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Satya Akula to Retire as Amyx President & CEO; Scott Amey Quoted

Satya Akula

Amyx has announced that the company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Satya Akula, will retire in Dec. 2020, after a nine-year tenure, Amyx reported on Friday. He will continue to be a stockholder with the company. Bill Schaefer, the current chief operating officer (COO), will succeed Akula as president and CEO. 

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA’s Updated Strategic Plan Takes Into Account Pandemic-Related Changes

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and a previous Wash100 awardee, said DISA will release in the coming weeks its updated Strategic Plan taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic and other operational changes. "The biggest one is COVID-19 and the mass telework environment that we’re in,” said Norton. 

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NAVWAR Awards $104M in OTA Production Contracts for Warfare Tech Transition Effort

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Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NIWC) has awarded other transaction authority production (OTP) contracts worth $104 million combined to transition three prototype technologies under the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP). “This process provides a unique opportunity to leverage an OTA to not only rapidly prototype," said Don Sallee, acquisition planning services manager at NIWC Atlantic.

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DoD Names Sites to Test COVID-19 Vaccine; Hon. Tom McCaffery Quoted

Hon. Tom McCaffery

The Department of Defense (DoD) has named five DoD locations to participate in the Phase III trial evaluating the vaccine candidate under development by AstraZeneca for Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the department’s goal to deliver safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19 by 2021. The study will investigate people who are at an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. 

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Defense Health Agency Makes New Office for Electronic Health Record Adoption

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The Defense Health Agency has created a new office to support the enterprise-wide implementation of a new electronic health record. The newly established Office of the Chief Health Informatics Officer will work with health information technologists, testers and health care providers for the adoption of MHS Genesis, the Military Health System said Wednesday.

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Vice Adm. Raquel Bono: DoD to Start Consolidating Military Hospitals Under DHA in October

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The Department of Defense will begin to transition the management of hospitals and clinics of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army to the Defense Health Agency on Oct. 1 in compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, the Air Force reported Tuesday.

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Senate Confirms Thomas McCaffery as DOD Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs

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The Senate has approved by voice vote the nomination of Thomas McCaffery as the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, Military.com reported Monday. McCaffery, who has been performing the responsibilities of primary adviser to the secretary of defense on health care on an acting basis, is expected to take on the permanent role later this month.

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