GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (4/24–28)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers GAO's report on space and commercial sector, Air Force's satellite experiment, CISA's draft attestation form for software companies, Air Force's enterprise IT procurement, and L3Harris-Aerojet deal news.
"A new Government Accountability Office report has tasked the Space Force with reforming its procurement process to leverage a growing commercial sector that can potentially aid the military branch in expanding its knowledge of objects in space."
"The U.S. Air Force Navigation Technology Satellite-3 — a flight experiment seven years in the making — is undergoing final tests ahead of a projected 2024 launch. A lot is riding on this project. The $250 million experiment led by the Air Force Research Laboratory aims to deliver novel technologies for space-based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT). It’s also seen as a test case for the management of the so-called PNT enterprise, which includes the satellites, the ground system and the receivers that allow users to talk to the satellites."
"The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday published a draft attestation form for software providers working with federal government agencies."
"The Air Force’s enterprise IT as-a-service program cleared its final hurdle and is ready for takeoff. The service emerged victorious after the Government Accountability Office denied the protest by Peraton after the Air Force awarded Consolidated Analysis Center Inc. (CACI) a $5.7 billion contract to largely outsource the day-to-day management of its IT infrastructure."
"L3Harris expects to reply to the Federal Trade Commission’s second request for information on the company’s impending $4.7 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne around June, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Kubasik said during the company’s first quarter earnings call today."
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