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Report: Federal Contract Spending Rose by 6% Annually From FY 2014-2018

Federal contract spending has increased by 5.8 percent per year in the past five fiscal years driven by agencies’ rising use of simplified acquisition procedures and governmentwide procurement contracts, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday. Contract spending in FY 2018 reached $560B, according to the report. Federal agencies obligated $15B on government …

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Red Hat’s David Egts Pushes Open Source Software for Cost-Efficient Gov’t IT Training

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 8, 2018 — David Egts, chief technologist for the North American public sector business at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), has identified open source training as an approach that the federal government can take to advance the cybersecurity and information technology skills of its workforce, ExecutiveBiz reported …

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NIH Issues Award Notification for 8(a) Group of $20B On-Ramp CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC

The National Institutes of Health has released a list of awardees on the Section 8(a) track of a potential four-year, $20B governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology and health IT support services. A FedBizOpps notice published Wednesday says there are four confirmed 8(a) awardees on the on-ramp Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners …

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Navy Awards $160M ONE-Net IT Services Contract Modification to General Dynamics

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business has received a potential $159.6M contract modification to continue to provide IT services for the U.S. Navy‘s naval enterprise network outside the continental U.S. The ONE-Net contract modification has a one-year base term worth $78.8M and an option that could extend work through May …

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Gigamon’s Dennis Reilly: Tech, Processes, Workforce Key to Gov’t Cyber Defense Efforts

Dennis Reilly, vice president of federal sales at Gigamon, has said government agencies should have the right balance of technology, people and processes to defend and protect their information technology systems from cyber threats. Reilly wrote that one of the difficult challenges facing agencies is recruiting and retaining cybersecurity professionals. “Therefore, …

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Dell EMC Vet Ro Dhanda Joins Snowflake Computing as Federal Business Regional VP

Ro Dhanda, an information technology industry veteran, has joined Snowflake Computing as regional vice president of U.S. federal business, GovConWire has learned. He spent eight years at Dell EMC, where most recently served as director of federal sales at the company’s Isilon business and head of federal sales for the …

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Four Small Businesses Win Spots on $72M Army Armament R&D Center IT Support Contract

The U.S. Army has selected four small businesses to provide information technology services to the branch’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center under a potential five-year, $72M contract. Army Contracting Command received seven bids for the firm-fixed-price contract that will run through Nov. 8, 2023, the Defense Department said Friday. ARDEC builds and engineers armament …

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E3, Sentinel Announce Merger; Andy Maner to Lead Combined Firm

E3 Federal Solutions and Washington, D.C.-based government services contractor The Sentinel Company have merged to form a combined firm that seeks to support clients in the federal services market. Sentinel CEO Andy Maner will lead the combined entity as CEO and Everett Johnson will continue to oversee E3’s daily operations as president, the companies …

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FireEye’s Tom Topping: Cyber Threat Intelligence Could Help Agencies Zero In on Adversaries

Tom Topping, senior director of strategic programs at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), has said agencies should leverage cyber threat intelligence to manage risks and protect information technology systems from adversaries. Topping wrote that security teams can determine potential attackers as well as their tactics, techniques and procedures used to compromise data …

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Report: $27.5B in Fiscal 2019 DISA IT Contracts Up for Grabs

The Pulse of GovCon‘s analysis of information technology contracting opportunities at the Defense Information Systems Agency predicted more than $27.5B in potential awards before fiscal year 2019 ends, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Pulse researchers came up with this estimate after they analyzed 30 of the 55 IT contracts DISA expects to award over …

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