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Aili Kujawa: Johns Hopkins APL Continues Drive Toward Innovation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2017 — Aili Kujawa, director of human resources and services at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has noted that the lab continues to pursue new investment and innovation opportunities while building on traditional capabilities. “At APL, innovation is who we are and why we were established,” …

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HHS: ‘Healthcare Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition’

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said “healthcare cybersecurity is in critical condition” in its report to Congress Friday. Hospitals and health care facilities are a honeypot for hackers and prime targets for ransomware attacks because of the huge amounts of personal information that they collect. While cyber criminals have grown …

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AECOM Chief Safety Officer Named to Labor Dept’s Construction Safety & Health Advisory Committee

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 11, 2016 — AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) chief safety officer will join the Labor Department‘s 15-member advisory committee on construction safety and health following an appointment by the agency leadership, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The company said Thursday Andy Peters, who also serves as a senior vice president, will provide advisory support …

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Leidos Views Doubled Scale in Lockheed IS&GS Merger as Buffer to Agency Spending Shifts

Leidos Holdings‘ (NYSE: LDOS) impending merger with the information systems and global solutions segment of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) seeks to both diversify customer mix and lower risk to potential spending downturns in fewer market areas for the future combined company, Leidos CEO Roger Krone told investors at the New York Stock Exchange Monday. Reston, Virginia-based Leidos expects 2017 …

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IBM’s Keith Salzman: US Should Focus Some Healthcare Funds to Social Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 27, 2016 — Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer for IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global business services, believes one-third of the U.S. government’s $3 trillion healthcare budget has been underutilized, Executive Gov reported Wednesday. Salzman wrote in an IBM Center for the Business of Government blog entry posted …

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Leidos to Help Develop Vaccine for Zika Virus; Jerry Hogge Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2016 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will work with Immunovaccine to develop a vaccine that aims to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The companies will integrate Immunovaccine’s DepoVax platform and Leidos’ Virtual Pharmaceutical Development Program in support of efforts to accelerate vaccine development and production, …

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Booz Allen Names Karen Dahut Civil Commercial Group Chief, Susan Penfield Strategic Innovation Head

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has appointed Executive Vice President Karen Dahut as head of the McLean, Virginia-based firm’s civil commercial group and fellow EVP Susan Penfield as chief of the Strategic Innovation Group — the consulting contractor’s internal innovation-focused organization. Both Dahut and Penfield will assume their new roles on April 1, Booz …

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Chris Freer Appointed Sales VP for Leidos Health Group

Chris Freer, formerly vice president of population health at SPH Analytics, has been appointed as VP of sales at the health business group of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS). Leidos said Monday Freer will manage the company’s health group sales strategies, plans and activities to further develop its sales operations, organizational structure and commercial …

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CDC Selects 5 Firms for $150M Global Health Center Data, Technical Assistance BPA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded positions on a five-year, $150 million blanket purchase agreement to five contractors for technical assistance and scientific services to support studies and programs carried out by the CDC’s Center for Global Health. Awardees will compete for task orders to provide technical assistance, scientific …

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ICF Awarded $100M CDC Health Comms Contract; Kris Tremaine Comments

ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) has received a potential 10-year, $100 million contract to develop health communication services for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The company will perform planning, research, media outreach, Web design, social media services and program assessment for various communication requirements of CDC’s centers, offices and …

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