Mary-Louise Hoffman

ManTech’s Dan Smith Notes Pandemic-Driven Shift in Agency IT Security

Dan Smith VP ManTech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 25, 2020 — Dan Smith, vice president of ManTech's (Nasdaq: MANT) homeland security division, said at a recent cybersecurity summit that agencies have shifted toward securing endpoints and configuring virtual private networks for telework arrangements in response to the coronavirus pandemic, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 10.

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Competitive Intelligence Spotlight #24: Tom Jennrich on Accenture Federal Services’ CI Approach for Market Analysis, Bid Pursuit

Tom Jennrich Senior Manager of CI AFS

Tom Jennrich, senior manager of competitive intelligence at Accenture Federal Services, told ArchIntel in a recent interview that he considers the CI process as essential in the company's analysis of market dynamics and pursuit of bidding opportunities. In the conversation with ArchIntel, Jennrich also discusses how AFS established its CI function and purpose built team. This is the 24th in a series of interviews with Competitive Intelligence and GovCon executives who share their insights about creating and sustaining a competitive advantage.

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Competitive Intelligence Spotlight #23: Wolf Den’s Dameka Thompson Williams on Her ‘Source Agnostic Approach for CI”

Dameka Thompson Williams Director Wolf Den Associates

Dameka Thompson Williams, director of market research and competitive intelligence at Wolf Den Associates, told ArchIntel in a recent interview that her team looks at multiple data sources and synthesize collected information to derive insights that can support decision-making. In the conversation with ArchIntel, she also describes how she aims to apply both quantitative and qualitative data for government contracting efforts. This is the 23rd in a series of interviews with CI and GovCon executives who share their insights about creating and sustaining a competitive advantage.

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Shane Zabel: Raytheon Looks to Machine Learning for Military Sensor Product Modernization

Shane Zabel AI tech area director Raytheon Technologies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 22, 2020 — Shane Zabel, director of the artificial intelligence technology area at Raytheon Technologies' (NYSE: RTX) intelligence and space business, said the company is exploring the potential of machine learning technology to modernize sensor products that support the military decision-making process, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 8.

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Zscaler’s Drew Schnabel: Agencies Should Ensure Cloud IT Security for Mobile Workforce

Drew Schnabel VP of Federal Zscaler

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 22, 2020 — Drew Schnabel, vice president of Zscaler's (Nasdaq: ZS) federal business, outlined three components of a "zero trust" architecture he believes civilian and defense agencies should implement to secure cloud-based information technology applications in a remote environment, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 8.

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AT&T Vet Xavier Williams Named CEO of American Virtual Cloud Technologies; Darrell Mays Quoted

Xavier Williams CEO AVCT

Xavier Williams, a 30-year veteran of AT&T (NYSE: T) and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, will lead American Virtual Cloud Technologies (Nasdaq: AVCT) as CEO starting Oct. 1. He will succeed Darrell Mays, who has been appointed executive vice chairman of the AVCT's board of directors, and will also serve as a board member, the Atlanta-based information technology services provider said Wednesday.

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Booz Allen SVP Cedric Sims to Chair AHA’s 2020-2021 Executives With Heart Campaign

Cedric Sims SVP Booz Allen Hamilton

Cedric Sims -- senior vice president in charge of Booz Allen Hamilton's (NYSE: BAH) justice, homeland security and transportation business -- has been named chairman of the American Heart Association's Executives with Heart campaign for 2020-2021. “I am thrilled to support a critical mission to improve health and well-being across the Greater Washington Region," Sims said.

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