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Amazon, Microsoft Emerge as Final Competitors for $10B DoD JEDI Cloud Contract

A spokeswoman for the Department of Defense said Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) are the last two contenders for DoD’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Elissa Smith, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said Microsoft and Amazon were the only companies that met …

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McAleese & Associates: Army Officials Discuss Acquisition, Modernization Priorities at Congressional Hearings

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on the U.S. Army’s procurement and modernization plans as discussed by military officials at recent congressional hearings. Army Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, both 2019 Wash100 winners, appeared Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee to discuss the service branch’s …

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McAleese & Associates: FY 2020 Navy, Marine Corps Budget Request Totals $206B

A report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says the Navy and the Marine Corps requested a total budget of $206B for fiscal year 2020. The Navy’s FY 2020 budget request includes $20.4B in research, development, test and evaluation funds for several programs: unmanned surface vessels and unmanned underwater vehicles; directed energy; conventional …

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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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