Tag Archives: NASA

Janet Kavandi Promoted to Sierra Nevada EVP for Space Systems Group

Janet Kavandi EVP

Janet Kavandi has been elevated from senior vice president to executive VP of Sierra Nevada Corp.'s space systems group. The 25-year NASA veteran will manage the SSG business organization and its programs that include the Dream Chaser, a cargo spacecraft the company is manufacturing under its Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract with the space agency.

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Panelists Discuss Federal Marketplace During GovConWire’s Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum

Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities

During GovConWire’s Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Virtual Forum, notable panelists discussed small to midsize GovCon professionals on how to win business, FY21 opportunities to look out for, navigating the GSA schedule, and what industry can do to help. Rich Wilkinson, Director of Sales Engineering & Enablement with Unanet, moderated the discussion.

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GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Forum to Feature Soraya Correa of DHS as Keynote Speaker

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer at DHS

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will serve as a keynote speaker during GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Virtual Forum on November 12th, 2020. LTG David Bassett, director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), will also be featured as a keynote speaker during the event. 

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GovConWire to Host Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum TODAY: Meet the Event Speakers

Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum

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. To register for the Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum, as well as view future events, visit GovConWire Events.

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GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Forum to Feature Lt. Gen. David Bassett, DCMA Director, as Keynote Speaker

David Bassett Director DCMA

Army Lt. Gen. David Bassett, director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), will deliver a keynote speech during GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Virtual Forum on November 12th. Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will also serve as a keynote speaker during the event. 

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Federal OSDBUs Advance Opportunities for Small Businesses

Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum

Departments and agencies across the federal government have pushed to increase opportunities for small businesses. Especially after the COVID-19, various Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), such as the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the General Services Administration (GSA), have educated business owners on new resources and contracts. 

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NASA Picks 14 Companies for $372M in Space Exploration Tech Dev’t Projects; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine Administrator NASA

NASA has awarded 14 companies contracts worth approximately $372.2M combined to develop technologies for the agency’s lunar and Mars exploration programs. The proposals were selected under the fifth solicitation for the Tipping Point program and address three topic areas: lunar surface, cryogenic fluid management and closed-loop descent and landing capability.

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