Mike Madsen, Deputy Director and Strategic Engagement Head at Defense Innovation Unit, Inducted Into 2021 Wash100 for Driving Commercial Partnerships; IT Tech Capabilities

Mike Madsen Deputy Director Defense Innovation Unit

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Mike Madsen, deputy director and director of strategic engagement at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), as a recipient into the 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership, innovation and success to drive commercial technology and partnerships to advance IT capabilities for both sectors. This marks the first Wash100 Award for Madsen.

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Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology, Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Anne Neuberger National Security Council

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology at the White House’s National Security Council (NSC), has received her second consecutive Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Previously, Neuberger was recognized for her role in developing new counter-threat policies with the agency and driving federal technology initiatives. 

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Jeffrey Fowler Becomes First President of Golden Key Group; Gretchen McCracken Quoted

Jeffrey Fowler President Golden Key Group

Golden Key Group (GKG) announced the promotion of Jeffrey Fowler to be the first-ever president of the Reston, Virginia-based professional services company. Fowler, who joined GKG as vice president of Navy programs in September 2020, will be responsible for the company’s execution of all program and business operations and will work closely with Gretchen McCracken, CEO and managing partner of GKG, to strengthen the company's mission of providing the federal government with innovative workforce optimization solutions.

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Akima Subsidiary Secures Spot on Potential $835M USAF Aircraft Maintenance Contract; Scott Rauer Quoted

AKIMA

An Akima subsidiary has won a seat on a potential 10-year, $835 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for aircraft support services. Under the Rotary Wing Maintenance Contract Consolidation IDIQ, Akima Logistics Services will provide helicopter maintenance operations to support operational and training missions of the service branch.

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Air Force Taps Lockheed to Develop Long-Range Radar Interface

TPS-75 radar

Lockheed Martin has received a follow-on contract to develop a data transmission interface as part of the U.S. Air Force's rapid prototyping competition to modernize the legacy TPS-75 military radar system. The integration contract under the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar development program has options for the company to manufacture up to 35 systems, the military service said Wednesday.

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BAE to Help DARPA Create Wideband RF Interference Protection Mechanisms

WARP concept

BAE Systems has received a pair of contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design methods for protecting wideband receiver systems from radio frequency signal interference when used in electromagnetic spectrum operations. The company said Wednesday it will help DARPA explore self-interference or external signal cancelation approaches as part of the Wideband Adaptive RF Protection effort.

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Parsons to Help NSA Facilitate Cyber Operational Skills Training

Parsons

Parsons has agreed to help the National Security Agency execute a three-day competition that will test participants' cyber competencies from April 8 to 10. The company said Wednesday it will design, develop, handle and evaluate five modules during the NSA Cyber Exercise or NCX, an event that aims to bolster the cyber operational capabilities of U.S. military students and NSA development program employees.

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Perspecta Accredited to Evaluate State, Local Government Cloud Offerings; Rocky Thurston Quoted

Rocky Thurston SVP Perspecta

Perspecta has been verified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation as a third-party assessor of cloud products or services under the State Risk and Authorization Management Program. The ISO 17020:2012 accreditation permits Perspecta to conduct evaluations of cloud information technology offerings intended for state and local agencies, the company said Wednesday.

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SparkCognition Business Lands SBIR Contract to Help AFRL Develop AI-Based Manpower Planning Concepts

SparkCognition Government Systems

SparkCognition’s government systems business has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to help the lab implement artificial intelligence and machine learning concepts for readiness and manpower planning. SGS said Wednesday that it secured the award as part of the first phase of the Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Northrop, Air Force Conclude Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Integrated Baseline Review

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force completed the integrated baseline review for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile program under an engineering and manufacturing development contract awarded in September. The review involves the establishment of schedule and cost baseline, risk identification and development of mitigation plans within the first 180 days of contract award.

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