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CNSI Names Gaurav Maini as SVP, Managing Director; Todd Stottlemyer Quoted

CNSI has appointed Gaurav Maini as senior vice president and managing director for CNSI’s operations in Chennai, India. Maini will lead a team responsible for delivering innovative, secure, high-performance and scalable technology products in support of CNSI’s clients. “We are thrilled to have Gaurav on the CNSI team,” said Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of CNSI and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Senate Confirms LTG Michael Groen as JAIC Director

The U.S. Senate has confirmed LTG Michael Groen to be the new director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) division for developing and advancing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, FedScoop reported on Monday. With Groen’s recent confirmation, he has also been promoted to major general. 

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Kevin Fahey on DoD’s New Software Development, Acquisition Policy

Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, said a new policy that seeks to guide services’ software development and acquisition efforts was finalized and signed by Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner. Hon. Ellen Lord will be featured as the keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club's upcoming 5G Summit on October 27th.

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CISA Launches Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020; Christopher Krebs Quoted

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has commenced this year's month-long campaign to promote cybersecurity awareness across the United States. “This year, we’ve seen a major, and likely permanent, shift in the way we work, learn and socialize, as more and more of our activities have gone virtual,” said CISA Director Christopher Krebs and a 2020 Wash100 recipient.

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Intel Federal Wins DoD Contract Under SHIP Program; Jim Brinker Quoted

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Intel Federal the second phase of its State-of-the-Art Heterogeneous Integration Prototype (SHIP) program that will enable federal agencies to access Intel’s state-of-the-art semiconductor packaging capabilities in Arizona and Oregon. The federal government will gain access to capabilities created by Intel’s annual research and development (R&D) and manufacturing investment.

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Veritas Capital Completes $5B Acquisition of DXC’s HHS Business; Mike Salvino, Ramzi Musallam Quoted

DXC Technology has completed the sale of its State and Local Health and Human Services business to Veritas Capital for $5 billion to form Gainwell Technologies.  DXC will use the net proceeds from the cash consideration to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce debt by approximately 3.5 billion dollars. 

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PSC Announces Approval of FY21 Continuing Resolution; David Berteau Quoted

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has announced its approval for the recent passage of FY21 Continuing Resolution by the U.S. Senate, PSC reported on Wednesday. The Council has also urged President Trump to sign the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act,” which would fund the government through Dec. 11th, 2020. 

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DoD’s Joint Acquisition Task Force to Become Defense Assisted Acquisition Cell; Hon. Ellen Lord Quoted

The Joint Acquisition Task Force established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to help coordinate the delivery of acquisition support to other agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic will be called the Defense Assisted Acquisition Cell and will operate under the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell starting next year, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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Perspecta to be Presenting Sponsor of Military Bowl; Perspecta CEO, Chairman Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta Inc. will be the presenting sponsor for the Military Bowl postseason college football bowl game, named Military Bowl presented by Perspecta, over the next three years. The game will benefit the United Service Organizations (USO) of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. Perspecta chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Mac Curtis currently serves on the Military Bowl Board of Directors.

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Report: President Trump Plans to Name Basil Parker as Federal CIO, Camilo Sandoval as Federal CISO

President Trump intends to appoint Basil Parker, chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as the next federal chief information officer and Camilo Sandoval, former acting CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as federal chief information security officer. Parker would succeed two-time Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent

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