Tag Archives: Wash100

Former Joint AI Center Chief John Shanahan Now CNAS’ New Adjunct Senior Fellow; Martijn Rasser Quoted

John Shanahan

John Shanahan, the former Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) director and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has joined think tank Center for a New American Security (SNAS) as an adjunct senior fellow. He will conduct research on the adoption of AI for military applications as a top fellow in the Technology and National Security Program, CNAS said Tuesday.

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GovCon Expert Reggie Brothers: BigBear.ai First Half 2021 Financial Results Show Consistent Contract Awards, Backlog Growth

Dr. Reggie Brothers

BigBear.ai, an artificial intelligence and cloud-based data analytics solutions provider, announced its first half 2021 financial results, which include $72 million in year-to-date revenue, $150 million in contract awards and their upcoming merger with GigCapital4, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021. 

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NCI Awarded $112M Contract Extension From CMS to Continue Support of Medicare Payments; CEO Paul Dillahay Quoted

Paul Dillahay

NCI Information Systems announced on Tuesday that the company has received a five-year, $112 million Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) contract extension from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to advance the agency’s monitoring, measuring, and reporting of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) improper payments. NCI will expand the deployment of its capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. 

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Stacey Dixon Confirmed as ODNI Principal Deputy Director; Avril Haines Quoted

Dr. Stacey Dixon

Stacey Dixon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, has received confirmation from the Senate to serve as principal deputy director in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). As NGA's deputy director, Dixon helped manage agency operations and the National System for Geospatial Intelligence. 

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Vice Adm. Robert Sharp: US Needs ‘Steady Stream’ of Geomatics Professionals

Vice Adm. Robert Sharp

Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. should develop the next generation of geomatics scientists, mathematicians and engineers to maintain U.S. national security, support NGA’s Moonshot strategy and safeguard the country’s advantage in the field.

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Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall Vows to Focus on Mission Fulfillment

Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall, a former acquisition chief at the Department of Defense (DOD) and a three-time Wash100 Award winner, was sworn in Wednesday as secretary of the Air Force. "I will be totally focused on ensuring that our Air and Space Forces can fulfill their missions to defend the nation against our most challenging threats, today and into the future,” the 26th SecAF said.

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CAES Wins Multiple Contracts to Advance Missile Seeker Technology; CEO Mike Kahn Quoted

Mike Kahn

CAES has received multiple contracts from an advanced U.S. missile defense program to provide RF, microwave rotary joints and waveguide products and integrate them into the system’s missile seeker to provide industry-leading performance and reliability. CAES waveguides can be customized to create integrated assemblies that serve as a complete modular transmit/receive devices.

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Bipartisan Senators Introduce Legislation to Require Cyber Incident Reporting; Sen. Mark Warner Quoted

Cybersecurity

A bipartisan legislation was introduced Wednesday in an effort to make cyber intrusion reporting a federal requirement and, partly, in response to the hacking incidents that affected the Colonial Pipeline, information technology management firm SolarWinds and other public and private entities. The reports are expected to support the government's efforts in safeguarding critical industries.

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CAES Secures Vinnova Contract For Space Computing Development; Mike Khan Quoted

Mike Khan

CAES announced on Monday that the company secured a contract from Vinnova, a Swedish government agency committed to promoting innovation, developing next-generation RISC-V-based space computing capabilities. The RISC-V developments will enable future CAES microprocessors to control spacecraft, create high-performance payload processing and feature timing isolation for software applications and prevent interference from other system components. 

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Government Website to Serve as One-Stop Hub for Ransomware Resources; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

The departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) have unveiled a new website to serve as a central hub of federal cybersecurity resources to help U.S. companies and public sector organizations protect their networks from ransomware attacks. Attorney General Merrick Garland said DOJ is working to bring all tools to counter ransomware attacks through the Ransomware and Digital Extortion Task Force.

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