Competitive Computing (C2) Awarded GSA Schedule 70 ContractAward enables federal customers to purchase business-critical IT solutionsCOLCHESTER, VT October 15, 2008 Competitive Computing (C2), a recognized leader in strategic IT solutions for business, government and higher education institutes, announced today that they were awarded a Schedule 70 contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government. The GSA Schedule is the preferred vehicle for government buyers; product and service providers who have contracts on the GSA Schedule are more likely to be selected by government purchasing agents.”The use of the GSA Schedule has become an essential practice among government contracting companies,” Melissa Dever, VP of Engineering, C2 commented. “C2 has been a leading provider of application development and infrastructure solutions for State Government for nearly 10 years, delivering high-end solutions such as permit application systems, tourism websites, strategic enterprise analysis projects, and large-scale virtualization projects. The award will enable us to provide the government with a full array of IT services, including streamlined intranet, extranet and commerce solutions, networking, virtualization, and custom information system design and implementation, without the need for lengthy and costly RFP responses.Federal customers can access information about C2s services through the GSA Schedules e-Library (http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov/(link is external)) by searching by the contract number (Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) GS-35F-0536U), Competitive Computing, or other keywords referencing the service being sought. They can also place orders on-line through GSA Advantage (http://www.gsaadvantage.gov/(link is external)).About C2Competitive Computing (C2) is an IT consulting firm that helps businesses, government organizations and educational institutes achieve competitive advantage by leveraging advanced technology solutions. C2 provides a complementary suite of service offerings that include enterprise infrastructure, application solutions, strategic technology planning, and managed support & hosting services. Built on industry-leading technologies including Microsoft, EMC, Dell and VMware, C2s solutions are designed for integration with enterprise and third-party systems. C2 is a women-owned, small business celebrating its 15th year in business in 2008. For more information visit www.competitive.com(link is external).About GSAGSA is the premier federal acquisition and procurement force offering equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and integrated information technology solutions to customer agencies. Acting as a catalyst for nearly $66 billion in federal spending, it accounts for more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars. Approximately 12,000 GSA employees provide valuable support to other federal agencies and the general public.Contact:Jennifer HaveyMarketing Communications802email@example.com(link sends e-mail)
“After we’re done with them, they weigh about 5 tons, so we add on about 5,000 lbs. to the hulls, between kiln-dried plywood and fiberglass overlays, and 5,000 additional lbs. of state-of-the-art communications, propulsion, and navigation equipment, allowing each finished boat to reach speeds of about 35-48 knots at sea,” added Michell. In fact, in early July, both Nicaraguan and U.S. military partners were scheduled to take the three finished boats and others they use specifically for counter narcotics operations to sea, where they will participate in a two-day communications training to facilitate communications between land, sea, and air, and ultimately increase the rate of seizures. He told Diálogo that when the first delivered fast boat was put to the water to be tested, it came upon another such vessel that was transporting drugs, so it’s maiden voyage actually produced a gain for Nicaragua and for the regional fight against drug trafficking. The Nicaraguan Navy is very committed to this collaboration. “The Navy inspects the job we’re doing and has a say in the entire process,” explained Michell. Eduardoño is actually a Colombian shipyard that pioneered the construction of different models of sporty go-fasts in the region, designed for a variety of uses, including fishing, diving, pleasure, and patrols, but the general style of vessel has adopted this name, becoming a genericized trademark. Though there is a current focus on the Northern Triangle countries of Central America ̶ Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras ̶ because of the positive results of the cooperation between the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies in reducing the violence stemming from drug trafficking and gang activity within their borders, their regional neighbors are also doing their part to keep this violence from seeping across their boundaries. “We are professionals,” added Capt. Fornos. “We don’t get into politics, and we have a very successful, positive professional relationship with the United States Military.” The job done on each, which may be 32, 38, or 45 feet long and 8 feet wide at their widest point, is an amazing transformation that begins with stripping the original boats down to the bare hull, and building customized modern naval marvels outfitted with tactical and operational capabilities to find and go after the best-hidden criminals at sea. By Dialogo July 14, 2015 Law for the complete seizure of physical assets and bank accounts for nurseries and rehabilitation centers as well as support for combat forces. The vessels being refurbished were seized by the Nicaraguan Navy during various counter drug operations at sea. So taking them from drug dealers, rebuilding and repowering them, and using them against the drug networks themselves is a success story in and of itself. To reinforce the commitment of cooperation between the United States and Nicaraguan militaries and further strengthen the relationship between the two, SOUTHCOM’s Command Sergeant Major William B. Zaiser not only visited the refurbishing facility, but also met with senior officials from the Nicaraguan Navy to discuss not only the