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SolarWinds’ Jim Hansen: Monitoring Tools, Trained Security Workforce Could Help Improve Cyber Posture at Agencies

Jim Hansen VP SolarWinds

Jim Hansen, vice president of products for application management at SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), said government agencies seeking to improve cybersecurity while ensuring the delivery of critical services to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic should have a well-trained cyber workforce and field the right monitoring tools.

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DOE Seeks Feedback on Moab Site Remediation Draft RFP

Moab UMTRA Project US Department of Energy

The Department of Energy has released a preliminary request for proposals for contractor services to remediate a uranium mill tailings site located in Moab, Utah. DOE said Monday interested proposers can submit comments on the draft RFP for the Moab Remedial Action Contract through Nov. 2 and they should only submit offers upon release of the final solicitation notice.

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Competitive Intelligence Spotlight #31: NCI’s Bridget Medeiros on CI-Driven Decision Making, Collaborative Approach for Govt Business Pursuits

Bridget Medeiros SVP

Bridget Medeiros, senior vice president and chief growth officer at NCI Information Systems, gave ArchIntel an overview of how the company transformed its approach to pursuing business opportunities in the government services sector. In an interview, Medeiros discussed how NCI is applying competitive intelligence in order to gain insight into the market landscape and to determine teaming partners for making bids on government projects. This is the 31st in a series of interviews with Competitive Intelligence and GovCon executives who share their insights about creating and sustaining a competitive advantage.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Proposes Strategy to Create Trusted ICT Supply Chains

ICT supply chain

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission has released a white paper that presents a five-pillar strategy to establish trusted supply chains for critical information and communications technologies. The strategy calls for the U.S. to identify key technologies and equipment through public-private partnerships and government assessments; ensure minimum viable manufacturing capacity; protect supply chain from compromise through information sharing, product testing and better intelligence; stimulate a domestic market via targeted infrastructure investment; and ensure global competitiveness.

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Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit to Address Priorities, Challenges, Innovations with 5G Adoption

Potomac Officers Club 5G Summit

During Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit, Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, will be featured as the keynote speaker. Lord will discuss the impact that innovative technologies and 5G integration have on the private and public sectors.

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GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Forum to Feature Lt. Gen. David Bassett, DCMA Director, as Keynote Speaker

David Bassett Director DCMA

Army Lt. Gen. David Bassett, director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), will deliver a keynote speech during GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Virtual Forum on November 12th. Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will also serve as a keynote speaker during the event. 

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WCAS Announces Strategic Investment in GovernmentCIO; Brian Moran Quoted

Brian Moran Founder GovernmentCIO

Private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has made an investment in GovernmentCIO, a provider of technology and digital platforms to the federal health information technology services market, to support the latter’s organic growth initiatives and client base expansion efforts.

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State Dept Clears $300M Sale of Raytheon Technologies-Made Naval Missiles to Romania

Naval Strike Missile

The State Department approved Romania's request to buy anti-ship missile systems manufactured by Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) through a potential $300M foreign military sale transaction with the U.S. government. The company's missiles and defense business would deliver two units of the Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defense System and complementary equipment to Romania's government under the potential deal, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.

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