Cloud Services Professional Joshua Cornutt Named CTO at ORock Technologies

Joshua Cornutt CTO ORock Technologies

Joshua Cornutt, an industry veteran with more than 10 years of cloud implementation and virtualization experience, has been appointed as chief technology officer at Reston, Virginia-based hybrid cloud services company ORock Technologies. ORock said Tuesday Cornutt will oversee the company's product development functions and technology delivery to federal and commercial customers.

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GDIT's Jim Matney: VMware, AWS Offerings on milCloud 2.0 Could Help DOD Agencies Speed Up Cloud Migration

Jim Matney VP and GM General Dynamics IT

Jim Matney of General Dynamics' information technology business said ease of use, security and cost are the reasons why the addition of VMware and Amazon Web Services offerings to the Defense Information Systems Agency's milCloud 2.0 platform could help defense agencies accelerate the migration of workloads to the cloud, GCN reported Tuesday.

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Palo Alto Networks' John Davis: Agencies’ 5G Deployment Requires Zero Trust, Automated Threat Intelligence

John Davis VP Palo Alto Networks

John Davis, vice president and federal chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks, said agencies must assess their internet-of-things network infrastructures to prepare for secure 5G implementation. Davis wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on FedTech Magazine that agencies must build on the knowledge that 5G implementation comes with cyber risks and vulnerabilities despite benefits such as low latencies and streamlined logistics for applications such as base operations and aircraft carrier missions.

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Nokia to Market ClearWorld Smart Poles to Military, Local Government Customers

ClearWorld

Nokia has entered into an agreement with ClearWorld to offer the latter's smart poles to U.S. military installations and cities. ClearWorld seeks to enable utility operating and maintenance savings through the use of its solar-wrapped poles, which are designed to operate as backup power sources and maintain network connectivity amid natural disasters and outages, Nokia said Tuesday.

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Five Contractors Shortlisted for Australian Maritime UAS Requirement

Naval drone

Australia has downselected BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Textron Systems and the Insitu subsidiary of Boeing for the next phase of the country's program to buy maritime-based unmanned aircraft systems. All five contractors are eligible to pursue block one of a maritime UAS continuous development project called SEA 129 Phase 5, the Australian defense department said Tuesday.

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Engineering Sector Vet Al Weggeman to Join Training System Provider InVeris as CEO

InVeris

Al Weggeman, a professional with over two decades of engineering and manufacturing sector experience, has been appointed CEO of weapons training technology maker InVeris Training Solutions. The Pine Island Capital Partners portfolio company said Tuesday that Weggeman most recently served as president of chemical detection technology manufacturer Block Engineering and he will officially assume his new role on April 5.

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Neustar-Sponsored Study: Organizations View Threat Feeds as Essential to Cybersecurity Posture

Cybersecurity

A Neustar-sponsored study revealed that 79 percent of over 1,000 surveyed security professionals see threat data feeds as an essential tool to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of their organizations. Neustar said Monday it sponsored Ponemon Institute's study that aims to determine the effectiveness of threat feeds in strengthening cybersecurity.

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NASA Selects Spaceflight’s Orbital Transfer Vehicle for CubeSat Launch Services

Spaceflight

Spaceflight has received a contract from NASA to perform launch services in support of a mission led by The Aerospace Corp. under the space agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative. Spaceflight said Monday it will use its Sherpa-LTC orbital test vehicle to propel two Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancements in Density cubesats to low-Earth orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.

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Lockheed Martin Space EVP Rick Ambrose Receives Sixth Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Rick Ambrose EVP Lockheed Martin Space

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's space business segment, has been named to the list of recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. He's received the highest honor in all of government contracting (GovCon) for his significant contributions to the federal sector and space domain and his drive to advance spacecraft development and other space tech capabilities. 

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Executive Spotlight: Eric Malawer, Managing Director and CEO of BluVector, A Comcast Company

Eric Malawer Managing Director

Eric Malawer, managing director and CEO of BluVector, a cybersecurity technology company, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the company's work with Comcast Government Services, LLC, as well as how artificial intelligence and machine learning have shaped the marketplace. Malawer also discussed the shortage of talent in the cybersecurity field in addition to the ways BluVector addresses and solves challenges for its customers. 

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Roy Azevedo, President of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Leading Development of Space & Military Tech Capabilities

Roy Azevedo President Raytheon Intell and Space

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, is thrilled to announce that Roy Azevedo, president of Intelligence & Space (I&S) for Raytheon Technologies, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for leading and advancing space technology and other technical capabilities to assist the U.S. military advancements as well as drive company growth.  

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NCI President, CEO Paul Dillahay Receives Third Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Paul Dillahay President and CEO NCI

Paul Dillahay, president and CEO of NCI Information Systems, has received his third Wash100 Award, the most respected and sought after award in all of government contracting (GovCon), to recognize his accomplishments for the GovCon sector and anticipate his success for the rest of 2021. Visit Wash100.com to cast a vote for Paul Dillahay. 

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AT&T Receives $231M Task Order to Update, Secure Treasury Networks; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has received a potential 12-year, $231 million task order to update data and voice communications networks that will support 100,000 Treasury Department personnel. The company said Tuesday it will provide the department networking and cybersecurity services as part of the new award under the General Services Administration-managed Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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