Tag Archives: federal government

Federal Gov’t Needs Private Sector to Back Tech R&D Projects; GDIT’s Yogesh Khanna Quoted

Industry and government executives said the federal government, which used to be a monolith when it comes to technology research and development, needs the support of the private sector in order to fund R&D work on new technologies amid tight budgets and other challenges, Federal Times reported TuesdayYogesh Khanna, chief technology officer at General Dynamics Information Technology, noted that even large companies do not have extensive financial resources to back massive R&D programs.

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David Berteau, CEO of Professional Services Council, Selected to 2019 Wash100 for US Government Procurement, Funding Push

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce David Berteau, CEO of the Professional Services Council, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for leading the efforts to improve the government’s procurement and funding issues. This marks the second Wash100 award for Berteau in the last three years.  

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AWS, Leidos Execs on Cloud and Agencies’ Need to Focus on Mission Outcomes

Brett McMillen of Amazon Web Services and Keith Johnson of Leidos discussed in a Federal News Network article published Tuesday about the need for government agencies to focus on mission outcomes when adopting cloud and other technology platforms. McMillen, director of federal government at AWS, said he thinks the latest technologies may not always address the needs and requirements of agencies and citizens.

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AWS’ Brett McMillen, Leidos’ Keith Johnson on How Federal Gov’t Can Make Cloud-Based Data Usable

Brett McMillen of Amazon Web Services and Keith Johnson of Leidos discussed in an article published Tuesday on Federal News Network the presence of data in the cloud and how to leverage data to build up citizen services. “The question is how do you make that data usable, not only for the agency that collected it but throughout the agencies of the federal government? … It should be available to commercial entities and citizens,” said McMillen, director of federal government at AWS.

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras on Acquisition Reform, Authorities in Federal Government

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, told the Washington Business Journal in an interview published Wednesday that he believes the federal government passed a critical point this year when it comes to procurement reform. He mentioned the agencies’ efforts to integrate commercial technologies and other capabilities …

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Engility Books Government Training, Logistics Support Contracts; Scott Whatmough Quoted

Engility has secured $27M in contracts to provide global training services and logistics management support to federal customers. The company said Tuesday it will also provide individual skills and collective training, procurement and advisory and assistance services through the contracts. Scott Whatmough, senior vice president of Engility’s defense and security …

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