DHS to host RAVEn Industry Day

On April 14, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO), on behalf of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Innovation Lab, posted an industry day invitation for the Repository for Analytics in a Virtualized Environment (RAVEn) requirement. Registration closes at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on April 26 for the April 28 event. RAVEn provides expert analytic...

Carey Smith to become Parsons CEO

On April 20, the board of directors of Centreville, VA-based Parsons Corporation announced that it has elected Carey Smith as chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2021. Smith succeeds Charles “Chuck” Harrington, who announced his retirement after nearly 40 years with the company. Harrington will continue to serve on the Parsons board of directors as executive chairman upon his retirement. “Leading and transforming Parsons...

General Atomics selects Hexagon US Federal for ISR projects

On April 19, Chantilly, VA-based Hexagon US Federal announced that it has been selected to partner with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide geospatial solutions from Hexagon’s Luciad Portfolio in support of cutting-edge intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) projects. In this partnership, Hexagon US Federal offers capabilities from the Luciad Portfolio to enhance two GA-ASI projects: Metis, for...

US Air Force posts DCIPS support RFI

On April 19, the U.S. Air Force posted a Request for Information (RFI) for AF/A2/6, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Support. Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. Eastern on April 26. Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) is the common government civilian management system that spans the entire Defense Intelligence and Securities...

Apptega, SecureStrux release CMMC study

On April 13, Atlanta, GA-based Apptega and Lancaster, PA-based SecureStrux announced that they have published the inaugural CMMC Preparation Study for 2021. Key findings from the study include: 81% of the study participants indicated that CMMC is an important initiative needed to protect sensitive information within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) In spite of agreement on the importance of CMMC, nearly one-third of the participants...

DOD issues two spectrum prototype proposal requests

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has issued two Requests for Prototype Proposal (RPPs) in support of electromagnetic spectrum research related to the capabilities of the 400+ members of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), the consortium announced April 15. The Risk-Informed Spectrum Access (RISA) RPP calls for industry input to develop and demonstrate a set of prototype spectrum access planning, management and operational...

DIA seeks inclusive diversity strategy support

On April 14, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) posted a sources sought notice for inclusive diversity strategy and barrier analysis studies. Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on April 23. It is the intent of Virginia Contracting Activity (VACA) to obtain market research for the the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office (EO) in regards to a potential direct 8a award. EO is working on two agency-level initiatives: (1) an...

Applied Insight’s Altitude platform is CMMC ready

Tysons, VA-based Applied Insight announced on April 15 that its award-winning cloud platform Altitude has become a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification-ready environment for federal contractors serving the Department of Defense. Through its latest feature release, Altitude gives defense contractors an easy-to-use, cost-effective and rapidly deployable plug-and-play solution for achieving CMMC compliance. Additionally, the...

NIC releases Global Trends report

The National Intelligence Council (NIC) released the seventh edition of its quadrennial Global Trends report on April 8. Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World is an unclassified assessment of the forces and dynamics that the NIC anticipates are likely to shape the national security environment over the next 20 years. Global Trends 2040 identifies four structural forces that will shape the future – demographics, the environment,...

DCSA seeks business analytical capability

On April 14, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)posted a sources sought notice. Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on April 28. The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is seeking sources for a business analytical capability able to link data, news, market research, and analytics, to identify trends, connections, supply chains, ownership, leadership, interlocking corporate relationships,...