersecurity at CISA, said the projects will help establish a TIC3.0-based overlay that will fortify federal mobile security networks.

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CISA to Begin Managing Federal Web Domain in April; Eric Goldstein Quoted

CISA Cybersecurity Tools

The General Services Administration (GSA) is transferring oversight responsibilities for the “.gov” domain to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in a move that will take effect in April 2021. CISA said Monday it will manage the top-level domain (TLD) which covers all branches of the federal government including states, counties, cities, tribes and territories. 

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USSOCOM to Explore Viability of Emerging Tech in Ground Vehicle Fleet; Col. Joel Babbitt Quoted

USSOCOM

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will further invest in new technologies expected to modernize the USSOCOM fleet of ground vehicles. USSOCOM is exploring how autonomy, advanced situational awareness, hybrid-electric power and lightweight armor can augment a vehicle family of 3,000 platforms. General Dynamics delivered the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 that the military uses for special operations last year.

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DOE to Award $53M for University-Based Energy Efficiency Assessments; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $52.5 million in university-based efforts that help wastewater treatment facilities and manufacturers reduce carbon footprint and boost energy efficiency. These centers also train and prepare students for potential careers related to clean energy. Interested parties may submit letters of intent through April 1st. DOE expects to select up to 35 universities. 

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Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo: Space & Missile Systems Center Eyes Further SDA Partnerships

Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo

Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo, a materiel head at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said his office is working to develop recommendations on streamlining the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) contracting process. He noted that CASINO serves as the focal point for SMC’s activities in low-Earth orbit and has “a natural tie” to SDA’s initiatives. 

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Akima Subsidiary Appraised at CMMI V2.0 Level 3; Juvy McCarthy Quoted

Tuvli

Akima announced on Monday that its subsidiary company Tuvli was appraised at maturity level 3 on the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Version 2.0 for information technology (IT) services. “Helping our federal customers achieve success is our mission, and this rating demonstrates our commitment to delivering high-quality results,” commented Juvy McCarthy, president of Akima’s technology solutions and products group. 

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VMware Develops AI-Ready Updates to Streamline Online Businesses; Lee Caswell Quoted

VMware

VMware announced new updates on Monday that will assist customers to modernize their applications and digital infrastructure. The updates are vSphere 7 and vSAN 7, and they will allow businesses’ information technology (IT) teams to support old and new applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready. The updates will also increase data security and simplify business operations. 

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