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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a 10-year, $84.9 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide automation and other services in support of its operations. The contractor will help DIA design and deploy a data centric architecture with cloud computing capability for digital enrichment tool development; automate agency processes that are labor-intensive and
As the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning continues to grow exponentially in the public sector, the intelligence community is on the cusp of big changes in the way it operates. Because AI/ML is increasingly critical to U.S. intelligence capabilities, the IC is now updating and adapting its tradecraft to include these advanced technologies.
Government agencies in the U.S. had to quickly adapt to remote work at the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020; but now, as more organizations return to in-person work, the Intelligence Community, in particular, is being significantly affected by workforce attrition. Because the IC deals with a higher proportion of classified work than other federal