Tag Archives: House of Representatives

Emily Murphy, GSA Administrator, Earns 2019 Wash100 Award for Innovation in Program Management and Government Contracting

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, was inducted into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for innovation in federal contracting and program management. This latest honor marks the second time she received the award.

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Jim McAleese, Principal and Owner of McAleese & Associates, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Providing Consulting and Legal Services to Government Contracting Businesses

Executive Mosaic is honored to unveil Jim McAleese, principal and owner of McAleese & Associates, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his work in providing consulting and legal services to government contracting businesses.

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House of Representatives Seeks Contractors to Support PaaS Cloud Migration Effort

The House of Representatives has begun to solicit proposals from potential vendors that can provide services to support the lower chamber’s migration to a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-certified cloud platform. The House’s office of the chief administrative officer announced plans to move from the CAO-hosted public web environment to …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Joe Cassady: Solar Electric Propulsion Key to Sustainable Deep Space Architecture

Joe Cassady, executive director for space programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, has said the use of solar electric propulsion (SEP) systems for in-space transportation can help the U.S. government build a sustainable deep space architecture. Cassady told the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on space that SEP platforms can transfer cargo, habitats and payloads …

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Charley Diaz Named Customer Affairs Director for HII Small Surface Combatant, Coast Guard Programs

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Charley Diaz, former CEO of maritime consulting firm Diaz and chief of staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries as corporate director of customer affairs for the company’s small surface combatants and U.S. Coast Guard programs. The more than 30-year Coast Guard veteran previously supervised an interdisciplinary …

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IBM Vet John Lainhart Named Senior Strategist at Grant Thornton’s Cyber Risk Advisory Practice

John Lainhart, a former leader of the U.S. public sector cybersecurity and privacy group at IBM, has been appointed as senior strategist at Grant Thornton‘s cyber risk advisory practice. He will oversee the development of cybersecurity offerings for the public sector in his new position, Grant Thornton said Thursday. “It’s essential for agencies to invest …

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House of Representatives Seeks Industry Sources for Cloud Migration Effort

The House of Representatives has started its search for industry sources to assist the legislative branch’s web systems group in its plan to transition the chamber’s public-facing website to a cloud computing infrastructure from the current on-premise environment. According to a March 8 request for information, the House’s information systems organization is considering potential directions it …

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Congress Asks McAfee for Briefing on Operation Shady RAT

Congress is digging deeper into McAfee’s recent report that uncovered one of the largest series of cyber espionage activities to date. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., chairman of the House Commerce subcommittee, requested a detailed briefing of the extent, effects and capabilities of the cyber attack in a letter sent …

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iPad Users Unite… in Congress

Think your congressman can’t turn on a computer? Think again. He may have an iPad, and now, he wants to bring it to the House floor with him. The incoming group of legislators – full of gadget geeks and tech lovers – will soon take their seats in the 112th …

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House Passes Cyber R&D Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed H.R. 4061, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009 by a vote of 422-5. The bill reauthorizes the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) unclassified network security and computer programs. The bill is designed to enhance cooperation …

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Learn to Hack on the Government's Dime

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4061, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which is the first major cybersecurity legislation to pass the House within the past year. The bill provides increased guidance for the role of NIST and NSF, looks to promote education and awareness efforts, coordinate R&D in …

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Members of Congrss Call for Cyber Security Review

Members of the House of Representatives called for a comprehensive review of cyber security policies for Congress on Friday. The push for a review follows the recent revelations that a confidential report of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct was leaked on the internet via peer-to-peer file sharing software. …

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