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Clean Energy Advocate Jennifer Granholm Becomes DOE Secretary

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm, formerly the governor of Michigan, assumed leadership over the Department of Energy (DOE) when she was sworn in on Thursday as the 16th energy secretary. Granholm's swearing in follows a Senate vote of 64-35 for her confirmation as the secretary of energy. She takes over from David Huizenga who held the role on an acting basis as the Biden administration transitioned in.

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Gen. John Hyten: MDA Must Realign R&D Priorities With Core Mission

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) must focus on next-generation concepts and align their capabilities with the core mission. He added that the MDA must revitalize collaboration with the Joint Requirements Oversight Council to inform requirements for air and missile defense. 

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Alion Wins $89M USAF Task Order to Support Warfighting Integration Capability; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alan Dietrich

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a five-year, $89 million task order to provide advanced analysis and engineering, as well as research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) with technology insertion for the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC). Alion will provide RDT&E of emerging technologies, examine cross-domain and multi-domain techniques and develop innovative technical solutions

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GSA Releases Single Sign-On Playbook for Federal Agencies

Data Management

The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a playbook for application architects and enterprise program managers seeking to update their government agencies' access management platforms. GSA invites government agencies to collaborate and provide insights and practices in line with the playbook. The playbook is also meant to help agencies determine if they are already federated.

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DISA Uses Cloud-Based Tech to Optimize Teleworking; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

The Defense Information Systems Agency partnered with a cloud-focused group at the Department of Defense's chief information office to address the demands of teleworking amid the COVID-19 pandemic. DISA said Thursday that it sought out expertise from DOD CIO's Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO) on technologies that optimize cloud-based teleworking.

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Leigh Method on Proposed Defense Policy Updates for Contractors, Contingency Support

Leigh Method

Leigh Method, deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) for Logistics, has said that her office is looking to clarify defense policies involving contracted personnel, contingency operations and DOD-contractor responsibilities. The new rules also seek to clarify DOD and contractor requirements such as pre-deployment health assessments, she added.

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Ntiva Names Jim Wilson as President, COO; Steven Freidkin Quoted

Ntiva

Ntiva has appointed Jim Wilson as president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately, the company reported last week. Wilson has more than a decade and a half of experience in IT roles. Wilson will assume responsibility for Central and Regional Operations, Sales, Marketing and Strategy. Wilson will be responsible for the overall performance and service delivery of the organization.

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SOSi Wins Contract to Deliver IT, Logistics Support to DINFOS; Julian Setian Quoted

Julian Setian

SOSi has been awarded a $21 million contract to provide enterprise IT and logistics support to the Defense Information School (DINFOS), a component of the Defense Media Agency (DMA). “This award exemplifies how we can leverage our robust service catalog to create market discriminators and grow our business organically,” said Julian Setian, president and CEO of SOSi and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Brig. Gen. Christine Beeler Selected as Army Contracting Command’s Next Leader

Christine Beeler

Brig. Gen. Christine Beeler, commanding general of the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, has been appointed to succeed Maj. Gen. Paul Pardew as commanding general of Army Contracting Command (ACC). Beeler has led MICC's efforts to standardize its acquisition process and deliver contingency contracting support to the service branch amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Alejandro Mayorkas: DHS to Increase Minimum Cyber Spending to 7.5% Via FEMA Grant Awards

Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said DHS will raise the required minimum cybersecurity spending through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant awards from 5 percent to 7.5 percent, reflecting a $25 million increase across the country. He said DHS has started to assess and implement additional capabilities, including potential new grant initiatives. 

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