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Pentagon, CMMC Accreditation Body Sign MoU; Katie Arrington Quoted

The Department of Defense and a nonprofit corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to move the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program forward, Nextgov reported Thursday. Katie Arrington, chief information security officer in DoD's acquisition office and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, confirmed the MOU between the Pentagon and the CMMC accreditation body during a webinar held Thursday.

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Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed CEO, Named to 2020 Wash100 for Advancing Defense Business, Securing Contracts, Growing Revenue

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, as an inductee into the 2020 Wash100 Award for driving federal contract awards within the company’s defense sector, which exponentially grew its revenue. 

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Aerospace Defense Firms Launch Measures to Avoid COVID-19 Spread; Ellen Lord Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA), Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary and other aerospace defense manufacturers have increased cleaning efforts and implemented telework capabilities, social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and maintain operations, FlightGlobal reported Friday. Other companies that have initiated similar efforts are Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Sikorsky and AeroVironment.

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HII Completes $350M Buy of Kongsberg Maritime’s Hydroid Subsidiary; Andy Green Quoted

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has finalized its acquisition of Pocasset, Mass.-based marine robotics provider Hydroid from Kongsberg Maritime for approximately $350M as part of efforts to expand its capabilities in the autonomous and unmanned maritime systems market. HII said Thursday it will operate Hydroid as part of unmanned systems business unit within its technical solutions division, which now includes capabilities in small and medium unmanned underwater vehicles with the addition of Hydroid’s Remus and Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicles.

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