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McAleese & Associates Outlines Four Key Themes From Ellen Lord’s Pentagon Briefing

Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 awardee, highlights in a new report four primary messages from Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord at a press briefing Friday, including the launch of the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program in January.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Executive Moves for Perspecta, POC Hosting 2020 CIO Forum on Jan. 23rd, Major Contracts for Leidos, CACI, Lockheed Martin, Red Hat’s David Egts Talks Open-Source Approaches & Top 10 Weekly Stories

Leidos Books Potential $1B FAA Flight Service Modernization Contract; Jim Moos Quoted Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has landed a potential 15-year, $1 billion contract to update the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) digital flight briefing service with aeronautical and weather data as well as flight planning support features.  The Future Flight Services …

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Pat Gelsinger: VMware Targets New Gov’t Cloud Support Opportunity

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, has said he believes the company's partnerships with multiple cloud providers could support its pursuit of additional contracts in the government market, Fierce Telecom reported Wednesday. "We do expect that through those partnerships that we'll have a thriving government business, both on-premise as we have had as well as in hybrid and cloud offerings," Gelsinger told analysts during a recent earnings call.

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Amazon Challenges Pentagon’s JEDI Contract Award Decision

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) filed a federal suit Friday in Washington contesting the fairness of the Department of Defense's move to award a $10B cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Bloomberg reported Saturday. DoD faces the legal challenge one month after it selected Microsoft to be its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contractor.

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DARPA Picks Three Industry Teams to Work on Space-Based Data Processing Tech ‘Pit Boss’

Three industry teams led by prime contractors BAE Systems, Scientific Systems and SEAKR Engineering have been selected to design an autonomous mission management platform for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Project Blackjack, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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Microsoft Launches Cloud Security Services for Public Sector

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has introduced two cloud-based cybersecurity service offerings for Office 365 GCC High customers in the government sector. Cloud App Security and Azure Advanced Threat Protection are designed to help public sector organizations protect mission-critical information, according to a blog post published Monday on Microsoft's website.

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Unisys Lands $144M NOAA Cloud Transition Services BPA

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) booked a potential five-year, $144M contract during the third quarter to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration migrate agency operations to a cloud computing environment. "We look forward to assisting NOAA as it moves forward to modernize its IT operations in support of its crucial mission in support of climate science, the environment and the overall U.S. economy," said Gary Wang, vice president of cloud, infrastructure and security services at Unisys' federal business.

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