GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/18/2023

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: A Look Inside DOD’s Newest AI Office
Artificial Intelligence

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: A Look Inside DOD’s Newest AI Office

Artificial intelligence is in an era of massive growth in the public sector, as evidenced by the exponentially increasing amount of AI offices, leadership and spending in recent years. As AI’s footprint continues to expand, the Department of Defense’s new office is taking up the mantle for AI innovation in the U.S. Learn more about
Mark Lee Appointed ICF Chief Technology Executive
Executive Moves

Mark Lee Appointed ICF Chief Technology Executive

Mark Lee, former executive vice president of public sector business at ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI), will step into the chief technology executive role at the Reston, Virginia-based consulting and technology services provider. He will oversee a group focused on expanding the company’s technology capabilities and federal digital modernization business and lead a new companywide organization tasked
Lisa Porter Named Board Member at Fortress Information Security
Executive Moves

Lisa Porter Named Board Member at Fortress Information Security

Lisa Porter, former deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, has joined the board of directors of Fortress Information Security. She brings to the board over two decades of leadership experience in the defense industry, Fortress said Tuesday. “With Dr. Porter aboard, Fortress will expand its next-generation supply chain security technology desperately needed by
Space Force Initiates Competitive Solicitation for Potential $950M Data Software Services IDIQ
Contract Awards

Space Force Initiates Competitive Solicitation for Potential $950M Data Software Services IDIQ

The Space Systems Command has issued a request for proposals for a potential five-year, $950 million contract to procure data software services for the U.S. Space Force’s data management requirements. A solicitation notice posted Tuesday says the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract calls for a selected vendor to deploy data-as-a-service software in government-approved environments and integrate data
Former GovCIO Exec Heeun Gardner Joins PM Consulting Group as Finance Chief
Executive Moves

Former GovCIO Exec Heeun Gardner Joins PM Consulting Group as Finance Chief

Heeun Gardner, former vice president of finance at GovCIO, has been named chief financial officer at PM Consulting Group. She brings to PMCG more than 25 years of federal contracting industry experience in business functions such as financial management, operational planning and mergers and acquisitions, PMCG said Tuesday.  Gardner previously served as finance VP at
Lockheed to Equip Australian Army With 40 UH-60M Helicopters Under $1.95B Deal
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Lockheed to Equip Australian Army With 40 UH-60M Helicopters Under $1.95B Deal

Australia expects to receive its first UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft made by Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary within the year as part of an approximately $1.95 billion foreign military sale agreement with the U.S. The Australian defense ministry said Wednesday its army will be provided with 40 multimission military helicopters, which will be based
DMI Appoints Ex-Peraton Director Matt Bugbee as Federal Civilian Services VP
Executive Moves

DMI Appoints Ex-Peraton Director Matt Bugbee as Federal Civilian Services VP

Matt Bugbee, former director, account executive and program manager at Peraton, has joined digital management and consulting services provider DMI as vice president of federal civilian services. He announced in a LinkedIn post that he started his new role on Jan. 9. Bugbee started his career working in financial institutions including State Street Bank and
OMB, DOL Ask Federal Agencies to Designate Contract Labor Advisers
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OMB, DOL Ask Federal Agencies to Designate Contract Labor Advisers

Office of Management and Budget and Department of Labor heads issued a joint memorandum to guide federal agencies following recommendations made by the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment to bolster contract labor and employment practices. The Jan. 10 memo from OMB Director Shalanda Young and DOL Secretary Martin Walsh emphasizes the
Donald Ross Named I3 Chief Strategic Growth Officer
Executive Moves

Donald Ross Named I3 Chief Strategic Growth Officer

Donald Ross, former senior vice president of business development at DMI, has been appointed to Ideal Innovations Inc.‘s newly created position of chief strategic growth officer. He will be responsible for helping grow I3’s federal market presence and programs, the biometric and forensic services provider said Tuesday. Before he joined I3, Ross oversaw government-related BD
General Dynamics NASSCO Wins Potential $168M USS Arlington Maintenance Contract
Contract Awards

General Dynamics NASSCO Wins Potential $168M USS Arlington Maintenance Contract

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has won a potential 20-month, $168.5 million contract to maintain, modernize and repair a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock for the U.S. Navy. General Dynamics NASSCO will conduct selected restricted availability efforts for the USS Arlington in fiscal year 2023 under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.
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