Press Releases

Jacobs Launches ‘Pavy’ Cloud Platform to Improve Asset Management

Jacobs

Jacobs has launched Pavy, a proprietary cloud-based platform, that will provide advanced asset management of airfields. Pavy completed a successful trial period, and will now be integrated into airports to manage airfield pavements. "With Pavy, our new cloud-based platform, airports around the globe can better plan pavement investments and prioritize critical interventions," said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President Europe and Digital Strategies Donald Morrison

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House Committee Proposes DHS Reform

Capitol Hill

A House panel responsible for overseeing the execution of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) activities proposed legislation to increase DHS transparency and accountability. The House Homeland Security Committee said Friday that the DHS Reform Act of 2020 would restrict the appointment of ‘acting’ leaders and create an associate secretary position to manage law enforcement functions at the department.

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Idaho National Laboratory Takes Part in Cybersecurity Manufacturing Consortium

Cybersecurity

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has joined a $111 million public-private consortium led by the  University of Texas at San Antonio that aims to help manufacturers and supply chains adopt secure and energy-efficient approaches. As a member, INL will work with industry to protect digital automation platforms in manufacturing facilities and manage CyManII's cybersecurity portfolio.

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Navy to Perform Testing, Integration Efforts for DDG 51 Destroyers

Arleigh Burke Destroyers

The U.S. Navy has announced that the modernization effort for Arleigh Burke-class DDG 51 Flight III destroyers remains on track as the service branch moves to perform testing and integration activities for the vessels' ship systems. The Navy also installed AMDR arrays to initiate land-based tests for the destroyers' Aegis Combat Systems.

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MetTel Recognized as Leader in Managed Network Services; Marshall Aronow, Ed Fox Quoted

MetTel

MetTel has been recognized as a ‘Leader’ in the inaugural Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services (MNS). “To us, Gartner naming MetTel a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services underscores our commitment to customers and our effectiveness in helping them with digital transformation,” said Marshall Aronow, CEO of MetTel. 

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Army Fuses Europe, Africa Forces Into Single Command; Ryan McCarthy Quoted

Ryan McCarthy

The U.S. Army has combined its forces assigned in Europe and Africa into a single command to be led by Gen. Christopher Cavoli. The service branch's consolidated Army Europe and Africa command (USAREUR-AF) will support regional and global readiness in alignment with the National Defense Strategy, said Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the Army and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient

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DOD’s Thomas Wingfield Warns Against Cyberattacks, Highlights Need for Cyber Resilience

Thomas Wingfield

Thomas Wingfield, deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Department of Defense (DoD), has flagged the increasing risk of successful cyberattacks against the U.S. and its allies, and warned that the Pentagon's cyber force is "not enough." He said that cyber resilience can be achieved through collaboration among leaders, "who understand the promise and pitfalls of technology."

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Army to Continue Modernization Efforts Despite Topline Reductions; Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette Quoted

Lt. Gen. James

The U.S. Army plans to continue fully resourcing selected modernization programs under its cross-functional teams despite potential reductions to its topline budget, Defense News reported Thursday. Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette said that leadership changes in the White House will not affect the service branch's efforts to prepare for potential topline reductions.

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Senate Passes Bill on AI-Driven IT Modernization; Sens. Rob Portman, Maggie Hassan Quoted

AI-Driven

The Senate has approved legislation introduced by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., to help drive the government’s information technology implementation efforts in line with the Artificial Intelligence in Government Act. The AI CoE will provide technical assistance to agencies, support government AI procurement efforts and “promote U.S. competitiveness through agency and industry cooperation.”

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Telos Corporation Launches Initial Public Offering

Initial Public Offering

Telos Corporation has launched its initial public offering of 12,352,942 primary shares of its common stock. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,852,941 shares of common stock from the company. Telos intends to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market, under the ticker symbol “TLS.” 

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