Posts from GovConDaily for 07/13/2017

Kaspersky Lab Banned from Governmentwide Contracts

After a review by the General Services Administration, the White House and intelligence agencies, Russian cybersecurity software firm Kaspersky Lab may no longer sell to federal agencies via civilian acquisition contract vehicles…
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PSC Joins the World Information Technology and Services Alliance; David Berteau Comments

The Professional Services Council (PSC) announced it has joined and become the American representative to the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA,) a consortium of over 80 information and communications technology (ICT) industry groups from around the world…
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DISA-Europe Selects Vectrus for ‘Facility of the Year’ Award; Chuck Prow Comments

Vectrus has received the Defense Information Systems Agency-Europe‘s “Facility of the Year” award in recognition of various locations the company operates within the Department of Defense Information Network…
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IARPA Seeks Info on Large Infrastructure-as-as-Service Providers

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has posted a request for information on large U.S.-based infrastructure-as-a-service providers that can help develop technologies to host sensitive workloads on public cloud…
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Leidos Lands Spot on Potential $679M NRC IT Support BPA; Angie Heise Comments

Leidos has secured a position on a potential five-year, $679 million blanket purchase agreement that covers information technology support services to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Leidos said Wednesday it is one of six companies that will compete for work to help NRC modernize modernize and rebalance the commission’s IT and information management under the contract…
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Agile Six to Take Over tiag’s VA IT Support Work Under T4NG Contract Vehicle

Agile Six Applications is acquiring a tiag business unit that currently offers information technology support services to the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation contract…
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BAE Taps 14 Firms for Type 26 Warship Manufacturing Equipment Supply Contracts

BAE Systems has awarded 14 companies contracts to deliver manufacturing materials to support production work on the first three ships as part of the U.K. government’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program…
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Chris Liddell: WH Innovation Office Eyes Multiyear Projects to Transform Federal Service

Chris Liddell, director of White House strategic initiatives, has said the Office of American Innovation aims to establish infrastructure and reach out to industry as part of multiyear efforts to improve how the federal government delivers customer service, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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DoD Proposes Changes to Defense Contracting Regulations

The Defense Department has called on Congress to modify current regulations for the department’s acquisition processes, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. In a set of nine proposals, DoD proposed to lessen contract-related reporting requirements and raise the micropurchasing threshold from $5,000 to $10,000…
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VIDEO: DoD News In Focus: Taking the Edge Off

Bladesmith and former Army Ranger Kyle Gahagan uses forging as an alternative means of therapy to help veterans with physical disabilities and those afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder at his in-home forge in Moravian Falls, N…
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