Brenda Marie Rivers

Former USAF Chief of Staff David Goldfein Appointed Blackstone Senior Adviser

David Goldfein Senior Adviser Blackstone

David Goldfein, former chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named a senior adviser at New York-based investment company Blackstone (NYSE: BX). Goldfein retired from the Air Force in October with the rank of general after 37 years of service and will provide advice to the Blackstone leadership on investment and strategic matters, the company said Thursday.

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Ellen Lord: DOD’s Digital Marketplace Seeks to Drive ‘Trusted’ Partnerships Between Investors, Companies

Ellen Lord acquisition chief Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has launched an electronic marketplace with the goal of connecting small- to medium-sized businesses to capital providers under the DOD's Trusted Capital program. “Trusted Capital works by providing opportunities for trusted financial institutions and qualifying companies to explore mutually beneficial partnerships in support of national security goals,” said Ellen Lord, the Pentagon's acquisition chief and a four-time Wash100 awardee.

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DHS Unveils Strategic Approach to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure, Supply Chain From Chinese Threats

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security has created a strategy outlining its measures to address threats Chinese activity poses to the U.S.' immigration, critical infrastructure and cybersecurity, trade and maritime defense operations. DHS said Wednesday its Strategic Action Plan applies input from the department's China Working Group and the department intends to continue its partnership with key stakeholders to confront national security challenges.

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Former USMC Exec Kenneth Bible Named DHS CISO

Kenneth Bible CISO DHS

Kenneth Bible, former deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Marine Corps, has joined the Department of Homeland Security as chief information security officer, Federal News Network reported Monday. He succeeds Paul Beckman, who stepped down from the DHS CISO position last year and now works for Consolidated Nuclear Security in the same role.

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DOD, HHS to Procure More Doses of Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody Under Potential $2.6B Deal

COVID-19

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: REGN) will supply an additional 1.25M treatment courses of an antibody cocktail composed of casirivimab and imdevimab to the U.S. government under a potential $2.63B agreement with the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services.

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Raytheon, Palantir Secure Tech Maturation OTAs Under Army’s Tactical Ground System Modernization Program

U.S. Army photo

The U.S. Army has awarded a Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) business unit and Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) separate other transaction agreements worth $17M combined to mature system design and software for the branch's expeditionary intelligence ground station modernization effort, Signal Magazine reported Monday.

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System High Acquires Booz Allen’s TEAMS Business to Expand MDA Support

System High Corp.

Chantilly, Virginia-based security engineering services provider System High has purchased a Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) business unit that supports the Missile Defense Agency in cybersecurity and computer network defense efforts. System High said Monday its acquisition of the Technical, Engineering, Advisory and Management Support group from Booz Allen includes contracts and 100 employees.

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