Technology

Lockheed, NEC to Advance AI Use Through Joint Collaboration; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Rick Ambrose EVP Lockheed Martin Space

Lockheed Martin and NEC have agreed to expand their partnership to further advance the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in spacecraft development programs, including NASA’s Orion vehicle for the Artemis mission. "The power of AI is leveraged across our entire enterprise, and with a trusted partner like NEC, we gain the resources to expand its abilities at scale across our internal operations," said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president at Lockheed’s space business and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner.

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Harish Luthra, John Wookey: SAP NS2 to Add SAP Ariba Platforms to Portfolio to Support Government, Regulated Industries

Harish Luthra SAP NS2

SAP National Security Services plans to offer SAP Ariba platforms to U.S. federal, local and state government agencies, defense and aerospace, utilities and other regulated industries through its portfolio to help modernize their supply chain and procurement operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP Ariba platforms are designed to “help procurement leaders enhance visibility into spend, increase efficiency across the supply chain, reduce costs and risks, and gain data-driven insights to drive more strategic operations from sourcing and orders through invoice and payment,” Harish Luthra, president for the Secure Cloud at SAP NS2, and John Wookey, president of SAP Intelligent Spend and Business Network, wrote in an article published Monday.

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CGI Eyes Job Creation in Tennessee Via Knoxville IT Delivery Center; Dave Henderson Quoted

Dave Henderson CGI

CGI has unveiled a new information technology delivery center in Knoxville, Tennessee, as part of efforts to create 300 jobs in the area by 2026. "We are proud to announce the establishment of a new IT delivery center in Knoxville that will create local jobs, engage regional educators, support area workforce development, and provide opportunities for the community's students, graduates and professionals," said Dave Henderson, president of U.S. commercial and state government operations at CGI.

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Boeing Defense President, CEO Leanne Caret Receives Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Leanne Caret Boeing Defense Space

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, received the Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the fifth consecutive time after being named to the 2021 Wash100. Be sure to visit GovConWire to read Leanne Caret’s full 2021 Wash100 Award profile.

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Byron Bright, Government Solutions President at KBR, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Company Growth, Supporting Government, Military Customers

Byron Bright KBR

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Byron Bright, president for Government Solutions at KBR, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, the most valued award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his efforts to develop military technology solutions and capabilities as well as drive revenue and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for KBR. 

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Maximus’ Raj Parameswaran: Robotic Process Automation a Key Tool to Government IT Leaders

Raj Parameswaran US Federal IT President Maximus

Raj Parameswaran, president of U.S. federal information technology at Maximus, said robotic process automation could help government agencies facilitate the delivery of services to citizens while allowing employees to focus on more complex tasks. “RPA will continue to grow as a valuable tool for government IT leaders because it allows the immediate expansion and scaling of human labor without impacting existing systems,” Parameswaran wrote in a guest piece published Friday on GCN.

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Tyto Athene, MicroAutomation Partnership to Roll Out ACUITY Next Generation 9-1-1 Offering; Fabian Plath Quoted

Fabian Plath VP Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene has partnered with MicroAutomation to launch ACUITY Next Generation 9-1-1 Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) offering. Tyto Athene’s ACUITY Micro Data Center was designed to provide mission-critical edge processing, analytics and unified communications. “Adding MicroAutomation and their Omni911 solution to our ACUITY platform is a perfect fit,” said Fabian Plath, vice president of Sales and Business Development at Tyto Athene. 

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Shawn Purvis, President of Northrop Enterprise Services, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Business Tech, Process Support Leadership

Shawn Purvis Northrop Grumman

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Shawn Purvis, corporate vice president and president of enterprise services at Northrop Grumman, has received her first Wash100 Award, the most coveted award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for her leadership in enabling large-scale technology infrastructure and transactional business services throughout the corporation.

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Nutanix Study: Majority of Global Public Sector, US Federal Government Leaders Bullish on Hybrid Cloud

Cloud

A new Nutanix study has found that 82 percent of information technology leaders in the global public sector and 87 percent of respondents in the U.S. federal government cited hybrid cloud as the ideal IT operating model. The third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report showed that IT leaders from the U.S. federal government intend to increase that to about 74 percent penetration within five years.

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Leidos Subsidiary Concludes Preliminary Design Review of Human Landing System for NASA Program

Dynetics

Leidos' Dynetics subsidiary has finished the preliminary design review of a technology meant to help astronauts land on the moon as part of an upcoming NASA lunar mission. Dynetics said Thursday the PDR effort informed the space agency of the Human Landing System's design that complies with system requirements for NASA's Artemis program, which aims to revive manned space exploration.

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PAE President, CEO John Heller Receives His Sixth Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Executive Mosaic announced on Friday that John Heller, president and CEO of PAE, has received his sixth Wash100 Award for leading PAE’s transformation from a private equity-backed company into a publicly listed company and expansion in the government services arena through acquisitions and contract wins. Visit GovConWire to read John Heller’s full 2021 Wash100 Award profile.

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