Tag Archives: covid-19

NIH Taps Six Firms, One University to Create Digital Health Tools

NIH

One university and six companies have secured contracts from the National Institutes of Health to produce digital health tools in support of coronavirus response efforts. The awardees will aim to develop software, wearable devices or mobile applications intended for contact tracing, health monitoring and test results tracking, NIH said Tuesday.

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GovConWire’s Event to Discuss COVID-19 Impact on Small Business; Featuring Brian Barnes as Keynote Speaker

GovConWire Event

GovConWire Events will host the Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Virtual Forum featuring keynote speaker Brian Barnes, associate administrator of the Office of Small Business Utilization at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), on October 20th. Click here to register for the Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Virtual Forum

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Jerry McGinn: Reshoring Critical US Industrial Capabilities Needs Little Help From Allies

Jerry McGinn GovCon Expert

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business and GovCon Expert for Executive Mosaic, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Defense News that the U.S. should reshore critical industrial capabilities by building domestic capacity and working with close partners and allies.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Report Highlights Global Cybercrime Activity in 2020’s First Half; Michael Breslin Quoted

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

A study from LexisNexis Risk Solutions has found that the overall rate of cybersecurity incidents due to human factors declined 33 percent during the first half of the year while bot-driven attacks rose around the world as digital transactions increased over the six-month period.

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Okta’s Habib Hourani: TIC 3.0 Guidance, Adaptive Security Model Help Agencies Protect Cloud IT Environments

Habib Hourani Solutions Engineer Okta

Habib Hourani, a solutions engineer at San Francisco-based identity management services provider Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), said the U.S. government is building policy around cloud computing platforms and an example of that is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s issuance of the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 Interim Telework Guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Potomac Officers Club 2020 Navy Forum to Address US Navy’s Warfare Efficiency, Modernization Efforts; Keynote Speaker James Geurts Quoted

James Geurts Acquisition Chief US Navy

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) at the U.S. Navy, will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on September 30th. Click here to register for the 2020 Navy ForumPotomac Officers Club’s forum will also feature an expert panel.

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Mark Testoni: Govt, Industry Should Reassess Classification Approach for Natl Security Tech Projects

Mark Testoni CEO SAP NS2

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 11, 2020 — Mark Testoni, CEO of SAP National Security Services and five-time Wash100 Award recipient, is calling on the public and private sectors to rethink how they classify data in technology development projects that support national security requirements, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 25.

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Executive Mosaic Launches ArchIntel Events; Deltek’s August Jackson to Keynote Archintel’s AI in Competitive Intelligence Forum on Oct. 22nd

ArchIntel

As the leader in exclusive peer networking events, virtual events and media in the government contracting (GovCon) sector, Executive Mosaic continues to expand its platform with the launch of ArchIntel Events. On October 22nd, ArchIntel Events will host the ArchIntel - AI in Competitive Intelligence Forum as its first virtual event featuring August Jackson, senior director of Marketing and Competitive Intelligence for Deltek, as the keynote speaker. 

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Bruce Jette, Army Acquisition Chief, Delivers Keynote Address During Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual Army Forum

Bruce Jette acquisition chief US Army

Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology (ASA(ALT)) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, delivered his keynote speech during Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual Army Forum on Thursday, August 6th. If you missed the event, you can still register to watch the footage in Potomac Officers Club’s Event Archive.

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Potential Tax, Spending Changes Could Drive M&As in Defense Industry; Baird’s John Song Quoted

John Song Managing Director Baird

Market experts said another wave of mergers and acquisitions in the defense sector might be in the offing driven by possible changes in federal spending and taxes linked to any potential administration change, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday.

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