GovConWire Top Stories 3/31/2021

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Health Services, Policies & COVID-19 Response News

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Health Services, Policies & COVID-19 Response

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient for driving health initiatives, priorities and modernization, as well as his efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks Becerra’s first Wash100 Award. In Jan. 2021, Biden selected Becerra, the former
Bell, Sikorsky-Boeing Team Receive $577M in Army Contract Modifications for Next FLRAA Competition Phase Contract Awards

Bell, Sikorsky-Boeing Team Receive $577M in Army Contract Modifications for Next FLRAA Competition Phase

The U.S. Army has awarded $577 million in contract modifications to Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary and a team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky business to perform work on the second phase of the competitive demonstration and risk reduction effort for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft program. Army Contracting
Woody Talcove, CEO of Government for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson News

Woody Talcove, CEO of Government for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Haywood “Woody” Talcove, CEO of Government for LexisNexis Risk Solutions and LexisNexis Special Services, was presented his 2021 Wash100 Award on March 22nd during a visit from Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award. This marks the second consecutive year that Woody Talcove has received the highest honor the government
GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Strategic Paths of Cybersecurity GovCon Expert

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Strategic Paths of Cybersecurity

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks, an invaluable member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program, has published his latest feature detailing the essential understanding of cybersecurity, its capabilities, the best practices to get the most out of the technical concept and the awareness of cyber’s potential to find success.  “At its very core, the practice of cybersecurity is
GSA Announces 180-Day Extension for Expiring SAM Website Entity Registrations News

GSA Announces 180-Day Extension for Expiring SAM Website Entity Registrations

The General Services Administration will offer a 180-day extension for entities whose registrations on the agency’s federal contracting website are expiring between April 1 and Sept. 30 as part of an effort to reduce burden during the implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act. GSA said Monday the extension will be implemented automatically and will
Jerry McGinn: Federal Government Should Maintain ‘Steady as She Goes’ Approach for Defense M&A Policy GovCon Expert

Jerry McGinn: Federal Government Should Maintain ‘Steady as She Goes’ Approach for Defense M&A Policy

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Defense News that the current administration should take a “steady as she goes” approach toward mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense market by relying on the strength of the
VA Names Four Awardees for Potential $247M IT Support, App Development IDIQ Contract Awards

VA Names Four Awardees for Potential $247M IT Support, App Development IDIQ

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded four small businesses spots on a potential $247.3 million contract for commercial application development and information technology services. The VA said in separate notices posted Monday that Agile Six Applications, Coforma, Oddball and Magnum Opus, doing business as MO Studio, will perform various services as part of the
HII Technical Solutions President Andy Green Receives Third Wash100 Award News

HII Technical Solutions President Andy Green Receives Third Wash100 Award

Andy Green, executive vice president and president of Technical Solutions at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), was announced as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, ExecutiveBiz reported on Tuesday.  This marks the third time that Green has earned a Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Green has received his
Raytheon Secures $130M Navy Contract Modification for Rolling Airframe Missile Rounds, Spare Components Contract Awards

Raytheon Secures $130M Navy Contract Modification for Rolling Airframe Missile Rounds, Spare Components

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) has received a three-year, $130 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide updated Rolling Airframe Missile rounds to the service branch and three foreign military sales customers.  This award covers fiscal 2021 RAM Block 2 and 2A guided missiles, spare replacement parts and recertification services, the Department of Defense
GovCon Expert McAleese Reports Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Plan, Army’s Capability Modernization Priorities GovCon Expert

GovCon Expert McAleese Reports Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Plan, Army’s Capability Modernization Priorities

A new McAleese & Associates report highlights a new initiative by the Biden administration to rebuild national physical and technological assets and provides an overview of the U.S. Army’s strategy to transform capabilities for a multidomain force. Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and three-time Wash100 winner, reported that Sept. 30 is the target
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