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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/13/2022

Katharyn White Returns to IBM as Federal Ecosystem Lead
Executive Moves

Katharyn White Returns to IBM as Federal Ecosystem Lead

Katharyn White, who left IBM (NYSE: IBM) in 2017 after she served as vice president of transformation for IBM Consulting (formally IBM Global Business Services), has returned to the company to lead ecosystem for its federal business, GovCon Wire has learned. Her two-decade Big Blue career also includes roles as chief marketing officer of IBM
GAO: IRS, FinCEN Should Review Registration Reporting Requirements for Virtual Currency Kiosk Operators
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GAO: IRS, FinCEN Should Review Registration Reporting Requirements for Virtual Currency Kiosk Operators

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Internal Revenue Service and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network reassess their money service business registration requirements for virtual currency exchanges and virtual currency kiosk operators and initiate measures, such as requiring those operators to routinely provide information on the physical addresses of those kiosks. Having information on specific
Executive Spotlight With CeCe DeCamp of IBM Consulting Tackles Company Culture, Cloud Capabilities & Pandemic-Related Challenges
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Executive Spotlight With CeCe DeCamp of IBM Consulting Tackles Company Culture, Cloud Capabilities & Pandemic-Related Challenges

In its most recent Executive Spotlight interview, ExecutiveBiz spoke with CeCe DeCamp, senior partner and client group leader for Homeland Security, Justice, Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Agencies at IBM Consulting, about the company culture and its key factors, the challenges during the pandemic, the expansion of IBM’s multi cloud platform technology and the efforts to
State Department OKs $233M Jet Engine Maintenance Services Deal With Greece
General News

State Department OKs $233M Jet Engine Maintenance Services Deal With Greece

The State Department has approved a potential $233 million foreign military sale of aircraft engine maintenance services and associated equipment to Greece. The government of Greece is in need of depot-level services to repair and maintain F100-PW-229 engines equipped on F-16 Block 52+/52+ jets, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. The potential sale would
Former DOD Acquisition Chief Ellen Lord Named to GEOST Board
Executive Moves

Former DOD Acquisition Chief Ellen Lord Named to GEOST Board

Ellen Lord, former undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has joined the board of directors of GEOST, a Tucson, Arizona-based provider of sensors for national security space missions. She will advise GEOST’s management team and provide insights to help the company expand its research and development initiatives and improve production capabilities,
Jimmy Benani Elevated to Federal Health, Civilian VP Role at Excella
Executive Moves

Jimmy Benani Elevated to Federal Health, Civilian VP Role at Excella

Jimmy Benani was promoted to the role of vice president of federal health and civilian markets at Excella, where he previously served as director, FedHealthIT reported Wednesday. He has been with the Arlington, Virginia-based Agile technology company for more than 11 years now and he most recently led its efforts in supporting customers focused on
Report: FTC Needs More Time for Lockheed-Aerojet Rocketdyne Deal Evaluation
A Activity

Report: FTC Needs More Time for Lockheed-Aerojet Rocketdyne Deal Evaluation

The Federal Trade Commission postponed a decision on Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) proposed $4.4 billion cash acquisition of rocket propulsion builder Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) for two weeks, giving U.S. antitrust regulators extra time to assess the terms of the companies’ deal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources told Reuters that the agency had planned a midweek
GSA Adds Fluor to Multiple Award Schedule; Tom D’Agostino Quoted
Contract Awards

GSA Adds Fluor to Multiple Award Schedule; Tom D’Agostino Quoted

Fluor (NYSE: FLR) has secured a spot on the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule that allows the company to compete for task orders in two categories under the 20-year governmentwide indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The company said Wednesday it is now eligible to provide facilities support and professional services to federal agencies through the GSA MAS
Hollis Cash Named VP of Capture, Innovative Solutions at Client Solution Architects
Executive Moves

Hollis Cash Named VP of Capture, Innovative Solutions at Client Solution Architects

Hollis Cash, who has two decades of experience in business development and information technology services, has joined Client Solution Architects as vice president of capture and innovative solutions. In his role, Cash oversees the development and implementation of CSA’s overall capture strategy and manages technical offerings that align with its business growth objectives, the digital
Boeing Eyes Supplier Partnerships as Company Offers Super Hornet, Growler Platforms to German Military
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Boeing Eyes Supplier Partnerships as Company Offers Super Hornet, Growler Platforms to German Military

Boeing has issued a request for information to more than 10 Germany-based companies regarding potential development, manufacturing and support services for the Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft the U.S. planemaker is offering to the German armed forces. The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company has moved to expand its industrial partnerships in Germany and forecasts
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