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Capella Space Postpones Launch of Sequoia, SAP System Data in the Splunk Platform Now Available to Government Agencies, Accenture and ITG Awarded Task Order to Modernize the GSA Acquisition Environment, and More


Capella Space Postpones Launch of Sequoia

Capella Space announced it has postponed the launch of Sequoia, previously scheduled to launch this month, due to COVID-19. The company will be working on their plans and releasing more details once they have more concrete updates. The pandemic has impacted the space industry, including Capella Space’s supplier network. The company is currently working with SpaceX to determine the next available launch opportunity.

SAP System Data in the Splunk Platform Now Available to Government Agencies

Carahsoft Technology and RHONDOS announced that Carahsoft will serve as RHONDOS public sector distributor, making the SAP system data in the Splunk platform available to federal agencies through Carahsoft’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contracts. According to Brant Hubbard, CEO and Founder of RHONDOS, the company offers the only certified SAP-to-Splunk platform connector that also expands to key use cases such as application performance, business process monitoring, and cloud migration. Current public sector clients have asked for a streamlined way to invest in RHONDOS, and Carahsoft is the perfect partner for this purpose.

AFS and ITG Awarded Task Order to Modernize the GSA Acquisition Environment

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) and Incentive Technology Group (ITG), have been awarded a task order to help the Federal Acquisition Service, part of the General Services Administration (GSA), modernize its legacy information technology (IT) systems and business processes. This is one of the first task orders issued under GSA’s CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation (COMET) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), and is worth approximately $17 million over five years. The AFS and ITG team are one of 12 entities that were awarded a position on the COMET BPA. The team has previously worked together on essential programs for other U.S. federal agencies. 

Raytheon Upgrades Air Traffic Surveillance Radars for Brazilian Air Force

Raytheon will modernize the Brazilian Air Force’s surveillance radars across the Amazon. It will upgrade seven legacy radars to the next-generation Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar system, Condor Mk3, increasing efficiency and reducing electric energy consumption. Raytheon previously installed the legacy radars in the early 2000s under the Brazilian System for the Vigilance of the Amazon project and they have been in continuous operation since installation. The new, more advanced Condor Mk3 introduces new features such as automatic adaptive power control, fully configurable software, a high-duty cycle transmitter and built-in ADS-B, all in a much smaller footprint.

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Woolpert appointed Mark Mockus as a program director, working out of the firm’s Chicago office. He specializes in designing retail centers, from mixed-use commercial developments and pop-up stores to automobile dealership showrooms and food halls.

Dewberry appointed Wael Youssef to lead the company’s New York City building structures department as vice president. Youssef joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience in designing and delivering complex projects, including commercial buildings, airports, transit facilities, waterfront structures, and flood resilience.

MITRE named Stephanie Turner as vice president of Inclusion, Diversity, and Social Innovation. Turner will lead MITRE’s inclusion and diversity (I&D) programs, oversee talent acquisition, and will establish a new function for social innovation programs. Under her leadership, MITRE will maximize relationships with external organizations, whose perspectives are important in shaping the national social landscape, with an initial focus on STEM education in underserved communities.

Featured Image: Capella Space Sequoia Satellite Design | Photo Credit: TechCrunch 

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