Executive Moves

MCA Names Michael Smith as CIO; Lisa Firestone Quoted

Michael Smith

Managed Care Advisors (MCA) has appointed Michael Smith as chief information officer (CIO) to support the organization’s growth strategy and business opportunities, following the recent award of  SaaS, Case Management and COVID-19 Management contracts. “We chose Michael Smith because of his solutions-oriented and innovative approach to solving complex challenges,” said Lisa Firestone, MCA president and CEO.

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ECS Names Aaron Burciaga as Senior Director of AI, Analytics; George Wilson Quoted

Aaron Burciaga

ECS has appointed Aaron Burciaga as senior director of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, the company reported on Tuesday. Burciaga will collaborate with ECS’s national security and intelligence division to advance AI and machine learning (ML) solutions. Burciaga brings deep experience in startup and enterprise settings, with extensive knowledge in automation, data science, AI, and ML. 

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Red River Names Kush Kumar CRO; Alan Dumas Quoted

Kush Kumar

Red River has appointed Kush Kumar as the chief revenue officer (CRO), effective immediately, the company reported on Monday. Previously, Kumar served as vice president of  Public Sector Sales since 2011, where he has led sales teams to achieve revenue growth. Kumar has exceeded revenue and gross profit goals and built high-performance sales teams.

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GSA Names New Presidential Innovation Fellows to Increase Innovation; Bob De Luca Quoted

Bob De Luca

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) has appointed the 2021 class of fellows, which includes 34 technology and industry leaders that will work to develop innovative solutions to national issues, the agency reported on Monday. The fellows will partner with 22 federal agencies to increase resilience.

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Sgt. Maj. Martin Conroy Joins Army Operational Test Command; Col. David Gardner Quoted

Martin Conroy

Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Conroy has assumed his new role as Army Operational Test Command's (OTC) designated sergeant major. He succeeds Sgt. Maj. Angelo Johnson who has returned to OTC's Fire Support Test Directorate after months of serving as the command's interim senior enlisted leader, the Army said Friday.

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Rajive Mathur to Step Down as SSA CIO; SSA Administrator Andrew Saul Quoted

Rajive Mathur

Rajive Mathur, deputy commissioner and chief information officer at the Social Security Administration (SSA), will step down as CIO on Oct. 26th but will continue to work at SSA through the end of 2020 as a senior adviser within the commissioner’s office. Mathur joined SSA in June 2017 from the IRS. 

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USMC Vet Billy Bob Brown Named Asst Director at CISA

Billy Bob Brown Jr.

Billy Bob Brown Jr., a 20-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been appointed assistant director for emergency communications at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA Director and two-time Wash100 Award recipient Christopher Krebs said Brown's expertise will potentially allow stakeholders to secure access to CISA services moving forward. 

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Former NIST Exec Donna Dodson Honored for Federal Cybersecurity Accomplishments

Donna Dodson

Donna Dodson, a 33-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been selected for the Partnership for Public Service's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in recognition of her efforts to help public and private sector organizations address cyber threats. Dodson was recognized among 11 medalists 

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Trump Eyes Nomination of Sean Plankey as DHS Asst Director

Sean Plankey

President Trump plans to nominate Sean Plankey to serve as assistant director for infrastructure security at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Plankey currently serves as principal deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Department of Energy (DOE). Before DOE, he held the role of director for cyber policy at the National Security Council

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