Posts from GovConWire for 02/27/2018

Mark Gerencser, UMUC Ventures Chairman, Inducted Into 2018 Wash100 for His Strong History of GovCon Industry Contributions

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Mark Gerencser, chairman of the board of visitors of the University of Maryland University College, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for his strong history of executive leadership and current role advancing adult education and government contracting interests…
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Northrop Lands $95M DHS Biometric Recognition System Devt Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a potential 42-month, $95 million contract to develop a biometric identification platform for the Department of Homeland Security. The company said Monday it will develop the first and second increments of the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology and provide systems integration support under the contract with DHS’ office of biometric identity management…
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Charles Verdon Appointed NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration…
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PlanetRisk to Support DHS Cyber Programs Under $79M Contract; Paul McQuillan Comments

PlanetRisk has secured a potential five-year, $79 million contract to help manage the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity programs. The company said it will support DHS’ National Cybersecurity Program System as well as the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation and Enhanced Cybersecurity Services programs through the contract…
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TalaTek Obtains FedRAMP Certification for Enterprise Compliance Mgmt Platform

TalaTek has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification to offer the company’s enterprise security compliance management platform to government agencies. Enterprise Compliance Management Solution is designed to help customers manage risks and comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act, FedRAMP and other security requirements, TalaTek said Monday…
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DHS Awards Contracts to IBM, Deloitte Through Procurement Innovation Lab’s 2-Phased Approach

The Department of Homeland Security’s procurement innovation lab has implemented a two-phased approach to streamline the acquisition process and cut the time it takes to award contracts, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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DISA Completes SIPRNet Classified Network Modernization Project

The Defense Information Systems Agency has wrapped up modernization work on the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network as part of the SIPRNet Access Migration Project designed to facilitate network connectivity for mission partners DISA said Thursday it transitioned SIPRNet into a virtual network, reduced the network’s size and raised the bandwidth capacity from 1G to 10G under the modernization project…
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L3 to Manufacture Common Datalink System for Navy MH-60R Fleet

L3 Technologies has received a potential $25.6 million contract to produce a radio communications system for the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of MH-60R multimission helicopters. The company will manufacture, test, deliver, manage and support Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 systems under the contract, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Reports: DIUx Head Raj Shah Steps Down

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, resigned from his post Thursday after a nearly two-year stint with the organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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GSA, ServiceNow Sign Governmentwide Software Agreement; Emily Murphy Comments

The General Services Administration and ServiceNow have reached a governmentwide agreement that seeks to facilitate the procurement of ServiceNow’s software platforms by federal agencies through Carahsoft Technology’s IT Schedule 70 contract…
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FCC to Begin ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order’ Implementation in April

The Federal Communications Commission has set April 23 as the effective date of an order that would repeal internet regulations the Obama administration implemented in 2015. Changes under the Restoring Internet Freedom Order will go into effect in April except for certain amendatory instructions, which are subject to the Office of Management and Budget‘s approval of information collection requirements and will be delayed until further notice, FCC said in a Federal Register document published Thursday…
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VIDEO: Force Reconnaissance Raid

Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Pendleton, California, continue to train for their upcoming deployment.
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