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Will Roper Joins Pallas Advisors as Senior Counselor; Tony DeMartino Quoted

Dr. Will Roper

Pallas Advisors has appointed Dr. Will Roper, former assistant secretary of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics with the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as a senior counselor. During his tenure as SCO director, Roper served on the Department’s 2018 National Defense Strategy Steering Group, Cloud Executive Steering Group and Defense Modernization Team.

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Lumen Technologies Names Nick Andersen as Public Sector CISO

Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies has appointed Nick Andersen  as chief information security officer (CISO) for the public sector, where he will work to ensure the company’s cybersecurity and IT products meet the federal government’s security requirements and risk management standards. Andersen will report to Zain Ahmed, regional VP for Lumen’s federal business. 

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NASA to Address Hot Fire Test of Rocket for Artemis Moon Missions

Space Launch System

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss the hot fire test in the Green Run testing series for the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the agency’s Artemis I mission. The test will occur at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. In the first test, the agency ignited all four RS-25 engines successfully. 

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AIS Names Microsoft’s Patricia Obermaier to Board of Directors; Larry Katzman Quoted

Patricia Obermaier

Applied Information Sciences (AIS) has appointed Patricia Obermaier, vice president of the U.S. Health and Life Sciences unit with Microsoft, to its Board of Directors, the company reported on Tuesday. “As a senior leader in Microsoft, her insight and guidance will help us forge new opportunities to expand our already impressive 25+ year partnership with Microsoft, particularly with Azure cloud offerings," said Larry Katzman, president and CEO, AIS.

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Tyto Athene to Host Charity Golf Tournament to Support Fisher House Foundation

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene has announced that it will host its 13th annual charity golf tournament to raise funds to support the Fisher House Foundation, a private-public partnership that supports members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families by offering shelter and support during a medical crisis.

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PSC Names David Broome EVP for Government Relations; David Berteau, Roger Krone Quoted

Professional Services

Professional Services Council (PSC) has appointed David Broome as executive vice president for Government Relations, effective Feb. 15, 2021. “I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead PSC’s government relations, especially at a time when the new administration’s agenda takes shape,” Broome said. Broome, a Marine Corps reservist, has more than two decades of experience across the federal government. 

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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support U.S. Army Combat Vehicle Protection System; David Rohall Quoted

Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a 36-month contract to support the integration and testing of the service branch’s combat vehicle protection system, which will increase warfighter safety and security from battlefield threats. The company will provide its Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) base kit to support this effort. 

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DynCorp Wins $554M Task Order to Provide UH-60 Contractor Logistics Support; Joe Dunaway Quoted

DynCorp International

DynCorp has been awarded a potential six-year, $554.1 million task order from the Army Contracting Command (ACC), Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide UH-60 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) under the Worldwide Logistics Support Services - Contractor Logistics Support (WLSS-C) multiple award IDIQ. “We are excited to expand our position as the largest aviation services provider for the U.S. Army,” said Joe Dunaway, president of DynAviation.

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Siemens USA Announces New Leadership for Government Affairs Unit; Barbara Humpton Quoted

Barbara Humpton

Siemens USA has appointed several new executives to its Government Affairs organization to drive the company’s strategic business priorities across infrastructure, technology, advanced manufacturing, mobility and workforce. "This team will continue to be an invaluable asset in advancing the company’s U.S. priorities,” said Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA and five-time Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Tyto Athene Wins U.S. Navy Contract Support Consolidated Area Telephone Systems

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene has been awarded a five and a half year, $37.6 million contract to support the Navy Consolidated Area Telephone Systems (CATS) in San Diego, Calif. The CATS contract will provide Operational and Maintenance (O&M) support to Naval bases across the San Diego region. Under the contract, Tyto Athene will support more than 120 thousand users, circuits and trunks.

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