GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/24/2023

Shared Spectrum Company President Todd Martin Discusses 5G Predictions & Opportunities
Executive Spotlights

Shared Spectrum Company President Todd Martin Discusses 5G Predictions & Opportunities

5G paved the way for groundbreaking developments and advancements in communications networks over the past few years. Now, with the emergence of 6G and NextG, organizations across the public and private sectors are harnessing the power of spectrum to propel the country into a new era of networking. GovCon Wire spoke with Todd Martin, president of Shared
Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege Talks Data Sharing & Collaboration in JADC2 Initiative
News

Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege Talks Data Sharing & Collaboration in JADC2 Initiative

As data sharing continues to shape the evolving warfare environment, the full establishment of Joint All-Domain Command and Control, which is intended to radically transform the way U.S. forces and NATO mission partners exchange information, is critical in maintaining an advantage over adversaries, according to Air Force Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege. Over the past 18 months,
How Space Leaders are Shifting the Industry Collaboration Paradigm
Events

How Space Leaders are Shifting the Industry Collaboration Paradigm

The commercialization of space has skyrocketed in recent years; the ubiquity of launch, the proliferation of commercial satellites in space and the rise of military activity in the domain has simultaneously accelerated space innovation and increased competition across the globe. For the U.S. government, industry’s growing footprint in space is unlocking new possibilities and prompting
OpenAI to Receive Multibillion-Dollar Investment From Microsoft
Artificial Intelligence

OpenAI to Receive Multibillion-Dollar Investment From Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has agreed to make a multiyear, multibillion dollar investment in OpenAI, creator of artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT, to support the latter’s independent AI research and development efforts and enable both companies to commercialize new AI platforms. “We formed our partnership with OpenAI around a shared ambition to responsibly advance cutting-edge AI research
Former Leonardo Exec Vivek Upadhyaya Joins Mercury Systems as Finance VP
Executive Moves

Former Leonardo Exec Vivek Upadhyaya Joins Mercury Systems as Finance VP

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has assigned the role of vice president of finance to Vivek Upadhyaya, former chief financial officer, treasurer and chief information officer at Leonardo‘s electronics subsidiary in the U.S. He will oversee Mercury’s corporate finance team and its forecasting, internal management reporting and analysis functions, the defense electronics supplier said Monday. Upadhyaya
CSIS Study Looks at US Defense Industrial Base’s Ability to Back Protracted Conflict With China
Industry News

CSIS Study Looks at US Defense Industrial Base’s Ability to Back Protracted Conflict With China

A Center for Strategic and International Studies report indicates the Russia-Ukraine war has uncovered supply challenges in the U.S. weapons industry that may impact the Pentagon’s capability to fight and sustain a protracted war with China, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. CSIS found that the war in Ukraine has depleted U.S. stocks of military
Insight Technology Hires Former Acuity Exec Robert Hardin as COO
Executive Moves

Insight Technology Hires Former Acuity Exec Robert Hardin as COO

Robert Hardin, former vice president of business development and strategy at Acuity International, has been appointed as chief operating officer at Insight Technology Solutions. He brings to Insight more than two decades of experience in strategic growth planning and business development for government and private customers, the professional services provider said Tuesday. In his new
VersAbility Lands $141M Air Force Mail Center Support Contract
Contract Awards

VersAbility Lands $141M Air Force Mail Center Support Contract

Hampton, Virginia-based nonprofit organization VersAbility Resources will assist the U.S. Air Force in handling mail and postal services under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $140.7 million over 10 years. The nonprofit will carry out work at continental Air Force installations, the Defense Department said Friday. The 763d Enterprise Sourcing Squadron at Scott AF Base in
Kay & Associates Secures $116M F/A-18 Maintenance FMS Contract Modification
Contract Awards

Kay & Associates Secures $116M F/A-18 Maintenance FMS Contract Modification

Kay and Associates has secured a one-year, $116 million modification to a previously awarded U.S. Navy contract to operate and maintain Kuwait’s fleet of F/A-18 aircraft. The company will perform organizational and intermediate-level maintenance, operation and management support services for the multirole fighter jets as part of the cost-plus-fixed-fee deal, the Department of Defense said
Army Issues Request for Information for Unified Network Operations Program
Contract Awards

Army Issues Request for Information for Unified Network Operations Program

The U.S. Army has begun to solicit feedback from potential offerors on a draft performance work statement to inform the development of a request for proposals for a multiple-award contract for unified network operations support. The military branch plans to launch a competition for an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering, software development, design, configuration management, troubleshooting,
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