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ViON Forms Strategic Partnership with Cyemptive Technologies to Advance Enterprise Cloud; Tom Frana Quoted

Tom Frana

ViON Corporation has entered into a strategic partnership with Cyemptive Technologies to provide an Enterprise Cloud solution. ViON and Cyemptive support all stages of implementation, including Proof of Concept (POC), staging, on-site installation and Professional, Managed and Support Services. RING will provide comprehensive, native AWS S3 API compatibility to ensure all cloud applications that run on AWS can also run on RING.

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NASA Discusses Northrop Grumman’s Mission to Space Station

Commercial Space Stations

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA reported on Thursday. Northrop Grumman has projected its launch of the Cygnus spacecraft no earlier than Feb. 20, 2021.

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GDIT Signs Microsoft Partner Agreement to Deliver Azure to Federal Agencies

General Dynamics

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has signed a Microsoft Partner Agreement for Online Services-Government (AOS-G). "Microsoft offers Microsoft 365 for collaboration, Azure for cloud based workloads and Dynamics 365 for customer relationship management," said Ben Gianni, vice president and chief technology officer of GDIT. 

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ViON Promotes Rob Davies to COO, David Kushner to SVP of Sales; Tom Frana Quoted

Rob Davies

ViON Corporation has promoted Rob Davies to chief operations officer and David Kushner to senior vice president of Sales. “Rob and Dave have had a tremendously positive impact on us here at ViON, and both represent the next generation of C-suite executives,” said Tom Frana, chairman and CEO of ViON.

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American Heart Association, Kaiser Permanente Collaborate to Increase Health Awareness

American Heart

Kaiser Permanente has collaborated with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Greater Washington Region division to further the organizations’ shared goal of helping members live longer, healthier lives free of heart disease and stroke, AHA reported on Jan. 27, 2020. “It is through powerful commitments like this that we can drive sustainable change across our region,” said Soula Antoniou, executive director of AHA.

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NCI Partners with Radford to Advance Mutually Beneficial Initiatives; Chuck Hicks Quoted

Chuck Hicks

NCI Information Systems and Radford University have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance the goals and initiatives of both parties through joint academic, education and project-execution activities. Radford University president Brian Hemphill, Ph.D., and NCI EVP, COO and CFO Chuck Hicks signed the agreement on Jan. 5.

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Ankura Names Ted Theisen Senior Managing Director, Cyber Practice

Ankura

Ankura has appointed Ted Theisen as a senior managing director of the company’s Cyber Practice. He brings more than two decades of experience to Ankura, across both the private and public sectors. Throughout his career, Theisen has worked to design and modernize information security programs and systems. 

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Lloyd Austin Signs Memo for Zero-Based Review of DOD Advisory Committees

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Gen. Lloyd Austin, Defense Secretary and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, has signed a memo to conduct a zero-based review of the Department of Defense (DoD) advisory committees, including any advisory committee that is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). “Our stewardship responsibilities require that we continually assess to ensure each advisory committee provides appropriate value,” Lloyd wrote. 

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NuWave Merges with PCI to Form BigBear.ai; Reggie Brothers Quoted

Reggie Brothers

NuWave Solutions and PCI Strategic Management have merged to form BigBear.ai. BigBear.ai will be led by CEO Dr. Reggie Brothers, former CEO of NuWave, GovCon Expert and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Sean Battle, vice chairman and chief strategy officer, who co-founded PCI and served as CEO. "This combination is a game changer for the industry," said Brothers.

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AT&T Provides 5G Capabilities for VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has delivered 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC) technologies across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, under its partnership with the department. AT&T’s MEC has delivered a computer and cellular network architecture to provide real-time, high-bandwidth, low-latency access to latency dependent mobile applications.

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