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Air Force Plans $1B ACT 3 Contract Vehicle for Cybersecurity Advancements

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The U.S. Air Force has announced the third iteration of its Agile Cyber Technology (ACT) contract vehicle at an approximate value of $1 billion, open to small businesses, FedScoop reported Thursday. The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) recently published a pre-solicitation notice for the ACT 3 contract, noting that it will expedite cybersecurity research and development.

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Jerry McGinn: Federal Government Adopting ‘All-of-the-Above’ Approach to Acquisition

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Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, said the federal government is implementing an “all-of-the-above” approach to procurement as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. “They are doing [Other Transaction Authorities], they are doing contract ramping, commercial production, they are doing things like the Defense Production Act, so lots of different efforts,” McGinn said of federal agencies.

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Mike Leff: AT&T to Help Department of Navy Transition to FirstNet Public Safety Broadband Network

The Department of the Navy has agreed to deploy a national public safety broadband network from AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority across Navy and Marine Corps installations in the U.S., Seeking Alpha reported Monday. “We are honored to help the Department of the Navy transition to the FirstNet public safety communications platform,” said Mike Leff, vice president for defense at AT&T’s public sector business.

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Two More Vendors to Have ATOs on GSA’s EIS Telecom Contract Soon; Verizon’s Michael Maiorana Quoted

A spokesperson for the General Services Administration said two more companies are expected to secure in the next few weeks an authority to operate under GSA’s 15-year, $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle for telecommunications and information technology services, Nextgov reported FridayMichael Maiorana, senior vice president for public sector at Verizon, told Nextgov that the company is close to getting the final approval for the ATO.

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CenturyLink’s David Young: ATOs Give Agencies Opportunity to Kick Off EIS Transition

David Young, CenturyLink’s senior vice president for strategic government, told FCW in an interview published Friday that the company expects agencies to start awarding task orders soon to contractors with authority to operate under the General Services Administration’s 15-year, $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle. CenturyLink has become the first vendor to secure an ATO on the EIS contract for telecommunications and information technology services.

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David Young, Strategic Gov’t SVP at CenturyLink, Named to 2019 Wash100 for His Efforts Advancing IT and Serving Federal Clients

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce David Young, senior vice president of strategic government at CenturyLink, as an inductee into the 2019 edition of Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his efforts to serve federal clients and advance IT. This marks the second consecutive Wash100 award for Young.  

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CenturyLink’s David Young on Gov’t Shutdown, EIS Telecom Contract Transition

David Young, senior vice president of strategic government at CenturyLink, has said he believes a delay in agencies’ issuance of solicitations under the $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract for telecommunications services due to the partial government shutdown does not affect the transition goal for the EIS vehicle, FCW reported Thursday. In December, the General Services Administration decided to extend until 2023 existing telecom support contracts, which are set to expire in 2020, to provide agencies enough time to transition to the EIS vehicle.

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