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Westat Develops Interactive Skills Map to Analyze Adult Proficiency Levels; Tom Krenzke Quoted

Tom Krenzke

Westat has recently developed the interactive U.S. PIAAC Skills Map to enable researchers to analyze state- and county-level estimates of adult literacy and numeracy proficiency. The company has created the Skills Map for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to provide researchers with data to better inform policymakers who plan and allocate resources and target educational interventions for specified populations. 

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

Jim Garrettson (L) and Bill Monet (R)

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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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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Bipartisan Resolution Guides Creation of National AI Strategy; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have presented a bipartisan resolution that aims to establish a national strategy in pursuit of artificial intelligence. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM and other information technology companies have shown support for the resolution that highlights AI's strategic value, Hurd's office said Friday.

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Gerry Fasano, President of Leidos Defense Group, Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Gerry Fasano (L) and Jim Garrettson (R)

Gerry Fasano, president of Leidos’ defense group, was presented his 2020 Wash100 Award for the first time in his long career in the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Fasano received his first Wash100 Award from Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, on Thursday. Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2020 Wash100 Award.

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Amentum CEO John Vollmer Receives His Fifth Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

John Vollmer

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Amentum CEO John Vollmer with his fifth Wash100 Award on Thursday. This marks the fifth-time Vollmer has received the award in the last six years. Vollmer’s commitment and leadership led to substantial growth for Amentum by securing major contract wins across the government contracting (GovCon) sector.

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Michael Conlin, DoD’s Chief Business Analytics Officer Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Michael Conlin

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Michael Conlin, chief business analytics officer for the US Department of Defense (DoD), with his first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic has given the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon) to Conlin for his pushing data science in the defense department and working to improve talent recruitment to shift DoD’s culture.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Steven Mnuchin Agree on Continuing Resolution Ahead of FY 2021

US Capitol

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have entered into an agreement to introduce a short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown at the start of fiscal year 2021. Mnuchin said that he and the House speaker agreed to work on a continuing resolution to extend the US government’s spending beyond Sept. 30.

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NASA Completes Ground Segment Test for James Webb Space Telescope; Amanda Arvai Quoted

James Webb Telescope

NASA has concluded ground segment testing activities for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to demonstrate its capacity to respond to commands from space. The agency said that it relayed maneuvering and operational commands from the Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md.

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