Govcon Wire’s Weekly Roundup Video 1/21/2022

Executive Mosaic Announces 2022 Wash100 Awardees; Fed’s Discussion Paper Explores Pros & Cons of Central Bank Digital Currency; Executive Movements at QinetiQ, BT Federal & Intelligent Waves; Sigma Defense’s Solute Acquisition Click to Unmute

Fed’s Discussion Paper Explores Pros & Cons of Central Bank Digital Currency

The Federal Reserve Board issued a discussion paper outlining the potential benefits, risks and policy considerations for a U.S. central bank digital currency. The paper titled “Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation” includes a discussion of existing forms of money, the current state of the U.S. payment system and

Anduril Wins $968M SOCOM Counter-UAS Tech Integration Contract

Anduril Industries has won a $967.6 million contract to serve as U.S. Special Operations Command’s systems integration partner for a counter-unmanned system prototyping project. The Irvine, California-based surveillance and defense platform developer will perform work at locations inside and outside the U.S. and must finish on or before Jan. 19, 2023, the Department of Defense

NRO Selects 5 Companies for Commercial Radar Development Contracts; Chris Scolese Quoted

The National Reconnaissance Office has awarded contracts to Airbus’ U.S. arm, Capella Space, ICEYE, Umbra and PredaSAR to develop commercial radar systems. NRO said Thursday it issued a broad agency announcement framework for strategic commercial enhancements in October 2021 with commercial radar as the first focus area. The agency’s Strategic Commercial Enhancements BAA Framework seeks

GovernmentCIO Rebrands as GovCIO; Jim Brabston Quoted

GovernmentCIO has unveiled an updated logo and changed its name to GovCIO to mark the company’s expansion into new federal agencies and reflect its corporate growth and additional information technology service offerings. The rebranding effort came after GovCIO acquired IT services contractor Salient CRGT in August 2021, creating a combined entity with more than 2,600

Executive Spotlight With Cherokee Federal’s John Boyle Highlights Company’s M&A Activity, Growth Strategy, GovCon Work

John Boyle, group president of defense and civilian solutions at Cherokee Federal, was featured in the most recent Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz on Thursday. He discussed the company’s acquisition of Preting Consulting, push into the intelligence community, work in the federal health care industry and growth in the government contracting sector. Here’s an excerpt

DOD Undersecretary Heidi Shyu Highlights Tech Priorities, Broad Partnerships During Keynote at Potomac Officers Club’s 8th Annual Defense R&D Summit

On Wednesday, the Potomac Officers Club hosted its 8th Annual Defense R&D Summit which featured preeminent leaders across defense agencies and industry who gathered to discuss the top research and development initiatives shaping next-generation technology acquisition strategies, infrastructure modernization plans and innovation priorities within the Department of Defense and its commercial collaborators. Recent 2022 Wash100 Award winner

Voting Starts for Executive Mosaic’s 2022 Wash100 Class

Executive Mosaic’s ninth annual Wash100 award selection was officially announced Wednesday to recognize 100 leaders from the worlds of government, industry and academia who have made noteworthy contributions to their organizations and the government contracting sector. The Wash100 is the premier class of company executives and agency officials regarded by Executive Mosaic as the most

Former Peraton Exec Rocky Thurston Appointed DMI COO

Rocky Thurston, former head of Peraton‘s citizen security and public services sector, has been named chief operating officer at Bethesda, Maryland-based digital services provider DMI. Thurston brings his more than two decades of industry experience in business development, capture management, merger-and-acquisition areas to a role responsible for driving DMI’s federal and commercial market growth strategy,

SpaceX Awarded $102M AFRL Rocket Cargo Contract

SpaceX has won a potential five-year, $102 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to demonstrate technologies under a program that seeks to determine the viability of using large rockets to support the Department of Defense’s global logistics missions, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Under the Rocket Cargo program, the Air Force Research Laboratory will gather data