Posts from GovConWire for 01/03/2019

Ronald Hahn Promoted to AECOM Strategic Growth EVP; John Vollmer Quoted

Ronald Hahn, executive vice president of critical infrastructure protection strategies at AECOM (NYSE: ACM), has been promoted to EVP of business development for the strategic growth organization within the company’s management services group…
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Red Hat’s David Egts: Open-Source Training, ‘Sense of Mission’ Could Help Agencies Address Cyber Skills Gap

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said there are several options the federal government can consider to build up its workforce’s cybersecurity and information technology skills and one of those is to explore open-source training…
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Wilson Wang Appointed Mitre VP, CFO

Wilson Wang, former head of Mitre‘s enterprise transformation office, has been named a vice president and chief financial officer at the nonprofit research company. Mitre said Wednesday Wang will oversee business management and transformation efforts such as a multiyear initiative to update and integrate business systems across the organization…
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Randy Morgan Appointed CEO of Preferred Systems Solutions

Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS), a portfolio company of CM Equity Partners, announced on Wednesday that Randy Morgan has been appointed as CEO and a member of the PSS Board of Directors. Jim Ballard, current CEO and member of the board, is transitioning to chairman of the board…
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Report: HII Newport News Could Secure Two-Carrier Contract by End of January

The Department of Defense on Monday notified Congress that it would proceed with a block buy of two aircraft carriers in a move that could pave the way for the U.S. Navy to award the contract by the end of January, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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Raytheon Gets $81M Navy Contract Modification for F/A-18E/F, EA-18G Configuration Components

Raytheon has received a three-year, $81.2M contract modification to provide components needed to implement configuration updates to the EA-18G and F/A-18E/F planes of the U.S. Navy and Australia. The company will provide 228 items in order to complete engineering change proposals related to the two aircraft platforms’ configuration D retrofit component, the Department of Defense said Wednesday…
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Raytheon’s Todd Probert: DoD Could Look to Commercial Software Dev’t to Speed Up Weapons Procurement

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon, told C4ISRNET that one of the trends he expects to see in 2019 is the Department of Defense’s move to accelerate the acquisition of weapons systems through commercial software development model…
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Fortinet Named Founding Partner of WEF Center for Cybersecurity; Ken Xie Quoted

Fortinet has joined the World Economic Forum’s Center for Cybersecurity as a founding partner in a move to help deter cyber crime. WEF established the center to encourage collaboration among members of industry, government, international organizations, academia and civil society to address global cybersecurity challenges, Fortinet said Wednesday…
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Brent Upson: Lockheed Plans ‘Transformational’ Tech Investments

Brent Upson, director of ISR systems at Lockheed Martin, has said the company will continue to invest in “transformational” technology platforms in a push to help military clients perform multidomain warfare missions…
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SBA Continues to Promote Federal Contracting Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses

The Small Business Administration is working with industry partners to help women-owned companies pursue contracts in the federal government, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. SBA partnered with the Women Impacting Public Policy group and American Express to continue the ChallengeHER program that offers female small business owners a crash-course to learn about government procurement processes…
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Risk Mitigation Consulting Wins $95M Navy Mission Assurance Assessment IDIQ

Risk Mitigation Consulting has won a potential five-year, $95M contract to assess the U.S. Navy‘s mission assurance process for infrastructure and facility-related control systems. The company will also gather and analyze data on Navy industrial control systems, utilities and supporting infrastructure to help the military service determine its overall asset risk posture, the Department of Defense said Wednesday…
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