ManTech wins CBP business intell recompete — Washington Technology

ManTech wins CBP business intell recompete

ManTech International has successfully retained a $273 million contract for business intelligence support services.

The aptly named BISS contract supports Customs and Border Protection efforts to preempt crimes and acts of terrorism. ManTech has supported CBP in this effort since 2017 as it tries to prevent terrorist attacks, intercept illegal drugs and other illicit trade. CBP received three other bids in addition to ManTech’s, according to the Federal Procurement Data System.

ManTech will add more analytics, automation and artificial intelligence capabilities to increase CBP’s ability to identify threats in real time.

“ManTech’s sophisticated analytics, automation and AI capabilities allow us to analyze mountains of data to find and deliver actionable, accurate and relevant intelligence essential to safeguarding our nation,” said Bryce Pippert, executive vice president of ManTech’s federal civilian sector.

Technologies such as machine learning allow CBP to identify data anomalies that would be

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CGI taps new lead for health care business — Washington Technology


CGI taps new lead for health care business

CGI Federal has tapped Horace Blackman to lead its health and human services business. 

He comes to the company with over 20 years of experience working with government and public sector health care organizations.

Blackman’s private sector career includes leadership roles at Edifecs, Cognizant, Leidos and Lockheed Martin. In his previous roles, he has been responsible for business development, program execution and strategic planning.

He also brings government experience having served in IT leadership roles during his six years at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In 2014, he was honored as a Federal 100 winner by Washington Technology’s sibling publication FCW. He’s also a three-time recipient of the FedHealthIT 100 award.

He is a graduate of George Mason University, where he now serves on the board of visitors and is vice rector. He also

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Eastern Washington businesses honored by state Association of Washington Business

Several area businesses were recognized last week by the Association of Washington Business during its annual “Evening of Excellence” ceremony.

The event, sponsored by Walla Walla-based Banner Bank, celebrated the innovations of the private sector in a challenging year. It honored family-owned businesses, those that support veterans and employers that have successfully adapted to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Employers have kept our supply chains open, switched their operations to make personal protective equipment and set good examples of safe operations during the outbreak,” association President Kris Johnson said in a news release. “This is our chance to say thank you.”

Winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year was Colville-based Vaagen Timbers, which specializes in harvesting small logs that would not normally be useful in standard timber operations. The logs are used as part of a process, called cross-laminated timber technology, to create lightweight, aesthetic beams that are cost-effective, strong and easy

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One to watch? Blue Delta-backed Gunnison Consulting makes a deal — Washington Technology

One to watch? Blue Delta-backed Gunnison Consulting makes a deal

Gunnison Consulting Group is not a company that has been on my radar, but maybe they should be.

They are a small business with about $25 million in prime contracts, according to USA Spending figures. Gunnison does most of their work with the Census Bureau and other parts of the Commerce Department such as U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Leading edge capabilities around artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and DevSecOps are among those the company touts. They also do work around quality assurance and automated testing and geospatial information systems.

What first drew my eye was a bit of news. On Thursday Gunnison announced an acquisition today of another small business in G2SF Inc., a company with IT services capabilities including mobility, security and integration.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

But what really peaked by curiosity was

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CWCapital Announces Move Into Newly Redesigned Office In Central Washington DC

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CWCapital, a leading provider of technology-powered commercial real estate services nationwide, has announced the company’s upcoming move into a newly-redesigned office space in Downtown Washington D.C. Centrally located at 900 19th Street Northwest, the 16,000-square-foot space will serve as a modernized hub for the firm’s employees in the region and has been reimagined to accommodate shifting trends in remote and office-based work.

CWCapital signed the lease with building owner Tishman Speyer in August, and has been leading a comprehensive redesign of the space since then alongside architect INTEC and developers May Construction Group, with project construction managed by Transwestern. CWCapital is rooted in technology, collaboration and deep industry expertise, all of which have played an integral role in reenvisioning a space that will continue to attract and retain top talent in the commercial real estate industry. In addition, the office’s central location will

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What you can and cannot do in Washington County starting Wednesday for two-week pause to slow COVID-19

Wednesday marks the beginning of a two-week pause on social and other gatherings in Washington County and eight others.


