Technology

George Wilson, President of ECS Federal, Presented With 2021 Wash100 Award for Driving Company Expansion Efforts Through Contract Wins, Acquisition & Partnership Deals, Recruitment

George Wilson President ECS Federal

Executive Mosaic is pleased to name George Wilson, president of ECS Federal, as an inductee into the 2021 Wash100 Award for his continued efforts to drive expansion of the company's footprint in the government contracting sector with contract awards, acquisitions, partnerships and executive hires. This marks the fourth consecutive Wash100 Award for Wilson.

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Northrop’s SharkSat Payload Transmits Telemetry Data Back to Ground; Candace Givens Quoted

Candace Givens VP Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman-built SharkSat payload collected and transmitted performance and telemetry data back to mission controllers while orbiting the Earth during a two-week demonstration aboard the company’s Cygnus spacecraft in January. “SharkSat’s success directly reflects the speed and agility that our team put forth to deliver mission success,” said Candace Givens, vice president of payload and ground systems division at Northrop.

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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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Microsoft, HPE Partner to Link Azure Cloud to Orbiting Laboratory Via SpaceBorne Computer-2

ISS

Microsoft has teamed up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to connect its Azure cloud to the International Space Station through HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2. SBC-2 is set to fly aboard Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft as part of Northrop’s 15th commercial resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory on Feb. 20, and will bring artificial intelligence, cloud connectivity and edge computing capabilities to the ISS.

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HawkEye 360 Launches Radio Frequency Data Analytics Platform; Alex Fox Quoted

Alex Fox EVP HawkEye 360

Satellite technology company HawkEye 360 has released its Mission Space offering in a move to help customers identify radio frequency activity and visualize RF geospatial intelligence data. Alex Fox, an executive vice president of HawkEye 360, said the company developed the platform to create value for customers of its subscription RF signal data services and to drive adoption of commercial analytics technology for defense, intelligence and commercial applications.

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SAIC CEO Nazzic Keene Named to 2021 Wash100 for Leading Major Acquisitions, Advancing Significant Company Growth

Nazzic Keene CEO SAIC

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Nazzic Keene, CEO of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for her leadership as SAIC acquired Unisys Federal and reorganized the company's business structure to advance future growth priorities heading into 2021 and beyond. This marks Keene’s fourth Wash100 Award and her third consecutive.

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Maxar’s Jim McClelland: Tech Advances Fuel Smallsat Industry’s Transformation

Jim McClelland VP Maxar Technologies

Jim McClelland, vice president of mission architecture at Maxar Technologies, said the small satellite industry is now more willing to take some risks, launch and learn from those launches driven by technological advances in smallsats, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “It’s been a very exciting transformation of the industry,” he said. “I have to actually, oddly enough, give a lot of credit to the cubesat guys."

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CACI CEO John Mengucci Selected to 2021 Wash100 for Driving New Tech Capabilities; Securing Major Contracts for CACI Market Growth

John Mengucci President

Executive Mosaic is glad to introduce John Mengucci, president and CEO of CACI International as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient. This represents his second consecutive year that Mengucci has received the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Executive Mosaic congratulates John Mengucci on his second consecutive Wash100 Award. 

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Named to 2021 Wash100 for Satellite IoT and Maritime Communications Service Leadership

Matt Desch CEO Iridium

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as an inductee into the 2021 edition of the Wash100, for stewarding the company through the launch of its broadband service upgrade, satellite cloud-based offering for internet of things and maritime emergency response system. This marks Desch’s seventh consecutive Wash100 Award.

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