Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented John Harris, CEO of Raytheon International and vice president of Business Development of Raytheon, with his second consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Harris for securing several major contracts for Raytheon and supporting projects in defense, civil government and cybersecurity. We are ecstatic to present the most coveted award in government contracting to John Harris of Raytheon.Read More »
Mark Esper, Secretary of the U.S. Army, said in an interview the service branch wants to allocate significant funding into science and technology efforts to reach its readiness goals by fiscal year 2022, Defense News reported Tuesday. He noted that the Army is making progress with 31 programs under the established Futures Command in line with the service’s modernization strategy developed in 2018.Read More »
The Department of the Navy looks to establish a new executive role to address information technology and data matters, Federal News Network reported Monday. Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy, said the future assistant secretary for information management would have a larger role compared to a standard chief information officer.Read More »
Christopher Smith, a regulatory research associate at the National Defense Industrial Association’s policy division, has said the private sector should take the initiative to lead the implementation of the National Cyber Strategy.Read More »
The U.S. Army is lacking the technical sufficiency needed to modernize the service's data and communication networks, and is now seeking industry support to address this gap, the National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the Army, announced the branch's need for sustained industry support at the Military Communications Conference.Read More »
President Trump has released a new strategy meant to protect the U.S. from evolving terrorist threats.
The White House said Thursday the National Strategy for Counterterrorism centers on identifying terrorism sources, separating terrorists from their support system, modernizing American counterterrorism tools and preventing extremist radicalization and recruitment, among other things.
Patrick Shanahan, deputy secretary of defense, said that cybersecurity will become the Defense Department's key basis in evaluating the defense industry, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. His comments come as the Pentagon urges the industry to boost its cybersecurity focus, in support of a new cyber strategy.Read More »
President Trump has introduced a strategy that aims to help the federal government respond to biological threats and boost the U.S. biodefense enterprise.
Trump noted in his recently signed National Security Presidential Memorandum that secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services will oversee the implementation of the National Biodefense Strategy, the White House said Tuesday.