Mary-Louise Hoffman

Deltek: IT Modernization, Cybersecurity, AI Adoption Efforts to Drive Federal Cloud Investment Through Fiscal 2024

A new Deltek report predicts that agency investment in commercial cloud computing products and services will increase from $5.3B in the current fiscal year to $9.1B by FY 2024. The federal cloud market is projected to see a 9.6 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years as civilian agencies move to replace legacy information technology systems, bolster cybersecurity and incorporate artificial intelligence into IT operations.

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McAleese & Associates: Ellen Lord Highlights DoD’s Middle Tier Acquisition Approach at Press Briefing

Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote about a recent press briefing where Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord discussed ongoing procurement reform and innovation efforts at the Department of Defense. He noted that Lord, also a 2019 Wash100 awardee, hinted at proposed fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act compromise on DoD's middle tier acquisition programs for an upcoming conference between the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

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Mark Forman Appointed Digital Government VP at Unisys’ Federal Unit; PV Puvvada Quoted

Mark Forman, former head of the global public sector business at Unisys (NYSE: UIS), has been appointed as vice president of digital government within the company's federal arm. He will lead innovation efforts meant to help customer agencies manage mission outcomes through digital transformation and cloud computing approaches, Unisys said Monday.

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Mission Essential Holds Spot on Potential $17.1B DIA Support Vehicle

Mission Essential, a government contractor led by industry veteran Al Pisani, won a position on a potential $17.1B contract vehicle for global mission support services to the Defense Intelligence Agency and its components. The  company is among the 16 prime awardees of the DIA's Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

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NASA Selects Five Companies for CubeSat Deployer Supply IDIQ

Five companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $18M contract to supply NASA with miniaturized satellite deployment systems. NASA said Saturday its Kennedy Space Center will place orders for CubeSat dispenser hardware, associated mass simulators and mission integration services through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

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E-TAS Lands $97M Contract for Technical Support to DOE Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office

Enterprise Technical Assistance Services will provide technical support services to a Department of Energy project office that oversees environmental legacy cleanup efforts at Portsmouth and Paducah uranium enrichment sites under a potential $97.1M contract, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday.

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SAP NS2 Gains FedRAMP Board OK for Payroll Engine, Human Capital Mgmt Suite Integration

SAP National Security Services has received approval from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's joint authorization board to offer a payroll engine with a cloud-based human capital management platform. FEDRAMP JAB granted the provisional authorization to operate for the company to include its Employee Central Payroll technology in the Cloud-SuccessFactors HCM Suite for Government, SAP NS2 said Wednesday.

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