projects that USSOUTHCOM supports, but also the value of a professional non-commissioned officer corps. He explained that depending on how many boats are refurbished, close to seven will be deployed in Pacific waters, while close to a dozen will be deployed in the Caribbean, where there is a higher traffic of drug boats transporting illegal merchandise from south to north. “Drug trafficking is a well-organized enterprise; it’s protected, so if we’re looking to be successful, we must be constant in our fight,” he emphasized. According to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Roberto Colon Cruz, Navy Section Chief at the OSC-N, and responsible for the project’s oversight, “This will increase their operational capabilities, the lifespan of their boats, and their security.” “When [the operators] go out against drug trafficking they are hungry for a capture,” assured Capt. Fornos. “We go out on what we have available, we know the sea and the routes the narcos use. But communicating with the plane to guide us, to give us their position is a key part of it.” “Nicaraguan Navy operators out testing the boat were able to seize a criminal fast-boat and capture 76 kilos of cocaine aboard it,” added Capt. Fornos. “We’ve already seen results with one of the fast-boats,” said Nicaraguan Navy Captain Jeraldo Fornos, commander of the Naval Base in Corinto, located about 155 kilometers northwest of Managua, on the Pacific coast. The collaborative endeavor doesn’t only involve the refurbished boats, however. It is a complete package that also includes operational, logistical, maintenance, and communications training. “It’s a message to the ‘narcos’ themselves: This is your boat, and now we are using it to combat you,” said Alberto Michell, founder and principal designer at Naviego Marine, the Nicaraguan shipyard responsible for the refurbishment project. As he showed the Sergeant Major one of the finished refurbished boats, docked in the base’s pier, Capt. Fornos highlighted the importance of this effort. “The important element in this fight is the ‘containment wall’ we’re building to keep drug trafficking from entering our territory. The three [refurbished] boats have given us positive results so far.” Such is the case of Nicaragua, which has taken a strong stand against drug trafficking in the form of a presidential policy calling for a “containment wall” against this threat, not by building a wall per se, but rather by building their naval capabilities to withstand the threat and capture it at sea so it does not permeate on land. To support the Nicaraguan Navy’s efforts in building such an embankment, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), through the Office of Security Cooperation in Managua (OSC-N) has agreed to work jointly with them to refurbish close to 20 Eduardoño-type fast-boats over the next three years. “Our engagements in the region are very important,” said the Sergeant Major. “The Nicaraguan Navy goes out as far as they can to pursue drug boats and execute counter narcotics operations, showing great conviction. We know they’re committed to the fight,” he commented. So far, three boats have been refurbished, and they’re currently undergoing testing on Nicaragua’s waters. “We’ve customized them according to the needs of the end user – the Nicaraguan Navy. This direct involvement changes the dynamics,” he added, as he showed Diálogo what goes into refurbishing each boat or panga, as they are known locally in Nicaragua. “This is the least we can do for our people. It [drug trafficking] is a disease that we have to fight jointly,” concluded Capt. Fornos.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 61 goals in all competitions for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Explaining why he is unlikely to heed Wright’s warning, Aubameyang replied: ‘I feel so free, no (I can’t stop that). I’ve been doing it too many years now. I practiced at home first on the sofa on my bed.’How much longer Arsenal fans get to watch Aubameyang strutting his stuff remains a matter of intense speculation with the 30-year-old no closer to having his future resolved with just over a year remaining on his current deal. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith Mikel Arteta’s side unlikely to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United have been credited with an interest in the former Borussia Dortmund striker.Speaking recently about his top marksmen, Arteta said: ‘The club has a very clear idea of how he wants to develop things. ‘They are in constant communication with players’ agents and they know the plan better than I do. I completely trust them on that.’MORE: Ilkay Gundogan compares Raul Jimenez to Robert Lewandowski and tips Man Utd and Arsenal transfer target to join Man CityMORE: Why Arsenal signed Granit Xhaka ahead of N’Golo KanteRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s trademark goal celebration leaves Arsenal legend Ian Wright feeling anxious (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright admits he feels anxious every time Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang performs his trademark goal celebration.The Gabon international has scored 61 times in all competitions for Arsenal since his club-record £56million move in January 2018 with each goal usually followed by a dexterous forward flip.Wright, who was no stranger to exuberant goal celebrations during his playing career at Highbury, in conversation with Aubameyang and his current striker Alexandre Lacazette admitted he holds his breath every time Arsenal’s current captain performs his routine.‘I’m always worried about that one (the flip), he said. ‘I like the panther man, but every time you stop, anyone who I see do this one (the flip) that worries me man.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If I was your manager I’d say you can’t do this, because if you get that wrong and land.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Apr 2020 12:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisement Advertisement Ian Wright urges Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stop his trademark goal celebration Comment
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