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VA Applies 3D Printing to Health Care

The Veterans Health Administration, an agency within the Department of Veterans Affairs, is implementing the use of 3D printing in medical activities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Doctors at Puget Sound Medical Center leverage additive manufacturing to simulate surgeries. Meanwhile, doctors from other hospitals use the technology to produce customized braces.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Wajsgras, President of IIS Business for Raytheon, With His Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Wajsgras, president of intelligence, information and services for Raytheon, with his fifth consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday. 

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Ken Asbury, CEO of CACI International, His Sixth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Ken Asbury, chief executive officer and president of CACI International, with his sixth consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday. Asbury is the only active 2019 Wash100 recipient to have received the award for six consecutive years with the same company. 

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USAF Releases Results of Electromagnetic Warfare CFT Effort

The U.S. Air Force released the results of a cross-functional team effort testing approaches to gain and maintain superiority in the electromagnetic spectrum. USAF commenced the effort in January 2018 and announced the results in January 2019 during the Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, the service branch said Tuesday.

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DoD Partners With RTI for STEM Outreach Programs

The Department of Defense awarded a five-year, $75 million cooperative agreement to Research Triangle Institute to create strategies in line with the agency's science, technology, engineering and mathematics efforts. DoD said Tuesday that it plans to confirm and support initiatives for the performance of K-12 and undergraduate STEM outreach and education programs under the Defense STEM Education Consortium cooperative agreement.

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Navy Looks to Train Sailors in Virtual Simulators; Bill Moran Quoted

The U.S. Navy is looking to employ virtual reality simulators addressing communication gaps that led to collisions of USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald in 2017, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. The plan is based on comprehensive and strategic readiness reviews the service branch conducted to assess these collisions and prevent future repercussions.

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Anil Cheriyan: GSA’s Technology Transformation Service Should Leverage FAS, Industry Partners

Anil Cheriyan, director of the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, told Nextgov in an interview published Tuesday that TTS is actively looking into how it builds momentum, establishes sustainability and drives for excellence.Cheriyan said the TTS organization should leverage GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, which he believes plays a role in performing acquisitions especially in the technology space.

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Heather Wilson, Dave Goldfein: US Ready to Demonstrate Readiness to Counter Adversary Threats

U.S. Air Force officials noted that the nation is prepared to demonstrate space capabilities to adversaries to show readiness to react to threats, Defense News reported Wednesday. “That capability needs to be one that’s understood by your adversary. They need to know that there are certain things we can do, at least at some broad level,” said Air Force Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Heather Wilson during the recent Space Symposium in Colorado.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of Client Network Services, Inc., His First Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of Client Network Services, with his first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Stottlemyer for leading the CNSI health IT initiative and driving innovation inside the company.

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