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Operational Resilience, Budget Realities Among Key Themes in PSC’s Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey; Alan Chvotkin Quoted

Alan Chvotkin EVP and Counsel PSC

A new Professional Services Council survey has identified five themes based on interviews with more than 22 government officials from 10 federal agencies and one of those is operational resilience and adaptability of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government respondents in the 2020 Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey: A New Paradigm said procurement offices shifted to telework with minimal interruptions to business operations.

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Report: DoD Seeks 12% Military Electronics Funding Boost for Fiscal 2019

The Defense Department has asked Congress to earmark $12.93 billion in fiscal 2019 funds for research and procurement of communications, electronics, telecommunications and intelligence technology platforms, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. DoD’s proposed CET&I budget represents a 12.3-percent increase from the amount requested for FY 2018 and excludes military activities that cover “substantial” …

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CompTIA Study: Nearly 75% of Gov’t Officials Support Smart City Tech Dev’t

A new survey from nonprofit technology association CompTIA says almost 75 percent of government officials are optimistic about the development of smart city technologies. The “Building Smarter Cities and Communities” report includes responses from 350 government personnel about their views regarding smart cities, CompTIA said Thursday. Respondents indicated expected benefits from smart city …

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DXC’s Earl Matthews: Creation of Separate Space Corps Could Distract Govt From USAF, DoD Issues

Earl Matthews, vice president of DXC Technology‘s enterprise security solutions group, has said the establishment of a new space-focused military branch under a House bill could divert the U.S. government from issues facing the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department. “The focus on space needs to be squarely on situational awareness: …

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CACI’s Ken Asbury: US Natl Security Spending Increase Leads to Defense-Related Contract Wins

Ken Asbury, president and CEO of CACI International, has said the Trump administration’s increased spending on military efforts against the Islamic State militant organization has led to a number of contract wins for the company in the defense space, CRN reported Thursday. “We have already seen a number of key wins in …

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Defense Firms Expect Growth in Federal Funds Under Trump Administration; Ed Sheehan Comments

Some defense industry executives have said they expect an increase in federal defense funds under the administration of President Donald Trump amid the uncertainty in the government budgeting process, The Tribune-Democrat reported Sunday. Ed Sheehan, president and CEO of Concurrent Technologies Corp., said he forecasts there would be “some growth” in fiscal 2018 …

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ISS Federal Lead Rob Rogers on Agencies’ Open Source Moves & ‘Information Advantage’ Efforts

Private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners unveiled its new Polaris Alpha portfolio holding company in November through the merger of three government contracting businesses that included data services provider Intelligent Software Solutions. Based in Colorado Springs, ISS works with agencies on initiatives in data visualization, mobile software and other technology areas in …

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Deltek FedFocus Speakers Preview Uncertain Period With Shift to New Trump Administration

Ways for government contractors to plan during a time of uncertainty with the transition into a new Donald Trump administration and align business strategies with the future president’s policy priorities were the central talking points of Deltek’s “FedFocus 2017” event Monday at National Harbor, Md. Against the backdrop of an incoming administration, one immediate item …

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Brazil Eyes Microsoft Product Buy for IT Standardization Efforts

Brazil’s government plans to commence a large procurement of Microsoft products in the next few months in a push to standardize the country’s information technology applications portfolio across government, ZDnet reported Tuesday. Angelica Mari writes that products most likely to be purchased include Windows 10, Windows Server and the Office suite. The report …

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