Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

Amentum Secures Spot on Potential $950M RISE Contract; Greg Ihde Quoted

Amentum

Amentum announced on Wednesday the company secured a potential $950 million five-year Air Force Life Cycle Management Center indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide infrastructure, supporting tools and services for its threat radar systems and combat training ranges. The company will perform whatever work is required from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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SPA Selected as a 2021 Washington Post Top Workplace for Eighth Consecutive Year; William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) has been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post for the eighth consecutive year in the Washington D.C. area.  The Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces are determined by anonymous employee feedback to a survey conducted by an independent research firm. 

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Jack London: The World Is a Dangerous Place

Jack London

After 20 years in the government contracting media business, I sense personally how much the industry mourns the passing of the true GovCon titan in Jack London of CACI. The ever vigilant Jack London spoke the words, “The world is a dangerous place“ with a clear sense of purpose. Because of people like Jack, a leader of character, the world is indeed a safer place.

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DoD to Transition Oversight of Israel to U.S. Central Command

Israel

The Department of Defense (DoD) will transition oversight of Israel from U.S. European Command (EUCOM) to U.S. Central Command (Centcom) as part of a change to its unified command plan. The Pentagon said the U.S. considers Israel a strategic partner and expects the move to lead to more opportunities for cooperation with Centcom partners. 

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Sehlke Consulting Reports 2020 Results, 2021 Projections; Chad Sehlke Quoted

Chad Sehlke, founder and CEO

Sehlke Consulting reported that 2020 marked the company’s largest revenue growth year, resulting in a 58 percent increase in revenue. Additionally, the company will strive to continue its growth, moving into 2021. “Since 2013, Sehlke has averaged 101 percent in year-over-year revenue growth. We are proud of what our teams continue to accomplish,” said the company’s founder and CEO, Chad Sehlke.  

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BWXT Names Ret. Adm. John Richardson to Board of Directors; John Fees Quoted

John Richardson, BWXT Board of Directors

BWX Technologies (BWXT) has appointed Adm. John Richardson (ret.) to its board of directors. Richardson served for nearly four decades with the U.S. Navy. “Given his impeccable national security credentials and broad executive skill set, Admiral Richardson is exceptionally well suited to join our board,” said John Fees, chairman of BWXT

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Gen. Mark Milley: DoD Must Prioritize Economic Recovery From Pandemic

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the U.S. must address and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic's economic effects before focusing on military power competition. Milley, a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the country needs to have a strong economy, infrastructure and education that complement the military to build a powerful nation.

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Hon. Ellen Lord: Pentagon Eyes Trusted Capital Marketplace Launch in December

Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said she expects the Department of Defense to launch in December 2020 a marketplace project meant to protect the defense industrial base and U.S. technologies from adversarial capital. The Trusted Capital Marketplace project is the Pentagon’s response to a congressional mandate.

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CALIBRE Names Emile Trombetti VP, CGO; Richard Pineda Quoted

Emile Trombetti

CALIBRE Systems has appointed Emile Trombetti as vice president and chief growth officer (CGO) to lead strategic growth and collaborate with operational divisions. With more than 30 years of experience, Emile has a broad base of industry experience that spans federal government, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and automotive.

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Six Lawmakers Unveil House Space Force Caucus

US Capitol

Six House lawmakers have launched a new caucus to advocate on behalf of the U.S. Space Force. The House Space Force Caucus was formed by Reps. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.; Kendra Horn, D-Okla.; Brian Babin, R-Texas; Jason Crow, D-Colo.; Michael Waltz, R-Fla.; and Charlie Crist, D-Fla. The caucus will support Department of the Air Force and the Space Force.

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