Tag Archives: Trump administration

Jerry McGinn, Daniel Kaniewski: New Administration Should Strengthen Law on Domestic Industrial Base Resources

Jerry McGinn GovCon Expert

The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden should build on executive actions implemented under the Defense Production Act amid the coronavirus pandemic and expand DPA authorities to further support the country's industrial base, Jerry McGinn, executive director of George Mason University's Center for Government Contracting, wrote in a joint commentary with Marsh and McLennan managing director Daniel Kaniewski.

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Camilo Sandoval Appointed as Federal CISO

Camilo Sandoval Federal CISO

The Trump administration has appointed Camilo Sandoval as federal chief information security officer, FedScoop reported on Wednesday. Sandoval, who assumed the role in Oct. 2020, will succeed Grant Schneider, who left the position in Aug. 2020 to join Venable  as senior director of cybersecurity services. Prior to assuming the role, Sandoval served as president and chief information officer (CIO) of MCI.  

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GovCon Expert Jerry McGinn Discusses the Impact the Presidential Election Will Have on GovCon, National Security, Domestic Policy

Jerry McGinn GovCon Expert

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business and GovCon Expert for Executive Mosaic, recently shared his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump following the final debate last week and addressed the impact the election could have on the government contracting (GovCon) sector. 

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Senators Seek $26B in Coronavirus Relief Funding; SAIC Secures $630M USAF IDIQ; Wash100 Voting Ends June 1st; Dana Deasy Discusses $10B JEDI Warfighter Capabilities; Katie Arrington Provides CMMC Updates; Executive Spotlight with Pegasystems’ Cynthia Stuebner

Lawmakers Call for $26B in Coronavirus Relief Funding to Support R&D Programs A bipartisan group of senators will seek $26 billion from the Trump administration’s coronavirus relief package to sustain research efforts and personnel in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders announced on Monday. The office of Sen. Edward Markey, said that he …

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Trump Administration, Semiconductor Firms Look to Strengthen US Chip Production

The Trump administration is in discussions with Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and other semiconductor firms to establish new chip factories in the U.S. to strengthen the domestic production of chips as concerns rise over the vulnerability of Asian factories as highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

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Ken Asbury: CACI Gets Defense Contract Boost Amid Higher Military Spending

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 22, 2017 — Ken Asbury, president and CEO of CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has said the company has landed several defense contract wins resulting from the government’s increased military spending to combat the Islamic State militant group, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. CRN reported Thursday that Asbury, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 …

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Billions in Defense Spending to be Withheld Until Trump Submits ISIS Strategy

Of the $15 billion in supplemental wartime spending in the 2017 federal spending bill, $2.5 billion will be withheld until 15 days after the president provides Congress with a strategy to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS). The defense secretary and secretary of state will also be required to update the Armed …

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March 23 Market Close: GovCon Index and Markets Close Down on Delayed Healthcare Vote

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved down in lock step with the major U.S. markets. The major U.S. markets reversed their earlier gains to close down late in the day as the GOP delayed the vote on their healthcare bill. The Trump administration are still attempting to reach agreement with conservative Republicans …

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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Private Sector Can Help Trump Administration Address Cyber Challenges

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2017 —  Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services (NYSE: SAP), has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to partner with the commercial sector in an effort to tackle the country’s cybersecurity challenges, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. National Defense magazine reported that Testoni noted the private sector’s efforts …

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