Tag Archives: Executive Mosaic

Navy Commissions USS Delbert D. Black Destroyer

USS Delbert D Black

The U.S. Navy held a limited-attendance commissioning ceremony for USS Delbert D. Black, the 68th delivered Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The service branch said Saturday it live-streamed the event for mass viewing. James Guerts, assistant secretary of the Navy, represented Navy Secretary Kenneth J. Braithwaite at the ceremony.

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Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon Assumes Role as USCYBERCOM Senior Enlisted Leader; Gen. Paul Nakasone Quoted

Sheryl Lyon

Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon, formerly with Army Cyber Command, has taken up her new role as command senior enlisted leader of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). She will oversee military advocacy efforts and help officials address military workforce issues in her new role,  succeeding Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, who is now U.S. Space Command's senior enlisted leader, NSA said Friday.

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Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Sen. Mazie Hirono Introduce Bill Mandating Research Into COVID-19 Disinformation

COVID-19

Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, have introduced legislation authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct research into disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wexton and Hironi will hold a virtual roundtable on Tuesday, Sept. 29th to discuss the legislation.

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ST Engineering Names Dianne Howells President, CEO of Miltope Corporation; Tom Vecchiolla Quoted

ST Engineering

ST Engineering North America has appointed Dianne Howells as president and chief executive officer of Miltope Corporation, effective Sept. 28, 2020, the company reported on Monday. Howells will succeed Jack Haley, who has led Miltope Corporation since 2017. Howells has more than two decades of experience in the aerospace and defense industry.

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USAF Signs $67M in Contracts to Advance Virtual Training; Maj. Mark Budgeon Quoted

Virtual Training

The U.S. Air Force has allocated $67 million in contracts to develop the service branch’s virtual training. The work under the contract will provide airmen with new training platforms to help educate on aircraft and other systems, as the military continues to social distance during the ongoing pandemic.

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Northrop Grumman to Launch NG-14 Resupply to ISS

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has planned to launch the company’s 14th resupply mission (NG-14) to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract, the company reported on Monday. Liftoff of the Antares rocket is scheduled for Oct. 1 at 9:38 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. 

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James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for R&D and Acquisition, Receives His First Wash100 Award

James Geurts

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition, received his 2020 Wash100 Award for the first time in his long career for driving innovation and technological capabilities for the service branch. Visit POC’s 2020 Navy Forum main page to register for Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on Wednesday, September 30th. 

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GSA Awards American Systems $43.5M Contract to Support ANG JTAC Training System

Peter Smith

American Systems has been awarded a five-year, $43.5 million GSA Alliant 2 Task Order to perform comprehensive operation, maintenance and sustainment of the Air National Guard (ANG) Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training system (AAJTS). American Systems will work to satisfy the ANG JTAC and combat controller squadron level continuation, qualification and mission rehearsal training requirements. 

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ODNI Names Lora Shiao COO; DNI John Ratcliffe Quoted

Lora Shiao

Lora Shiao, deputy director at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has been appointed to serve as chief operating officer in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), effective Oct. 12th. "Lora has a strong track record of leading collaboratively across the IC on high-profile topics and fostering a corporate culture of workforce engagement and professional development,” said John Ratcliffe

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