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USPS Expands Digital Fingerprinting Service; Shane Powers Quoted

Digital

The U.S. Postal Service will expand its digital fingerprinting service for more than 400 post offices by the end of 2021. USPS entered into an agreement with  IDEMIA to integrate its biometric capture and in-person proofing services. “We’ll be able to scale at whatever pace they want to once the initial solution is delivered,” Shane Powers, vice president of operations at IDEMIA National Security Solutions.

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Lockheed Martin Board Elects James Taiclet as Chairman, Marillyn Hewson to Retire as Executive Chairman

James Taiclet

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors has elected president and CEO James Taiclet as chairman of the board, effective March 1. The board also elected Gregory Ulmer as executive vice president of Aeronautics, effective Feb. 1. Marillyn Hewson, executive chairman and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, also announced her retirement as executive chairman and as a member of the board.

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CACI Reports Q2 FY21 Results; John Mengucci Quoted

John Mengucci

CACI International has reported the financial results for the company’s second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020. CACI’s Revenue in Q2 FY21 increased 5.2 percent year-over-year as reported and 4.3 percent organically. “We delivered solid organic growth, and our focus on delivery and operational excellence again drove strong profitability and robust cash flow,” John Mengucci, CACI’s president and CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient said. 

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U.S. Space Force Works to Develop Resilient Architecture; Col. Russell Teehan Quoted

NASA

The U.S. Space Force has planned to develop a more resilient architecture to continue to deliver critical space-based capabilities. Col. Russell Teehan, portfolio director at the Space and Missile Systems Center, said that the Force will need to establish a distributed and maneuverable architecture, with a larger focus on satellites operating in low Earth orbit because of the increased vulnerability to anti-satellite weapons. 

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Biden Administration Names Meg Kabat of Atlas Research to VA Role

Atlas Research

The Biden Administration has appointed Meg Kabat, Atlas Research senior director, as the senior advisor for Families, Caregivers and Survivors at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Secretary. “We are thrilled that the administration has called on Meg to advance the care and benefits offered to families, caregivers, and survivors of our nation’s Veterans,” said Mark Chichester, president of Atlas Research.

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AMERICAN SYSTEMS Receives 2021 National Top Workplaces Award; Peter Smith Quoted

Peter Smith

Energage has recognized AMERICAN SYSTEMS with a 2021 National Top Workplaces award. AMERICAN SYSTEMS received the award based on employees’ feedback that was recorded and analyzed by an employee engagement survey. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition as a 2021 National Top Workplaces award winner,” said Peter Smith, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS and three-time Wash100 Award recipient.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Recognized for Fraud Protection, Threat Intelligence; Monty Faidley Quoted

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has been awarded best in class for Fraud Protection and Threat Intelligence during Security Today’s 2020 CyberSecured Awards. The company received recognition for its LexisNexis ThreatMetrix product, an enterprise solution for digital identity intelligence and digital authentication to inform risk decisions. "LexisNexis Risk Solutions fraud prevention tools unify decision analytics across the citizen and employee journey,” said Monty Faidley.

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Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Gerry Connolly Request $9B Tech Modernization Fund

MCEN Modernization

Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, as well as Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), head of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, wrote a letter to House leadership, requesting a $9 billion emergency injection into the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), under the next COVID-19 relief package.

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Avaya Advances AI Capabilities to Improve Customer Experience; Eric Rossman Quoted

Avaya

Avaya has made its OneCloud CCaaS and OneCloud CPaaS portfolios available with Avaya AI Virtual Agent Enhanced. “Avaya and Google Cloud are delivering AI innovation that is making organizations more agile, more responsive and more capable of meeting the needs of today’s ‘everything customer’,” said Eric Rossman, Avaya VP of Technology Partners and Alliances. 

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Lockheed Martin Reports Q4, FY 2020 Financial Results; James Taiclet Quoted

James Taiclet

Lockheed Martin Corporation has reported fourth quarter and full year 2020 results. The company’s fourth quarter 2020 net sales were $17.0 billion, compared to $15.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019. “In concert with our resilient operational performance, we delivered strong financial results on behalf of our shareholders and contributed to our communities," said Lockheed Martin president and CEO James Taiclet.

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