GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/17/2023

Randy Cash Succeeds Patrick Murphy as Axient President, CEO
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Randy Cash Succeeds Patrick Murphy as Axient President, CEO

Randy Cash, a more than three-decade operational and business development leader in the GovCon industry, has been appointed president and CEO of Axient. He succeeds Patrick Murphy, who has served as chief executive of Axient since 2021. Axient emerged following the rebranding of QuantiTech and its three subsidiaries – Millennium Engineering and Integration, Systems Engineering
Army Veteran John Wason to Join Cypress International as President & COO; David Halverson Quoted
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Army Veteran John Wason to Join Cypress International as President & COO; David Halverson Quoted

John Wason, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who most recently served as staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been appointed as president and chief operating officer of Cypress International. His appointment is effective Jan. 30 and he will bring knowledge and skills the Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm believes can help its
DARPA Pushes Contract Ceiling for Technical & Analytical Support Services to $1B
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DARPA Pushes Contract Ceiling for Technical & Analytical Support Services to $1B

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded $183 million in modifications to its procurement vehicle for technical and analytical support services, raising the contract’s maximum value to $1.03 billion. Seven companies hold prime positions on the TASS contract originally announced in August 2018 and valued at $850 million. A Department of Defense announcement released
Former Boeing Defense Head Leanne Caret Joins Raytheon Board
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Former Boeing Defense Head Leanne Caret Joins Raytheon Board

Leanne Caret, former CEO of the defense, space and security unit at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been elected to the board of directors at Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX). “With a focus on rapid deployment of highly complex systems, she has driven development of groundbreaking technology solutions throughout her tenure,” Greg Hayes, CEO and chairman of
GovCon Expert Alan Chvotkin: New Law Requires FAR Changes on Organizational Conflicts of Interest
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GovCon Expert Alan Chvotkin: New Law Requires FAR Changes on Organizational Conflicts of Interest

By Alan Chvotkin One of the last legislative actions taken at the close of the 117th Congress was passage by the House of Representatives of the “Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition Act” on Dec. 14, 2022. The president signed that bill into law on Dec. 27, 2022. Its enactment marks the end
SAIC Wins $189M in Bridge Contracts With Defense Logistics Agency
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SAIC Wins $189M in Bridge Contracts With Defense Logistics Agency

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a pair of bridge contracts worth $189 million combined from the Defense Logistics Agency to deliver supplies necessary for the U.S. military to maintain, repair and operate facilities. The two contract extensions have a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract structure and have been awarded on a sole-source basis, the
VA Seeks Comment on Draft Solicitation for $61B T4NG2 IT Support Contract Vehicle
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VA Seeks Comment on Draft Solicitation for $61B T4NG2 IT Support Contract Vehicle

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a draft request for proposals for a potential $60.7 billion contract vehicle for information technology products and services.  The proposed Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation 2 contract has a basic ordering period of five years with one five-year option and includes systems and software engineering, program management,
Oshkosh Defense Wins $141M Army Contract to Supply Medium Tactical Vehicles
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Oshkosh Defense Wins $141M Army Contract to Supply Medium Tactical Vehicles

The U.S. Army awarded the defense arm of Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) a $141 million firm-fixed-price contract to manufacture A2 medium tactical trucks and trailers. Contract work is projected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2024, and will be funded on a per-order basis, the Department of Defense said Friday. The service branch uses the Oshkosh
Thomas Lennon Promoted to KBR National Security Group SVP
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Thomas Lennon Promoted to KBR National Security Group SVP

Thomas Lennon, formerly a group vice president at KBR (NYSE: KBR), has been elevated to senior VP of the company’s National Security Solutions business. He will be responsible for leading a team that aims to help customers address national security priorities and prepare for emerging challenges, according to his LinkedIn profile. Lennon joined the Houston-based company in
GSA Amends Alliant 3 IT GWAC Draft RFP With Greenhouse Gas Emission Disclosure Requirement
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GSA Amends Alliant 3 IT GWAC Draft RFP With Greenhouse Gas Emission Disclosure Requirement

The General Services Administration has included a self-scoring requirement for sustainability-related disclosures as an amendment to a draft request for proposals for the third iteration of the Alliant governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology platforms and services.  The amendment calls for public disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions and the potential offeror could gain up to
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