• Almost half of phishing attacks target government employees to steal credentialsaccording to survey.
  • DOD plans $9B enterprise-wide cloud contract award early next month: Award will replace JEDI, which Pentagon terminated.
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Pentagon forms new AI hubs for R&D teams to share data and advance models.

Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for R&E officials are developing a new cloud-based, common infrastructure of “artificial intelligence hubs,” through which military laboratories and R&D units can exchange previously separated data and collaborate within a shared modeling and simulation environment consistent with DOD security protocols. Read more

Army planning “more than a dozen” projects to test new tech.

In addition to Project Convergence, the Army is planning more than a dozen projects to test and refine new technology next year to help the service better innovate and move at speed  Read more

NIST prioritizes spectrum sharing in contract design for DOD.

At the request of DISA’s spectrum organization, NIST officials are creating a contract, the Citizens Broadband Radio Service Sharing Ecosystem Assessment, for developing a new data collection system to see how spectrum is shared between military and non-military users. Read more

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Defense Contract Awards

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  • William LaPlante, Pentagon acquisition chief, was awarded a 2022 Wash100 award by Executive Mosaic..
  • Axient has named a new VP of its Navy business segment, a two-decade industry veteran who also serves as president of its SEG subsidiary.

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USAF releases Transformational Model Battle Management  (TM-BM) RFI.

Effective synchronization of JADC2 capability development across nations, departments, and services, requires a common mental model of complex concepts. Battle Management is one such concept that is often subject to conflations and divergent conceptions. The TM-BM aims to illuminate the enduring and all-domain nature of Battle Management by establishing a precise boundary around Battle Management. Read more

U.S. advance work helped blunt Russian cyber attacks in Ukraine.

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of both the NSA and the U.S. Cyber Command, argues that U.S. cyber preparations in Ukraine helped to blunt any Russian advantage. Read more

DIA DoDIIS is December 12-15, are you ready? 

DIA is hosting its annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference in San Antonio. The event will be hosted by DIA Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier and DIA Chief Information Officer Doug Cossa. Read more

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Even though it is frequently overlooked, physical security as important as cyber security.

Cybersecurity discussion usually focus on protecting digital infrastructure and software systems. Physical infrastructure and its security is often overlooked, but the security of physical buildings that host the digital infrastructure and people are equally important, one op-ed argues.  Read more

DHS Cyber Talent Management System can help solve cyber security recruiting challenges op-ed argues.

Rather than be viewed as the cause of problems, DHS’ Cyber Talent Management System can be retooled to help alleviate federal agencies’ troubles in recruiting cyber talent, according to an op-ed. Read more.

Solution-focused engineering and collaboration the key at VA, CIO says.

Ten months into his job as CIO at VA, Kurt DelBene has come to the conclusion that a digital transformation is possible there through solution-focused engineering and collaboration. Much of DelBene’s perspective is guided by his extensive private sector experience. Read more

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Civilian Contracts Awards

  • Excella has secured a spot on FERC’s $112M, 10-year Data Support BPA.
  • ICF gets a second shot at $50M DOJ TO initially awarded to Booz Allen.

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Edgesource acquires Auspex.

Edgesource Corporation announced that it has acquired Auspex LLC, a provider of advanced data analytics, cybersecurity, and management consulting services to the intelligence community.  Read more

Bollinger to buy 2 US marine subsidiaries of ST Engineering: VT Halter Marine and ST Engineering Halter Marine Offshore.

Bollinger Shipyards has agreed to acquire two U.S. marine subsidiaries of ST Engineering North America as part of efforts to expand its ship construction and repair capabilities in support of defense and commercial clients. The acquisition of VT Halter Marine and ST Engineering Halter Marine Offshore is expected to close before the end of December.  Read more

Fast 50 listing published by Washington Technology.

Washington Technology has debuted its Fast 50, its annual listing of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the government contracting market, as measured by revenue growth over a five-year period. GovBrew congratulates these over-achievers! Read more


Meet the Remus 620, the new undersea drone of HII .

As the Navy pursues its strategy for unmanned and autonomous systems, HII has debuted its next undersea vehicle, the Remus 620. Originally designed by Hydroid, a company acquired by HII in 2020, the Remus 620 features a modular design that segregates the system’s core components from those that a customer might want to alter for their own purposes. Read more

Seizing a Russian superyacht is actually pretty complicated.

Amadea, a superyacht worth $325 million, has been moored in the port of San Diego since June, unused, legally bound there for many more months, likely years. It’s 348 feet long, with six decks, and it looms over a waterside park where families come for picnics and anglers for mackerel.  Read more

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