Tag Archives: Wash100

General Dynamics Partners with Bath Iron Works to Support U.S. Navy Development; Phebe Novakovic Quoted

Phebe Novakovic

General Dynamics has partnered with Bath Iron Works and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local S6 under an agreement to end the ongoing strike by shipyard workers in Bath, Maine, the company reported on Monday

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Perspecta Announces Q1 FY 21 Financial Results; Mac Curtis Quoted

Mac Curtis

Perspecta has announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, which ended July 3, 2020, the company reported on Monday. Perspecta’s revenue for the quarter was $1.11 billion, up 1 percent compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020. Income before taxes for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 was $3 million and Perspecta’s operating margin decreased from 3.8 percent to 0.3 percent year-over-year.

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Report Calls for Significant Increase in Federal AI Research Spending to $25B; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Rep. Will Hurd

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for New American Security recommends that the federal government immediately double research-and-development spending on artificial intelligence and increase R&D funding for AI efforts to $25 billion by fiscal year 2025.

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson Nominated as Vice Chief of Space Operations

Lt. Gen. Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the U.S. Space Force, has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the service’s vice chief of space operations. Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper also announced Thompson’s nomination for promotion to the rank of general. 

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Mark Esper Announces Operations Security Training Requirements for All DoD Personnel

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has released a memoabout DoD’s new operations security training requirements for civilian employees, service members  and on-site contractors, Government Executive reported Thursday.

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OSTP, NSF Announce Partnership to Expand Quantum Education; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, educational institutions and professional societies have launched a partnership to introduce quantum science and technologies to middle school and high school students.

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American Systems Receives James S. Cogswell Award for Achievement in Industrial Security; Peter Smith Quoted

Peter Smith

American Systems announced on Wednesday that the company’s facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico has received the prestigious 2020 James S. Cogswell Award for security excellence from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). 

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Gen. David Goldfein on Air Force’s Joint All-Domain C2, Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent Programs

Gen. David Goldfein

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, told the National Defense magazine in an interview that he's pleased that industry partners believe that the service’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control program has "staying power."

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CISA Reframing Cyber Hiring Approach; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is reassessing its cyber recruitment approach by prioritizing an applicant’s skills over professional experience. Christopher Krebs, director of CISA and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the agency is focusing on younger applicants with hands-on cybersecurity experience. 

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Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: US Offers Options to Foreign Arms Clients Facing Economic Challenges

Lt. Gen. Hooper

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, most recently director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. government is offering options to foreign allies to keep them from dropping planned arms procurements as they deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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