Tag Archives: SDA

SpaceX President, COO Gwynne Shotwell Receives Fourth Wash100 Award

Gwynne Shotwell President

Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, has received a 2021 Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for driving company growth, developing groundbreaking space technology and expanding our space capabilities. This marks the fourth time in her federal career that Shotwell has won a Wash100 Award. 

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Lockheed Martin Space EVP Rick Ambrose Receives Sixth Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Rick Ambrose EVP Lockheed Martin Space

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's space business segment, has been named to the list of recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. He's received the highest honor in all of government contracting (GovCon) for his significant contributions to the federal sector and space domain and his drive to advance spacecraft development and other space tech capabilities. 

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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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SDA Director Derek Tournear Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving US Space Dominance; Expanding Satellite Tech

Derek Tournear SDA Director

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Derek Tournear, director of the Space Development Agency (SDA), as an inductee of the Wash100 Award for the first time. Tournear has become a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient for his leadership and commitment to satellite tech as well as maintaining the U.S.'s advantage over the space domain. 

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SDA Eyes August Release of Satellite Procurement Details; Derek Tournear Quoted

Derek Tournear Director Space Development Agency

The Space Development Agency plans to release a solicitation in August to buy 150 satellites and expects those spacecraft to be in orbit by 2024 to support the development of a multilayered system designed to improve surveillance and transmit data to weapons and ground systems, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “What our architecture is based on is proliferation and spiral development,“ Derek Tournear, director of SDA and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said Tuesday at a Space Foundation event.

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Kay Sears: Partnership With Commercial Firms Helped Lockheed Win SDA’s Transport Layer Contract

Kay Sears VP Lockheed

Kay Sears, vice president and general manager of the military division at Lockheed Martin's space business and a previous Wash100 awardee, said bringing in nontraditional contractors and partnering with other companies helped Lockheed secure a contract from the Space Development Agency to build satellites for the Transport Layer, SpaceNews reported Monday.

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