Executive Moves

Expanse Names Tom Barsi VP of Business Development; Tim Junio Quoted

Tom Barsi

Expanse has appointed Tom Barsi as vice president of Business Development to support the company’s ongoing business development and channel efforts. “Tom is a game-changing hire for Expanse,” said Tim Junio, CEO and co-founder of Expanse. “Tom’s wealth of knowledge and experience in business development and strategic partnerships will be instrumental towards leveraging the large Expanse ecosystem and significantly grow channel revenue.”

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NGA CTO Mark Munsell to Retire in November

Mark Munsell

Mark Munsell, chief technology officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will retire on Nov. 9 after more than a year in the position and two decades of service in the federal government. Munsell, who started his career at NGA in 1996, assumed the CTO role in February 2019 and led the development of the agency’s first technology strategy.

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Merel Ekelhof Joins JAIC as Foreign Exchange Officer; Lt. General Michael Groen Quoted

Merel Ekelhof

Merel Ekelhof, formerly an artificial intelligence innovation manager at the Defense Materiel Organization Joint IV Commando in the Netherlands, has been appointed foreign exchange officer at the Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). Ekelhof will handle issues on AI ethics, policy, governance and international partnerships as part of the center's strategy and policy team. 

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Halfaker Names Katrina Tuisamatatele Deputy EVP of Health Operations; Dawn Halfaker Quoted

Halfaker and Associates

Halfaker has appointed Katrina Tuisamatatele as deputy executive vice president of Health Operations to support projects across the Health division. "Her unique blend of technology, healthcare and leadership experience will strengthen our Health portfolio and enhance our ability to deliver critical healthcare IT services and solutions to all Americans, including our military service members and Veterans," said Dawn Halfaker, president and CEO for Halfaker. 

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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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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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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 DeLuca

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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