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David McKeown: DOD Eyes Industry Technologies to Support Defense Cybersecurity

David McKeown

David McKeown, the Department of Defense's chief information security officer (CISO) and deputy chief information officer (CIO), has looked on the industry for cybersecurity technologies to defend defense networks. He shared that his agency needs help from private-sector companies to bake in cybersecurity on tools and networks to replace its current practice of purchasing defense capabilities as an add-on feature. 

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Octo, Dataiku Partnership Fosters Data Science Innovation; CEO Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Leading federal IT modernization contractor, Octo Consulting announced on Friday that the company is partnering with Dataiku, an artificial intelligence and machine learning company, to better provide mission-critical solutions for complex IT challenges in the defense, intelligence, health, finance and law enforcement markets. 

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Orbit’s GX30 Multi-Purpose Aviation Satcom Terminal Successfully Tested And Demonstrated On Inmarsat Global Xpress and Mil-Ka Networks

Inmarsat Global Xpress

The Orbit GX30, a high-throughput multi-purpose terminal (MPT) that utilizes a 30 cm antenna to operate over Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) commercial and military Ka-band, has successfully completed its first phase of testing with government users, Inmarsat Government, Orbit Communications Systems and Boeing Commercial Satellite Services announced Thursday.

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Vertosoft Named as New Distributor for Harness

Vertosoft

Vertosoft announced on Thursday that the company has been named the new Government Distributor for Harness. Harness’ modern software delivery platform will now be available to Federal, state, and local governments through Vertosoft’s vast Partner network and robust Government Procurement Vehicles. “We are thrilled to add Harness to our technology portfolio," said Chet Hayes, Vertosoft's chief technology officer.

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Blackstone Completes Acquisition of QTS Realty Trust; CEO Chad Williams Quoted

Chad Williams

Blackstone has officially announced that its acquisition of QTS Realty Trust has been completed for approximately $10 billion. The acquisition was completed through the affiliates of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., and Blackstone Property Partners. Blackstone Senior Managing Directors Greg Blank and Tyler Henritze expressed their enthusiasm for the acquisition and the future of QTS. 

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ECS Receives Multiple Contract Awards on ASTRO IDIQ; COO John Heneghan Quoted

John Heneghan

ECS announced on Tuesday that the company has been named a prime award recipient on the recent General Services Administration's (GSA) ASTRO contract. ECS will leverage the company’s expertise in autonomous aviation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and mission solutions to develop and deploy operational AI/ML algorithms across the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) domain. 

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PAE Receives Counterdrug Surveillance Systems Task Order on DOD Counternarcotics and Global Threats Contract; PAE Interim CEO Charlie Peiffer Quoted

Charlie Peiffer

PAE announced on Monday that the company has been awarded a four-year, $28 million Counterdrug Surveillance Systems task order for the Department of Defense (DOD) on its Counternarcotics and Global Threats contract. Charlie Peiffer, interim president and CEO of PAE, commented that PAE has the specialized expertise needed to support these systems to meet the program’s mission objectives with this new work.

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StandardAero Wins Cloud Based Predictive Engine Maintenance Contract; Marc Drobny Quoted

StandardAero

The U.S. Air Force has awarded StandardAero a contract to apply predictive maintenance, readiness and reliability tools to the TF33 engine program for the service branch. StandardAero will provide the USAF the capabilities to optimize the readiness, reliability and costs associated with the maintenance performed on these engines, driven by advanced machine learning integration and utilizing government cloud hosting.  

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Sev1Tech Achieves AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Status; Matt Jordan Quoted

Matt Jordan

Sev1Tech announced on Wednesday that the company has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN). Sev1Tech leverages the capabilities of AWS to deliver complete cloud services and a cloud management portfolio that provides agencies and enterprise customers with fast, flexible access to the cloud.

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Noblis MSD Wins Prime $68 Million IDIQ Contract From NIWC Pacific; President Glenn Hickok Quoted

Glenn Hickok

Noblis MSD, a subsidiary of Noblis, has been awarded a potential seven-year, $68 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multi-award contract from the Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific (NIWC Pacific) to deliver engineering and technical services. Work on this contract will be performed in San Diego, California, Norfolk, Virginia and a select few locations outside of the continental United States. 

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