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Accenture Federal Services Lands $112M CISA Task Order For FCEB Cybersecurity Support; Aaron Faulkner Quoted

Aaron Faulkner

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) announced on Friday that the company secured a potential, five-year $112 million prime task order by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to protect the Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) systems against cyberattacks.

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Clarifai Names Ellen Lord As Senior Advisor And Public Sector Advisory Council Member

Ellen Lord

Clarifai announced on Friday that Ellen Lord, former under secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and four-time Wash100 Award winner, has joined the company as senior advisor and member of its Public Sector Advisory Council. Lord will use her vast public and private experience to assist Clarifai in achieving business success and growth. 

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SPA Selected as a 2021 Washington Post Top Workplace for Eighth Consecutive Year; William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) has been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post for the eighth consecutive year in the Washington D.C. area.  The Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces are determined by anonymous employee feedback to a survey conducted by an independent research firm. 

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Veritone Awarded Patent For AI Model Orchestration Using Deep Neural Networks; CEO Chad Steelberg Quoted

Veritone

Veritone announced on Thursday that the company has been awarded a new U.S. patent for its Conductor technology that performs dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) model orchestration through the use of a proprietary deep neural network (DNN). Veritone has a significant funnel of pending patents and Patent No. US 11,017,780 is Veritone’s 14th U.S. awarded one. 

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Gen. John Raymond Confirms U.S. is Developing Directed-Energy-Systems For Space Defense; Gen. James Dickinson Quoted

Gen.  John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, recently acknowledged that the U.S. is currently developing directed-energy systems to maintain American space superiority. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has researched using space-based lasers to intercept ballistic missiles in the past and some nations have ground-based laser dazzling weapons that blind on-orbit sensors. 

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Alion Lands $72M U.S. Air Force Contract For UAS Program Support; Terri Walker-Spoonhour Quoted

Terri Walker-Spoonhour

Alion Science and Technology announced on Wednesday that the company has secured a five-year $72 million task order awarded by the U.S. Air Force's 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron from the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center (DOD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. The task order requires Alion to perform research, analysis, trade studies, and testing to provide recommendations and plans for the development, integration, management, and technical support for UAS programs.

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Iron Bow Technologies Appoints Elliott Williams as VP of Strategic Alliances

Iron Bow Technologies

Iron Bow Technologies announced in June that Elliott Williams has joined the company’s executive leadership team as vice president of Strategic Alliances. Williams will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic product and growth, alignment and go-to-market strategies with Cisco, Dell and HP. He will also work alongside Iron Bow’s CTO organization to identify and promote key and emerging technology partnerships. 

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Atlas Research, Prometheus Federal Services Joint Venture Secures Contract to Support Integrated Research Enterprise Architecture

Atlas Research

Titan Alpha, a joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) and Atlas Research, announced on Tuesday it secured a potential $1 billion 10-year contract to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) in achieving an integrated research enterprise architecture. The contract was awarded on the VHA Integrated Healthcare Transformation (IHT) contract.

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BAE Systems Secures Potential $104.8M Navy Contract For USS San Diego Modernization

BAE Systems

BAE Systems announced on Monday that the company secured a $90.2 million U.S. Navy contract for the maintenance and modernization of the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22). USS San Diego was commissioned in May 2012 and is the fourth Navy vessel named after the southern California city. 

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