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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 11/23/2021

General Dynamics Business Lands $829M DIA Order for IT Help Desk Services
Contract Awards

General Dynamics Business Lands $829M DIA Order for IT Help Desk Services

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business has won an $829.2 million task order to perform IT help desk services in support of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The company will provide these services at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. and other DIA facilities for over a decade, the Department of Defense said Monday. Work
IRS to Launch Solicitation for $2.6B App Development Contract in June
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IRS to Launch Solicitation for $2.6B App Development Contract in June

The Internal Revenue Service will seek quotation for a seven-year, $2.6 billion contract in June as the agency plans to look for services to develop and modernize applications, Fedscoop reported Monday. An IRS spokesperson said the agency will post the request for quotation in mid-2022 and issue awards under the Enterprise Development, Operations Services contract
Army Vet Jay Jones Named Chief Growth Officer at HighPoint
Executive Moves

Army Vet Jay Jones Named Chief Growth Officer at HighPoint

Jay Jones, a retired U.S. Army colonel who supported the service’s Information Systems Software Center, has joined HighPoint as chief growth officer, responsible for spearheading efforts to expand the presence of the company’s digital services in the federal market. Jones’ military career includes work for the Office of the Directorate for Information Systems, Command, Control,
Godspeed Capital Eyes to Expand Prime ABA Platform via Ascent Engineering Group Acquisition
M&A Activity

Godspeed Capital Eyes to Expand Prime ABA Platform via Ascent Engineering Group Acquisition

Godspeed Capital Management has purchased Ascent Engineering Group for an undisclosed amount as part of an effort to expand its newly formed engineering and consulting business that serves public and private sector customers. Ascent will bring its expertise in designing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems to boost the capabilities of Godspeed Capital’s Prime ABA to
Executive Spotlight With Axient President, CEO Patrick Murphy Tackles Company Rebranding, Strategic Organization & Tech Capabilities
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Executive Spotlight With Axient President, CEO Patrick Murphy Tackles Company Rebranding, Strategic Organization & Tech Capabilities

Patrick Murphy, president and CEO of Axient, was featured in the most recent Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz on Monday. He discussed the company rebranding and how the move supports the innovation efforts of Axient and the mission of its customers. Murphy also talked about Axient’s strategic organization, advancement in digital engineering and emerging technology
Voyager Space to Buy Majority Stake in Satcom Tech Provider Space Micro
M&A Activity

Voyager Space to Buy Majority Stake in Satcom Tech Provider Space Micro

Voyager Space has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Space Micro, a San Diego-based maker of satellite communications, electro-optical and digital systems, for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to help the latter expand its technology portfolio in support of defense, civil and commercial customers. “The satellite constellation market stands at the tipping
Idemia Appoints Matt Cole as Public Security, Identity Group EVP
Executive Moves

Idemia Appoints Matt Cole as Public Security, Identity Group EVP

Matt Cole was appointed as Idemia‘s group executive vice president of its public security and identity business and will be responsible for managing the unit as it provides governments and organizations with identity technologies and expertise in biometrics and artificial intelligence. Pierre Barrial, president and CEO of Idemia, said in a statement published Monday that
Bowhead Total Enterprise Solutions Receives $249M USACE Support Contract
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Bowhead Total Enterprise Solutions Receives $249M USACE Support Contract

Bowhead Total Enterprise Solutions has secured a $249 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide a range of services in support of the Army Corps of Engineers. The Alaska Native information technology, communications and engineering small business will receive task orders calling for internal and external program management, administrative, network and IT support through
Jeffrey Kratz Named General Manager of Worldwide Public Sector Partner Program at AWS
Executive Moves

Jeffrey Kratz Named General Manager of Worldwide Public Sector Partner Program at AWS

Amazon’s (NYSE: AMZN) cloud computing business has appointed Jeffrey Kratz, a nine-year Amazon Web Services veteran, as general manager of its worldwide public sector partner program, CRN reported Monday. Kratz previously served as the company’s GM and regional head of public sector partner sales in Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean, and will now succeed
USSOCOM Seeks Input on Potential $150M SOF Enterprise Professional Services Contract
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USSOCOM Seeks Input on Potential $150M SOF Enterprise Professional Services Contract

U.S. Special Operations Command has asked industry for feedback on a draft solicitation for a potential $150 million contract for professional services in support of daily business activities of Special Operations Forces across all mission areas. USSOCOM will hold an industry day for the SOF Enterprise Professional Services program on Dec. 2, according to a
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