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Terence Emmert, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving U.S. Tech Superiority; Improving U.S. Warfighter Capabilities

Terence Emmert

Executive Mosaic is thrilled to introduce Terence Emmert, acting deputy under secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for the first time in his more than thirty-year career in the federal landscape and government. Visit Wash100.com to cast your TEN votes before April 30th  

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DOD Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk Receives First Wash100 Award for Leading DOD’s Data Strategy & Culture

Dave Spirk Chief Data Officer DOD

Executive Mosaic has announced that Dave Spirk, chief data officer for the Department of Defense (DOD), has received a 2021 Wash100 Award for leading DOD’s new data strategy, advancing the department’s principles to adapt its data culture to support U.S. warfighters and military capabilities. Spirk has received the most prestigious and coveted award in all of government contracting (GovCon). 

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Westat, Stanford & Metadata Technology North America Release Coronavirus Attitudes and Behaviors Survey Data

COVID-19 survey

Westat and Stanford University School of Medicine have released data from the Coronavirus Attitudes and Behaviors Survey on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on Americans. The dataset is now available through a Westat partnership with Metadata Technology North America. Lawmakers, researchers and the general public can use it to help the U.S. recover from the pandemic. The survey was performed in May of 2020.

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BAE, General Dynamics Bid for Army Bradley Replacement Competition

Bradley M2A3 IFV

Industry teams led by BAE Systems and General Dynamics have submitted bids to the U.S. Army for a competitive program to replace the branch's Bradley infantry fighting vehicle platform. The two companies separately confirmed plans to join the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition nearly six months after Rheinmetall's U.S. subsidiary unveiled its own team that will pursue the OMFV program.

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Former LMI Exec Caron Ward Joins IronArch in EVP Role

Caron Ward EVP IronArch Technology

Caron Ward, formerly director of LMI's program and implementation management practice, has been named executive vice president of customer experience and delivery engagement at McLean, Virginia-based federal consulting services provider IronArch Technology. She previously supported multiple engagements with government clients and worked at Hewlett Packard and IBM earlier in her career.

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Boeing Anticipates CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract in FY 2021

CH-47F Chinook

Boeing expects the U.S. Army to award a first production contract for the new variant of its CH-47 Chinook helicopter in fiscal year 2021, Defense News reported Thursday. “At this time, we really see no technical or programmatic challenges standing in the way of rewarding the Lot 1 production contract this fiscal year,” Heather McBryan, Boeing’s director of global sales and marketing, said of the CH-47F Block II variant. “We’ve been working closely with the Army to lay out a plan to meet all of our milestones and show a low-risk path to a first unit equipped in 2025, which was, you know, as planned originally."

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Zscaler Enters Agreement to Acquire Cybersecurity Company Trustdome; Jay Chaudhry

Jay Chaudhry Chairman

Zscaler, Inc. announced on Thursday that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trustdome, a leading innovator in Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM). “We are extending our vision for Zscaler Cloud Protection to help customers securely embrace public cloud platforms and services in today’s cloud-first world,” said Jay Chaudhry, CEO, chairman and founder, Zscaler, Inc. 

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Lumen Appoints Jason Lish as Chief Security Officer; Andrew Dugan Quoted

Jason Lish CSO Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies has appointed Jason Lish, former chief security, privacy and data officer at Advisor Group, as a chief security officer responsible for leadership, strategic development and oversight for all corporate security functions. The company said Thursday Lish will oversee emergency preparedness, fraud management, physical security, government security services and corporate cybersecurity.

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NRO Director Christopher Scolese Named to 2021 Wash100 for Leading COVID-19 Response; Supporting Advancement for Space Exploration & IT Technology Capabilities

Christopher Scolese Director NRO

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Christopher Scolese, director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, the top prize in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic response and relief as well as the advancement of U.S. space exploration and development of IT technology capabilities. 

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