Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from the FedPulse blog. Once again, we have compiled all the actionable government-related news you need to be the smartest and most effective government and contractor professionals possible. As always, there is no shortage of news. From new contract wins by some of the biggest contractors to new government programs and procurement changes, we have it all in our weekly news roundup post. Happy Monday.
DHS, Defense Expanding Cyber Sharing Program
The Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cyber Pilot program will be opened to all eligible DIB companies.
VanRoekel: Agency Culture to Blame for Resistance to Tech Adoption
Federal agencies are at wildly different levels of maturity in adopting technology, largely because of leadership, but more are coming around to view it as a strategic IT asset, said U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel.
New Rule Would Protect Jobs of Many Contractor Employees
A company that wins a federal services contract from another vendor would have to hire the predecessor firm’s employees, under a proposed new federal contracting rule.
Lockheed Wins $237 Million More for F-35 Work
Lockheed Martin has won $237 million in extra funding for a fourth batch of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to account for changes to the hardware and software of these new warplanes.
Booz Allen Wins Contract from National Institutes of Health to Assist with Privacy and Compliance Requirements
Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million task order award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide privacy and compliance services.
GSA Seeks Better “Green Standards
The government is reviewing how it will measure the “greenness” of new buildings for the next five years, which has set off a skirmish among construction industry groups jockeying to sway the outcome.
Small Businesses Face Federal Market Storms
FCW editorial by Jaime Gracia, President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, on challenges for small businesses in today’s government contracting market.
Boeing Refueling Tanker Passes First Big Milestone
Boeing’s KC-46A refueling plane has successfully completed a preliminary design review, passing its first major milestone and paving the way for detailed design work on the new 767-based tanker,
US Marines Awards $775 Million Computer Hardware to 10 Companies
Blue Tech, CDWG, Counter Trade Products, Integrated Technologies Group, Intelligent Decisions, Dell, GTSI, Iron Bow, NCS Technologies and World Wide Technology were collectively awarded a $775 million contract by the U.S. Marines.