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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Anne Neuberger’s Priorities for NSA, Chris Townsend Joins UiPath, $820M DoD BPA, CACI, GE Aviation Secure Big Contracts and Weekly Top 10 Stories

Anne Neuberger, who directs the National Security Agency’s (NSA) new Cybersecurity Directorate, revealed that the NSA will launch a directorate in October to focus on ransomware attacks that could make our upcoming elections vulnerable during Billington CyberSecurity’s 10th Annual Summit last week. Neuberger also discussed NSA’s efforts to protect the nation from …

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CGI Acquires Sunflower Systems, Leidos Secures $445M Contract, Executive Moves & Weekly Top 10 Stories

CGI announced on Tuesday that it acquired Annams Systems Corp., doing business as Sunflower Systems, a provider of asset management software products and services. The merger strengthens CGI’s position serving the needs of commercial entities and federal government agencies, including universities, law enforcement, national laboratories and other organizations.  “CGI’s merger …

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Weekly Roundup: DoD Awards $7.6B Cloud BPA to General Dynamics IT, Kevin Samuelson Becomes CEO of Infor, Multiple Contract Awards & Weekly Top 10 Stories

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) a potential 10-year, $7.6B blanket purchase agreement on Thursday to replace legacy DoD IT office applications with a standard cloud-based platform across the U.S. military.  GDIT secured the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) …

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Weekly Roundup: Capital One Acquires KippsDeSanto; Lockheed Martin, CGI Federal and Amyx Secure Big Contracts; Bell Obtains FAA Certification and Weekly Top 10 Stories

This week, Capital One signed an agreement to acquire KippsDeSanto & Co., a leading investment banking firm focused on serving growth-oriented aerospace/defense, government services and technology companies.  “Joining Capital One was a natural next step in the growth plan for us at KippsDeSanto,” said Kevin DeSanto, co-founder and managing director …

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Weekly Roundup: Chris Scolese Becomes NRO Director, Unisys Announces Multiple Contracts, POC Hosts Security Vetting Process Modernization Forum Update & Weekly Top 10 Stories

Christopher Scolese, formerly director at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has taken the oath to lead the National Reconnaissance Office. In his new role, Scolese will oversee, guide and direct all aspects of NRO and perform tasks from the director of national intelligence and the secretary of DoD.  “I am …

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Weekly Roundup: Leidos Buys IMX, Executive Moves, POC Hosting 2019 Security Vetting Process Modernization Forum Update on Aug. 14th & Weekly Top 10 Stories

Leidos agreed to purchase IMX Medical Management Services, a consulting firm that offers independent medical evaluation, case management and record review services to state and local government agencies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the company expects to close the transaction in the third quarter, pending customary approvals. In …

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Weekly Roundup: President Trump Nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence, Perspecta Closes Knight Point Systems, Guidehouse Acquires Navigant Consulting for $1.1B, Potomac Officers Club Hosts 6th Annual Intel Summit Featuring VADM Robert Sharp and Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Monday, GovConWire reported that President Trump would nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to succeed Dan Coats as the director of National Intelligence.  “I think that John Ratcliffe is going to do an incredible job, if he gets approved,” Trump told reporters at the White House via CNN. “I think …

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Weekly Roundup: Mark Esper Confirmed as Secretary of Defense, Altamira Acquired By ClearSky-Led Investor Consortium, Major Contract Awards, POC Hosting 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st & Weekly Top 10 Stories

The Senate confirmed Mark Esper on Thursday to be the next U.S. Defense Secretary to end the Pentagon’s longest period without a Senate approved leader in office. The 2019 Wash100 Award winner was confirmed by a 90 to 8 vote in the Senate to officially succeed Jim Mattis in the …

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Weekly Roundup: House Approves $733B Defense Bill, ICF, CACI, Palantir, ECS Receive Big Contracts, POC Hosts 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Monday, the House passed a $733 billion defense policy bill, by a 220 to 197 vote, for fiscal year 2020. The lower chamber’s 2020 National Defense Authorization Act is $17 billion less than the president’s budget request. Lawmakers are expected to meet in the coming months to reconcile the …

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Weekly Roundup: VADM Michael Gilday Nominated for Navy CNO Role, POC Hosting 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th, Contract Awards & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Wednesday, it was reported that Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, was the frontrunner to assume the role due to his experience in cyber warfare. That report was confirmed on Thursday with President Trump approving Gilday’s nomination during a meeting with Navy officials at the White …

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