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Sarah Armstrong: NSWC Crane Hypersonics Systems Engineering Field Activity Seeks to Link Research to Warfighter’s Needs

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Sarah Armstrong, director of the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO) Systems Engineering Field Activity at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division, said her work involves looking for “similarities between program needs and ways to maximize investments.” She also cited the importance of communication in accelerating tech deployment and shed light on her work at NSWC Crane. 

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GAO Releases Annual Assessment of Major DHS Acquisition Programs

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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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Gen. John Raymond Unveils Priorities in Planning Guidance for Space Force

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Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, laid out in a planning guidance his five priorities for organizing the new military branch and one of those is to establish a lean and agile service. “This planning guidance is going to be absolutely critical to us as we develop that force design going forward,” Raymond said. 

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Invictus JV, Joint Venture of Perspecta & Knight Point, Secures Spot on $13.4B SBEAS Program to Support AFMC; Mac Curtis, Tony Johnson Quoted

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Perspecta has announced that Invictus JV, a joint venture of Perspecta subsidiary Knight Point Systems, has been awarded a prime position on the five-year, $13.4 billion Small Business Enterprise Applications Solutions (SBEAS) program from the United States Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Perspecta reported on Wednesday

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SAIC to Provide Systems Engineering For New Zealand Government to Improve Tsunami Buoy Network; Jim Scanlon Quoted

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received a multi-million dollar, firm-fixed contract from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the Government of New Zealand  to provide systems engineering, integration work and deliver a regional tsunami buoy network, the company announced on Friday

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DISA Awards Accenture Federal $7.5B IDIQ Contract to Improve IT Processes for Soldiers; Vince Vlasho Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has given Accenture Federal Services (AFS) a potential ten-year, $7.5 billion, Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract award on Monday

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OPM Issues Federal Guidance for Adding ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memorandum allowing federal agencies to add “data scientist” job titles to a number of positions to establish the role of chief data officers and their support personnel and support the President’s Management Agenda and the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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DISA’s Ernest Hibbs: U.S. Needs to Address System Engineering Gaps

Ernest Hibbs, chief engineer of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s infrastructure directorate, spoke about the country's systems engineering gaps during an event in Baltimore. Md. He discussed a number of cyber engineering problems including the country's posture as a target and excessive use of funds for discussions, DISA said Wednesday.

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