• Joshua Duvall

GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (6/27–7/1)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers DoJ seeking to undo Booz-Everwatch deal, SDVOSB fraud, Google's new public cloud division, Federal court system's push to the cloud, battling rising costs in DoD contracts, and NG to build prototype for cyber protection of satellite networks.


Justice


NextGov – Justice Seeks to Stop Booz Allen's Everwatch Acquisition

  • "Booz Allen Hamilton’s acquisition of Everwatch is being challenged by the Justice Department, which has filed a lawsuit to block that $440 million transaction because of antitrust concerns. Booz Allen has been a long-time provider of signals intelligence modeling and simulation services to the National Security Agency."

Justice.gov – Construction Company Owner Convicted of Fraud in Securing More Than $240 Million in Contracts Intended for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

  • "Yesterday, a federal jury in San Antonio, Texas, convicted the owner of several companies in the construction industry for his role in a long-running scheme to defraud the United States."

Cloud


FCW – Google bets big on government business with new division

  • "Google is bringing its full suite of cloud computing, analytics, cybersecurity and technology tools to federal, state and local governments, as well as educational institutions, with the launch of a new division."

WashTech – Federal court system eyes expanded push to the cloud

  • "The federal court system wants to take the next step in its cloud computing adoption journey with a new $100 million contract to migrate more of its IT assets into that environment."

Defense


GovExec – How Can Defense Contractors Battle Rising Costs? Here Are Some Tips

  • "Unless you’ve been living under a rock or on a self-sustaining deserted island, the chances are high that you have become quite familiar with the term “inflation” (i.e., the rising costs of goods and services) over the past few years. Indeed, everything (from gasoline to gumballs and milk to movie tickets) appears to be more expensive as of late."

BreakingDefense – Northrop Grumman to build Space Force prototype for cyber protection of satellite networks

  • "Northrop Grumman will next spring begin testing on a new hardware/software prototype for the Space Force designed to protect large, interlinked satellite networks from cyber attacks, according to company officials. The prototype, called Space End Crypto Unit (ECU), is being developed in tandem electronics firm Aeronix, with planned delivery in 2024."


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