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Brian Goodger: HHS Eyes February Release of $40B CIO-SP4 IT Contract Solicitation

Brian Goodger Acting Director NITAAC

Brian Goodger, acting director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, said the Department of Health and Human Services plans to release a solicitation for the potential 10-year, $40B Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners follow-on contract for IT support services in early February, Bloomberg Government reported Tuesday.

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Oshkosh Closes Pratt Miller Buy; John Pfeifer Quoted

John Pfeifer President and COO Oshkosh

Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) has closed its acquisition of engineering company Pratt Miller in a debt- and cash-free transaction worth approximately $115M. “This acquisition will allow us to leverage Pratt Miller’s experience and innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous and connected systems and electrification, positioning our Company for future growth,” said John Pfeifer, president and chief operating officer of Oshkosh.

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Virtustream’s Pritesh Parekh: Managed Cloud Services Could Help Agencies Migrate, Secure Workloads

Pritesh Parekh Chief Trust Sec Officer Virtustream

Pritesh Parekh, chief trust and security officer at Dell Technologies’ (NYSE: DELL) Virtustream business, said agencies looking to migrate to the cloud should implement cloud-native platforms and a unified approach to security as they temporarily operate in a hybrid environment. He wrote that agencies that are transitioning to the cloud while running some workloads in on-premises data centers should consider using cloud-based managed services.

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ASRC Federal Subsidiary Wins $212M Contract to Support NASA Research, Education Programs; Jennifer Felix Quoted

Jennifer Felix President and CEO ASRC Federal

ASRC Federal Agile Decision Sciences will provide professional services and information technology support to NASA under the potential five-year, $212M Research and Education Support Services contract. “Our team will continue to focus on providing expertise to NASA’s basic and applied research, technology development and STEM engagement programs," said Jennifer Felix, ASRC Federal president and CEO.

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State & Local Govt Tech Vet Jeremy Goldberg Joins Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector Group

Jeremy Goldberg Microsoft

Jeremy Goldberg, former interim chief information officer and deputy secretary of general government, technology and innovation for the state of New York, has joined  the worldwide public sector organization at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). “I look forward to helping drive public-sector transformation, especially as governments around the world rethink their technology strategies & infrastructure,” Goldberg said Friday in a LinkedIn post.

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NIST, Nokia to Collaborate on 5G Architecture Security Demo

5G technology

Nokia has been selected to demonstrate the security features of a 5G architecture for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The company said Thursday it will collaborate with NCCoE an in effort to help public and private sector organizations secure the 4G-5G transition process.

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