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Executive Spotlight: Amy Gilliland, President of General Dynamics Information Technology

Executive Spotlight: Amy Gilliland, President of General Dynamics Information Technology

Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and four-time Wash100 Award winner, spoke with ExecutiveBiz last week to discuss GDIT’s third-quarter results and the key tools to their organic growth. In addition, Gilliland shared her insights into the importance of establishing a company culture and developing long-term growth of her employees as well as […]

Viasat Elevates EVP Kevin Harkenrider to Chief Operating Officer Role

Viasat Elevates EVP Kevin Harkenrider to Chief Operating Officer Role

Kevin Harkenrider, former executive vice president of global operations and chief operations officer at Viasat, has been promoted to serve as the company’s chief operating officer. Viasat said Wednesday Harkenrider will look after its operational structure and controls, work to align its innovation engine with operational priorities and help drive its operational focus, investments and […]

Tiffanny Gates Moderates Expert Panel Featuring Splunk President, CGO Teresa Carlson During Baird’s 2021 Government & Defense Conference

Tiffanny Gates Moderates Expert Panel Featuring Splunk President, CGO Teresa Carlson During Baird’s 2021 Government & Defense Conference

Tiffanny Gates, senior managing director and National Security Portfolio lead for Accenture Federal Services and three-time Wash100 Award winner, moderated a full expert panel on Wednesday during Baird’s 2021 Government & Defense Conference. Gates hosted the expert panel to discuss the challenges that the intelligence community faces as the U.S. continues to work to adapt to the […]

Black Kite Report: 20% of US Defense Companies Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks

Black Kite Report: 20% of US Defense Companies Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks

A report by cyber risk assessment company Black Kite showed that the computer systems for 20 percent of the 100 largest defense companies in the U.S. are vulnerable to ransomware attacks. Forty-three percent of surveyed contractors still use outdated technology and 42 percent had at least one credential that has been compromised during a 90-day […]

LinQuest Wins Spot on Air Force’s $46B Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition Contract; Tim Dills Quoted

LinQuest Wins Spot on Air Force’s $46B Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition Contract; Tim Dills Quoted

LinQuest has secured a spot on a potential $46 billion multiple-award contract from the U.S. Air Force for a variety of technical services in support of Eglin Air Force Base. The company said Wednesday it will provide enterprise analytics, systems development and digital services under the Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition Contract to expand the base’s […]

KBR’s Byron Bright Provides National Security Space Association Insight During Panel at Baird Government & Defense Conference

KBR’s Byron Bright Provides National Security Space Association Insight During Panel at Baird Government & Defense Conference

On Wednesday, Byron Bright, president of government services for KBR and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, participated in the National Security Space Association Annual Update panel with other highly esteemed executives during Baird’s 2021 Government & Defense Conference. Baird’s fourth annual Government & Defense Conference presented industry executives, government leaders and capital providers with a platform to […]

BAE Secures 3 DARPA Contracts for Quantum Sensing Antenna Work; Julia MacDonough Quoted

BAE Secures 3 DARPA Contracts for Quantum Sensing Antenna Work; Julia MacDonough Quoted

BAE Systems has received three new development contracts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help enable a quantum sensing approach to augmenting U.S. military antennas. The company said Wednesday it will serve as a prime contractor on Quantum Apertures Technical Area 2 and a team member for Quantum Apertures Technical Area 1 and […]

Northrop to Mature Satcom-Based Network Radio for DOD’s Multi-Domain Strategy

Northrop to Mature Satcom-Based Network Radio for DOD’s Multi-Domain Strategy

Northrop Grumman will advance the development of a satellite communications-enabled networking radio designed to allow the joint forces to communicate across land, sea, air and space domains. The defense technology company said Wednesday it received an expanded scope of work contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to mature the capabilities of its Freedom Radio […]

Planet, New Light Technologies Partner to Deliver Satellite Imagery to FEMA

Planet, New Light Technologies Partner to Deliver Satellite Imagery to FEMA

Planet has teamed up with New Light Technologies to deliver satellite imagery to the federal government in support of its disaster risk mitigation, response and recovery initiatives. The Earth observation services provider said Wednesday it will combine its PlanetScope imagery collection with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster response program to assess areas damaged by […]

Tom Keane: Microsoft to Work on 2nd Phase of DOD-Backed Secure Microelectronics Project

Tom Keane: Microsoft to Work on 2nd Phase of DOD-Backed Secure Microelectronics Project

Tom Keane, corporate vice president for Azure global at Microsoft, said the company will work with several industry partners under the second phase of a Department of Defense-sponsored program that seeks to advance the development of secure microelectronics and semiconductors for defense and national security applications using commercial innovations. Keane wrote in a blog post […]

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