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Roger Krone, Chairman, CEO of Leidos, Joins National Academy of Engineering

Roger Krone

Roger Krone, chairman and chief executive officer of Leidos and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the company reported on Friday. Krone was elected to the Academy for his leadership in industry engineering and milestones across aerospace and information technology (IT) programs. Krone will be inducted during the Academy's annual meeting on Oct. 3, 2021.

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U.S. Space Force to Add Cyber Professionals to Defend Assets; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force will begin onboarding cyber professionals from the U.S. Air Force into its ranks to protect sensitive systems and missions. The added personnel will work to defend installations, including ground terminals and space assets, such as satellites. Raymond said about 1,300 enlisted Air Force and officers will be transferred by the end of the month. 

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NASA, HPE to Test Edge Computing System to Deliver AI in Space

NASA

NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced a collaborative agreement to test edge computing with a new computer designed to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) in space. The new technology will increase space exploration and astronauts’ self-sufficiency by providing real-time data processing with advanced commercial edge computing in space.

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Intelligent Waves Promotes Dennis Freeland to VP of BD; Erin Horrell Quoted

Dennis Freeland

Intelligent Waves has promoted Dennis Freeland to vice president of Business Development to manage resources and drive strategic goals to support the company’s growth and expansion through proactive management engagement. “We are thrilled to recognize Dennis for his strategic contribution to our record growth and excited to promote him as he helps us extend our growth trajectory to the next level,"  Erin Horrell, Intelligent Waves’ chief growth officer said.

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Iridium Reports Fourth Quarter 2020, Issues Full Year 2021 Guidance; Matt Desch Quoted

Matt Desch

Iridium Communications has reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020 and issued its full-year 2021 guidance. The company reported fourth-quarter total revenue of $146.5 million, which consisted of $116.9 million of service revenue and $29.6 million of revenue related to equipment sales and engineering and support projects. 

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SPA’s William Vantine to Serve as Member on NASA ISS Advisory Committee

Dr. William Vantine

Dr. William Vantine, president and chief executive officer of Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA), has been appointed as a member of the NASA International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee for another term. “It is my honor and privilege to continue to serve on this Advisory Committee,” Vantine said. 

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SGT Wins Task Order to Support Space Force 45th Space Wing; Tina Dolph Quoted

Tina Dolph

Siemens Government Technologies (SGT) has been awarded an initial task order for a potential $21 million by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, to provide electronic security maintenance and support of operations for the Space Force 45th Space Wing. “We look forward to meeting our customers’ highest expectations for new efficiencies," said Tina Dolph, president and CEO of SGT and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

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DOE Approves Battelle Savannah River Alliance to Manage SRNL; Mark Peters Quoted

Mark Peters

The Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) team has received a Notice to Proceed with Transition, following the Department of Energy’s  (DOE) selection of BRSA to manage the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). “BSRA’s approach will ensure the delivery of high impact science, technology and engineering solutions into the future through a significant expansion of SRNL’s core competencies and programs,” said Mark Peters, Battelle’s executive vice president for Global Laboratory Operations.

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Red River-Cisco Partnership Launches UCaaS; Carl De Groote Quoted

Carl De Groote

Red River has launched Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) in partnership with Cisco. The companies’ offering features an integrated collaboration infrastructure for voice and video calling, messaging and mobility. Red River has integrated a variety of Cisco offerings, including Cisco’s Unified Communications Manager Cloud (UCM Cloud) and UCM Cloud for Government.

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Accenture, VMware Launch New Business Group Under $3B Investment to Drive Cloud Strategy; Julie Sweet, Pat Gelsinger Quoted

Julie Sweet

Accenture and VMware have expanded their partnership and launched a business group to enable users adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy. The new unit will accelerate migration to the cloud, develop applications, and leverage the cloud as a foundation for innovation and new business models to drive value. The new business group is part of Accenture Cloud First, which Accenture launched in 2020 under a $3 billion investment.

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