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The Defense Department’s controversial cloud contract has a new award timeline. According to court documents filed April 15, DOD will not make an award for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program before July 19. This correlates to FCW’s previously reported timeline of mid-July at the earliest. Oral arguments for the case will held July 8 or later “at the Court’s convenience,” the document states.

The Army’s $82 billion “LOGCAP V” contract was awarded last week.  On Washington Technology, Ross Wilkers explains why this could reshape the defense services market’s landscape.

A petition to suspend President Trump's Twitter and Facebook accounts has garnered nearly 25,000 signatures.  The effort, sponsored by the national Women's March organization, says a video Trump shared that criticizes Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) amounts to "inciting violence and engaging in hate speech."  As of late on April 15, 24,525 people had signed the petition. 

The first cohort of students started in the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy on April 15.  The program will run through mid-July, and plans are already underway for a second class. 


Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 3:34 AM


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