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Pentagon Awards $600M to Advance 5G Experimentation; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios Acting Undersecretary DoD

The Department of Defense has made $600M in awards to support 5G testing and experimentation projects with 15 companies at five U.S. military installations. “The Department of Defense is at the forefront of cutting edge 5G testing and experimentation, which will strengthen our Nation’s warfighting capabilities as well as U.S. economic competitiveness in this critical field,” said Michael Kratsios, acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and U.S. chief technology officer.

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Potomac Officers Club’s Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver Virtual Event to Feature Michele Flournoy, of WestExec Advisors, as Speaker

Michele Flournoy Co-Founder WestExec Advisors

Michele Flournoy, co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, will speak during Potomac Officers Club’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Maneuver Virtual Event on Oct. 29. To Register for the Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver Virtual Event, and view other upcoming opportunities, visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page!

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Department of the Navy CIO Aaron Weis Receives First Wash100 Award for Driving IT, Cyber, Cloud Readiness

DON CIO Aaron Weis Receives Wash100 Award From Jim Garrettson

Aaron Weis, chief information officer for the Department of the US Navy (DON), was presented his first Wash100 Award on Wednesday for leading the guiding principles of the service branch to drive DON’s information technology and cyber readiness goals. Weis assumed his role with the Department of the Navy in Sept. 2019.

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Katie Arrington, CISO for DoD’s Acquisition Office, Receives First Wash100 Award for Leading CMMC Initiative

Katie Arrington Receives 2020 Wash100 Award From Jim Garrettson

Executive Mosaic founder and CEO Jim Garrettson presented Katie Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSDA) for the Department of Defense (DoD), her first Wash100 Award for her pivotal role in the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative. 

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Maria Demaree, Lockheed VP & GM of Mission Solutions, to Moderate Panel During Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit

Maria Demaree VP

Maria Demaree, vice president and general manager of mission solutions at Lockheed Martin's space business, will moderate the “5G Space: The Ultimate Connected High Ground” panel during Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit on October 27th. To Register for the 5G Summit, and view other upcoming events, visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page!

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Alion to Help Air Force Develop Space Tech Under $71M Task Order

Alion Science and Technology has received a four-year, $71M task order to help the Air Force Research Laboratory develop space, electromagnetic and information technologies for potential national security use. The company said Monday it will perform research, development, test and evaluation services to AFRL's space vehicles directorate as the military service looks to advance joint, coalition and multidomain warfare systems.

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Rob Strain, Ball Aerospace President, Joins DIB SAC

Rob Strain President Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace President Rob Strain will serve as a subcommittee member on the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) Space Advisory Committee (SAC), the company announced Monday. "This advisory panel will be critical in shaping the nation's path forward in space exploration, technology development and strategy at a time when the space domain is evolving quickly and in unforeseen ways," said Strain.

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