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HII’s Unmanned Tech Center of Excellence Completes Initial Construction Phase; Andy Green Quoted

Andy Green President HII Technical Solutions

Huntington Ingalls Industries has finished construction of a 22K-square-foot building that will be part of the military shipbuilder's new campus in Hampton, Virginia, for the prototyping, manufacturing and testing of unmanned technology platforms. “Opening this initial facility immediately expands our unmanned systems capability and helps support the increasing needs of our customers who defend our national security,” said Andy Green, president of HII's technical solutions division and two-time Wash100 Award recipient.

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Guidehouse Appoints 20 New Partners; Scott McIntyre Quoted

Scott McIntyre CEO Guidehouse

Commercial and public sector consulting services provider Guidehouse has named 20 new partners to lead the company's various practices as part of its efforts to provide employees with career development opportunities. "I’m really proud to work with each of them and excited about the leadership they bring to Guidehouse and to their teams of professionals," said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse and a 2020 Wash100 winner.

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Steve Orrin, Cameron Chehreh: Agencies Should Adopt Risk-Based Security to Protect 5G-Enabled Architecture

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Steve Orrin, chief technology officer at Intel’s federal arm, and Cameron Chehreh, CTO of Dell Technologies’ federal business, wrote in a joint article published Monday on Nextgov that a 5G-enabled architecture requires government agencies to implement a risk-based approach to security that takes into consideration the whole data lifecycle.

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NASA Orders Six More Boeing-Made Solar Arrays for ISS

ISS

Boeing will provide six more solar arrays for the International Space Station under a sustainment contract modification with NASA. The company said Monday it will deliver the arrays to boost ISS's power supply with over 120 kilowatts of solar electricity that will be used to power its systems and equipment and support public and private experiments and research in the station.

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CGI Gets Seat on State Department’s $3.3B Global Support Strategy 2.0 Contract

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The Department of State’s Office of Acquisition Management has selected CGI to serve as one of the prime contractors on the potential ten-year Global Support Strategy for Overseas Consular Support Services 2.0 (GSS 2.0) multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company reported on Monday. Under GSS 2.0, the selected companies will compete for task orders under the potential $3.3 billion IDIQ.

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Lockheed Vet Robert Smith Named BWXT Government Operations President

Robert Smith President-Govt Operations BWXT

Robert Smith, former vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's radar and sensor systems unit, has joined BWX Technologies as president of government operations. BWXT said Monday Smith will oversee the company's nuclear business lines in the U.S. covering work for government customers such as the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration and NASA.

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Seagate Gov’t Arm Kicks off Supply Chain Assurance Project With NIST’s NCCoE; Mike Moritzkat Quoted

Seagate Technology's government solutions business has launched a supply chain assurance project with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its industry partners. “Securing the supply chain and verifying the integrity of devices is of paramount importance to the U.S. federal government," said Mike Moritzkat, managing director and CEO of Seagate Government Solutions. 

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Riva Announces SVP Promotions, Appointment as Part of Leadership Team Expansion

Riva Solutions

Steve Loving and David Callner, vice presidents at Riva Solutions, have been promoted to senior VPs of corporate operations and technology solutions, respectively. Aside from the promotions, Riva also announced the appointment of Randy Bloxsome, who holds more than 25 years of professional experience, as SVP of finance and accounting as part of company's leadership team expansion in response to major contract awards won in 2020, Riva said Wednesday.

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Lockheed Awarded $59M Contract Modification Under DARPA Hypersonic Booster Program

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s missiles and fire control business has secured a $58.9M contract modification for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-led effort to develop a ground-launched hypersonic booster system that would carry and deliver various weapon payloads. Under the modification, the company will perform risk reduction testing for the Operational Fires program to attain critical design maturity at system-level, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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