Mynaric Appoints Tim Deaver as VP of Strategic Solutions; Tina Ghataore Quoted

Tim Deaver

Mynaric announced on Friday that the company has appointed Tim Deaver as vice president of strategic solutions. Deaver has over 20 years of experience with government space programs. He will operate out of Mynaric’s newly established Washington, D.C. area office and will be responsible for creating and marketing customer solutions, in response to the critical needs of the Department of Defense (DOD) and other government clients.  

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Carahsoft to Offer Splunk Enterprise on Azure Platform to Government Customers; Craig Abod Quoted

Craig Abod President Carahsoft Technology

Carahsoft Technology has made Splunk’s data analytics platform on Microsoft’s Azure cloud available to public sector customers through its multiple contract vehicles. Splunk Enterprise Transformation with Azure is meant to help agencies collect, store and analyze large volumes of structured and unstructured data to detect security threats and generate insights from data to speed up the delivery of new services.

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General Atomics Demos Gray Eagle UAS for JTAC Operations

Gray Eagle ER UAS

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business assessed how the Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system could help advance sensor-to-shooter capabilities during a technology demonstration in late April at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. A joint terminal attack controller captured the sensor field of regard, video and aircraft location using an Android Team Awareness Kit and digitally transmitted ‘call for fires’ on various targets by controlling the electro-optical/infrared sensor aboard the Gray Eagle platform during the April 23 demo.

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SpaceX, Google Cloud Form Starlink Connectivity Partnership; Gwynne Shotwell Quoted

Gwynne Shotwell President and COO SpaceX

Google Cloud and SpaceX have teamed up to enable public sector agencies, companies and other organizations to deliver data, applications and cloud services to their teams that are operating at the network edge. SpaceX will establish Starlink ground stations within Google’s data centers to facilitate the delivery of data and applications to any location using Google Cloud and SpaceX’s constellation of more than 1,500 Starlink satellites as part of the partnership.

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GDIT Wins Navy R&D Support Task Order Under OASIS Vehicle


The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics’ information technology business a potential five-year, $52.1 million task order for research and development and technical support services. Naval Medical Logistics Command received four bids for the cost-plus-fixed-fee task order that was awarded through the General Services Administration’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract vehicle and obligated $2.4 million in fiscal 2020 research, development, testing and evaluation funds at the time of award.

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Boeing-Saab Team Applies Digital Method to 1st Red Hawk Trainer Splice

T-7A Red Hawk

A Boeing and Saab partnership completed the first digital splice of the forward and aft sections of a new trainer aircraft the two companies are building for the U.S. Air Force. Saab assembled the T-7A Red Hawk's aft fuselage in Sweden and delivered the hardware to a Boeing facility in St. Louis, where aircraft mechanics completed the joining process in less than 30 minutes, the Chicago-based aerospace and defense company said Thursday.

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac: Executive Order Could Move National Cybersecurity Into ‘Cloud Secure’ Era

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

Some technology industry leaders said President Joe Biden's recent executive order offers a new paradigm for the public sector to expand cyber threat information sharing initiatives with the private sector and update cloud service cybersecurity requirements. "The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity moves us into the era of Cloud Secure,” Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and head of corporate compliance at Zscaler.

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Vertosoft Partners with SpyCloud to Protect Consumers from Identity Theft Related to Government Services

Vertosoft Partners with SpyCloud

Vertosoft, the company driving emerging technology growth for the government, announced a new partnership with SpyCloud, the leader in cyber fraud prevention, to protect customers of government digital services from identity theft and other cybercrime. “SpyCloud offers powerful solutions for government agencies to continuously monitor, prevent and investigate online cyberattacks,” said Jay Colavita, founder, and president of Vertosoft.

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Novetta to Help With Army’s Cloud Account Management Optimization Effort; Kevin Heald, Justin Shirk Quoted


Novetta announced Thursday that it was awarded an agreement under the SOSSEC Consortium’s other transactional authority (OTA) Cyberspace Operations Broad Responsive Agreement (COBRA) vehicle for the Cloud Account Management Optimization (CAMO) effort with the U.S. Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA). 

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IFS, Lockheed to Support Navy N-MRO Program With Ship, Aircraft Maintenance Tool; Scott Helmer Quoted

Scott Helmer President

The U.S. Navy has selected Lockheed Martin and enterprise applications developer IFS to build and deliver a ship and aircraft maintenance platform in support of the Naval Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul initiative. The N-MRO program seeks to advance the use of digital twins, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to predict potential system failures to improve support of fleet management, supply logistics and maintenance functions.

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