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Col. Jay Wisham, Col. John Cochran, Capt. Christian Dunbar Serve as Panelists to Discuss Importance of AI Maneuvering to Improve Battlefield Capabilities

Potomac Officers Club

Joel Dillon, vice president of Global Defense and the leader of Booz Allen Hamilton’s portfolio for the U.S. Army, acted as the moderator for an impressive expert panel during the recent Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver Virtual Event as a part of Booz Allen's 'Future Battlefield Series with Potomac Officers Club (POC) on Oct. 29th. 

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Reports: CIA Selects Multiple Industry Partners for Multibillion-Dollar Commercial Cloud Enterprise IDIQ

C2E Contract

Amazon Web Services, Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) have been awarded spots on a potential multibillion-dollar, Commercial Cloud Enterprise indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the Central Intelligence Agency, Nextgov reported Friday.

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Klas Telecom Rebrands as Klas Government; Chris Ericksen Quoted

Klas Government

Klas Telecom has changed its name to Klas Government to mark the company’s efforts to expand capabilities in support of military programs and deliver deployable platforms that enable communications at the tactical edge. "Telecom no longer defines us as we continue to expand our offerings. We wanted to update our branding to reflect that, so we're now Klas Government,” said Chris Ericksen, the company's chief revenue officer.

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Kratos Buys UAS Software Engineering Firm 5-D Systems; Eric DeMarco Quoted

Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has acquired software engineering company 5-D Systems for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to expand capabilities in unmanned aerial systems and establish a technology center in the Austin area. 5-D will operate as a systems engineering hub within the unmanned systems division of Kratos.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: ManTech’s Kevin Phillips Talks Minerva Engineering Acquisition, William Bookless Named Acting NNSA Administrator; ODNI Appoints Steve Vanech; Pamela Powers Discusses VA EHR System Deployment; DoD, Navy Zero-Trust Efforts

Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic

THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 MOST POPULAR STORIES View Weekly Contract Awards William Bookless Named Acting NNSA Administrator William Bookless, principal deputy administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), assumed the role of acting administrator of NNSA after Lisa Gordon-Hagerty stepped down from the post. NNSA said Friday Gordon-Hagerty, who received Senate confirmation in February …

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FireEye Announces $400M Blackstone-Led Strategic Investment, Buys Respond Software in $186M Cash-and-Stock Deal

FireEye

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) announced that it will receive a strategic investment worth $400M from investment firm Blackstone and venture capital firm ClearSky. FireEye will use the proceeds from the Blackstone Tactical Opportunities-led investment to build up its managed services, platform and cloud portfolio and fund strategic growth initiatives, including its acquisition of cybersecurity company Respond Software

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WestExec Advisors’ Michele Flournoy Delivers Fireside Chat During Potomac Officers Club’s AI for Maneuver Virtual Event

Michèle Flournoy, co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors

During Potomac Officers Club’s Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver Virtual Event, Michèle Flournoy, co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, was featured in a fireside chat with Greg Wenzel, 2020 Wash100 Award recipient and executive vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton. Wenzel moderated the fireside chat by posing questions on the future of defense as technology evolves. 

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