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How the Cloud Will Be the Catalyst to Customs and Border Protection’s IT Modernization Efforts

Last week, we outlined some of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) challenges to their upcoming IT modernization project; today we’d like to suggest some steps that will help ease CBP’s transition to a secure hybrid cloud services model. While CBP has a requirement for secure cloud adoption—and implementing this strategy will help the agency reduce costs while gaining unprecedented agility and flexibility—any shift to a new IT architecture is difficult.

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Modern-Day Requirements Support a ‘Results-Driven’ Approach for Customs and Border Protection’s IT Modernization Efforts

This article was written by Clay Goldwein and John Nemoto of CGI Federal.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) earlier this month released its 2020 to 2025 Strategy document which focuses on three main goals, the third of which outlines how the agency will invest in technology and partnerships to confront emerging …

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Past Performance Need Not Be Prologue in Government Contracts

Evaluating a contractor’s past performance is an essential element of all significant government solicitations. Such evaluations are also used by government officials to make determinations of incentives earned during contract administration. With past performance being such an essential element of federal contracting, isn’t it in the government’s best interest to …

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Can Contracts Be Awarded Without Pricing?

Since the enactment of the Competition in Contracting Act in 1984, price has been an essential element of every contract awarded by the Federal Government under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, along with technical capability and (more recently) past performance. In addition, before making an award, every contracting officer must determine …

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General Dynamics Unveils Nano Mobile Encryption Device for Tactical Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 2, 2018 — General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) mission systems division has introduced TACLANE-Nano, a mobile encryption technology designed to help military users secure their voice, data and video communications applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the platform works to facilitate communications during dismounted tactical forward deployment; …

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Alion Secures Spot on Potential $794M Navy UUV Development Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 19, 2018 — The U.S. Navy has awarded Alion Science and Technology a spot on a potential $794M contract to develop and support the service’s fleet of unmanned undersea vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The defense contractor said Wednesday it will deliver rapid prototype material related to the …

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BAE Systems Inc. Plans to Move HQ to Falls Church, Va.

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 10, 2018 — BAE Systems‘ U.S. division is planning to relocate to a new headquarters facility in Falls Church, Va., from its current main office in Arlington around mid-2020, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it will move about 350 employees to the new leased …

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Army Taps Raytheon-Saab Team to Demo Guided Munition Platform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 9, 2018 — A team comprised of Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Saab will demonstrate a new guided munition platform for the man-portable, shoulder-launched Carl-Gustaf weapon system under a contract awarded by the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Raytheon said Friday the team is planning to conduct test firings against …

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Engility Tapped for Air Force Data Exchange Gateway Software Sustainment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 28, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will help the U.S. Air Force maintain software for a tactical data exchange system used on aircraft under a $49.5M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The contract provides for software sustainment support to the Joint Range Extension/Joint Range Extension Tactical Equipment Package, which …

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BAE Systems Works on New Alabama Facility for Aircraft Systems Development

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 12, 2018 — BAE Systems has begun the development of its future facility in Huntsville, Ala., to house the production of aircraft survivability and precision munition systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Rocket City Now reported Monday the $45.5M project will result in an 83K-square-foot facility, which is expected to …

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