Bill Monet, Akima President & CEO, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Winning Valuable Contracts, Driving Revenue

Bill Monet President

Executive Mosaic is pleased to present Bill Monet, president and CEO of Akima, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for driving the company's revenue through major contract wins and executive appointments. This marks Monet's second Wash100 Award. Executive Mosaic congratulates Akima and Bill Monet on his 2021 Wash100 Award.

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Navy CIO Aaron Weis Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Aaron Weis CIO Department of the Navy

Executive Mosaic announced on Wednesday that Aaron Weis, chief information officer at the Department of the Navy, has received his second consecutive Wash100 Award, the most coveted award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his efforts to update information technology processes and security practices at the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 

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Michael Scruggs Joins SAIC as SVP of Artificial Intelligence; Dee Dee Helfenstein Quoted

SAIC Hires Michael Scruggs

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced on Wednesday that Michael Scruggs, previously with IBM, has joined the company as its new senior vice president of Artificial Intelligence (AI), effective immediately. Scruggs will lead SAIC's expansion and innovation in the areas of predictive analytics, machine learning, robotic process automation, and intelligent edge.

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Raytheon Engages With Academia for Military AI Development

Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies' intelligence and space business will award a combined amount of $400,000 to academic partners for artificial intelligence development initiatives that will focus on augmenting military defense systems and continue through 2022. Southern Methodist University and Virginia Tech will receive $175,000 and $225,000, respectively, to develop AI and machine learning technologies applicable to military operations, Raytheon said Tuesday.

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NASA Selects ASRC Federal Subsidiary for $75M Spectrum Management, Space Communication Support IDIQ

ASRC Federal

An ASRC Federal subsidiary has secured a potential five-year, $74.8 million contract to help NASA manage spectrum requirements and engineer space communication and navigation systems. Agile Decision Sciences will also provide multidisciplinary professional support services to the agency's human exploration and operations mission directorate as part of the Spectrum and Resource Management, Engineering and Programmatic Support Services contract, NASA said Wednesday.

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Microsoft’s Brad Smith: US Needs ‘Robust Menu’ of Responses to Cyber Attacks

Brad Smith President Microsoft

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, said the U.S. needs to improve its cyber defenses and come up with a “robust menu“ of responses to cyber attacks like the SolarWinds breach, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. “We need to strengthen the nation's digital infrastructure and digital defenses, and that touches every part of the public sector, and every part of the private sector as well,“ Smith told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

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Eric Brown: Microsoft Helps Defense Industrial Base Navigate Compliance Requirements Through Cloud Service

Eric Brown VP Microsoft

Eric Brown, vice president of Azure global mission platform engineering at Microsoft, said the company works to help Department of Defense customers and partners meet evolving compliance requirements through its Azure Government cloud platform. One of the compliance requirements that defense contractors should meet is DOD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program and Brown wrote in a blog post published Tuesday how Azure Government and Microsoft 365 Government (GCC High) could help contractors achieve CMMC Level 3 and above.

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