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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Wash100 Vote Ends June 1st; BAE, CACI Receive Major Contracts; GSA/Booz Allen $800M Task Order; POC’s AI Just Beyond Tomorrow to Feature PW Singer; David Wajsgras, Maria Roat Make Exec Moves; Become a GovCon Expert and our Weekly Top Ten Stories

Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre Reclaims First Place; Juliane Gallina Takes Second; Mark Milley Moves Up; Wash100 Voting Ending June 1st. ONLY TEN DAYS REMAINING! The 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote will draw to a close on June 1st. With only ten days remaining, excitement is at an all-time high as the battle …

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Senators Seek $26B in Coronavirus Relief Funding; SAIC Secures $630M USAF IDIQ; Wash100 Voting Ends June 1st; Dana Deasy Discusses $10B JEDI Warfighter Capabilities; Katie Arrington Provides CMMC Updates; Executive Spotlight with Pegasystems’ Cynthia Stuebner

Lawmakers Call for $26B in Coronavirus Relief Funding to Support R&D Programs A bipartisan group of senators will seek $26 billion from the Trump administration’s coronavirus relief package to sustain research efforts and personnel in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders announced on Monday. The office of Sen. Edward Markey, said that he …

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Leidos Acquires L3Harris’ Security Division; Wash100 Voting Ends June 1st; Executive Spotlight with Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac

Leidos Completes $1B Purchase of L3Harris’ Security Detection, Automation Businesses; Roger Krone Quoted Leidos has finalized its acquisition of L3Harris Technologies’ security detection and automation businesses for approximately $1 billion in cash, Leidos said Monday. The company also announced that Jim Moos, president of Leidos’ civil group, will oversee the acquired businesses. “In …

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Library of Congress Seeks Proposals for $150M Cloud Services IDIQ

The Library of Congress has issued a solicitation for a potential five-year, $150M contract to provide cloud computing, professional services, training and related services in support of the information technology needs of LOC’s service units and legislative agencies. A notice posted Friday says the single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract should include the delivery of Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services cloud services.

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Chuck Brooks: Government Focused on Securing the Cyber Supply Chain

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc and disruption on many aspects of security, work, and commerce. The virus has also called attention to the vulnerabilities of the supply chain, whether it be in secure sourcing and reliability of operations, or surrounding the cyber insecurities of interconnectivity.

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Booz Allen Secures $194M Follow-On CMS System Integration Support Contract

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Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) will continue its efforts as the marketplace system integrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under a potential five-year, $194M contract, G2Xchange Health reported Friday. CMS issued the award under its Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract vehicle.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Boeing Secures $1.55B Contract; HII Completes $350M Acquisition; Wash100 Voting Ends April 30th; Accenture Federal and CACI Win Big Contracts; Katie Arrington Provides CMMC Update; Marillyn Hewson Comments on COVID-19 Crisis and Weekly Top Ten Stories

Katie Arrington Offers Updates on Pentagon’s CMMC Program Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition with DoD and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, elaborated to Government Matters during an interview about the creation of standards that third-party assessment organizations will use to evaluate and certify contractors under DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. …

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White House, Tech Firms to Leverage Supercomputers for COVID-19 Research Via New Consortium

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy partnered with the Department of Energy, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and other technology companies to launch a new consortium to advance research into the new coronavirus using supercomputers, TechCruch reported Monday. The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium also includes Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Google as well as NASA, National Science Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and national laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Sandia National Laboratory.

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Unisys Awarded $144M Pennsylvania Cloud Services Contract Extension; Michael Morrison Quoted

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Unisys (NYSE: UIS) announced on Monday that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has selected the company to continue to provide private hybrid cloud services as well as an integrated security framework and related disaster recovery services through the Pa. Compute Services (PACS) contract.

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