Engility’s Cybersecurity Programs

EngilityAn interview with Tim Gillespie, Corporate VP, Business Development at Engility Corporation.

How do you describe cybersecurity

I am a mechanical engineer by trade, not an information technology professional, so my perspective is more from a layman’s view of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is everything from initial supply chain management to sourcing the components of the infrastructure to being informed about the design of an IT system to assessing the vulnerability of a system to actually deploying the system. In short, cybersecurity is a lifecycle of the information systems . We know that many of the systems that we work on, even those that are unclassified, are targets for our…

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DoD Contracts: Helpful Hands, Inc. Awarded $59M for Services at MAMC

ARMY

Helpful Hands, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, was awarded a $59,526,260 firm-fixed-price contract for housekeeping services for Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the multiple medical treatment facilities within the MAMC health service area, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2019. One bid was solicited, with one received. Funding and performance location will be determined with each order. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W81K04-15-D-0002).

Turner Construction Co., Washington, District of Columbia, was awarded a $23,058,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and build a computational research facility at the NASA Langley Research Center. Work will be performed in Hampton, Virginia, with…

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Cleared Job Fair Feedback, the Toughest and Easiest Positions to Fill

Verizon recruiter assisting a job seeker at a Cleared Job FairAt our recent Cleared Job Fairs we asked cleared recruiters several questions that cleared cleared job seekers will find of interest. We also asked Patra Frame to share with us some of the issues she saw while reviewing cleared resumes.

Do you prefer receiving a resume as a PDF or a Word document

No recruiter we spoke to expressed a preference for a PDF version of a cleared job seeker’s resume. Several said it didn’t matter, but an even larger number want to receive a Word document. The reasons vary:

“PDFs cause issues with our ATS”

“PDFs are an issue with our firewall”

What was even…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Awarded $595M for PATRIOT Advanced Capability Production

ARMY

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas was awarded a $595,484,370 modification (P00008) to foreign military sales contract (Kuwait, Taiwan, Qatar, U.A.E.) W31P4Q-14-C-0034 to procure fiscal 2014 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC-3) production to include 152 PAC-3 cost reduction initiative missiles, 15 PAC-3 launcher modification kits, and the associated ground equipment, tooling, and initial spares. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 other procurement and other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $543,030,607 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is May 31, 2016. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Lufkin, and El Paso, Texas; Camden, Arkansas; Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Ocala, Florida; Huntsville, Alabama; Anaheim, California.…

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Veterans Roundup: Veterans Hiring Preference Shenanigans

VA braces for a New Front in the Agent Orange Battle
Jordain Carney (@jordainc), National Journal. A group of veterans who flew C-123s after the planes had been used in Vietnam are concerned that their post-Vietnam era service may have exposed them to Agent Orange and contributed to a range of illness. The VA refutes this claim and says that possible Agent Orange on the planes would not lead to “adverse long term health effects” as it would have been solidified by the time of exposure. Later this month, the Institute of Medicine will release a report about the “excess risk of adverse health” for service members who flew on…

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