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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 5/16/2022

Kevin Bearden Appointed Cherokee Federal VP of Humanitarian Solutions; Tim Roberts Quoted
Executive Moves

Kevin Bearden Appointed Cherokee Federal VP of Humanitarian Solutions; Tim Roberts Quoted

Kevin Bearden, a more than 25-year government market veteran, has joined Cherokee Federal as vice president of humanitarian solutions. In his new position, Bearden will spearhead the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based contractor’s work with various agencies across immigration, refugee and emergency response programs, the federal division of Cherokee Nation Businesses said Friday. Tim Roberts, senior vice president of innovative
CGI Federal President Stephanie Mango Presented 2022 Wash100 Award By Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson
News

CGI Federal President Stephanie Mango Presented 2022 Wash100 Award By Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson recently presented a 2022 Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the first time to Stephanie Mango, president of CGI Federal, during a visit to the company’s office. Stephanie Mango has been recognized as a first-time winner of the Wash100 for her leadership during the realignment of the company’s
Microsoft, Industry Partners Unveil Criterion for Mitre ATT&CK Prioritization
Cybersecurity

Microsoft, Industry Partners Unveil Criterion for Mitre ATT&CK Prioritization

A Mitre-operated research and development organization and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have launched a collaborative project with other industry partners in an effort to provide cybersecurity professionals with an open methodology for prioritizing Mitre ATT&CK techniques based on organizational needs. The initiative identified prevalence, choke point and actionability as the three factors in establishing the top
NTIA Introduces Funding Opportunities Under White House’s $45B ‘Internet for All’ Initiative
News

NTIA Introduces Funding Opportunities Under White House’s $45B ‘Internet for All’ Initiative

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has put out three funding opportunity notices as part of the Biden administration’s $45 billion investment plan to ensure people in the U.S. have access to high-speed internet by the end of the decade. NTIA will be responsible for administering and implementing the Internet for All initiative to be
Executive Spotlight With Verizon Public Sector Maggie Hallbach Highlights 5G in the Public Sector
News

Executive Spotlight With Verizon Public Sector Maggie Hallbach Highlights 5G in the Public Sector

Maggie Hallbach, senior vice president of Verizon Public Sector, was featured in a recent Executive Spotlight interview published Thursday. She talked about her 25 years of service at the company and her recent promotion to her current position. Hallback also discussed the importance of 5G in the public sector, the company’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task
Navy Exercises $231M Option on Multiple-Award Cyberspace Operations Support Contract
Contract Awards

Navy Exercises $231M Option on Multiple-Award Cyberspace Operations Support Contract

Eight awardees will continue to provide professional management and technical services to support the U.S. Navy’s cyberspace operations under a $231.2 million contract option. Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific exercised the first option period on a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an $802 million ceiling price, the Department of Defense said Friday. Under the IDIQ award,
GSA Seeks Comment on Draft Changes to RFPs for Polaris IT GWAC Small Business, WOSB Pools
Contract Awards

GSA Seeks Comment on Draft Changes to RFPs for Polaris IT GWAC Small Business, WOSB Pools

The General Services Administration is soliciting industry feedback on draft language outlining changes to the requests for proposals for the small business-focused Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology products and services. The draft language makes clarifications to Small Business Administration mentor-protege arrangements and joint ventures, according to a notice published Friday. Under the proposed
GovCon Expert McAleese: Kathleen Hicks Shares Insight on FY23 DOD Budget Request, National Defense Strategy
GovCon Expert

GovCon Expert McAleese: Kathleen Hicks Shares Insight on FY23 DOD Budget Request, National Defense Strategy

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report outlining key takeaways from the speech of Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks on fiscal year 2023 budget request and the National Defense Strategy at the Reagan Institute. Hicks, a 2022 Wash100 awardee, noted that the Department of Defense’s $773 billion budget proposal for FY 2023 reflects
Lockheed Receives $398M Contract Modification for Lot 16 F-35 Spares
Contract Awards

Lockheed Receives $398M Contract Modification for Lot 16 F-35 Spares

Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $397.7 million contract modification to obtain initial spares for lot 16 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The award is for deliveries of global spares pool and afloat and deployment spares packages to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, non-Department of Defense agencies and foreign
Report: Carlyle Group, ManTech Acquisition Talks at ‘Advanced Stage’
News

Report: Carlyle Group, ManTech Acquisition Talks at ‘Advanced Stage’

Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) is preparing to buy ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) and an acquisition of the Herndon, Virginia-based government services contractor by the global investment firm could be worth $4 billion, Bloomberg reported Sunday. Friday’s closing price for ManTech stock was $81.97, which gave the company a market value of $3.35 billion, the report
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