Tag Archives: logistics

Dr. Will Roper, Former USAF Executive, Joins Volansi Board of Directors

Dr. Will Roper

Volansi has appointed Dr. Will Roper, the former assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, to its Board of Directors, where he will help drive the company’s strategy, operations and growth in defense markets. “Dr. Will Roper joins Volansi’s board with a reputation as a transformative, forward-looking leader,” said Volansi CEO and co-Founder Hannan Parvizian

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Accenture to Acquire Pollux to Advance Robotics, Automation Solutions

Accenture

Accenture has agreed to acquire Pollux, a provider of industrial robotics and automation solutions, to expand Accenture’s capabilities across consumer goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. “Automation and human + machine collaboration are digitally transforming manufacturing and supply chain operations to be more flexible, resilient, sustainable and safe, and to better meet ever-changing customer demands,” said Nigel Stacey, global lead for Accenture Industry X. 

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DLA, GSA Address Issues in Export Transshipment; Perry Knight Quoted

Perry Knight

The Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) distribution arm concluded a year-long initiative to streamline supply chain operations and address the General Services Administration’s (GSA) challenges in transporting items that were halted at the shipping chain level. The effort resulted in the closing of $5 million in transshipment charges to the GSA as well as the identification of 84,000 items impacted by frustrated freight.

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Dyncorp Wins NAWCAD IDIQ Contract to Provide Aircraft Services; Joe Dunaway Quoted

Aircraft Services

Dyncorp International (DI) has been awarded a $32.5 million firm-fixed price, cost reimbursable Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Patuxent River, Md., to continue to provide organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance and logistics services. Work will be performed at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) in Fallon, Nev.

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Cypress International Names Hon. Kevin Fahey as President, COO; LTG David Halverson Quoted

Hon. Kevin Fahey

Cypress International has appointed Hon. Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary for acquisition at the Department of Defense (DOD), as president and chief operating officer (COO), effective April 12. “Kevin’s recent assignment as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition will also be of tremendous value to our clients," said LTG David Halverson, USA(Ret), chairman and chief executive officer of Cypress.

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Sehlke Consulting Reports 2020 Results, 2021 Projections; Chad Sehlke Quoted

Chad Sehlke, founder and CEO

Sehlke Consulting reported that 2020 marked the company’s largest revenue growth year, resulting in a 58 percent increase in revenue. Additionally, the company will strive to continue its growth, moving into 2021. “Since 2013, Sehlke has averaged 101 percent in year-over-year revenue growth. We are proud of what our teams continue to accomplish,” said the company’s founder and CEO, Chad Sehlke.  

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Amentum Closes Acquisition of DynCorp; John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer

Amentum has closed the acquisition of DynCorp International, a provider of aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions, worldwide. “The addition of DynCorp International will make us a powerhouse with an enduring mission focus and market-leading positions in several key areas,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Northrop Grumman Wins 2 Missions Under NASA CRS-2 Contract; Frank DeMauro Quoted

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has secured two additional missions by NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract-2 (CRS-2) with launches occurring in 2023. Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft will be carried into orbit by the company’s Antares launch vehicle from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility for the additional missions. 

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BAE Systems Responds to JMOD RFI to Deliver Integration Support; Andy Latham Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has responded to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Japanese Ministry of Defense (JMOD), the company reported on Thursday. Within the company’s response, BAE has proposed a package of integration support to Japan’s F-X next generation fighter development program. “We firmly believe that we can add significant value to the F-X program," said Andy Latham.

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Gen. John Hyten on Plans to Release New Joint Requirements for Data Management

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said he plans to introduce new joint requirements for managing data by the end of the year. He said he intends for the joint requirements to address priorities in the areas of all domain command and control and logistics for joint fires.

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