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GSA Eyes ‘On-Ramp’ Solicitation for OASIS Small Business IDIQ’s Six Subpools

The General Services Administration has announced plans to issue a solicitation as an on-ramp for the six subpools of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract vehicle. GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service said in a presolicitation notice published Friday that it expects to award 30 contracts for subpool 1, 20 contracts for subpool 3 and eight each for subpools 2, 4, 5B and 6 of the OASIS SB indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

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SSL to Design Methane Emission Detection Satellite; Richard White Quoted

Maxar TechnologiesSSL subsidiary has received a contract from Environmental Defense Fund to design and define requirements for a small satellite designed to detect and monitor methane emissions from oil and gas facilities worldwide. MethaneSAT is a small form-factor satellite that will work to provide high-resolution images to help detect and measure low- and high-emission sources in regions that constitute more than 80 percent of global production of oil and gas per week, Maxar said Thursday

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Booz Allen’s Sarah St. Clair on Lessons Learned From HR Tech Upgrade Project

Sarah St. Clair, vice president responsible for human resource services at Booz Allen Hamilton, told Diginomica in an interview published Tuesday about the company’s experiences and efforts to address challenges associated with upgrading its HR technology system. St. Clair discussed Booz Allen’s move to execute the Workday project to manage recruitment operations and mentioned some of the actions the company made to mitigate negative impacts associated with project implementation.

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ECS, Elastic Forge Open Source Tech Partnership; George Wilson Quoted

ASGN’s ECS business has teamed up with search company Elastic to leverage the latter’s open-source technologies and software-as-a-service offerings to build up the speed and security posture of its big data platforms. ECS said Wednesday it will use Elastic’s technology platform to advance machine learning and build up reporting and monitoring in support of defense, federal civilian and commercial clients.

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Michele Evans: Lockheed Eyes Reduced Purchase Price, Maintenance Cost for F-35 Program

Michele Evans, who assumed the role of executive vice president for Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics business area in October 2018, has discussed the company’s efforts to reduce the price of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft and other plans for the fighter jet program, the Dallas Business Journal reported Wednesday. Lockheed plans to lower the price of the F-35A variant to $80M by 2020, according to the report.

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Premier Analyzes Financial Impact of Opioid Overdoses on Hospitals; Roshni Ghosh Quoted

A new analysis by health care company Premier found that U.S. hospitals incur approximately $11.3B in total annual costs associated with patients who experienced opioid overdoses, constituting 1 percent of all hospital spending. Premier performed the opioid overdose analysis in October using a year’s worth of data from 647 health …

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DOT Wants Public Feedback on Connected Vehicle Communications

The Department of Transportation is seeking comments on how recent technology developments would affect the deployment of dedicated short-range communications for connected-vehicle transmissions. DOT mainly wants to hear from stakeholders and the general public about technology platforms that may support or change vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian communications, according to a …

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DoD Seeks Info on Potential Support Sources for Security Clearance Processing System

The Department of Defense has issued a request for information on potential contractors that could apply agile development methods to manage a new information technology system built to facilitate the background investigation process, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. The RFI comes as the Defense Security Service prepares to assume responsibilities over …

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