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US, UK Select 10 Tech Proposals via Space Pitch Day

Space Pitch Day

The defense agencies of the U.S. and U.K. have named 10 start-ups from both countries and other allies who will work to deliver technologies in support of militaries' space domain missions. The U.K. government said Tuesday that innovators were selected through the International Space Pitch Day and were provided with up to $66K contracts to streamline the development of their proposals.

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Army Vet Richard Zahner Joins Tachyum Gov’t Advisory Board

Richard Zahner Advisory Board Member Tachyum Government Corp.

Richard Zahner, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, has been named an advisory board member of the government business unit at Santa Clara, California-based processor developer Tachyum. “To ensure that we are properly addressing the demanding needs of defense and intelligence organizations, we need people who have served on the front lines, and who have senior command and policy experience to help us tailor our solutions to best serve these institutions," said Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum.

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SAIC Wins Potential $973M CBP Task Order for Threat Analysis Tech; Bob Genter Quoted

Bob Genter Sector President SAIC Defense

SAIC has been awarded a potential $973 million task order by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to support the agency’s cornerstone system for identifying travelers and cargo that present a potential security threat, the company reported Tuesday. The award has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year option periods and a six-month optional extension of services.

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AT&T Secures $311M NOAA Task Order to Modernize Network; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has been awarded a ten-year, $311 million task order from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to deliver modern networking capabilities and advanced technologies. "This task order award is testimony to our capability to deliver robust and reliable services at scale and manage them end-to-end to help government agencies like NOAA improve mission fulfillment," said Chris Smith, vice president of civilian and shared services at AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet.

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Noblis Promotes Mile Corrigan to SVP, Corporate Officer; Amr ElSawy Quoted

Mile Corrigan, SVP and Corporate Officer for Noblis

Noblis has promoted Mile Corrigan to senior vice president and corporate officer of Noblis Federal Civilian Solutions (FCS), the company reported on Tuesday. Corrigan served as vice president and corporate officer, prior to her promotion. “She excels at customer engagement and has led FCS to deliver outstanding results including receiving ‘exceptional’ ratings on numerous prime contracts,” said Amr ElSawy, president and CEO of Noblis and two-time Wash100 Award recipient.

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Dave Dacquino, Other GovCon Execs Urge Industry to Back DOL Apprenticeship Program for Military Vets

Dave Dacquino Chairman and CEO Serco Inc.

Dave Dacquino, chairman and CEO of Serco Inc. and past Wash100 Award recipient, and three other heads of companies within the government contracting sector have called on other GovCon executives to join the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Pilot Program that aims to help service members transition to careers in the private sector. Dacquino urged industry to support the initiative in a joint letter with Haywood Talcove, CEO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions' government unit and 2020 Wash100 winner; Chris Brady, president of General Dynamics' mission systems business and 2020 Wash100 awardee; and Doug Wagoner, president and CEO of LMI and previous Wash100 recipient.

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