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NASA Picks Six Firms as Partners for Space Exploration Tech Dev’t Projects

Six companies have won contracts worth approximately $44 million combined from NASA to develop 10 technology platforms for space exploration. NASA said Thursday it selected the proposals through its Tipping Point solicitation that seeks to address the space technology mission directorate’s three technology focus areas through public-private partnerships. Those focus areas …

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Cybersecurity Vet Joel Bagnal Named Vericlave President & COO

Joel Bagnal, a former executive at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has joined cybersecurity company Vericlave as president and chief operating officer. Vericlave said Monday Bagnal aims to develop and implement strategies for the company to help government and enterprise clients secure critical assets from potential cyber attacks. He previously served as …

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Chris Marzilli to Succeed Dan Johnson as General Dynamics IT, Mission Systems EVP

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business and a 2018 Wash100 winner, has been elected to serve as executive vice president of the company’s information technology and mission systems segments beginning on Jan. 1. He will succeed Dan Johnson, who is due to retire at the …

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Leidos Gets $639M in Social Security Administration IT Support Orders

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received two task orders worth up to $639 million combined to provide information technology services for the Social Security Administration’s Disability Case Processing System and office of software engineering. The task orders awarded through the company’s new IT support services indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with SSA have a …

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General Dynamics Vet Marcus Collier Named Conduent Government Head

Marcus Collier, former senior vice president of health and civilian solutions at General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology arm, has joined Conduent (NYSE: CNDT) as CEO of its government unit. He has more than 35 years of technology experience that has included work with agencies at the federal, state and local levels, …

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Bill Parker Appointed MCR President, CEO

Bill Parker, a more than two-decade government technology market veteran, has been named president and CEO of McLean, Va.-based program management and engineering services provider MCR. He succeeds Vince Kiernan, who will continue to serve on MCR’s board of directors, the company said Monday. Parker has held various leadership positions at …

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American Systems Buys DDL OMNI Engineering; Peter Smith Comments

American Systems has bought McLean, Va.-based engineering and technical services contractor DDL OMNI Engineering for an undisclosed sum. Chantilly, Va.-based American Systems said Monday it will integrate DDL OMNI into its professional and customs solutions business, led by Hyuk Byun, and absorb approximately 250 employees as part of the deal. “Acquisitions are an important element of …

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NIH Picks 16 Firms for HUBZone Category of CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC

The National Institutes of Health has awarded 16 companies spots on the historically underutilized business zone portion of a potential $20 billion governmentwide acquisition contract vehicle for information technology support services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says the NIH’s IT acquisition and assessment center made the HUBZone on-ramp awards through the Chief Information …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Agencies Should Modernize Data Centers With Converged, Hyperconverged Tech

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said government agencies that aim to achieve digital transformation and address mission-critical challenges should begin with data center modernization through the adoption of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure technologies. Chehreh wrote that such technologies work to help agencies fully leverage automation and …

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Randy Phillips Named Leidos Corporate Dev’t SVP; James Reagan Comments

Randy Phillips, senior vice president for corporate development at Ellucian, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) in the same capacity. He will oversee Leidos’ strategic growth and development efforts through mergers and acquisitions, the company said Monday. “Phillips has been guiding transactions in our sector for many years, helping to define …

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