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Federal Acquisition Vet Mickey Jones Named to GovConRx Senior Management Team

Mickey Jones, a 31-year federal acquisition professional, has joined the senior management team of Reston, Va.-based GovConRx. He will work with other members of GovConRx’s management team and advisory board to support corporate development efforts and deliver platforms meant to help contractors manage contract performance, the company said Wednesday. Jones …

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Federal Procurement Vet Greg Rothwell Joins GovConRx Advisory Board

Greg Rothwell, a more than three-decade federal acquisition market veteran, has joined the advisory board of Reston, Va.-based GovConRx. He will join other government procurement professionals on the board to support the senior management team and provide strategic direction for the company, GovConRx said. Rothwell became the first chief procurement …

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Raytheon’s Todd Probert: Commercial-Style Software Dev’t to Drive DoD Weapons Acquisition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 9, 2018 — Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has said commercial software development could be a key focus of the Department of Defense in 2019 as it works to accelerate weapons systems procurement, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “Focusing on commercial-style …

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McAleese & Associates Assesses Defense Spending Trends

A report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says investors should expect the defense budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 at a range of $700B to $716B per year. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, wrote in the report that the Pentagon’s overall budget in FY 2019 demonstrates …

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BlackBerry’s Paul Battaglia: Derived Credentials Could Help Agencies Protect Mobile Devices

Paul Battaglia, vice president of government sales at BlackBerry (NYSE: BB), has said agencies should protect mobile devices from hackers and adversaries and one way to do that is through the use of derived credentials. Battaglia wrote that such an approach could help agencies verify the identity of government officials …

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ViON to Help Pennsylvania Gov’t Buy IT Server, Data Storage Products

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 18, 2018 — ViON will assist the Pennsylvania government in the procurement of server and data storage products under an information technology contract potentially worth $22 million annually, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it will deliver its MarketPlace platform, which features an Information Technology …

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Red Hat’s David Egts: ‘Waterfall’ Culture Could Hinder Public Sector’s DevOps Adoption

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 1, 2018 — David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s (NYSE: RHT) public sector business, has said government agencies may face several challenges in their DevOps adoption due to the government’s culture that focuses on long-term efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported May 25. Egts believes the government’s procurement …

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India OKs Potential $555M Procurement of NAG Missile System, Naval Guns

India’s defense acquisition council has approved capital acquisition proposals worth approximately $554.6 million. The Indian government said Friday the proposals include the procurement of the NAG missile system valued at approximately $78.8 million and 13 BAE Systems-built 127-mm-caliber guns for the country’s naval force worth $451.3 million. The NAG missile platform …

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Engility CEO Lynn Dugle, Other Defense Execs Cite Faster Contract Process at Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) Chairman and CEO Lynn Dugle has said she believes the U.S. Air Force and units such as the Space and Missile Systems Center have taken steps to accelerate space projects, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Defense One reported April 17 that she and …

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Report: Japan Mulls Additional F-35A Fighter Jet Procurement

Japan plans to purchase over 20 additional Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35A fighter jets from the U.S. in the next six years, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources said the East Asian country may directly procure F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant from the U.S. for approximately $100 million each through a transaction …

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