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Akima CEO Bill Monet Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Jim Garrettson

Bill Monet, CEO of Akima, earned his first Wash100 Award for his leadership and expertise over 30 years in the federal sector working with federal, state, local and commercial clients to drive company growth and expand its portfolio by securing major contracts across the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Executive Mosaic congratulates Akima and Bill Monet on his 2020 Wash100 Award.

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Jim Bridenstine Urges Senate Panel to Approve $3.2B NASA Funding for Artemis Effort

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, testified before a Senate panel to voice the agency’s intent to secure $3.2 billion in funding for the Artemis deep-space exploration program. The hearing comes shortly after the House voted to pass a stopgap bill to extend funding for federal agencies through December to prevent a government shutdown in October.

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Perspecta Donates Home of the Brave Campaign to Soldiers’ Angels; Mac Curtis Quoted

Mac Curtis

Perspecta has gifted Home of the Brave campaign to Soldiers' Angels, a national nonprofit organization, to expand the scope of the campaign nationwide, Perspecta reported on Thursday. Home of the Brave has partnered with the Department of Veteran Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) and corporate partner employees to support veterans at VA medical facilities. 

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Gen. Charles Brown on Air Force Acquisition Reforms, Reducing Barriers for Small Businesses

Gen. Charles Brown

Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has said he intends to work with small businesses and develop program incentives to help “break down barriers” in government contracting (GovCon). Brown noted that he considers expanding the use of Air Force procurement authorities to speed up the delivery of technologies by up to two years. 

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PAE Wins Contract to Provide COVID-19 Testing Services to NCAA; John Heller Quoted

John Heller

PAE has been awarded a contract by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide COVID-19 testing services for fall sports across 14 university locations. PAE has partnered with Premier Medical Group to deploy trained and ready test teams to each campus for testing and related logistics.

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Michael Kratsios: Agencies Should Conduct Trade-Off Analysis as They Adopt AI

Michael Kratsios

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said government officials should analyze the trade-offs as they push the adoption of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. Kratsios said the guidelines would provide agencies clarity on how to look at the benefits of those technologies and assess them. 

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Leanne Caret, President & CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Leanne Caret

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), accepted her fourth consecutive Wash100 Award from Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic on Monday. Caret received her fourth Wash100 Award for her continued leadership in the development of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, winning major defense contracts for the company and accelerating influential aerospace technology.

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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ECS Launches Cloud CoE 2.0, Appoints Imran Bashir as Head; George Wilson Quoted

George Wilson

ECS has launched the Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) 2.0 Initiative, which will advance ECS’ programs and invest and drive innovation in cloud computing technology to provide new value to customers, the company reported on Monday. The company has also appointed Dr. Imran Bashir, ECS chief technical officer of cloud computing and vice president of emerging technologies, to lead the division. 

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HRCI Names Janet Hanofee, SOSi CHRO, to Board of Directors; Julian Setian Quoted

Janet Hanofee

SOS International (SOSi) has announced that the company’s chief human resource officer (CHRO), Janet Hanofee, has been appointed to the Human Resources Certification Institute’s (HRCI) Board of Directors, the company reported on Monday. Hanofee will begin serving her two-year term on the HRCI Board of Directors beginning in January 2021.

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