Navy Issues RFI for Autonomy Software Factory Development Project

US Navy

The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command has posted a request for information to seek industry inputs on capabilities and methodologies that could support the development of an autonomy software factory. The service branch aims to build, test, certify and field autonomous capabilities for unmanned surface and undersea vehicles via the Rapid Autonomy Integration Lab program, according to a Beta SAM notice posted Friday.

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Esri, Airspace Link Release Update for Cloud-Based Drone Mapping Software


Esri has partnered with Airspace Link to implement new situational awareness features into the former's end-to-end cloud-based drone mapping software tool. The new integration for the Site Scan for ArcGIS flight planner tool is designed to display data associated with a specified area including information on no-flight zones, special activities and controlled airspaces, Esri said Friday.

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Army Posts Sources Sought Notice for Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming Tech Production

Apache helicopter

The U.S. Army is looking for information on potential sources of production services for a manned/unmanned teaming platform designed to integrate with the Apache attack helicopter. The Army said in a sources sought notice posted Friday that it seeks vendors for follow on production of the MUMT-eXpanded system and its associated subsystems including upper receiver antennas, remotely operated video-enabled receiver modems and data link system processors.

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Boeing Subsidiary Conducts Tests for UAV Electric Fuel Cell, Liquid Hydrogen Tank


Boeing's Insitu subsidiary held a flight demonstration for the ScanEagle3 unmanned aerial vehicle in December to evaluate the drone's initial performance traits such as climb rate and aerodynamic characteristics. The company said Sunday the UAV was equipped with an all-electric, hydrogen-fueled proton exchange membrane fuel cell during the test to power its flight.

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DLA Selects Accent Controls for $72M Naval Material Distribution Contract


Accent Controls Inc. has won a five-year, $72.5 million contract to support a Defense Logistics Agency unit responsible for warehousing and distributing materials at Naval Base San Diego. The agency received seven offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity DLA Distribution San Diego support contract via a competitive acquisition process, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Tyto Athene Books Navy Engineering, Installation, Maintenance IDIQ

Tyto Athene

Full-service systems integrator Tyto Athene will engineer, install and maintain electronic systems, equipment and associated infrastructure for the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command under a potential $34.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy. Services under the contract are meant to support the Consolidated, Tactical and Defense Cryptologic Programs, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Microsoft Introduces Vaccine Management Product for Government Agencies, Health Care Providers


Microsoft has released a technology offering built to help government and private health care organizations manage mass vaccination efforts from scheduling to logistics and outcome monitoring. The Microsoft Vaccination Management platform is based on the Power Platform -- a suite of business application development, visualization and process automation tools ““ and provides users access to records via a single app. according to a blog post published Friday.

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CGI Federal's John Owens: Government IT Leaders Should Engage Experts When Selecting the Right Code

John Owens VP CGI Federal

John Owens, a vice president with CGI Federal's emerging technologies practice, wrote in an article published Friday on GCN that choosing the right code to meet agencies' needs calls for government information technology leaders to evaluate the problem and work with experts to help with the assessment and decide on the proper tool to adopt. “In government agencies, as in other large organizations, low-code/no-code, COTS and custom development all have a place. I recommend agencies engage experts to help them assess their agency's needs and select the right solution that balances cost, features, time and performance,“ he concluded.

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Jennifer Felix, ASRC Federal President & CEO, Named to 2021 Wash100 Award for Expanding the Company's Footprint in Federal Market

Jennifer Felix President

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce that Jennifer Felix, president and chief executive officer of ASRC Federal has been recognized in the 2021 Wash100 Award for her strong leadership that guided the company through a notable rebranding effort, which increased the company's growth. Felix's leadership also contributed to the win of multiple valuable contracts with a variety of federal agencies. 

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GSA FAS Commissioner Sonny Hashmi Receives First Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Sonny Hashmi Commissioner GSA FAS

Sonny Hashmi, commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), has received his first Wash100 Award, the most respect award in all of government contracting (GovCon), after demonstrating his vision in the federal sector and leading the drive of technology transformation, acquisitions and massive contract awards that support the administration's key missions and the best interests of the U.S. 

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DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Named to 2021 Wash100 for Advancing Cyber Spending, Tech Capabilities; Building ‘More Diverse, Inclusive’ Workforce

Alejandro Mayorkas DHS Secretary

Executive Mosaic is thrilled to announce that Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has been named a recipient of a 2021 Wash100 Award, the most prestigious and respected award in all of government contracting (GovCon). This marks the first time that Mayorkas has won the Wash100 Award for his contributions to the federal sector and GovCon industry.

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