Jane Edwards

SpaceX Intends to Spin Off, Take Public Space Internet Business; Gwynne Shotwell Quoted

SpaceX plans to spin off and launch an initial public offering for its space internet subsidiary Starlink, Bloomberg reported Friday. “Right now, we are a private company, but Starlink is the right kind of business that we can go ahead and take public,” Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX and a three-time Wash100 award winner, said Thursday at a JPMorgan Chase & Co.-hosted event in Miami.

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Former AECOM Mgmt Services Group Launches as Independent Technical Services Firm ‘Amentum’; John Vollmer Quoted

The former management services business of AECOM has adopted the name Amentum following its acquisition by private equity firms American Securities and Lindsay Goldberg. Germantown, Md.-based Amentum aims to offer information technology, mission assurance and intelligence support to U.S. federal agencies, allied governments and commercial clients as an independent company.

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Nutanix’s Chris Howard on Cloud Deployment Learnings Agencies Should Take From Private Sector

Chris Howard, vice president of U.S. public sector at Nutanix, wrote in a FedTech Magazine article published Monday that there are three things federal information technology leaders should learn from private sector organizations when it comes to cloud adoption and one is that they should not view cloud as a “one size fits all” solution.

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Forcepoint’s George Kamis: Fog Computing, Cross-Domain Tech Could Help Military Speed Up Data Sharing

George Kamis, chief technology officer for global governments and critical infrastructure business at Forcepoint, wrote in a GCN article published Friday that fog computing and cross-domain technologies could help warfighters at the tactical edge secure and accelerate sharing of data gathered from various internet-connected devices.

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Army Announces 20 Firms to Advance to xTechSearch Phase III Competition; Bruce Jette Quoted

The U.S. Army has picked 20 small businesses and technology companies that will move to the third phase of xTechSearch 4.0 competition. “We must proactively and aggressively engage with innovators to see what new ideas, concepts, systems and sub-system components they can bring to the table,” Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said in a statement published Wednesday.

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