Julie Dunne featured on The Daily Scoop Podcast Discussing GSA’s Upcoming Polaris Contract – advises “2022 is going to be the year of Polaris”

 

 Julie Dunne, who was recently featured on The Daily Scoop Podcast Discussing GSA’s Polaris Contract predicted – “2022 is going to be the year of Polaris.”

On March 25, 2022, the Polaris solicitations for the Small Business and Women-owned Small Business pools were released. Proposals for these pools are due May 13, 2022.

On today’s episode of The Daily Scoop Podcast, the Pentagon’s chief data officer is departing.

The General Services Administration says it will release the first two requests for proposals on the new Polaris contract soon. Julie Dunne, president of Dunne Strategic Solutions, former commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA and counsel at Impresa Legal Group, explains what happens behind the scenes that causes a contract vehicle like this to be delayed.

The Internal Revenue Service is opening a taxpayer experience office to focus on all aspects of taxpayer transactions. Chris Mihm, adjunct professor of public administration at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and former managing director for strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses his takeaways from the IRS’ plan.

The Secure Software Development Framework from the National Institute of Standards and Technology is the gold standard now for software development in government. Chris Chilbert, chief information officer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, joins Scoop News Group’s Wyatt Kash to talk about the cybersecurity efforts going on at CFPB. This interview is part of FedScoop’s “Zero Trust Begins With Smarter Password Protection” video campaign, sponsored by Keeper Security.

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Impresa Legal is pleased to announce that former GSA Commissioner and long-time senior government leader Julie A. Dunne has joined the firm …..

Impresa Legal is pleased to announce that former GSA Commissioner and long-time senior government leader Julie A. Dunne has joined the firm ….. Julie will dramatically strengthen Impresa’s Government Contracts and overall capabilities. She most recently served as Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service (federal organization of 3,500 staff and $18.8 billion budget) at the General Services Administration (GSA) and was responsible for serving federal agency customers with acquisition solutions.  Beyond the GSA, Julie has also served in the Department of Homeland Security as an Associate General Counsel for general law and the Department of Commerce as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. On the Hill side, Julie served as the Staff Director on the Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and as Senior Counsel on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Julie is also President of Dunne Strategic Solutions LLC, a federal strategy consulting firm and a Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group. Her combined public service and “big law” experience allows her to provide Impresa clients with insights into federal acquisition, federal IT management, cybersecurity, security clearance reform, civil service, data security, and major investigations. She is also an expert in “the business of government contracting” with respect to risk management, procurement opportunities, and government operations.

WHSR Appoints Impresa as its General Counsel

The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable is delighted to welcome George Kostel and Jason Matechak of Impresa Legal Group to serve as our General Counsel.  George and Jason have such a combination of corporate and non-profit credentials which will aid us as we move forward both as a 501(c)6 organization and as we include our corporate members in projects. WHSR has 17 years of commitment to the mission, relationships and operations of DHS and our members which results in tremendous growth in our opportunities to serve both.  Impresa Legal Group will be on board to help us as we continue to build and grow.

George Kostel, Impresa’s co-managing principal, added “Our firm looks forward to working with Kay Olive and the outstanding group of companies and professionals that WHSR has assembled.  It is an honor to be selected.”

Impresa Legal is pleased to announce it has attracted an established real estate development, land use, investment, and transactional practice group.

Impresa Legal is pleased to announce it has attracted an established real estate development, land use, investment, and transactional practice group. Prior to joining Impresa, for almost two decades, Tad Lunger was in private practice at some of the country’s and region’s largest law firms as well as working internally for local government.  Ashley Smith also comes from both sides of the aisle, having large firm legal and urban planning experience as well as having served in zoning and planning capacities internally in local government in the region.

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