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Mark Esper, Secretary of the U.S. Army, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Modernizing Tech and Prioritizing Specific Projects for the U.S. Army

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Mark Esper, secretary for the U.S. Army, as an inductee into the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his efforts to modernize the Army’s technology and his ability to prioritize specific projects that maintain high standards. This latest honor marks his second Wash100 win.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Tony Frazier, President of Radiant Solutions, His Fourth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Tony Frazier, president of Radiant Solutions, with his fourth Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Frazier for leading the company’s efforts to support government missions with emerging technology. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Tony Frazier of Radiant Solutions. 

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IARPA Awards Contracts for Research on Human-Machine Geopolitical Forecasting Tech

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded research contracts under the Hybrid Forecasting Competition program that aims to enhance the accuracy of geopolitical event prediction methods. IARPA selected HRL Laboratories, Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary and the University of Southern California to conduct research on hybrid forecasting systems under the HFC program, the …

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Former US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Elected to Boeing Board

Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. ambassador to Japan, has joined the board of directors at Boeing and she will serve on the board’s audit and finance committees. Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO, said in statement published Thursday that Kennedy will contribute her professional, diplomatic and global perspectives to the board’s company oversight efforts. …

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Charley Diaz Named Customer Affairs Director for HII Small Surface Combatant, Coast Guard Programs

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Charley Diaz, former CEO of maritime consulting firm Diaz and chief of staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries as corporate director of customer affairs for the company’s small surface combatants and U.S. Coast Guard programs. The more than 30-year Coast Guard veteran previously supervised an interdisciplinary …

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Microsoft Uses DHS-Built Visualization Software in Disease Mitigation Effort

Microsoft has adopted a Department of Homeland Security-developed visualization platform to sequence mosquito DNA as part of efforts to mitigate disease. DHS said Thursday the Krona software is designed to help users analyze big data such as millions of DNA sequences in a mosquito sample. Microsoft uses Krona to analyze complex DNA in blood samples collected by …

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Foundations, Investors, Academic Institutions Seek to Advance Ethics in AI Devt Via $27M Fund

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network and other institutions have created a potential $27 million fund that seeks to consider ethical and accountability issues in research and development of artificial intelligence. The MIT Media Lab and Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet …

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Next Century to Help IARPA Develop SIGINT-Based Event Forecasting Tool

Next Century has received a three-year contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop a signals intelligence-based tool that will work to forecast societal events as part of IARPA’s Mercury Program. The SIGINT-based Anticipation of Future Events technology will be built to detect and predict terrorist or military activities, civil unrest and rare …

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DARPA Picks 10 Participants for Nano-to-Millimeter-Scale Manufacturing Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected 10 participants in its Atoms to Product program, which seeks technology that can manufacture millimeter-scale products or materials out of nanometer-scale pieces. DARPA said Tuesday researchers will work to address the gap between nano-scale and millimeter-scale components through fabrication from atoms to microns …

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