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Jerry McGinn, Daniel Kaniewski: New Administration Should Strengthen Law on Domestic Industrial Base Resources

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The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden should build on executive actions implemented under the Defense Production Act amid the coronavirus pandemic and expand DPA authorities to further support the country's industrial base, Jerry McGinn, executive director of George Mason University's Center for Government Contracting, wrote in a joint commentary with Marsh and McLennan managing director Daniel Kaniewski.

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Potomac Officers Club’s Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Hosted Expert Panel to Discuss Defense Resilience and Capabilities

Potomac Officers Club Hosts PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield

During Potomac Officers Club’s Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Virtual Event, an expert panel, comprised of notable leaders across the defense sector, took the stage to discuss how military PNT capabilities have become vital to the nation’s ability to shape the global environment, deter aggression, and fight and win wars, now and in the future. 

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Col. Jay Wisham, Col. John Cochran, Capt. Christian Dunbar Serve as Panelists to Discuss Importance of AI Maneuvering to Improve Battlefield Capabilities

Potomac Officers Club

Joel Dillon, vice president of Global Defense and the leader of Booz Allen Hamilton’s portfolio for the U.S. Army, acted as the moderator for an impressive expert panel during the recent Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver Virtual Event as a part of Booz Allen's 'Future Battlefield Series with Potomac Officers Club (POC) on Oct. 29th. 

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NOAA Taps GeoOptics, Spire Global for Commercial Data to Support Weather Forecasts

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a total of $23M in two-year contracts to GeoOptics and Spire Global for radio occultation data that the agency plans to use for operational weather forecasts. NOAA awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts on Nov. 20 under the Commercial Weather Data Pilot program for work that will run through 2022, the Department of Commerce's space commerce office said.

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NT Concepts’ Quality Mgmt System Receives ISO Certification; Brandon Ginsburg Quoted

Brandon Ginsburg SVP NT Concepts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 25, 2020 — NT Concepts' quality management system has been certified with an International Organization for Standard authorization by the National Quality Assurance, recognizing the software company's ability to meet customer requirements for enterprise information technology and advanced analytics products, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

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Report: GSA Finalizes Transportation Service Contract Awards to Uber, Lyft

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The General Services Administration has finalized the award of a potential $810M governmentwide transportation contract to Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft, Reuters reported Monday. Both companies can start offering ride-hail services to federal employees and contractors nationwide under the five-year deal.

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Expert Panel to Discuss DoD Strategies at GovConWire’s Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum

Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum

GovConWire’s Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum on Dec. 1 will feature an expert panel, composed of federal and industry leaders across the government contracting sector. The panel will address the DoD’s Software Acquisition Strategy, Defense Acquisition Workforce Development and the future of data and information technology modernization across agencies. To register for the Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum, as well as view upcoming opportunities, visit GovConWire’s Event Page.

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Jake Sullivan Appointed National Security Adviser Under Biden Administration

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Jake Sullivan, formerly deputy assistant to the president under the Barack Obama administration, has received appointment as national security adviser to President-elect Joe Biden. Sullivan is among the six key members of the incoming administration's foreign policy and national security team unveiled Monday.

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Lockheed Awarded $109M Navy Contract Modification for Trident II Missile Production, Support

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Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) space business has secured a $108.8M contract modification to manufacture and support Trident II missiles for the U.S. Navy. The award exercised options under an existing contract for Trident II D5 production and systems support services, the Department of Defense said Monday.

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