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NASA Awards IT Services Contract

NASA recently awarded an IT services contract to All Points Logistics, enabling it to provide IT planning, policy, service integration and delivery, IT infrastructure and security services, and audio-visual information services. These services will support the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. For more information,  click here.

Personnel Moves at Avaya 

Avaya announced Thursday that Mark Castleman will join the company as vice president of Corporate Strategy. Castleman has served as CEO of Vobi, president of PBX Central, and Bell Labs’ first Entrepreneur in Residence. Castleman is a limited partner with Rothenberg Ventures and Capital Factory and serves on the boards of Cerebri AI and Preschool2Me. He will work on Avaya’s strategic vision and evaluate and develop partnerships and business ventures. Also, Avaya’s Jerry Dotson will serve as vice president of Avaya Government Solutions’ Civilian and Advanced Programs. Before Dotson came to Avaya, he worked with CSC where he was responsible for enterprise IT programs at the Departments of State, Treasury, and other Federal agencies. Dotson will work on maintaining communications networks to enable agency missions.

NetCentrics Gets DoD Contract

The Department of Defense has awarded an $11,421,068 contract to NetCentrics to obtain information technology operations support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), WHS Supported Organizations, and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. The contracted support is expected to be completed by the end of this year.


ManTech to Maintain NGA’s Cybersecurity

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) awarded ManTech Advanced Systems International an IT services contract on Aug. 15. Under the contract, valued at $322 million over the course of five years, ManTech will maintain NGA’s cybersecurity environment. According to Matt Conner, NGA’s Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, ManTech has not started work yet because the contract is under protest. For more information, click here.

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