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Dr. Marie Sandrock Leads SCO’s Mission to Integrate AI Technology Into Military Operations

Dr. Marie Sandrock, deputy director of the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office, oversees SCO’s mission to develop new and innovative technologies to shape and counter emerging threats across all domains, bringing game-changing capabilities to the Joint Force. As SCO’s deputy director, Dr. Sandrock’s top priority for research and engineering is …

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Speedcast Receives CFIUS Clearance for Globecomm Deal

Speedcast International announced Thursday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has approved the company’s $135M acquisition of Globecomm Systems. CFIUS found no unresolved national security concerns holding up the acquisition. Speedcast expects the purchase of Globecomm to finalize before the end of 2018, pending customary closing conditions. On Aug …

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UTC-Rockwell Collins Merger: New Financial Details Emerge

On Nov. 26th, United Technologies announced its move to split the company into three separate businesses following the completion of the $30B Rockwell Collins acquisition on Nov. 23rd. The move will combine UTC’s Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Aerospace Systems with Rockwell Collins to form Collins Aerospace Systems. The …

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Andrew Couch Talks CryptoFuse’s Role Rethinking Blockchain

Last week, Andrew Couch, founder of Cryptofuse, spoke with GovConWire about how his company is looking to redefine blockchain technology and drive value in the federal market. As Couch explained, his company devised a way to exchange information without the internet by relying on asynchronous updating and the global blockchain. …

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China, US at Odds Over AI Technology’s Future

On Nov. 14th, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission warned the U.S. government of the potential dangers of being too reliant on Chinese technology in its annual report. A congressional advisory panel claims purchasing internet-linked devices manufactured in China is leaving the United States open to possible security breaches. …

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Amazon HQ2 to Help Create up to 37,850 Jobs by 2034; Lynn Dugle Quoted

Amazon’s decision to establish new headquarters in Northern Virginia and New York is expected to help create up to 37,850 jobs by 2034, the Washington Business Journal reports. Over the next two years alone, the tech giant plans to to hire 1,200 people in the Greater Washington area to work …

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Executive Mosaic Opens Nominations for the 2019 Wash100

TYSONS, Va., Nov. 9, 2018 — Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that, for the first time in six years, it will be taking outside nominations for the 2019 Wash100 award. EM will earmark a set number of nominations for consideration. These nominations will be taken from outside parties in the GovCon sector, encompassing …

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Cybersecurity Month: Novetta’s Amanda Satterwhite Talks With EM

As part of Cybersecurity Month, Executive Mosaic spoke with Amanda Satterwhite, senior director of cyber defense and enablement at Novetta. Here’s what she had to say: EM: What is your cyber background? My background runs the gamut of software engineering, program management, and leadership in organizational growth strategy in cyber …

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SAIC’s Announced Engility Buyout: McAleese & Associates Provides Assessment

On the heels of SAIC’s planned $2.5 billion acquisition of Engility, consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released its “McAleese Assessment” of the deal. The report includes key takeaways from the acquisition call held on Monday, including Tony Moraco, SAIC’s CEO, offering his view on the future of the federal …

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Tony Moraco, Lynn Dugle Talk SAIC’s Planned Buyout of Engility

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced Monday its plans to acquire Engility Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EGL), in a deal valued at $2.5 billion. If completed, the all-stock transaction will create the second largest independent technology integrator serving government clients. “The highly complementary portfolios, combined with our similar cultures, operating …

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