Tag Archives: Department of Defense

Red River Names Kush Kumar CRO; Alan Dumas Quoted

Kush Kumar

Red River has appointed Kush Kumar as the chief revenue officer (CRO), effective immediately, the company reported on Monday. Previously, Kumar served as vice president of  Public Sector Sales since 2011, where he has led sales teams to achieve revenue growth. Kumar has exceeded revenue and gross profit goals and built high-performance sales teams.

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USAF Unveils Anti-Jam Radio Tech for DoD

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force is developing an anti-jam high-frequency radio system meant to enhance the Department of Defense's (DoD) communication capacities with its allies. Mitre collaborated with the Air Force and NATO allies to build an early iteration of SATURN in the 1980's. USAF published the international interoperability specifications for SATURN in a NATO standardization agreement.

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DARPA to Seek Studies for Simplified Urban Operations

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to solicit studies that simplify military engagements in urban environments and address the limits of current intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance methods. DARPA said Thursday in a SAM notice it seeks the Non-Escalatory Engagement to reduce Dimensionality or NEED capability for the reduction of complexities in urban environment missions.

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Accenture Wins DoD’s 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award; Jimmy Etheredge, Vince Vlasho Quoted

The U..S. Department of Defense presentation of the Accenture 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award. L-R Dave Bockel, Major General (Ret.), Georgia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) State Co-Chair; Kevin Wince, Georgia ESGR State Chair; Jimmy Etheredge, Accenture North America CEO; Greg Anderson, global HR COO: former executive sponsor of Military ERG.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Accenture its prestigious 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award for the company’s support of its National Guard and Reserve member employees. “We are honored to receive the highest award that the Department of Defense gives employers,” said Jimmy Etheredge, Accenture’s CEO of North America.

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Suntiva Names Sunny Yoo as Director of Business Development; Scot Stitely Quoted

Sunny Yoo

Suntiva has appointed Sunny Yoo as director of Defense and Intel Business Development to lead business development, capture management and client relationship management, Suntiva reported on Monday. Prior to joining Suntiva, Yoo served a ten-year tenure with Patricio Enterprises, where he served in a variety of leadership positions. 

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HawkEye 360 to Deliver On-Orbit Satellite Constellation Under AFWERX Space Challenge; Rob Rainhart, Brennan Townley Quoted

Rob Rainhart

AFWERX has selected HawkEye 360 as one of the top participating teams in The AFWERX Space Challenge initiative that includes four challenges to develop integrated space operations, leveraging innovative technology and maintaining security. Additionally, HawkEye 360 has exhibited resiliency and agility across Persistent ISR, Department of Defense (DoD) Commercial Space Partnerships, Global Space Transport and Delivery and Space Asset Resiliency.

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DoD to Award Grants to Bolster Natl Security Industrial Base

DoD

The Department of Defense (DoD) has earmarked $25 million in grants to support six projects that aim to augment the national security industrial base. DoD said that it seeks to enhance research, development and small business efforts through the funding initiative. DoD picked the awardees through a competitive acquisition and will provide funding from fiscal year 2020 funds. 

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Army Pulls Out From New Land Vehicle Solicitation; Turns to Industry

US Army

The U.S. Army has canceled its own proposal to a competitive solicitation for an effort to replace the M2 Bradley vehicle, after discussions between military leaders with consideration to industry feedback, Defense News reported Thursday. The decision builds on remarks from industry regarding a previous, unsuccessful competition that presented requirements companies found impossible to meet.

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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