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  • Virtru Raises $60M for Data Protection Tech Portfolio, Names Matt Howard Chief Marketing Officer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Virtru Raises $60M for Data Protection Tech Portfolio, Names Matt Howard Chief Marketing Officer

    Washington, D.C.-based data encryption company Virtru has secured $60 million in a financing round that it will use to ramp up new product delivery. With the new capital, Virtru will also add sales and marketing personnel, pursue a customer success program and embark on research and development projects, the company said Thursday. Iconiq Growth and […] More

  • Matt Jones: Sigma Defense Buys Solute to Further DOD Footprint Expansion Strategy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Matt Jones: Sigma Defense Buys Solute to Further DOD Footprint Expansion Strategy

    Sigma Defense has purchased San Diego-based software development and systems engineering company Solute in a strategy to build a comprehensive portfolio of technology and service offerings for the Department of Defense. Solute CEO John Lyons will continue to manage operations of the acquired business, while the combined entity will work to help customers implement software-based […] More

  • Leidos to Help Air Force Develop High-Power Electromagnetic Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos to Help Air Force Develop High-Power Electromagnetic Tech

    Leidos has won a five-year, $11.8 million contract to help the Air Force Research Laboratory develop technologies for high-power electromagnetic weapons systems. The company will aim to provide the service branch HPEM source platforms for potential use by the warfighter community in future missions, the Department of Defense said Thursday. AFRL received two offers for […] More

  • Carahsoft's Alex Whitworth on Updated DOD Cybersecurity Certification Program, How Companies Can Prepare for Compliance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Carahsoft’s Alex Whitworth on Updated DOD Cybersecurity Certification Program, How Companies Can Prepare for Compliance

    Alex Whitworth, director of sales at Carahsoft Technology, said companies should review their security practices to identify and address gaps as the Department of Defense is finalizing the second version of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. Whitworth wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that DOD’s CMMC 2.0 model has three maturity levels that […] More

  • Google Cloud to Help VA Deploy Application Programming Interface Management Platform; Mike Daniels Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google Cloud to Help VA Deploy Application Programming Interface Management Platform; Mike Daniels Quoted

    Google’s cloud business has secured a multiyear, $13 million contract to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs a platform for the development of web-based tools intended to simplify former military personnel’s access to health care services and records. Google Cloud said Wednesday VA will implement the Apigee application program programming interface management platform to further […] More

  • Former Gryphon Exec John Carty Takes Business Development Role at ManTech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Gryphon Exec John Carty Takes Business Development Role at ManTech

    John Carty, former chief growth officer at Gryphon Technologies and a two-decade U.S. Navy veteran, has joined ManTech International as executive director of business development, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Tuesday. He worked at ManTech from 2007 to 2009 and ran the company’s business focused on providing acoustic systems design, engineering and test and evaluation support to […] More

  • Shawn Smith Joins Evoke Consulting as Business Development VP - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Shawn Smith Joins Evoke Consulting as Business Development VP

    Shawn Smith, a more than 25-year industry veteran, has been named vice president of business development at Arlington, Virginia-based professional services provider Evoke Consulting. He will oversee Evoke’s organic growth and strategic initiatives at all stages of the business development life cycle, the company said Monday. Smith started his industry career at Texas Instruments as […] More

  • Defense Innovation Unit Taps Lyten to Demo Small Spacecraft Battery Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defense Innovation Unit Taps Lyten to Demo Small Spacecraft Battery Tech

    Lyten has secured an other transaction agreement with the Defense Innovation Unit to demonstrate a prototype of space-based battery technology for the U.S. Space Force. The company said Thursday it will aim to present a lithium-sulfur rechargeable device’s function to power small satellites or spacecraft with high duty cycle operations and store energy three times […] More

  • BAE Wins Potential $101M Contract for Navy Destroyer Ship Modernization Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Wins Potential $101M Contract for Navy Destroyer Ship Modernization Services

    BAE Systems will help the U.S. Navy update and maintain the USS Mitscher guided-missile destroyer under a potential $101.2 million docking selected restricted availability contract. The Arleigh Burke-class vessel is scheduled to undergo a docking selected restricted availability program at BAE’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, starting in March, the company said Thursday. Contractor work will […] More

  • Rob Sherry Appointed Okta Director of Civilian Sales - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rob Sherry Appointed Okta Director of Civilian Sales

    Rob Sherry, formerly senior director of VMware‘s federal health care business, has been named director of civilian sales at San Francisco-based identity and access management company Okta, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Tuesday. He most recently led a team of sales professionals focused on digital transformation offerings for the federal health market. In a February 2019 interview […] More

  • Navy Plans Aircrew Training System Modernization IDIQ Award to Boeing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Plans Aircrew Training System Modernization IDIQ Award to Boeing

    The U.S. Navy has indicated its intent to award Boeing a five-year, $527 million contract to update training systems for Super Hornet and Growler aircraft operators and maintenance crew. A notice posted Monday on SAM.gov says the military service is looking to incorporate modern technology into the F/A-18E/F fighter and EA-18G airborne electronic attack aircraft. […] More

  • NDIA's Mark Lewis: Hypersonic Tech Could Bring New Military Capabilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NDIA’s Mark Lewis: Hypersonic Tech Could Bring New Military Capabilities

    Mark Lewis, executive director at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute, said he believes air systems designed to fly at hypersonic speed are crucial for U.S. military applications as the country’s peer competitors are investing heavily in such technology, CNBC reported Wednesday. “We don’t want to just match them missile for missile, but […] More

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