Posts from GovConWire for 01/04/2019

Cloudera Closes Merger With Hortonworks; Tom Reilly Quoted

Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR) and Hortonworks have completed their merger to offer an enterprise data cloud platform designed to help organizations carry out data analytics and machine learning functions in hybrid and multicloud environments…
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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Federal Gov’t to Advance Data Management ‘At the Edge’ in 2019

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of U.S. public sector at Hortonworks, has predicted the federal government will implement this year a new policy to manage data “at the edge.” “Capturing data at the edge and being able to get [artificial intelligence and machine learning] faster with real-time capabilities and security is something all agencies would love to have access to (e…
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Fulcrum Wins Potential $128M DIA Intell Support Contract

Fulcrum has won a potential five-year, $128M contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide operational and analysis support services to U.S. combat forces stationed in South Korea. Virginia Contracting Activity received seven offers for the labor-hour contract via a competition acquisition process, the Department of Defense said Thursday…
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Donna Diederich Appointed LMI Chief HR Officer

Donna Diedrich, former chief human resources officer of Abt Associates, has been appointed to the same position at nonprofit government consulting services contractor LMI. She will oversee talent acquisition, diversity, inclusion, learning and talent management programs in her new position, LMI said Wednesday…
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Blaine Worthington Promoted to Altamira SVP in Series of Exec Moves; Jonathan Moneymaker Quoted

Blaine Worthington, formerly vice president responsible for procurement and delivery lifecycle of contracts at Altamira Technologies, has been promoted to senior VP to oversee the execution and growth of the company’s defense portfolio…
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Matt Desch: Rideshare Opportunity Could Prompt Iridium to Launch Spare ‘NEXT’ Satellites

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company could opt to send the six ground spare satellites for the Iridium NEXT constellation should an opportunity for a rideshare mission arise, SpaceNews reported Thursday…
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Polaris Alpha Gets AWS DevOps Competency Certification

Parsons’ Polaris Alpha subsidiary has achieved the DevOps Competency certification from Amazon Web Services. The status seeks to recognize Parsons’ knowledge and experience in helping clients implement continuous integration and delivery, automation, infrastructure provisioning and other DevOps practices in the cloud, the company said Wednesday…
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Sean Gillen to Assume VP, CFO Roles at AAR

Sean Gillen, vice president and treasurer of construction materials company USG, will formally join AAR (NYSE: AIR) on Monday as VP and chief financial officer at the Wood Dale, Ill.-based aviation aftermarket services provider…
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Celebration of Life: Lisa Bruch, CenturyLink Senior Director for Gov’t Strategy

Lisa Crawford Bruch, most recently senior director of government strategy at CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), died on Dec. 17 at the age of 62. Family, friends and colleagues are invited to attend a celebration of her life at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Centreville, Virginia, on Saturday, Jan…
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General Atomics to Integrate Hosted Payload for NOAA Space Data Collection Program

A General Atomics business unit has received a delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to integrate a satellite payload into an orbital test bed in support of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mission…
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Five Companies to Demo Rifle Prototypes for Army

Five companies will demonstrate automatic rifle prototypes in June as part of a competition to replace the U.S. Army‘s standard M16/M4 weapon and light machine gun, Military Times reported Thursday…
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