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Christopher Scolese: Commercial Systems Part of NRO’s Space Architecture

Christopher Scolese

Christopher Scolese, director of the National Reconnaissance Office and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said he expects commercial technology to play an important role in the agency's future space architecture as the threat landscape continues to evolve. “We're making architectural changes to improve resiliency, increase capacity and capabilities, and ensure the delivery of NRO mission-essential functions," Scolese said.

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Serco Awarded $70M U.S. Navy Contract for C5ISR Electronic System Support; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Dave Dacquino

Serco announced on Thursday that the company landed a potential $70 million U.S. Navy contract to provide engineering and technical support for aviation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) electronic systems. The single-award contract (SAC) has a five-year base period and one two-year option period. 

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Gen. John Raymond Confirms U.S. is Developing Directed-Energy-Systems For Space Defense; Gen. James Dickinson Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, recently acknowledged that the U.S. is currently developing directed-energy systems to maintain American space superiority. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has researched using space-based lasers to intercept ballistic missiles in the past and some nations have ground-based laser dazzling weapons that blind on-orbit sensors. 

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Maximus And CNSI To Support Medicaid Claims Processing; Bruce Caswell, Todd Stottlemyer Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus announced Thursday its new partnership with CNSI in the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) cooperative contracts for the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Claims Processing and Management Services Module. As CNSI’s operation services partner, Maximus will help with claims adjudication support using CNSI’s evoBrix platform and provide call center services for Medicaid members and providers.

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Guidehouse Plans New Headquarters in Tysons Corner, VA; CEO Scott McIntyre Quoted

Scott McIntyre

Guidehouse announced on Monday it is opening a new global headquarters operation at Tysons Corner in Fairfax County. The company plans to invest $12.7 million to develop the state-of-the-art location. The building project and headquarters are estimated to create over 1,000 jobs within three years and house more than 1,500 employees upon its opening in 2021. 

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Derek Tournear: SDA Prioritizes National Defense Space Architecture Delivery Goal

Derek Tournear

Derek Tournear, director of the Space Development Agency (SDA) and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said SDA is prioritizing the on-time delivery of systems that will form a new satellite constellation intended to support military targeting and missile tracking work in terrestrial missions. The SDA director expects both NDSA elements to be deployed in September 2022.

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Space Force Accelerating Efforts to Develop Into a Fully Digital Service; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) released its most recent vision document on Thursday, presenting the service’s desire to be the world’s first fully digital service. USSF believes it needs to be fully digital because technological solutions are necessary to accelerate its ability to develop, field and operate space capabilities quickly to protect U.S. space supremacy. 

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Lloyd Austin: DOD Needs Boosted Focus on Modern Digital Tech

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin, secretary of defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. military needs to place emphasis on emerging technologies and strategies that make use of these assets. Gen. Austin, who placed third in this year's Wash100 Vote Standings, said at the Indo-Pacific Command's change of command ceremony that the modern era requires faster decision making.

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NGA Deputy Director Stacey Dixon Wins 2021 Wash100 Popular Vote Standings; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Stacey Dixon

After receiving more votes than anyone in the history of the Wash100 Award, Dr. Stacey Dixon, deputy director of the National Geospatial Agency (NGA), has won the 2021 Wash100 Vote Standings to cement herself as one of the most significant executives to the government contracting (GovCon) industry and federal sector. 

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Battelle Creates AmplifyBio to Develop Next-Gen Therapies; Lou Von Thaer Quoted

Lou Von Thaer

Battelle announced Monday that it is launching a new company that will perform research and development of next-generation therapies, including cell and gene therapies (CGT). The new company called AmplifyBio is backed by Battelle and outside investors with experience in pharmaceutical markets and life sciences. J. Kelly Ganjei has been named president and CEO of AmplifyBio and is currently completing his leadership team.

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