Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Former US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich Joins Nuix Board

Jeffrey Bleich, a group CEO and partner at law firm Dentons, has joined the board of directors at Herndon, Virginia-based information management technology developer Nuix. Nuix said Tuesday that Bleich will fill a board seat vacated by Eddie Sheehy, who stepped down as CEO of the company and resigned his position on the board. …

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Unisys CEO Peter Altabef to Join Obama’s Telecom Advisory Panel

President Barack Obama is set to appoint Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Unisys, as a member of the White House’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Unisys said Monday Altabef will join other senior industry executives who provide recommendations to the U.S. president on policy and technical issues related to national security, cybersecurity, global …

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Grace Hopper, Newt Minow Among Latest Medal of Freedom Recipients

Grace Hopper, former U.S. Navy admiral and a computer pioneer, and Newt Minow, former Federal Communications Commission chairman, have been awarded the final Medals of Freedom for President Barack Obama’s term in office. Hopper previously held roles with the U.S. Naval Reserve, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, …

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Sandia Natl Labs Vet Julia Phillips Joins National Science Board

Julia Phillips, former acting vice president and chief technology officer of the Education Department‘s Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Science Board. She will lead efforts to maintain U.S.’ key role in the science and engineering fields in her new position, Sandia Labs said Wednesday. …

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First Line Technology to Manufacture Navy-Patented Decontamination Tech Under License Agreement

The U.S. Navy and Virginia-based small business First Line Technology have signed an exclusive license agreement that authorizes the company to manufacture a Navy-patented decontamination technology for warfighters and first responders. The Navy said Friday researchers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division developed and patented the Dahlgren Decon decontamination technology in efforts to protect warfighters …

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GSA to Require Greenhouse Gas Emission, Reduction Goal Disclosures From IT Vendors

The General Services Administration plans to require large and medium-sized information technology contractors to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and related reduction goals through an annual report. A Federal Register notice posted Wednesday stated GSA wants to include its Alliant 2 Government-wide Acquisition Contract for information technology products and services under the agency’s GHG disclosure …

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GSA Requests Feedback on Cybersecurity Service Procurement via IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration seeks feedback from industry and other stakeholders regarding the selling process for cybersecurity services through IT Schedule 70. According to a notice published Wednesday on FedBizOpps, the request for information aligns with President Barack Obama’s mandate on the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. The plan works to drive cybersecurity awareness …

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Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed to Keep Gov’t Cyber Business

Lockheed Martin will retain its government cybersecurity business as the company looks to potentially separate many of its information technology and technical services segments, CEO Marillyn Hewson told Defense News in an interview posted Monday. The company’s commercial cyber business is part of Lockheed’s IT and technical services business review, she said. “Market dynamics and changing customer priorities have …

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Leidos’ Rob Zitz: White House Should Push for Govt-Industry Cyber Intell Exchange

Rob Zitz, chief systems architect at Leidos, said he hopes that President Barack Obama would urge public and private organizations to bolster sharing of cyber threat intelligence, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Jill Aitoro writes President Obama was scheduled to discuss his administration’s cyber defense strategies on Tuesday during …

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Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson Joins White House Trade Advisory Team

Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin president and CEO, has joined a White House committee that advises President Barack Obama about international trade issues, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Altoro writes that Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson and AES Corp. CEO Andres Gluski are also among the new members of the Export …

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