Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/30/2018

Dr. Will Roper, DoD Strategic Capabilities Office Director, Inducted Into 2018 Wash100 for his Leadership in Technological Advancement

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Dr. Will Roper, director of the Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office, as the newest inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for his efforts in extending the DoD’s portfolio of advanced warfare capabilities, and his experience in pushing the limits of program requirements for new technologies…
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Brad Mascho Joins NCI as Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Brad Mascho, co-founder of Columbus, Ohio-based artificial intelligence technology developer CrossChx, has been named chief AI officer at NCI. NCI said Tuesday Mascho will oversee a new corporate division that will aim to advance the Reston, Virginia-based government technology and professional services contractor’s AI strategies and programs to help clients convert data into actionable intelligence…
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Northrop Subsidiary Reviews Design of Radar Antenna Reflector for US-India Imaging Satellite

Northrop Grumman‘s Astro Aerospace subsidiary has performed a critical design review of the AstroMesh radar antenna reflector being developed for a joint imaging satellite of NASA and India’s space agency…
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Patrick Shanahan Urges DoD Personnel to Study New Defense Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has called on Defense Department personnel to read and “internalize” the U.S. military’s new defense strategy, which was partially unveiled on Jan…
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Rickey Dale James Confirmed to Head Army Corps of Engineers

The Senate has confirmed Rickey Dale James, a manager at family farming business A.C. Riley Cotton Company, as assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for civil works and head of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Northern Kentucky Tribune reported Monday…
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NGA Director Robert Cardillo Chosen to 2018 Wash100 for his Initiatives in Public-Private Sector Collaboration

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for his collaborative efforts in bringing the public and private sectors together…
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Condusiv’s James D’Arezzo: AI Tech Could Reduce Effectiveness of Govt Processes

Condusiv CEO James D’Arezzo has urged government information technology managers to be cautious in using artificial intelligence platforms to meet productivity needs amid budget reductions. D’Arezzo noted that AI systems may lessen the effectiveness of government processes since the technology is still “new and uncertain,” Condusiv said Monday…
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Luxriot-Atlas Dynamics Team to Supply Drone-Based Services for Defense, Security and First Responder Markets

Atlas Dynamics and Luxriot have teamed up to create drone-based products and services for first-responders, defense and security markets. Atlas Dynamics said Monday it will combine its autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle expertise with the Luxriot Evo Video Management Software to develop technologies that can impact the aforementioned markets…
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Julie Gravallese Named Mitre Programs, Tech Integration VP; Jason Providakes Comments

Julie Gravallese, formerly chief human resources officer of Mitre, has been named vice president of programs and technology integration at the McLean, Virginia-based nonprofit corporation. She will oversee business approaches and operations for technical workforce and programs, including those at Mitre-operated facilities and laboratories, the company said Monday…
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USAF Vet Burke Wilson Appointed Deputy Asst Secretary for DoD Cyber Policy

The Defense Department has appointed Burke “Ed” Wilson, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, to serve as DoD’s deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy. He most recently served as deputy principal cyber adviser to the defense secretary and as a senior military adviser for cyber, the Pentagon announced Monday…
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Saab Gets Potential $171M Swedish Gripen Operational Support Order

Saab has received a potential $171 million order to provide operational and development services for Sweden’s fleet of Gripen fighter aircraft. The company said Monday it will help the Sweden defense materiel administration operate rigs, simulators and test aircraft as part of the agency’s efforts to verify and validate systems of Gripen C/D and E variants…
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IBM to Deliver Neuromorphic Supercomputer to Air Force Research Lab

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory expects to receive a neuromorphic supercomputer system from IBM in the summer to support the lab’s deep neural-network learning and information discovery tasks, Signal Magazine reported Monday…
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Honeywell Gets USAF Contract Modification for Aircraft Power Logistics Support

A Honeywell business unit has received a potential $42.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide power logistics services for two aircraft platforms. Honeywell Defense and Space will perform logistics support work on ground carts as well as auxiliary and secondary power units for B-2 and C-130 weapon systems, the Defense Department said Monday…
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VIDEO: Duty on board Naval Base Guam

Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75 showcases local Guam activities and sites for Sailors permanently assigned to units under CTF-75’s operational control at Naval Base Guam. CTF 75 provides expeditionary combat capabilities in the U…
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