GE to Provide Propulsion Systems for Future DOT Training Ships

General Electric

General Electric's power conversion business has secured a $40M sole-source contract to provide propulsion systems for national security training ships to be used by the Department of Transportation. The company said Monday it will provide systems that would power and propel a pair of National Security Multi-Mission Vessels, which will be used to train cadets on operational vessels at sea.

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Data and Analytic Solutions to Help Modernize IRS Procurement Operations; Shanna Webbers Quoted

Partnership

Fairfax, Virginia-based consulting firm Data and Analytic Solutions has been selected to help the Internal Revenue Service explore approaches to accelerate the agency's contracting process. IRS said Monday it will work with DAS through a research partnership aimed at bringing together procurement professionals, university professors and students who have been educated in machine learning.

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Kay Sears: Partnership With Commercial Firms Helped Lockheed Win SDA’s Transport Layer Contract

Kay Sears VP Lockheed

Kay Sears, vice president and general manager of the military division at Lockheed Martin’s space business and a previous Wash100 awardee, said bringing in nontraditional contractors and partnering with other companies helped Lockheed secure a contract from the Space Development Agency to build satellites for the Transport Layer, SpaceNews reported Monday.

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HII Division to Build Modules for Columbia-Class Sub Program Under $2B Contract Modification

Columbia-class submarine

A Huntington Ingalls Industries division has received a potential $2.2B contract modification from General DynamicsElectric Boat subsidiary to help build the first two Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines for the U.S. Navy. HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division will construct and deliver six modules for each of the submarines and continue to provide design support under the modification. 

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3D-Printed Rocket Maker Relativity Secures $500M in Series D Funds; Tim Ellis Quoted

Relativity Space

Los Angeles-based Relativity Space has raised $500M in a round of Series D financing led by Tiger Global Management and will use the funds to advance the development of its launch vehicle, 3D printing technologies and other programs. “We are on track to launch our first Terran 1 rocket to orbit next year with existing capital on our balance sheet," said Tim Ellis, co-founder and CEO of Relativity Space.

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Forcepoint’s Michael Crouse: Agencies Need Enterprise-Level Visibility Into User Access to Systems, Data

Data access and security

Michael Crouse, a user protection specialist at Forcepoint, has said agencies should incorporate user and data protection approaches into their overall security strategy. In a GCN guest piece published Monday, Crose offers three questions agency leaders can ask to pinpoint privileged access management challenges and suggests potential measures to address such issues.

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Vertosoft Partners with D3 Security to Deliver SOAR Technology; Jason Wiele, Chet Hayes Quoted

Vertosoft

Vertosoft has partnered with D3 Security, a leader in advanced Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) technology, to assist government agencies in security operations, incident response and threat hunting. “Working alongside Vertosoft has given us an expert partner to support our Federal clients as we bring D3 SOAR to government agencies who are looking to bolster their cybersecurity posture,” said Jason Wiele, senior director of enterprise cybersecurity solutions at D3 Security. 

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