Tag Archives: GAO

Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-Band Satcom Tech Can Help Accelerate Military Data Transfers

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, an Inmarsat senior vice president, believes that military organizations can increase the capacity of mission data transfers with Ka-band communications satellite technology. Cowen-Hirsch said the U.S. Government Accountability Office has observed defense agencies relying on industry to help meet operational requirements of the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite program. …

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Paul Brubaker Named Strategic Accounts, Customer Strategy VP at IT Cadre

Paul Brubaker, formerly director of U.S. federal government at mobile security services provider AirWatch by VMware, has been named vice president of strategic accounts and customer strategy at IT Cadre, FCW Insider blog reported Tuesday. He will work to help IT Cadre’s clients implement projects that seek to improve mission performance and operational efficiencies. During …

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Executive Profile: Stephen Szeremeta, Avaya Government Solutions General Counsel

Stephen Szeremeta serves as general counsel for Avaya Government Solutions, where he is responsible for the operation of the legal and contracts departments. He joined Avaya in 2010 after time as chief legal officer at Nortel Government Solutions. Before Nortel Government, Szeremeta was responsible for Nortel’s North American customer contracts team and was Nortel’s lead enterprise sales attorney …

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Ralph White: GAO Upholds NASA’s Commercial Space Transportation Contracts Decision

The Government Accountability Office has denied Sierra Nevada‘s protest against the award of contracts for the NASA Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program to Boeing and SpaceX. Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said Monday the agency found NASA clearly notified CCtCap program bidders that their proposals …

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GAO OKs GSA’s Third-Gen Office Supplies Purchasing Channel; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has started to consolidate vendors’ items for the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies vehicle after the Government Accountability Office’s cancelled of a stay of performance. GSA said Tuesday it had halted work on FSSI Office Supplies Third Generation pending a number of protests of its August decision to …

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Kris Collo: GAO Adopts MicroPact Case Mgmt Platform to Track Investigations

MicroPact has been awarded a contract with the Government Accountability Office to offer the agency’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service division a product to use as a criminal investigative case management platform. The company said Thursday FAIS will use entellitrak to manage civil and criminal investigations on fraud, waste and abuse of public funds and help standardize its investigative process. “Investigations are …

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Sarah Kaczmarek: GAO Updates Google Analytics Manual for Gov’t

The Government Accountability Office has updated its Google Analytics training manual for federal officers looking to evaluate and improve government website usability. Sarah Kaczmarek, digital communications manager for GAO who spearheaded the writing of the manual, said Thursday the first edition underwent revisions to include “new actionable insights” that reflect feedback from users and …

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CRS Report: 108K Contractors in Afghanistan

The Congressional Research Service says there are 108,000 U.S.-paid contractors providing military support in Afghanistan, outnumbering the 65,700 uniformed troops on the ground, Nextgov reported Thursday. Bob Brewin writes CRS said in a report that the Pentagon spent $159.6 billion between 2007 and 2012 on contracting services in Iraq and …

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GAO Official: Drone "Sense and Avoid" Technology Does Not Yet Exist

According to an official from the Government Accountability Office, there is no technology in existence capable of allowing drones to “sense and avoid” other aircraft, NextGov reports.  Geral Dillingham, GAO director for physical infrastructure issues, speaking at a hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, said the Federal Aviation Administration …

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