David Smith

Charles Verdon Appointed NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility’s weapons and complex integration directorate that focuses on nuclear weapons programs, the White House …

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Reports: DIUx Head Raj Shah Steps Down

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, resigned from his post Thursday after a nearly two-year stint with the organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Navy Capt. Sean Heritage will step into the acting leadership role at DIUx. Shah, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, took the helm in May …

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Rebecca Singhavong, VP of Finance at ViON Corp., Advisory Board member at ‘Our Military Kids’ non-profit organization

“When a parent’s deployment or battle injury brings stress to a child, it’s amazing what simple activities–like ballet or baseball-can do. Help us engage them, encourage them…empower them.” OCT. 4, 2017 —Our Military Kids, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports children of deployed National Guard and Reserve and Wounded Warriors …

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Interview with Teresa Weipert: SGSI ‘Poised’ to Help Government Adopt Customer Service Tools

In July 2015, Sutherland Global Services created the Sutherland Government Solutions, Inc. (SGSI) to better serve the specific needs of its government clients.   Sutherland Global Services has been around since 1986 and is a world leader in technology-enabled business process services. They are a process transformation company for major …

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Guest Post: CACI Chairman Jack London on Accountability & Shifting Mindsets From Blame to Opportunity

(Jack London serves as executive chairman of CACI International) A key component of being a strong leader is exhibiting and empowering accountability. Organizations deal with a variety of challenges stemming from change, risk-taking and uncertainty. Here’s one disconcerting reality: People are afraid of acknowledging mistakes, let alone reporting and fixing …

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Guest Post: Keith Salisbury on Transforming Government Through Lessons Learned in Silicon Valley

(Keith Salisbury, vice president for U.S. federal sales at Pivotal, shares his insights about the changing nature of software and how industry works with public sector agencies to build modern software similar to Silicon Valley’s most-admired Internet companies with the goal of transformation in government.) The dominant cloud trend we are seeing now …

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