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Former NAVSEA Commander Thomas Moore Named HII Nuclear Operations VP; Andy Green Quoted

Thomas Moore VP

Thomas Moore, a 39-year U.S. Navy veteran and former head of Naval Sea Systems Command, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE: HII) nuclear and environmental services business as vice president of nuclear operations. The retired Navy vice admiral will oversee nuclear programs for the Department of Energy portfolio within HII's technical solutions division, led by Andy Green, the company said Wednesday.

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Former USAF Chief of Staff David Goldfein Appointed Blackstone Senior Adviser

David Goldfein Senior Adviser Blackstone

David Goldfein, former chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named a senior adviser at New York-based investment company Blackstone (NYSE: BX). Goldfein retired from the Air Force in October with the rank of general after 37 years of service and will provide advice to the Blackstone leadership on investment and strategic matters, the company said Thursday.

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Mercury Systems’ William Conley Joins NDIA Central Georgia Chapter Board

William Conley CTO Mercury Systems

William Conley, chief technology officer of Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY), has been named to the board of directors for the National Defense Industrial Association's Central Georgia chapter. He will serve as a board member for a term of up to six years, Mercury Systems said Thursday.

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac, Other Cyber Experts: Agencies Need to Adopt Zero Trust

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2021 — Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler (Nasdaq: ZS), and other industry cyber experts have encouraged the implementation of a zero trust approach at government agencies following the exploitation of a SolarWind software vulnerability that affected at least eight agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.

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Accenture’s Federal Arm Gets IARPA Imagery Analysis Research Contract; Bryan Rich Quoted

Bryan Rich Managing Director AFS Applied Intell

Accenture Federal Services will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate analysis of geospatial imagery under a potential four-year contract with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. AFS will work with Element84, I2R, Boston University, Cornell University, MIT, North Carolina State University, South Dakota State University, University of Tennessee and University of California-Riverside to study changes in the earth’s surface caused by climate change, urban growth and other factors under IARPA’s Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique program.

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Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Plan Includes Over $10B in Funds for Federal IT Modernization, Cybersecurity Efforts

Cybersecurity

President-elect Joe Biden has proposed a potential $1.9T COVID-19 pandemic relief package that urges Congress to approve more than $10B in funds to support the modernization and improve the cybersecurity of federal information technology systems and networks, The Hill reported Thursday.

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