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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: A Guide for Emerging Technologies Impacting Government in 2021 and Beyond

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks has published his latest feature as a member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program on Friday exploring the various categories of the emerging technologies that are heavily influencing the federal marketplace and government heading into 2021 and beyond. You can read Chuck Brooks’ latest GovCon Expert article on GovConWire.

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New White House Memo Seeks to Strengthen National Security, Foreign Policy Workforce

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President Joe Biden has issued a new memo that seeks to revitalize the workforce at national security and foreign policy agencies through the adoption of six core principles: modernization, transparency, integrity, diversity, service and accountability. The memo highlights the need for agencies to maintain their technological edge by addressing gaps in skills and mission-critical knowledge, hiring and retaining technical talent, establishing rewards and incentives for innovation and providing the workforce with new technologies and agile and adaptive organizational structures.

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White House Unveils National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

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President Donald Trump on Thursday released a national strategy that outlines ways how the U.S. can protect its competitive edge in artificial intelligence, communication and networking technologies, quantum information science, space, military, energy, semiconductors and other fields.

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Bicameral Bill Seeks to Boost Investments in Emerging Tech to Maintain US Science & Tech Leadership

Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.

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10 Firms Win Spots on $120M Army Environmental Remediation Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has chosen 10 companies to compete for environmental remediation task orders under a potential $120M contract. USACE received 21 bids for the firm-fixed-price contract as part of the Military Munitions Response Program, the Department of Defense said Friday. Projects are expected to be complete by …

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TSC Adopts ‘ADS Federal’ Name Following Acquisition

Technical Services Corp. has purchased Virginia-based Accelerated Development & Support and rebranded as ADS Federal as a result of the acquisition. ADS Federal Angel Diaz said in a statement published Monday the combined firm will leverage ADS’ experience supporting the Department of Defense and identify critical requirements in support of clients’ missions. …

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DIA Awards Nine Spots on $500M Science & Tech Mission Support IDIQ

The Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded spots on a potential 10-year, $500 million contract to eight companies and one nonprofit organization to support missions of DIA’s science and technology directorate. Contractors will vie for research, development, engineering and technical task orders through the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity HELIOS contract, the Defense Department said Friday. …

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Former DHS Science & Tech Lead Reginald Brothers Named Chertoff Group Principal

Reginald Brothers, former undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has joined security advisory services firm Chertoff Group as a principal. The company said Monday he will work with clients to help them create growth strategies, explore  market platforms and offer advice on modern threats and the impact of policies on the security and technology sectors. “I …

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USAF Taps Leidos, Riverside Research Institute for Open Architecture R&D IDIQs

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and the Riverside Research Institute have won a pair of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth a combined $48 million to support the U.S. Air Force‘s mission systems open architecture science and technology program. The Defense Department said Thursday task orders under the program encompass applied and advanced research and development services as …

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