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DNI Avril Haines Receives 2021 Wash100 Award for Leading Critical National Security Missions

Avril Haines DNI

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence, as an inductee into the 2021 Wash100 Award for spearheading new strategies and priorities across the intelligence community that support national defense and security, as well as emerging capabilities. Executive Mosaic congratulates Avril Haines and the Office of National Intelligence on receiving her first Wash100 Award in 2021.

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Salient CRGT to Provide IT Support to USCIS Under $175M Contract; Tom Ferrando Quoted

Tom Ferrando CEO Salient CRGT

Salient CRGT has been awarded a five-year, $175 million single-award NEON contract for information technology service desk and field engineer support to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). "Our knowledge of the operational environment and our commitment to the highest possible customer service provides USCIS with a dedicated and trusted partner to assist in executing this critical mission," said Tom Ferrando, CEO of Salient CRGT.

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USMC Exercises $184M Option on BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle Production Contract

Amphibious Combat Vehicle

The U.S. Marine Corps has exercised a $184 million contract option to procure additional amphibious combat vehicles from BAE Systems, increasing the number of ACV full-rate production units ordered by the branch to 72. “The ACV was designed to meet the Marines’ needs of today while allowing for growth to meet future mission role requirements," said John Swift, director of amphibious programs at BAE.

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Perspecta Chairman, CEO Mac Curtis Recognized as Wash100 Awardee for Seventh Consecutive Year

Mac Curtis Chairman

Mac Curtis, chairman and CEO of Perspecta, has been awarded his seventh consecutive Wash100 Award in 2021 for his strong leadership and vision in the advancement of cybersecurity, intelligence and defense technologies through significant contract award wins and other major moves. "He has delivered as much for the industry as he has for his firm,” said Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic.

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ThreatSwitch: Companies Look to Increase 2021 Security Budgets Due to Pandemic, DOD Requirements

ThreatSwitch

ThreatSwitch revealed in a study that almost 50 percent of companies in the defense industrial base expect to boost their security budgets this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic's operational impact and new cybersecurity requirements imposed by the Department of Defense. The “2021 Industrial Security Benchmark Study" resulted from its survey of industrial security professionals with knowledge on their respective companies' compliance program priorities and most significant security threats in 2021.

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Navy Calls for White Papers on Weapon System Cyber Warfare Capabilities

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has posted a solicitation for cyber warfare technologies capable of protecting aircraft, unmanned vehicles, weapons, sensors and other weapon systems. Naval Air Systems Command's cyber warfare detachment seeks white papers on technologies that can detect malware in real-time operating systems, protect assets and respond and recover from cyber attacks, the Navy said Thursday in a broad agency announced published on the SAM website.

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