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American Systems Receives James S. Cogswell Award for Achievement in Industrial Security; Peter Smith Quoted

Peter Smith

American Systems announced on Wednesday that the company’s facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico has received the prestigious 2020 James S. Cogswell Award for security excellence from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). 

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CISA Reframing Cyber Hiring Approach; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is reassessing its cyber recruitment approach by prioritizing an applicant’s skills over professional experience. Christopher Krebs, director of CISA and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the agency is focusing on younger applicants with hands-on cybersecurity experience. 

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Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: US Offers Options to Foreign Arms Clients Facing Economic Challenges

Lt. Gen. Hooper

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, most recently director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. government is offering options to foreign allies to keep them from dropping planned arms procurements as they deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gen. John Raymond: Commercial Partners, Resilient Industrial Base Key to Driving Space Efforts

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of Space Operations and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the U.S. must leverage the space industrial base’s commercial expansion to retain the nation’s global leadership. ''By working with commercial partners, we will harness the best of both civil and government technology to further accelerate capabilities and expand the overall space economy,'' he noted.

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Exclusive: EverWatch Acquires BrainTrust; John Hillen Quoted

John Hillen, CEO of EverWatch

EverWatch announced on Monday that the national security services provider has acquired BrainTrust Holdings, a leading provider of innovative technology solutions to the intelligence and defense communities, for an undisclosed sum to further expand technical service offerings and contract pursuits in the intelligence sector.

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Anil Cheriyan Announces GSA Departure for July 17th; Emily Murphy, Julie Dunne Quoted

Anil Cheriyan

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that Anil Cheriyan, deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) deputy commissioner and director of Technology Transformation Services (TTS) will leave the administration on July 17th.  He joined GSA in Jan. 2019, where he was responsible for the expansion of the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence (CoE) program.

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KBR Wins $42.5M Task Order Under DoD IAC MAC to Advance Defense Training; Byron Bright Quoted

Byron Bright

KBR has been awarded a $42.5 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee recompete task order under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Installation Contracting Center, the company reported on Tuesday.

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GSA Raises STARS II Ceiling Value to $22B; Emily Murphy, Laura Stanton Quoted

Emily Murphy

The General Services Administration (GSA) has raised the ceiling of its 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services (STARS) II contract from $15 billion to $22 billion, the agency reported on Wednesday. GSA STARS II is a small business set-aside Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) that has provided flexible access to customized IT services and IT-services-based solutions.

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Accenture Federal Services Secures $341M DOC Contract to Modernize Business Systems; John Goodman Quoted

John Goodman

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has secured a one-year $341 million contract under the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Business Applications Solution (BAS) program to modernize the agencies’ business systems and data platform, the company reported on Monday. The contract has 19 years of additional options. 

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Scott McIntyre Reclaims First Place in Wash100 Popular Vote Before June 1st Deadline; Juliane Gallina, Gina Haspel Keep Pace

Scott McIntyre

Ten days left! The 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote draws to a close on June 1st, which leaves you with only ten days to vote as tensions for first place in the rankings. Click here to cast your vote and determine who emerges as the most significant executive of consequnece to the government contracting (GovCon) sector for 2020. 

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