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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Accenture Invests $3B to Establish Cloud Division; Veritas/DXC Health Deal to Close Oct. 1st; SAIC Reorganizing Business Structure; LTG Bruce Crawford Joins Rubrik Advisory Board; Collins Aerospace Receives $317M Contract


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Eight Firms Win $1.2B in DLA Protective Gown Supply Contracts

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded eight companies one-year contracts worth potentially $1.2B combined to provide disposable gowns for the Strategic National Stockpile under the Department of Health and Human Services’ management.

Contract work includes the supply of 73M isolation gowns through January 2021 to support the U.S. government’s COVID-19 response efforts, the Department of Defense said Monday.

Bruce Crawford

Rubrik Names LTG Bruce Crawford, Former Army CIO, to Advisory Board; Bipul Sinha Quoted

Rubrik has appointed LTG Bruce Crawford to its public sector advisory board to advance the company’s product life cycle, effective in Oct. 2020. On the Rubrik advisory board, Crawford will help the company solve federal data challenges.

“We wanted to build a board staffed with experts who have years of experience working with different agencies, service providers and system integrators who have served the public sector market for a very long time,” said Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha.

Kyle Michl and Christopher Copeland AFS

Christopher Copeland, Kyle Michl Appointed to AFS Technology Innovation Leadership; John Goodman Quoted

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has appointed Christopher Copeland as managing director and chief technology officer and Kyle Michl as managing director and chief innovation officer to  strengthen the company’s technology and innovation capabilities, AFS reported on Tuesday.

Nazzic Keene CEO SAIC

SAIC Seeks to Accelerate Growth Priorities Through Reorg; Nazzic Keene Quoted

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will reorganize its business structure into two segments – defense and civilian business and national security and space business – effective Oct. 31, as part of efforts to advance growth priorities in digital engineering, space and digital transformation, among other areas.

Bob Genter, currently executive vice president and general manager of SAIC’s civilian business, will serve as president of the defense and civilian sector while Michael LaRouche, EVP and GM of national security group, will oversee national security and space work as sector president, SAIC said Thursday.

Julie Sweet

Accenture Invests $3B to Establish Cloud Division, Names Karthik Narain as Lead; Julie Sweet Quoted

Accenture has formed Accenture Cloud First under a three-year, $3 billion investment. The division will help clients accelerate digital transformation to increase speed and scale. Accenture has appointed Karthik Narain to lead Accenture Cloud First and join the Global Management Committee, effective October 1.

Cloud computingProtest of Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract Award Decision Likely to Continue Into 2021

The Department of Defense reaffirmed its decision to award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in early September but a joint status report issued by the Court of Federal Claims Tuesday reveals several scenarios that could extend the JEDI contract protest into 2021, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday.

Ramzi Musallam CEO and Managing Partner Veritas CapitalVeritas Capital Sets Oct. 1 for $5B DXC Health Business Deal Closure; Ramzi Musallam Quoted

Veritas Capital has scheduled Oct. 1 as the date the private equity firm expects to complete its pending $5B cash acquisition of the U.S. state and local health and human services unit from DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC). Paul Saleh, executive vice president and chief financial officer of DXC, will serve as CEO of the business Veritas is acquiring and renaming “Gainwell Technologies” upon the deal’s closure.

Collins AerospaceCollins Aerospace Awarded $317M to Build More Radios for US, Int’l Clients

Collins Aerospace will supply AN/ARC-210(v) radio communications systems to domestic and foreign military sales customers under a three-year, $316.7M contract modification from the U.S. Navy. The Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) subsidiary will provide 11,313 radios to be installed in more than 400 ground, airborne and maritime platforms, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

julie-dunne-gsas-commissioner-of-federal-acquisition-service-to-give-keynote-address-at-potomac-officers-clubs-2020-procurement-forum-on-march-19thGSA Awards Deloitte, Esper Contract to Advance AI Technology; Julie Dunne, Bob De Luca Quoted

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded its multiple year, $9.9 million contract to Deloitte Consulting and Esper through GSA’s Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) authority.

“The Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is pleased to offer an innovative acquisition solution to support our agency partners as they continue their work in support of the Administration’s regulatory reform activities,” said GSA FAS commissioner Julie Dunne.

BattelleBattelle Gets $140M SOCOM Contract to Build Nonstandard Commercial Vehicle

Battelle has been awarded a $140M contract modification to produce another nonstandard commercial vehicle platform for U.S. Special Operations Command to address an “emergent” requirement. The modification increases the ceiling value of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to $310M, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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