Acquisition and Contracting

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I)* was awarded over $15 million across 10 task order awards under its GSA OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract. The company will provide support to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA), including program management, senior acquisition and financial support, healthcare quality improvement, surgical quality review, and patient advocate training.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has awarded a $25 million contract to a group that includes SRI International and several universities. They will work to develop and secure the Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT), as part of the IoBT Research on Evolving Intelligent Goal-driven Networks (IoBT REIGN) program.

Army Research Laboratory scientists are looking to use trees in a self-powered organic sensor network for future battlefields.

iAM HCM Consulting, Charlotte, North Carolina, hired Alicia Gambrell as vice president of education and innovation.

Airbus added C. Jeffrey Knittel as chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas, Herndon, Virginia.

SentryOne, Charlotte, North Carolina, named Bob Potter CEO.

Neura, Sunnyvale, California, appointed Amit Hammer as CEO.

Rear Adm. Nancy A. Norton, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as director, Defense Information Systems Agency; and commander, Joint Forces Headquarters–Department of Defense Information Network, Fort Meade, Maryland.

A shark-tank approach seeks to provide innovative technologies for meeting government cybersecurity needs.

Despite some inroads into improving federal employees’ secure use of mobile technology, risks remain, a recent survey says.