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AWS’ Brett McMillen: Federal Agencies Pursue Cloud Innovation to Manage Data Sets

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 25, 2020 — Brett McMillen, director of U.S. federal at Amazon Web Services, said during Government Matters' Tech Leadership Series: Innovation episode the company has observed agencies applying innovative approaches to analyze and provide data sets for service delivery, ExecutiveBiz reported March 17.

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Report: Lockheed Advances in Army’s Precision Strike Missile Competition

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) emerged as the final contender for the U.S. Army’s Precision Strike Missile prototyping competition, Jane’s 360 reported Tuesday. The PrSM program seeks to develop a precision-strike, surface-to-surface guided missile to replace the Army Tactical Missile System and that can be fired from the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System to neutralize targets at ranges of up to 499 kilometers.

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Jerry McGinn on CMMC Implementation, Accreditation Body

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, has presented his key takeaways from a presentation by Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, about DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. McGinn noted that CMMC not only applies to DoD, but also to companies and individuals.

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NCMS Consortium to Extend DoD Program Managing Partner Status Under Potential $900M Contract

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences has landed a potential five-year, $900M contract to continue managing a contracting program that allows commercial and academic organizations to develop sustainment tools and processes for the Department of Defense. It marks the fourth cooperative agreement NCMS received to serve as DoD's managing partner for the  Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities program,

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Amazon Wants Court to Require DoD to Review JEDI Contract Bids

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has asked the court to deny the Department of Defense’s request to reassess its decision to award the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), GeekWire reported Tuesday. Amazon requests the court to direct DoD to review the proposals with respect to all of the concerns it has raised in its protest, according to the company’s motion opposing the Pentagon review unsealed Tuesday.

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