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Chris Shank Leading SCO’s Mission to Shape the Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

SCO’s mission is to identify, analyze and prototype disruptive capabilities to create near-term operational effects in support of the Combatant Command’s most pressing challenges. As the Director of SCO, Chris Shank’s mission is developing new and innovative ways to shape and counter emerging threats across all domains, bringing unexpected and …

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Report: Trump to Order Establishment of Space Command

President Donald Trump is expected this week to order the creation of a new combatant command that would focus on space, CNN reported Monday. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Tuesday the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Pentagon this week to talk about the administration’s plan …

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Ted Harrison Promoted to TAPE SVP, COO

Technical and Project Engineering has promoted Theodore “Ted” Harrison, formerly senior vice president of TAPE’s products division, to the positions of senior vice president and chief operating officer. His promotion will take effect Sept. 10 and he will be in charge of business operations, internal growth and personnel with emphasis on …

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$10B JEDI Award to Remain Single Sourced

The Department of Defense has announced its $10 billion, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services contract will stay single sourced, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. The DoD revealed the decision in their final request for proposals. Single sourcing the award has been highly controversial among defense contractors and information …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: L3 Technologies’ M&A Activity & Top 10 Stories

Weekly Roundup July 16 – July 20, 2018 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: L3 Technologies’ M&A Activity & Top 10 Stories Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO       L3 Technologies Enjoys Strong M&A Activity in July This week, I’d like to highlight L3 Technologies which has engaged in …

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Lockheed Wins Potential $78M Navy IT Security Support Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential five-year, $77.7 million contract to provide cybersecurity support for U.S. Navy information technology systems. The Defense Department said Monday Lockheed will help the military branch’s cyber personnel to design, analyze, develop, test, integrate, deploy and operate IT security platforms. Five offers were submitted to the Naval Air …

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Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit DIUx to get Emergency Funds

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx,) the Department of Defense’s outreach office to Silicon Valley, needs emergency funding to keep key programs operating, and DoD is poised to grant their request, Defense News reports. The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Paul Selva, said Tuesday that DIUx chief Raj …

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U.S. Digital Service Details Progress on 10 Federal Cyber Modernization Projects

The U.S. Digital Service released its first report to Congress under the Trump administration, detailing its progress on 10 projects to modernize digital functionality within Federal departments. Projects include the General Services Administration’s common identity project login.gov, modernizing the Small Business Administration’s certify site, simplifying the Department of Veterans Affairs’s Vets.gov, sponsoring …

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Senate, House Disagree on Creation of U.S. Space Corps, NDAA Priorities

The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment that would have halted the creation of a U.S. Space Corps and instead moved forward with the provision as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed late Wednesday night. The provision creates a separate military branch for space …

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DoD Requests $42.5B, 5% Increase for IT Budget

The Department of Defense is asking for $42.5 billion in IT funding, a 5.3 percent increase over last year. From that top line number, $9.3 billion is reserved for classified investments and expenses, with $33.2 billion going to unclassified investments and expenses, according to  documents from the department’s comptroller reveal. …

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