Tag Archives: Pentagon

Heidi Grant to Succeed Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper as DSCA Director

Heidi Grant Incoming Director DSCA

Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Technology Security Administration, has been appointed to serve as the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's next director, the Pentagon reported Friday. She will succeed Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, who has led DSCA since August 2017 and is a former Wash100 Award recipient.

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James Taiclet: Lockheed’s Accelerated DoD Progress Payments to Suppliers Hit $1.1B

James Taiclet President and CEO Lockheed Martin

James Taiclet, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), said the company has accelerated more than $1.1B in progress payments it has received from the Department of Defense to its suppliers to support the defense industrial base and national security efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ty Schieber: CMMC to Use DoD Information Network to Store Contractors’ Audit Data

Ty Schieber Board Chairman CMMC

Ty Schieber, board chairman of the accreditation body for the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, said certification and audit data of contractors seeking accreditation under CMMC will be hosted on the Department of Defense Information Network, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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DoD Announces $187M in Agreements With Five Vendors to Sustain Domestic Industrial Base

The Department of Defense has signed agreements worth $187M combined with five companies under the Defense Production Act Title III to help sustain domestic production capabilities and critical workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. DoD said Friday the contracts were awarded to Austal’s U.S. arm, General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) aviation business, W International, Weber Metals and American Woolen.

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Pentagon Eyes ‘Another Solicitation Amendment’ to JEDI Cloud Contract

The Department of Defense said in a Court of Federal Claims status report that it may consider “another solicitation amendment” and “additional limited proposal revisions” from Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon Web Services for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday.

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Cerner Gets Potential $99M VA Software, Hardware Sustainment Task Order

Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) has received a potential one-year, $98.6M task order from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide sustainment support for VA’s software and hardware platforms. FedHealthIT reported the task order was awarded through an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the modernization of an electronic health record system.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon Anticipates Three-Month Delay Across Major Acquisition Programs

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Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, said DoD expects to see contract delays of up to three months across Major Defense Acquisition Programs as contractors deal with challenges in the supply chain due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday.

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