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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Year in Review – Top 17 Stories of 2017

Weekly Roundup
December 25 – December 29, 2017

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

For this week’s round-up we’re counting down the 17 most popular articles published across our three newsletters from this year. The following 17 articles were reviewed and analyzed to be the most read stories we published this year. They range across a variety of topics such as contract awards, executive moves, mergers and acquisitions, announcements of federal policies, interviews with GovCon executives, and general industry news.

As we bid farewell to 2017 and look forward to 2018, all of us at Executive Mosaic would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for your continued readership. Thank you for using our publications as a trusted source of news and all things GovCon.

Thank you and happy new year!

THIS YEAR’S TOP NEWS STORIES

NIST Reveals Draft of Cybersecurity Framework
Industry experts and federal employees met at a workshop hosted this week at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland to hammer out the details of the new federal cybersecurity framework draft requested by President Donald Trump in his executive order.
Army Opens Solicitation for $82B LOGCAP V Contract
The U.S. Army has issued a request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $82 billion contract that seeks to provide logistics and facility support services for service component and geographical combatant commands.
DISA Hands Down Potential $17.5B Encore III IT Services IDIQ
The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 20 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $17.5 billion contract vehicle for information technology products and services for IT modernization efforts at the Defense Department and other federal agencies.
DXC to Merge US Public Sector Business With Vencore, KeyPoint; Mac Curtis to Lead Combined Firm
DXC Technology has agreed to merge its U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions to establish a “top five” independent, publicly traded contractor within the government information technology services sector.
55 Firms Land Spots on $37B Army Contract for C4ISR Program Support Services
The U.S. Army has selected 55 companies to compete for task orders under a potential $37.4 billion contract vehicle that covers knowledge-based professional services for government programs that have command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements.
Bloomberg: Air Force Halts Air Operations Network Modernization Program
The U.S. Air Force has asked Northrop Grumman to cease development work on the air operations center modernization program “until further notice,” Bloomberg reported Friday.
Leidos Defense Group Head Michael Leiter Leaves Company
Leidos‘ (NYSE: LDOS) defense group president Michael Leiter left the company on Friday approximately one year after the merger with the former Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) information systems and global solutions segment was first announced.
Jacobs Wins Potential $771M Task Order for Enterprise Operations, Maintenance Support to USSOCOM
Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has won a potential $771.3 million task order to provide enterprise operations and maintenance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Brig. Gen. Scott Dingle to Lead Army Regional Health Command-Atlantic
Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, deputy chief of staff for staff operations at the U.S. Army Medical Command, has been named commanding general of the military branch’s Regional Health Command-Atlantic, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.
Oracle to Dramatically Cut Sales Team, Grow Cloud
Oracle is reducing its sales to make more money from its fastest growing sector: cloud. While the exact size of the cuts are uncertain, one report says Oracle is preparing to cut up to two-thirds of its current sales force as soon as this summer, and layoffs are expected to start after the end of this month, the UK Register reported.
Air Force Orders $78M in Raytheon IFF Transponders, Equipment
Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has landed a potential $78 million contract to supply the U.S. Air Force with identification friend-or-foe transponders and ancillary equipment.
Jacobs Wins Follow-On $4.6B MDA Mission Support IDIQ
Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has won a potential $4.6 billion contract to deliver products and services in support of the Missile Defense Agency‘s operations, test and training activities.
Google Vet Bikash Koley to Join Juniper Networks as CTO
Bikash Koley, head of network architecture, engineering and planning at Google, will join Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) in August as chief technology officer.
CRN: DXC Technology’s Senior Management Team Draws From Both CSC, HPE Services Segment
Executives from Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise‘s (NYSE: HPE) enterprise services segment have been named to vice president and director roles at the future merged CSC-HPE ES company that will operate as DXC Technology when it debuts April 3, CRN reported.
Army Intell Officer Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier Named Military Deputy to DIA Director
Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier, commanding general and commandant of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca in Arizona, will assume the role of military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Army Picks 9 Firms for $10B Defense Language Interpretation, Translation Services Contract
Nine companies have won positions on a potential 10-year, $9.86 billion contract to provide foreign language services to the U.S. Army‘s Defense Language Interpretation Translation Enterprise program.
White House Lifts Federal Hiring Freeze Following Release of OMB Govt Restructuring Guidance
The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze after the Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance that recommends measures for agencies on how to reduce the federal workforce’s size, restructure missions and evaluate employee performance, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

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