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Former Verizon Exec Peter Davidson Joins Intelsat as Global Gov’t Affairs, Policy VP

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Peter Davidson, who previously served as an executive at Verizon Communications and general counsel at the Department of Commerce, has joined Intelsat as vice president of global government affairs and policy. He will be responsible for developing Intelsat's global government engagement strategy and will work from its office in McLean, Va., the communications satellite company said Monday.

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GMU GovCon Center Offers Industry Update on COVID-19 Response; Jerry McGinn Comments

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A report by George Mason University's Center for Government Contracting says the federal government continues to engage with industry in the fight against COVID-19, provides guidance to ensure continuity of operations while protecting the overall workforce health and opens more doors for organizations that want to play a vital role in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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Mitre, Virginia Public Universities Partner to Help Address Gov’t R&D Requirements

 

Mitre has partnered with nine public universities in Virginia to create an exchange program to help the government address technology requirements in areas such as national security, aviation and cybersecurity. The nonprofit company said Thursday it seeks to gain access to tools and ideas from the academic sector through the University Innovation Exchange under a signed master agreement.

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George Mason University GovCon Center Names 10 New Members to Advisory Board

George Mason University’s School of Business has announced the addition of 10 new members to the advisory board of its Center for Government Contracting. “These additional appointments continue our efforts to diversify the composition of the center’s board, from small to large firms, whether products or services, and with business and government representation,” Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting, said in a statement released Tuesday.

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George Mason University Opens GovCon-Focused Academic Center; Jerry McGinn Quoted

George Mason University’s School of Business has opened an academic facility dedicated to government contracting research, training and collaborative efforts. The Center for Government Contracting will host courses, activities and programs meant to help students, companies and agencies build GovCon competencies, the university said. The center will conduct its inaugural …

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Former DoD Official Jerry McGinn Named Executive Director for George Mason GovCon Initiative

John “Jerry” McGinn, former principal deputy director at the Defense Department‘s office of manufacturing and industrial base policy, has joined the George Mason School of Business as executive director for its Government Contracting Initiative. The school said McGinn will work with George Mason University’s faculty members to develop GovCon-related courses for undergraduate and …

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Bechtel Opens Cyber Lab to Help Secure Critical Infrastructure Software and Equipment

Bechtel has established a cybersecurity laboratory in a move to help secure equipment and software at critical facilities such as chemical plants, government buildings and power stations. The new lab seeks to adopt Bechtel’s strategies in helping government clients develop and implement platforms designed to comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Risk Management Framework, the company said Thursday. Chad …

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