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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/14/2022

Supreme Court Rejects Biden Admin’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses
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Supreme Court Rejects Biden Admin’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to block the White House’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirement for large private businesses but allowed the Biden administration to implement a vaccine mandate for over 10 million health care workers whose facilities take part in Medicare and Medicaid programs, The Wall Street Journal reported. The private employer rules
Michael Huffman Promoted to cBEYONData Chief Growth Officer
Executive Moves

Michael Huffman Promoted to cBEYONData Chief Growth Officer

Michael Huffman, formerly vice president of business development at cBEYONData, took on a new role as chief growth officer of the Lorton Virginia-based business intelligence and data analytics provider. Huffman will be responsible for initiatives to capture business opportunities, expand market visibility and identify potential services to support federal customers, the company said Monday. cBEYONData
Pentagon’s Top 3 Defense R&D Priorities for 2022
Artificial Intelligence

Pentagon’s Top 3 Defense R&D Priorities for 2022

On Dec. 27, 2021 President Joe Biden signed into law the $770 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2022, which gives a significant funding boost to critical Department of Defense initiatives including adopting emerging technologies, bolstering deterrence capabilities and modernizing military fleets. Of the NDAA’s total funding, $117.7 billion has been allocated to military research and
John Dillon Named NetCentrics Business Development SVP
Executive Moves

John Dillon Named NetCentrics Business Development SVP

John Dillon, a national security intelligence leader, has joined Herndon, Virginia-based technology services contractor NetCentrics as senior vice president of business development. He will bring to the role more than three decades of experience in intelligence, special operations, intelligence analysis and counterintelligence and help the company pursue new business opportunities, NetCentrics said Wednesday. NetCentrics CEO
Space Force CTIO Lisa Costa Delivers Keynote on Digital Foundations for Next-Gen Space at GovCon Wire Forum
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Space Force CTIO Lisa Costa Delivers Keynote on Digital Foundations for Next-Gen Space at GovCon Wire Forum

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Wire Events on Thursday hosted the Department of Defense: Digital Modernization Forum, which gathered leading government agency and private sector officials for an exclusive discussion surrounding the most imperative modernization initiatives and urgent infrastructural needs that are influencing defense agencies’ strategic priorities, acquisitions and technological focus areas across multiple domains. U.S. Space Force
Godspeed Capital Buys Exceptional Software Strategies to Expand Cyber, IT Portfolio
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Godspeed Capital Buys Exceptional Software Strategies to Expand Cyber, IT Portfolio

Godspeed Capital Management has acquired Exceptional Software Strategies in a strategy to expand the private equity firm’s newly created cybersecurity and information technology platform that will focus on supporting defense and intelligence customers. Godspeed did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction and the company said Thursday ESS holds 25 years of IT integration
GSA Unveils Updated Vendor Support Center
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GSA Unveils Updated Vendor Support Center

The General Services Administration has introduced an updated online platform that offers key resources for existing and prospective contractors under the Multiple Award Schedule program. The redesigned Vendor Support Center is now searchable and features a new page called the MAS Project Center and three types of locators for the Procurement Contracting Officer, Industrial Operations
Former Virginia Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero Named GCOM Data, Analytics VP
Executive Moves

Former Virginia Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero Named GCOM Data, Analytics VP

Carlos Rivero, former chief data officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, has been appointed vice president of data and analytics at Columbia, Maryland-based technology provider GCOM. He comes to the company with more than 25 years of technology experience as it looks to expand in the data and analytics services market, GCOM said Thursday. Rivero
IRS Seeks Info on Potential Managed IT Services Sources for IEP 2.0 Program
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IRS Seeks Info on Potential Managed IT Services Sources for IEP 2.0 Program

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a request for information on potential industry sources of information technology services as the IRS plans to launch a procurement effort for the second iteration of the Integrated Enterprise Portal program. The IRS uses the IEP contract to secure application development, operations, hosting and security services for over 90
Former Deloitte Senior Manager Shobhit Karanwal Joins Infotrend as Growth VP
Executive Moves

Former Deloitte Senior Manager Shobhit Karanwal Joins Infotrend as Growth VP

Shobhit Karanwal, formerly a senior manager at Deloitte‘s cybersecurity advisory practice, has been named vice president of growth at College Park, Maryland-based information technology provider Infotrend. He will oversee Infotrend’s new business research, partnerships and proposal development efforts in the federal sector, the company said Wednesday. The nearly two-decade industry veteran will also aim to
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