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  • Francisco Partners Introduces New Health Tech Company as IBM Asset Purchase Deal Closes - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Francisco Partners Introduces New Health Tech Company as IBM Asset Purchase Deal Closes

    Francisco Partners has launched a new independent company, named Merative, upon completion of the private equity firm’s acquisition of health care data and analytics assets from IBM’s Watson business. The transaction was first announced in January and the investment company said Thursday it appointed Gerry McCarthy, a three-decade health care industry veteran, as CEO of […] More

  • Former DNI John Ratcliffe Joins Advisory Firm AGS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former DNI John Ratcliffe Joins Advisory Firm AGS

    John Ratcliffe, former director of national intelligence and current co-chair of the America First Policy Institute’s Center for American Security, has been appointed to a senior advisory role at American Global Strategies. He will advise AGS clients within the defense, aerospace, private equity, technology and cybersecurity sectors, the Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm said Wednesday. AGS […] More

  • General Dynamics-Managed NOAA Supercomputers Begin Weather Forecast Model Runs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics-Managed NOAA Supercomputers Begin Weather Forecast Model Runs

    A pair of identical supercomputers being operated by General Dynamics‘ information technology unit started to process weather forecast models from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The General Dynamics IT business said Wednesday it maintains the Dogwood and Cactus machines at two separate facilities in Virginia and Arizona, respectively, as part of the agency’s Weather […] More

  • Sarcos' RE2 Subsidiary Tests Robotic Gripper Prototype in Lab - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sarcos’ RE2 Subsidiary Tests Robotic Gripper Prototype in Lab

    Sarcos Robotics subsidiary RE2 has assembled and tested a gripper technology in a laboratory environment as part of a U.S. Navy-funded underwater end-of-arm tool development project. The Strong Tactile mARitime hand for Feeling, Inspecting, Sensing and Handling system is designed to help military operators dispose of undersea mines and explosive ordnance remotely, Sarcos said Tuesday. […] More

  • Fortem Adds Former DOD Chief Data Officer David Spirk to Government Advisory Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Fortem Adds Former DOD Chief Data Officer David Spirk to Government Advisory Board

    David Spirk, former chief data officer at the Defense Department and a previous Wash100 Award winner, has been appointed to the government advisory board of counter-drone technology maker Fortem Technologies. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran joins other former military and federal officials who advise Fortem’s management team on its strategic efforts to address customer defense […] More

  • Catalyst Accelerator Hosts GovCon Boot Camp for Small Businesses - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Catalyst Accelerator Hosts GovCon Boot Camp for Small Businesses

    Catalyst Accelerator hosted a two-week event that sought to help a cohort of businesses connect with subject matter experts on government contracting. Six companies that have not yet worked with any public sector organization took part in the Government Business Boot Camp, which featured panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions, Catalyst Accelerator said Monday. Executives at […] More

  • Sagewind Invests in Data Protection Software Startup Code-X - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sagewind Invests in Data Protection Software Startup Code-X

    St. Petersburg, Florida-based security software developer Code-X has raised new capital through a Series B funding round led by private equity firm Sagewind Capital. Raj Kanodia, managing director of Sagewind, will serve on the board of directors at CodeX, along with government market veterans Bob Donahue Jr. and Deborah Dunnie as part of the financing […] More

  • Former Jacobs Program Director Michael Hollis Appointed Civil Sector VP at Stellar Solutions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Jacobs Program Director Michael Hollis Appointed Civil Sector VP at Stellar Solutions

    Michael Hollis, formerly a Jacobs program director focused on intelligence community systems and a 16-year Northrop Grumman veteran, has been appointed vice president of the civil sector at Stellar Solutions. Stellar said Thursday that Hollis brings two decades of industry experience to the woman-owned company that offers systems engineering services to the government and commercial […] More

  • General Atomics Conducts UAS Payload Tests for Navy Exercise Preparations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Conducts UAS Payload Tests for Navy Exercise Preparations

    A General Atomics affiliate has tested communication and electronic intelligence systems on an MQ-9B unmanned aircraft system to prepare for the U.S. Navy-led Rim of the Pacific Exercise. The company said Thursday its aeronautical systems unit equipped the SeaGuardian UAS payloads from L3Harris Technologies and Sierra Nevada Corp. for the flight test series that took […] More

  • Army, Kostas Research Institute Partner to Develop AI System Evaluation Framework - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army, Kostas Research Institute Partner to Develop AI System Evaluation Framework

    The U.S. Army and Northeastern University’s Kostas Research Institute will collaborate to develop a framework for analyzing systems powered by artificial intelligence and assistive automation technology.  The Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Analysis Center said Wednesday it will work with KRI under a five-year cooperative agreement aimed at creating a metrics system to measure the […] More

  • Boeing, Raytheon Named Primes for State Department-Cleared Munition Sale to NATO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, Raytheon Named Primes for State Department-Cleared Munition Sale to NATO

    Boeing and Raytheon Technologies have been named principal contractors for the U.S. government’s possible foreign military sale of precision guided munitions to NATO. The State Department approved the potential $22.7 million government-to-government deal as NATO aims to grow the international alliance’s munition inventory for countering ground threats and address weapons transfer requirements among member nations, […] More

  • Iron Bow's SLED Business Adds Former Virginia CIO Nelson Moe - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iron Bow’s SLED Business Adds Former Virginia CIO Nelson Moe

    Nelson Moe, who served as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s chief information officer from June 2015 to January 2021, has joined Iron Bow Technologies as sales strategy principal for the state, local and education segment. He will act as Iron Bow’s subject matter expert for SLED customers and help them address enterprise information technology requirements, the […] More

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