Tag Archives: Intelligence Community

William Nelson: Army Wants to Access its Payloads on External Satellites

William Nelson

William Nelson, director of the U.S. Army's cross-functional team for assured position, navigation and timing (PNT), said the service wants to maintain access to its future payloads hosted on non-Army satellites. The Army is now in talks with the U.S. Space Force, the Space Development Agency (SDA) and the intelligence community to achieve this goal.

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ODNI Issues Report on Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities; Ben Huebner Quoted

Ben Huebner

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has issued its annual statistical transparency report on the U.S. intelligence community’s use of national security surveillance authorities. The report offers information on the federal government’s use of National Security Letters and authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

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Acting Intelligence Community General Counsel Thomas Monheim Nominated for Full-Time Role; Avril Haines Quoted

Thomas Monheim

Thomas Monheim, acting inspector general of the intelligence community, has received President Biden's nomination to fill the role on a full-time basis. Monheim formerly served as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) general counsel. He is a recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award, the DNI Exceptional Service Award, and other forms of recognition.

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DIA Eyes C2E Cloud Contract for Storage, Edge Computing; Jack Gumtow Quoted

Jack Gumtow

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) plans to use the Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E) contract for storage, edge computing and other areas and Jack Gumtow, chief information officer of DIA, said storage-as-a-service is one of the capabilities he intends to focus on once C2E becomes ready. Gumtow was one of the panelists during the Potomac Officers Club’s 2nd Annual CIO Forum.

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NSA to Publish 5G Security Guide This Spring; Wendy Noble Quoted

Wendy Noble

The National Security Agency (NSA) plans to publish unclassified guidance to educate the public on the security risks of 5G infrastructure. Wendy Noble, executive director of NSA, said the agency plans to release the document in spring. ESF’s 5G-focused work generally aims to model related threats, maximize virtualization and help 5G infrastructure recover from potential attacks.

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CACI Receives $700M BPA to Provide National Security Investigations for DHS; John Mengucci Quoted

John Mengucci

CACI International announced on Thursday that the company has been awarded a potential five-year, $700 million multiple-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide national security investigations to the department. The company will provide enterprise technology and support the full range of case types for DHS and their components.

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Matthew Graviss on State Department’s Data Initiatives

Matthew Graviss

Matthew Graviss, chief data officer of the State Department, said he envisions data as a vital asset for both industry and government and that his department plans to establish a one-stop shop for dataset access. According to Graviss, the State Department is working on enlisting more talent and developing the skills of current personnel for data-focused functions.

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Applied Insight Acquires Bridges, Baird Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor

Baird

Applied Insight has acquired Bridges, a portfolio company of The Acacia Group and provider of cybersecurity, network engineering and big data analytics solutions for the Intelligence Community (IC). Under the transaction, Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Bridges. “This is a true game changer because it means we can now deliver end-to-end hybrid and multicloud solutions, from infrastructure to actionable insight,” said Dede Dascalu, CEO of Applied Insight.

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Intelligent Waves Promotes Dennis Freeland to VP of BD; Erin Horrell Quoted

Dennis Freeland

Intelligent Waves has promoted Dennis Freeland to vice president of Business Development to manage resources and drive strategic goals to support the company’s growth and expansion through proactive management engagement. “We are thrilled to recognize Dennis for his strategic contribution to our record growth and excited to promote him as he helps us extend our growth trajectory to the next level,"  Erin Horrell, Intelligent Waves’ chief growth officer said.

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CGI Federal’s Stephanie Mango Recognized in WeQual Awards

Stephanie Mango

Stephanie Mango, senior vice president of Security, Assistance, Justice and Health Programs with CGI Federal, has been named as a finalist for the WeQual Awards 2021 in The Americas region. Mango has been recognized for her leadership, cognitive ability, drive and resilience, integrity, emotional intelligence, personal development, approach to equality and knowledge of the business.

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