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The requirements of the pause mainly affect restaurants, bars and some other businesses and organizations, such as gyms. Other guidance announced by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown last week is not mandatory but strongly encouraged by health officials.

The intent of the pause is to slow the community spread of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, which are spiking in Oregon.

The requirements, which start Wednesday and last until Nov. 25, are:

–Certain businesses must limit the capacity to a maximum of 50 people indoors, including staff, or the number of people based on square footage/occupancy, whichever is less. (Capacity must be determined by using 35 square feet per person of usable space, the state rules say.)

–The businesses that fall under this mandate include restaurants and bars, venues, recreational sports venues,

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Southern California’s premier business brokerage,, expands to fast-growing metropolitan areas in Washington, Colorado and Idaho.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — was formed out of a passion for excellence in business brokering.  Beginning in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, they quickly began to receive inquiries from sellers and buyers beyond their immediate geographical target. Delivering what the client wants and needs for a successful transaction is essential in business brokering. Combining this with a deep knowledge of the requirements from lenders and buyers became the catalyst for the formation of the company with a focus on higher standards of deliverables.

Now covering all of the Southern California area with a population of nearly 40 million and now with strategic placements also in San Diego, is enjoying a much larger area of focus and growth in their home state. As a result, they have begun deploying their talent outwards, into other states and regions as well.


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Wall Street rallies as investors believe Washington gridlock is good for business

Stocks soared on Thursday, as investors applauded signs that power in Washington could be divided between a Democratic president and a Republican Senate determined to block his most ambitious proposals.

At midday, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 530 points, or 1.9 percent, at 28,380. Both the broader S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq were up roughly 2 percent. The S&P and Nasdaq both notched their best post-election day performance on Wednesday.

Officials in several undecided battleground states continued counting votes two days after the election. But former Vice President Joe Biden was nearing the requisite 270 electoral votes needed to become the next president, and Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the Senate.

If that outcome is confirmed, Biden’s plans to increase taxes on corporations and high-income individuals and enact sweeping regulatory changes and launch green energy projects would be unlikely to survive. Senate Majority Leader Mitch

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Counter Threat Solutions Named to Washington Business Journal’s Top 25 Largest Cybersecurity Firms in Greater D.C.

RESTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Reston-based consulting firm Counter Threat Solutions LLC (CTS) has earned a spot on the Washington Business Journal’s list of the 25 largest cybersecurity firms in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This annual list ranks regional companies based upon reported metro-area revenue, and this is the first year CTS has garnered recognition.

“We are honored to have made this list,” reports Luca Ducceschi, CIO for Counter Threat Solutions. He adds: “We have a growing staff of certified IT professionals and recognition on the top 25 list illustrates our ability to secure business and deliver upon our clients’ challenges.”

Ducceschi leads the firm’s IT sales and implementation division, CTS BEACON. This business unit employs IT specialists certified in project management, IT IL, Agile, and Scrum and provides best-in-class solutions with a particular focus on Salesforce and ServiceNow implementation.

According to CTS BEACON Director

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Washington Businesses Prepare for Potential Election-Related Unrest

Businesses in the heart of the nation’s capital are boarding up windows and reviewing emergency plans in preparation for possible election-related upheaval next week.

Workers near the White House have been unloading sheets of plywood and fitting them over street-front display windows, with hammer-on-nail sounds echoing through the streets.

“Some of them would rather over-prepare than not,” said Leona Agouridis, executive director of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District.

The Golden Triangle stretches through downtown to the edge of Lafayette Square, adjacent to the White House. The historic park was the scene of one of the most controversial incidents during the spring antiracism demonstrations, in which police forcibly removed protesters from the square shortly before President Trump crossed it for a photo opportunity at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

As of the middle of this week, district government agencies were telling businesses that they don’t have “any specific indicators that there

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