Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Tim Reardon, chief executive officer of Constellis, his fourth overall Wash100 Award and second consecutive as a part of the 2020 selection. Executive Mosaic recognizes Reardon for realigning the company’s executive team and driving growth for Constellis while adding to its portfolio.
John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, will step down from his post at the Department of Defense on Feb. 28, CNN reported Wednesday. President Trump confirmed Rood’s resignation in a tweet posted Wednesday. Sources told the publication Rood’s departure stems from several issues, including the handling of military aid to Ukraine.Read More »
The State Department has launched a new hub that helps employees and diplomats make decisions based on analyzed data. The Center for Analytics offers tools that allow State Department employees to tackle a range of diplomatic challenges such as case prioritization and resource management, the department said Friday.Read More »
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the ability of the latter's department to protect information systems amid the conflict with Iran. Warner, also a 2019 Wash100 recipient, listed five questions addressed to Pompeo, and referenced the state department's cybersecurity weaknesses found in inspector general reports, as seen in the letter issued Tuesday.Read More »
President Donald Trump has appointed Robert Blair, assistant to the president and senior adviser to interim White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, as the U.S. representative for international telecommunications policy.Read More »
The U.S. has entered into an agreement with Japan to promote collaborative research and development activities on quantum information science.Read More »