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Ray Williams: Radiant Solutions Uses AI, Other Emerging Tech to Help Clients Gain Insights From Data

Ray Williams, vice president and general manager of agile intelligence business at Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions subsidiary, has discussed how his business works to help clients quickly generate insights from data sources in support of national security, environmental and humanitarian efforts. Williams explained in a blog post published Thursday how …

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras on Acquisition Reform, Authorities in Federal Government

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, told the Washington Business Journal in an interview published Wednesday that he believes the federal government passed a critical point this year when it comes to procurement reform. He mentioned the agencies’ efforts to integrate commercial technologies and other capabilities …

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Zscaler Web Gateway Tool Gets FedRAMP Certification; Stephen Kovac Comments

Zscaler has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for its internet security and web gateway platform. The company said Monday its Zscaler Internet Access-Government secured the FedRAMP authorization to operate at the moderate-impact level. ZIA-Government is designed to directly send mission-critical traffic to the cloud to allow users …

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Raytheon, Saudi Aramco to Form New Cybersecurity Joint Venture; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

Saudi Aramco and Raytheon’s Saudi Arabian arm have agreed to set up a joint venture firm focused on cybersecurity through a memorandum of understanding. The new JV will build and offer cyber defense hardware and software platforms, advance research-and-development work related to cybersecurity and provide related capabilities in Saudi Arabia …

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AT&T’s Jill Singer Delivers Commencement Speech at University of West Florida

Jill Singer, vice president of national security for AT&T‘s global public sector business, spoke at the University of West Florida’s fall 2018 commencement ceremony held Saturday. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in computer science and master’s degree in systems analysis from the university, UWF said Friday. Singer also serves as a trustee …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t Needs to Establish Procurement Strategy for Commercial Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said industry stakeholders are concerned about the lack of a long-term acquisition strategy for commercial satellite communication services within the government, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “If they don’t have procurement and O&M [operations and maintenance] funds, then the $49.5M in [research, development, testing and evaluation] …

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Serco’s US Arm Gets Navy Shipboard Network Assembly Orders; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Serco‘s North American subsidiary will assemble shipboard networks aboard the U.S. Navy‘s submarines, aircraft carriers, guided-missile destroyers and amphibious assault ships under two task orders worth $46M combined. The Navy awarded the task orders under the potential eight-year, multiple-award Consolidated Afloat Networks Enterprise Services contract, the company said Wednesday. Dave Dacquino, CEO and chairman …

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Perspecta Awarded CDC Public Health Data Analysis Support IDIQ; Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta has secured a potential five-year, $40M contract to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention address public health threats with the use of spatial data analysis and communication tools. The company said Tuesday it will combine geospatial statistics, epidemiology and environmental models with information technology methods in efforts to …

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ACT I Execs Participate in Reagan National Defense Forum; Michael Niggel Quoted

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International CEO Michael Niggel and Chief Financial Officer Mark Hughes attended the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., to share their insights on national security and policy matters. ACT I helped sponsor the event that took place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 and brought together …

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AECOM Ranks First in Supplier Diversity Programs; John Vollmer Quoted

AECOM has secured the No. 1 spot in Viqtory’s ranking of supplier diversity programs for 2019. The global infrastructure company said Monday it earned the distinction based on data such as supplier support and developments, goals and outcomes, personnel and infrastructure, and processes and controls. “Veteran-owned businesses are a vital part of our supplier …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Integrate Strategic Comsatcom Acquisition Into FY 2020 Budget Planning

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said leaders at the Department of Defense must incorporate procurement and funding for operations and maintenance into the Future Years Defense Program to streamline the acquisition of commercial satellite communications capabilities as part of the integrated architecture. “This kind of strategic planning will lay a foundation of optimal …

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CenturyLink’s David Young on GSA’s Move to Extend EIS Telecom Contract Transition

David Young, senior vice president of strategic government group at CenturyLink, told Federal News Network in an interview published Monday about the potential advantage to carriers and agencies of the move to extend the transition timeline for the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract. The decision makes the EIS program “more feasible and …

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Iridium Eyes Jan. 7 for Final ‘NEXT’ Satellite Launch; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium Communications has announced that the launch of the eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket is now scheduled on Jan. 7, SpaceNews reported Friday. The new schedule sought to provide SpaceX more time to accommodate Spaceflight Industries’ SmallSat Express rideshare mission, which took off on Monday, Dec. 3. Iridium …

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