Tag Archives: Acquisition Policy

CGI Wins Contract to support Transformation of Virginia Commonwealth’s eVA program

CGI

CGI has been awarded a contract by the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) to support transformational enhancements to the Commonwealth's eVA program. CGI was selected by DGS to modernize the eVA platform with next-generation technologies, tools and capabilities that will support the Commonwealth's business goals. 

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DOD’s Frederick Moorefield on Spectrum IT Modernization, Joint All-Domain C2, Spectrum Sharing

Frederick Moorefield

Frederick Moorefield, a deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DOD), told FCW in an interview published Thursday that spectrum information technology modernization would be one of the first priorities of the newly created Command, Control, Communications Leadership Board at DOD.

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GAO Releases Annual Assessment of Major DHS Acquisition Programs

Department of Homeland

The Government Accountability Office assessed 24 major acquisition programs of the Department of Homeland Security and found that 19 of those were meeting their cost and schedule baseline goals as of September 2020. GAO said in a report that five DHS acquisition programs remained in breach of either schedule or cost goals or both as of September last year.

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Incoming Administration Expected to Support Small Businesses With $400B Procurement Effort

Federal Contracting

Contracting opportunities for minority-owned and small businesses are likely to increase under the administration of President-elect Joe Biden given his campaign’s proposed $400 billion procurement effort. The Biden campaign’s website says the $400 billion plan seeks “to support small businesses and tackle inequities in the federal contracting system,” by expanding the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) development program. 

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Intelligent Waves Wins ITES-3S Task Order to Provide VTC Solutions; Erin Horrell Quoted

Erin Horrell

Intelligent Waves (IW) has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Army’s Mission Command Training Program (MCTP), under the ITES-3S contract vehicle. “We are excited to support the security mission of MCTP, leveraging the ITES-3S Army’s contract vehicle. We look forward to delivering exceptional service to the US Army,” said Erin Horrell, IW’s chief growth officer.  

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Ellen Lord: Acquisition Policy Rewrite Could Help DoD Address Sustainment Concerns With Hypersonics

Ellen Lord

The Department of Defense has updated its acquisition policy to help speed up the delivery of hypersonic weapons to warfighters. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, discussed how the 5000 series rewrite could help address sustainment concerns for such weapons systems, DoD News reported Friday.

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Google Cloud Wins Framework Agreement to Secure Cloud Platform; Mike Daniels Quoted

Mike Daniels

Google Cloud announced it has received a Framework Agreement for Secure Cloud from the Canadian federal government to provide its cloud platform and collaboration technologies to federal agencies. "Receiving a framework agreement for secure cloud services means we can now support programs that require high levels of data protection for government workloads," said Mike Daniels.

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Boeing Expands Renewable Energy Initiative; Chris Raymond, Beth Schryer Quoted

Chris Raymond

Boeing has entered into a multi-state agreement to purchase carbon-neutral power for its Chicago headquarters and sites in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The purchase will expand Boeing’s  initiative to power worksites and manufacturing facilities using 100 percent renewable electricity. "These actions reflect Boeing’s commitment to innovate and operate to make the word better,” said Boeing’s chief sustainability officer Chris Raymond.

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Bechtel Partners with TerraPower to Develop Demonstration Plant; Barbara Rusinko, Chris Levesque Quoted

Barbara Rusinko

Bechtel has partnered with TerraPower to provide plant design, licensing, procurement and construction through federal grant application to build a demonstration plant for the Natrium reactor and energy system architecture, Bechtel reported on Thursday. Bechtel will join a team that includes GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, PacifiCorp, Energy Northwest, and Duke Energy.

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Sen. Charles Grassley Asks DoD to Respond to Questions About JEDI Cloud Program

Sen. Charles Grassley

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has asked the Department of Defense (DoD) to respond by Oct. 19th to several questions in relation to the findings and recommendations by DoD’s office of the inspector general about the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing program.

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