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DOD Issues FY 2020 Procurement Mgmt Review; John Tenaglia Quoted

John Tenaglia

A Department of Defense (DOD) review of agency procurement practices has found that DOD agencies consistently emphasized customer support and were able to provide flexible work schedules that helped boost workforce morale over the past year. Tenaglia noted in the report’s foreword that PMR teams were able to migrate to virtual operations in line with telework demands that emerged in the past year.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Recognized for Fraud Protection, Threat Intelligence; Monty Faidley Quoted

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has been awarded best in class for Fraud Protection and Threat Intelligence during Security Today’s 2020 CyberSecured Awards. The company received recognition for its LexisNexis ThreatMetrix product, an enterprise solution for digital identity intelligence and digital authentication to inform risk decisions. "LexisNexis Risk Solutions fraud prevention tools unify decision analytics across the citizen and employee journey,” said Monty Faidley.

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Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Gerry Connolly Request $9B Tech Modernization Fund

MCEN Modernization

Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, as well as Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), head of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, wrote a letter to House leadership, requesting a $9 billion emergency injection into the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), under the next COVID-19 relief package.

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Avaya Advances AI Capabilities to Improve Customer Experience; Eric Rossman Quoted

Avaya

Avaya has made its OneCloud CCaaS and OneCloud CPaaS portfolios available with Avaya AI Virtual Agent Enhanced. “Avaya and Google Cloud are delivering AI innovation that is making organizations more agile, more responsive and more capable of meeting the needs of today’s ‘everything customer’,” said Eric Rossman, Avaya VP of Technology Partners and Alliances. 

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Lockheed Martin Reports Q4, FY 2020 Financial Results; James Taiclet Quoted

James Taiclet

Lockheed Martin Corporation has reported fourth quarter and full year 2020 results. The company’s fourth quarter 2020 net sales were $17.0 billion, compared to $15.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019. “In concert with our resilient operational performance, we delivered strong financial results on behalf of our shareholders and contributed to our communities," said Lockheed Martin president and CEO James Taiclet.

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HHS Releases Artificial Intelligence Strategy

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The Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled an enterprise strategy to advance the development and application of artificial intelligence across common mission areas in an effort to meet the evolving needs of U.S. citizens. The HHS AI Strategy calls for the department to establish an AI council. Operating and staff division leaders across the department will comprise the rest of the council.

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Gen. James Dickinson Backs Plan to Transfer Space Traffic Control to Commerce Department

Gen. James Dickinson

Army Gen. James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), said he supports a plan for the Department of Commerce (DOC) to take over space traffic management responsibilities to enable Space Command to focus on monitoring space activities that have an impact on national security. Dickinson said his command and the department have been collaborating in the past two years to come up with a plan for the transition. 

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Senate Confirms Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Antony Blinken

The Senate has confirmed Antony Blinken, former deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration, to lead the State Department in a 78-22 vote on Tuesday, The New York Times reported. During his confirmation hearing, Blinken said he plans to review U.S. policy toward North Korea and take a tougher approach to Russia and China. 

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Biden Administration Unveils New OPM Appointees; Chris Canning Quoted

Office of Personnel

President Biden's administration has named several appointees at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as part of its efforts to develop a diverse federal workforce. Chris Canning will serve as OPM's chief of staff, while Curtis Mejeur will perform duties as senior adviser to the director for technology and delivery.

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Army to Field, Develop Comms Tech for Future Network Capability

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army seeks to further develop its network capabilities with the planned fielding of new communications equipment across multiple brigade combat teams. The service branch said Monday it will continue integrated tactical network development after the completion of handheld and man-packable radio tests for Capability Set 21, a package of modern network technologies.

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