Tag Archives: Missile Defense Agency

Former USAF Acquisition Chief Will Roper Appointed to Vita Inclinata Board

Will Roper Board member Vita Inclinata

Will Roper, former assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a three-time Wash100 winner, has been named to Vita Inclinata's board of directors. Caleb Carr, president and CEO of Vita Inclinata, said in a statement published Thursday Roper will work with the company as it works to provide military branches and civilian markets with military-grade safety offerings.

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L3Harris Eyes Responsive Space Systems Contracts; Ed Zoiss Quoted

Ed Zoiss L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies is pursuing contract opportunities in responsive space systems as the Department of Defense invests more in the development of such architectures, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Ed Zoiss, president of space and airborne systems at L3Harris, said the company has received six contracts in responsive space and attributed those contract wins to its payload expertise, mission knowledge and capability to deliver rapid platforms.

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Serco Inc. Chairman, CEO Dave Dacquino Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Company Growth Through WBB, Alion’s Naval Systems Arm Acquisitions

Dave Dacquino Chairman

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, is thrilled to announce Dave Dacquino, chairman and CEO of Serco, Inc, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, the most significant award in all of GovCon. This marks the second Wash100 win for Dacquino. 

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Raytheon Applies AI, Machine Learning to Defense Tech Modeling, Simulation

Raytheon MDC video wall

Raytheon Technologies has infused emerging technology into the company's modeling and simulation process as part of efforts to help defense customers visualize the performance of weapons systems before they make procurement decisions. The company said Wednesday an engineering team within its missile and defense business used artificial intelligence and machine learning to put a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile through digital testing ahead of a flight test demonstration conducted by the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency in November last year.

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Executive Spotlight: Serco Chairman, CEO Dave Dacquino & Defense Services Business Group SVP Tom Watson

Dave Dacquino and Tom Watson

Dave Dacquino, chairman and chief executive officer of Serco and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Tom Watson, senior vice president of the company's Defense Services Business Group, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding Serco's acquisition of Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. (WBB) from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital for $295 million. 

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