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*** Two intelligence agencies announced major IT awards this week. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded a 10-year, $1.5 billion enterprise information technology services contract to CACI International. The Defense Intelligence Agency awarded a $401 million task order to Leidos for IT operations and maintenance support. Washington Technology has more on the deals.

*** Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he would block confirmation votes on two Trump administration appointees until he receives answers from the White House on the sudden firing of inspectors general at the Department of State, the Intelligence Community. Grassley said he'll block any unanimous consent motion to confirm Christopher C. Miller to be the director of the National Counterterrorism Center until he gets specific answers on the firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. The same goes for the nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be the undersecretary for arms control and international security at the State Department until Grassley hears back on the firing of State IG Steve Linick.

Posted on Jun 05, 2020 at 2:38 AM


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