Posts from GovConDaily for 10/11/2017

AECOM Promotes Fred Werner as President of Major Pursuits; Michael Burke Comments

Fred Werner, formerly president of AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) design and consulting services group in the Americas, will assume a new role as president of major pursuits in line with the company’s strategy…
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Aurora Flight Sciences to Continue Subsonic X-Plane Devt for NASA

Aurora Flight Sciences has received a 12-month contract to further develop a subsonic aircraft technology as part of a NASA program that aims to increase fuel and operational efficiency and reduce noise of commercial planes…
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Evan Scott Receives ExecutiveBiz’s 2017 Top 10 GovCon Executive Recruiter Award

ExecutiveBiz is pleased to name Evan Scott, CEO and one of the founding partners of ESGI, as a recipient of its 2017 Top 10 GovCon Executive Recruiters Award. ExecutiveBiz spoke to senior leaders at some of the GovCon sector’s most notable federal contractors to find out whom they turn to when they need to fill an executive position…
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Red Hat Govt Symposium to Tackle Open Source Collaboration; Paul Smith Comments

Red Hat will hold its annual government symposium on Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C. to highlight the potential advantages of open source collaboration and emerging technology for federal agency missions. The company said Tuesday the symposium, themed “Open first: building a foundation for choice and security,” will feature sessions, demos and panel discussions that will tackle development of modern applications, automation, hybrid clouds, security and containers…
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Report: Barry West Named Acting DHS Deputy CIO

Barry West, a senior adviser at the Department of Homeland Security, has been named deputy chief information officer of DHS effective Oct. 15, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Interim DHS CIO Steve Rice said in an e-mail to staff that West will serve in a limited-term senior executive service appointment as senior adviser and as deputy CIO…
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Glenn Dean: Army to Merge Trophy Active Protection System on Abrams Battle Tanks

Glenn Dean, program manager of the U.S. Army‘s Stryker Brigade Combat Team, has said that the service branch looks to integrate the Trophy active protection system on a brigade of Abrams main battle tanks by 2020, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday…
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Women of Color Magazine Recognizes Mitre Employees for STEM Contributions; Julie Gravallese Comments

Seven Mitre employees have received recognition from the Women of Color magazine for their contributions to the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The nonprofit said Tuesday the awards were presented at the two-day 2017 Women of Color STEM Conference that kicked off on Friday in Detroit, Michigan…
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Cyber Vet Melissa Hathaway Voices Concerns Over Use of AI in Law Enforcement

Melissa Hathaway, former White House cybersecurity adviser, has expressed concerns over the potential use of artificial intelligence by law enforcement officers to foresee crimes, Euronews reported Monday…
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Former US Marshals Director Stacia Hylton Joins LexisNexis Special Services Board

Stacia Hylton, former director of the U.S. Marshals Service, has joined the board of directors at information services provider LexisNexis Special Services Inc. LNSSI said Tuesday Hylton brings three decades of federal experience to the company’s board that consists of professionals from U…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Ginger Wierzbanowski, VP of Intelligence Solutions at Northrop Grumman

“While the battle space is constantly changing, our focus remains dedicated to helping our customers achieve mission success. We are providing them the ability to operate in a trusted, digital environment that enables decision advantage…
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Raytheon Gets $54M Order to Repair Navy F/A-18 IR Targeting System

Raytheon has secured a $54.2 million delivery order to repair an infrared technology that works to help the U.S. Navy‘s F/A-18 fighter pilots locate and designate targets. The Defense Department said Tuesday the order covers Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared System repair services and DoD expects the company to finish work in December 2019…
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VIDEO: Birds Eye View | Drones on the Airfield

The Marine Corps continually adapts to changes in technology to stay on the cutting edge. Marines are using a 3D printed drone called the Nibbler to assist in Base Recovery After Attack, or BRAAT, in the U…
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