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GMU GovCon Center Hosts Webinar on COVID-19 Impact; Jerry McGinn Comments

George Mason University and industry executives discussed the implications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for both agencies and companies during a webinar hosted by GMU's Center for Government Contracting. "Panelists noted that businesses need to take an extremely proactive role in communicating and engaging with their government customers and that government agencies need to likewise recognize the centrality of the contract workforce for their respective missions," Jerry McGinn, the center's executive director, told GovCon Wire.

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Commentary: COVID-19 Slowdown Beginning to Hit GovCon Workforce

If agencies and companies implement measures that do not align with new federal guidance defining essential workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they will end up hurting the very professionals and businesses that help protect national security, writes EverWatch CEO John Hillen.

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Christopher Krebs, DHS Cybersecurity Agency Director, Selected to 2020 Wash100 for Critical Infrastructure Risk Mgmt Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to unveil Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, as an inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 for leading the agency in its national efforts to safeguard cyber and physical assets.

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James Geurts, Navy Acquisition Head, Named to 2020 Wash100 for Procurement and Innovation Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce James Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy, as the newest inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 Award for driving the military service’s approaches to acquire technology and innovate with industry. This marks the first Wash100 Award win for Geurts.

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Data Can Aid Organizations in Gov’t Cybersecurity Compliance Efforts

Insights from data sets have the potential to help organizations in efforts to comply with the U.S. government's information security requirements such as the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, Federal News Network reported Monday. The Potomac Officers Club will host its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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Katie Arrington: Pentagon’s CMMC Program Must Encourage ‘Critical Thinking’ in Cybersecurity

Katie Arrington, a Department of Defense official and 2020 Wash100 awardee, said the new cybersecurity standards for contractors must evolve constantly to help industry stay ahead of the changing threat landscape, Fifth Domain reported Friday. Arrington, who serves as chief information security officer in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, will deliver the keynote speech at the Potomac Officers Club's CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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TSI Adds Retired Lt. Gen. Jon Davis to Senior Advisory Board

Jon Davis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant general and former USMC deputy commandant for aviation, has been named the senior advisory board of Thomas Solutions Inc. He will join TSI President Al Thomas and military veterans Raymond Palumbo, Thomas Trask and John Mulholland in the board, the company said.

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