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The Council of Intelligence Issues Hosting “Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age” Event on June 24th; George Jameson Quoted

On June 24th, the Council of Intelligence Issues will co-host the “Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age” event with Steptoe & Johnson at 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C.. Advanced registration is required for the event. Fill out the Registration Form right here

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Will Hurd, U.S. Representative of Texas, His Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Will Hurd, U.S. Representative of Texas, with his second consecutive Wash100 Award on Monday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Hurd for his efforts to strengthen U.S. national security, including government reform, information technology, homeland security and intelligence.

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DIU Accelerating Satcom, Space Tech Contract Awards

Col. Steve Butow, space portfolio director for the Defense Innovation Unit, said that the recently established agency is looking to issue its first contract award within 60 days, Space News reported Tuesday. “At DIU, we don’t like to pick winners, we build menus. Sometimes we get two solutions that are quite unique and we want both of them,” he noted during this year's Space Tech Expo in Pasadena, Calif. 

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USAF-MIT R&D Partnership to Tackle AI Tech

The U.S. Air Force has contracted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to perform research and development on artificial intelligence technologies. The institute will work with 11 selected airmen to study, develop and field AI technologies to address national security and real-world issues, USAF said Monday. The service branch will allot $15 million annually for the partnership.

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Trump Inks Executive Order on ICT Supply Chain Security

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a national emergency to address threats posed by foreign adversaries to the country's information and communications technology and services. The EO prohibits transactions involving ICT and related services that pose national security risks and threats to the security and resiliency of the U.S. critical infrastructure and digital economy, the White House said Wednesday

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Tim Reardon, CEO of Constellis, His Third Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Tim Reardon, chief executive officer of Constellis, with his third Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Reardon for his leadership and experience in the defense and intelligence industries creating organic growth for several companies. We are proud to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Reardon.

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James Murray Appointed Secret Service Director

James Murray, assistant director of the office of protective operations at the U.S. Secret Service, was named director of the federal law enforcement agency. The move will take effect in May. He will succeed Randolph “Tex” Alles, a retired Marine Corps major general who took the helm of the agency in April 2017, the Secret Service said in a statement released Monday.

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James Mattis Named Davies Family Distinguished Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution

James Mattis, former secretary of the Department of Defense and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named Davies Family Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, effective May 1. Mattis plans to focus his research on domestic and international security policy and participate in military and national security-related programs and events at Hoover sites in California and Washington, D.C., the institution said Tuesday.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray: Industry Partnerships Necessary to Protect US

FBI Director Christopher Wray wants to increase the agency’s partnerships with the private sector to improve security and deter threats by foreign adversaries such as China, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Wray said any operation to defend the U.S. now requires partnerships between law enforcement and industry, particularly in protecting critical infrastructures, 90 percent of which is privately owned.

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