Tag Archives: Pentagon

Pentagon Works to Realign CMO Functions; David Norquist Quoted

David Norquist Deputy Defense Secretary

The Pentagon has recently announced the redistribution of the chief management officer functions. Of the changes, the Pentagon will strengthen the Department of Defense comptroller’s office to head business process improvements across the department. "[the department will] expand the role of the undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) to improve accountability and performance in DoD business operations,” said David Norquist, deputy defense secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Biden to Nominate Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary Role

Lloyd Austin Retired General US Army

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Lloyd Austin, a retired U.S. Army general, to serve as secretary of the Department of Defense, Politico reported Monday. Austin would be the first African American to lead DoD if confirmed by the Senate and sources said his selection for the top civilian post at the Pentagon could be announced as soon as Tuesday.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: White House Unveils National Strategy for Emerging Tech; Dana Deasy Talks Zero-Trust Networks; Boeing Wins $477M DLA Contract; AECOM Closes Sale; Executive Moves for GDIT, Northrop; ASRC Federal Rebrands

Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic

THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 MOST POPULAR STORIES View Weekly Contract Awards AECOM Closes Sale of Power Construction Business to CriticalPoint Capital; Troy Rudd Quoted AECOM has sold its Power construction business to affiliates of CriticalPoint Capital, AECOM reported on Friday. The sale will add to AECOM’s business transformation strategy to become a higher-margin, lower-risk Professional …

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Dave Spirk: Data Strategy Reinforces DoD’s Priority Focus Areas

Dave Spirk Chief Data Officer Department of Defense

The Department of Defense released a strategy to facilitate its transformation into a data-centric organization that considers data as a strategic asset critical to building and maintaining operational advantage on the battlefield. The Data Strategy "reinforces DOD’s priority focus areas of joint warfighting, senior leader decision support and data analytics,” Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk said.

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Katie Arrington, CISO for DoD’s Acquisition Office, Receives First Wash100 Award for Leading CMMC Initiative

Katie Arrington Receives 2020 Wash100 Award From Jim Garrettson

Executive Mosaic founder and CEO Jim Garrettson presented Katie Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSDA) for the Department of Defense (DoD), her first Wash100 Award for her pivotal role in the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative. 

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Accenture Invests $3B to Establish Cloud Division; Veritas/DXC Health Deal to Close Oct. 1st; SAIC Reorganizing Business Structure; LTG Bruce Crawford Joins Rubrik Advisory Board; Collins Aerospace Receives $317M Contract

Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic

THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 MOST POPULAR STORIES View Weekly Contract Awards Eight Firms Win $1.2B in DLA Protective Gown Supply Contracts The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded eight companies one-year contracts worth potentially $1.2B combined to provide disposable gowns for the Strategic National Stockpile under the Department of Health and Human Services’ management. …

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Weekly Roundup: Northrop Grumman Receives $13.3B Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent ICBM Dev’t Contract; Pentagon Upholds JEDI Cloud Contract to Microsoft; Pratt and Whitney Secure Major USAF Contracts; Leidos Defense Group Adds Retired Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams; Antoine Harden Joins Google’s Cloud Segment

Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic

THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 MOST POPULAR STORIES View Weekly Contract Awards Pratt & Whitney Books $580M IDIQ for F-35 Aircraft Propulsion System Spares Raytheon Technologies‘ (NYSE: RTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has secured a $579.8M contract to provide F135 propulsion system spare parts, engines and modules to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air …

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Protest of Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract Award Decision Likely to Continue Into 2021

Cloud computing

The Department of Defense reaffirmed its decision to award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in early September but a joint status report issued by the Court of Federal Claims Tuesday reveals several scenarios that could extend the JEDI contract protest into 2021, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday.

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Michael Conlin, DoD’s Chief Business Analytics Officer Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Michael Conlin (L) and Jim Garrettson (R)

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Michael Conlin, chief business analytics officer for the US Department of Defense (DoD), with his first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic has given the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon) to Conlin for his pushing data science in the defense department and working to improve talent recruitment to shift DoD’s culture.

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