Tag Archives: innovation

Avantus Federal Acquires MissionTech Solutions; Andy Maner Quoted

Andy Maner

Avantus Federal has acquired MissionTech Solutions, effective Nov. 12, 2020. With the purchase, Avantus Federal will expand its data and technology mission areas to solve challenges within National Security and the Intelligence Community (IC). “MissionTech’s dedication to mission success and employee growth directly align with how we do business, which is one of the many reasons why this company is a great fit here,” said Avantus Federal CEO Andy Maner

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BAE Systems Expands Capabilities at Georgia Cyber Center; Peder Jungck Quoted

Peder Jungck

BAE Systems has recently signed a lease agreement at the Georgia Cyber Center, expanding its footprint in the technology marketplace. “We’re committed to supporting our customer’s mission by bringing innovative solutions that further enable mission success,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Intelligence Solutions business.

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Air Force Updates Investment Strategy for Small Business Contractors; Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson Quoted

Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson

The U.S Air Force is modifying its innovation strategy to focus more on breaking down barriers for small businesses that are new to working with government customers, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The Air Force has recently awarded a number of first-time contractors for the Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Dr. Kenneth Kizer of Atlas Research Discusses Innovation in Health Care Systems

Dr. Kenneth Kizer

Dr. Ryan Vega of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Dr. Kenneth Kizer of Atlas Research have analyzed a model for operationalizing and scaling innovation in health care systems. The model is based on the successful VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE). The foundation of innovation is built on four core elements, including “workforce capacity to actualize innovation."

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GSA Names New Presidential Innovation Fellows to Increase Innovation; Bob De Luca Quoted

Bob De Luca

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) has appointed the 2021 class of fellows, which includes 34 technology and industry leaders that will work to develop innovative solutions to national issues, the agency reported on Monday. The fellows will partner with 22 federal agencies to increase resilience.

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CNSI Names Gaurav Maini as SVP, Managing Director; Todd Stottlemyer Quoted

CNSI

CNSI has appointed Gaurav Maini as senior vice president and managing director for CNSI’s operations in Chennai, India. Maini will lead a team responsible for delivering innovative, secure, high-performance and scalable technology products in support of CNSI’s clients. “We are thrilled to have Gaurav on the CNSI team,” said Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of CNSI and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Orolia Receives Security Approval for BroadSim MNSA; Tyler Hohman Quoted

Orolia

Orolia Defense and Security has received security approval by SMC Production Corps. for BroadSim Modernized Navstar Security Algorithm (MNSA), the company reported on Tuesday.  BroadSim’s approval has marked the offering as the only software-defined GNSS simulator on the market to receive the clearance. BroadSim is a proven  solution within the federal government, Department of Defense (DoD) and military customers. 

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MG Kimbery Crider, Space Force CTIO, Discusses Digital Service Offerings; Mark Esper Quoted

MG Kimberly Crider

MG Kimberly Crider, acting chief technology and innovation officer (CTIO) of the Space Force, recently discussed the initiatives of the U.S. Space Force, stating that the agency will be a “digital service” on the leading edge of technology. The Space Force, created the Chief Technology Innovation Office (CTIO), will ensure that technology and innovation are primary focal points of the agency to attract quality talent. 

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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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Christopher Copeland, Kyle Michl Appointed to AFS Technology Innovation Leadership; John Goodman Quoted

Kyle Michl

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has appointed Christopher Copeland as managing director and chief technology officer and Kyle Michl as managing director and chief innovation officer to  strengthen the company’s technology and innovation capabilities, AFS reported on Tuesday. Copeland will be responsible for developing AFS’ future-looking technology vision and strategy and for overseeing AFS’ focus on the CIO agenda.

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