Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/25/2016

Former Parsons Exec Mary Ann Hopkins Joins Arcadis as Executive for the Americas

Mary Ann Hopkins, formerly Parsons federal group president, will join global design and consultancy firm Arcadis to lead that company’s business in North America and Latin America as well as the global water and environment lines…
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GSA to Require Greenhouse Gas Emission, Reduction Goal Disclosures From IT Vendors

The General Services Administration plans to require large and medium-sized information technology contractors to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and related reduction goals through an annual report…
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GSA FedRAMP Team Requests Public Comment on Vendor Prioritization Criteria

The General Services Administration‘s Joint Authorization Board has asked for public comment in aid of ongoing efforts to finalize a criteria on how GSA will select vendors to provisionally authorize in support of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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DCCA to Build, Maintain IT Platform for CMS’ Medicaid Drug Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded Data Computer Corporation of America a potential four-year, $12 million contract to design, build and maintain an information technology system for CMS’ Medicaid Drug Program…
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BPM Accredited as FedRAMP Third-Party Assessment Organization

BPM has received accreditation as a Third Party Assessment Organization that can conduct assessments of cloud service providers in accordance with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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BAE, Raytheon Receive $228M in Australia Defense Services Contracts

BAE Systems and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) have each received contracts worth nearly $228.3 million combined from Australia’s defense ministry for services in support of military projects there. Defense Minister Christopher Pyne announced the contract extensions for the two companies during a trip to Australia’s New South Wales state, the ministry said Wednesday…
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NASA Picks 8 Faculty Researchers for Space Tech Development Grants

NASA has awarded grants to eight faculty researchers to perform research and development work on novel space technology platforms for up to three years. The space agency said Thursday the faculty members will receive up to $200,000 in annual funds as part of NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants program…
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US to Expand Defense Cooperation With Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania Via Joint Declaration

The U.S. has reached an agreement with Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania to increase defense cooperation in order to ensure security in the Baltic region amid the evolving security environment there. The U…
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CGI to Provide Application Mgmt Support to Alberta Human Services Agency; Shawn Derby Comments

CGI has been awarded a five-year, $30.4 million contract to perform application management services for the human services ministry of Canada’s Alberta province. The company said Tuesday it will work to maintain applications, update AMS, develop tools to simplify agency operations and support a newly formed innovation office at  Alberta Human Services under the contract, CGI said Tuesday…
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Dragos Raises $1.2M in DataTribe-Led Seed Funding Round for Cyber Threat Operations Center; Robert Lee Comments

Dragos has obtained $1.2 million in a seed funding round backed by cybersecurity startup accelerator DataTribe. Dragos will use the funds to establish a threat operations facility that will work to provide cyber threat detection services for industrial control systems and supervisory control and data acquisition platforms as well as develop technologies intended for ICS networks, the company said Wednesday…
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FCC Seeks to Authorize Mobile, Fixed Radio Services to Operate in Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed new rules that would provide licenses for mobile and fixed radio services to use frequencies above 24 gigahertz. FCC said in a Federal Register notice posted Wednesday its proposed regulations cover flexible use rules for services that operate in the 24 Ghz, 32 Ghz, 42 Ghz, 47 Ghz, 50 Ghz, 70 Ghz and 80 Ghz bands…
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