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White House Provides Info on Federal AI Projects via New Website

The White House on Tuesday introduced a new website that offers information on the federal government’s artificial intelligence programs and related resources, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The website includes policy initiatives, federal accomplishments and documents, fact sheets and other resources related to AI. “It’s a real hub for all the AI …

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Frank DiGiammarino Joins Booz Allen in EVP Role

Frank DiGiammarino, a former head of global expansion at Amazon Web Services, has been named an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH). He will lead Booz Allen’s innovation strategy and efforts to help federal customers transform service delivery through digital approaches, the company said Wednesday. DiGiammarino most recently served as …

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White House Launches ‘American AI Initiative’ Through Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to launch a new program that will direct federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence in order to build up economic and national security and improve the quality of life of citizens. The American AI Initiative has five key principles …

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McAleese & Associates: Trump Backs $733B to $750B Defense Budget for FY 2020

A new McAleese & Associates report says President Donald Trump appears to have expressed support to a defense budget request of $733B to $750B for fiscal year 2020 following his meeting with lawmakers and other government officials. Trump met with Defense Secretary James Mattis; National Security Adviser John Bolton; Senate Armed Services Committee …

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Sunil Ramchand Named President, Chief Growth Officer of VT Group

Sunil Ramchand, former CEO of Mission Essential, has joined VT Group as president and chief growth officer at the Chantilly, Va.-based defense technology contractor. He will oversee VT Group’s growth strategy and also serve as a member of its board of directors, the company said Wednesday. The U.S. Navy veteran previously served in …

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Pentagon IDs Suspected Toxic Substance in Two Letters

The Defense Department on Tuesday announced that the Pentagon Force Protection Agency detected a substance that is suspected to be ricin in two envelopes received at DoD’s remote mail screening facility. DoD said in a tweet that it handed over the suspicious mail to FBI for further analysis. The Wall …

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Intel Attends White House Summit Aimed to Drive Quantum Computing Innovation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 26, 2018 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has participated at a recent summit hosted by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy for government, commercial and academic organizations to discuss advancements in quantum computing, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the multi-sector meeting sought to …

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Cybersecurity Vet Trent Teyema Named SVP, CTO at Parsons’ Federal Arm

Trent Teyema, a former cybersecurity official at the FBI, has joined Parsons‘ federal business as senior vice president and chief technology officer. Parsons said Thursday Teyema will oversee research-and-development and customer engagement efforts related to the company’s intellectual property protection platforms and other technology offerings. The more than two-decade public sector veteran previously …

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Cybersecurity Vet Joel Bagnal Named Vericlave President & COO

Joel Bagnal, a former executive at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has joined cybersecurity company Vericlave as president and chief operating officer. Vericlave said Monday Bagnal aims to develop and implement strategies for the company to help government and enterprise clients secure critical assets from potential cyber attacks. He previously served as …

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Suzanne Liscouski Joins Govplace as Strategy & Business Development VP

Suzanne Liscouski, former vice president of federal civilian agencies and client executive at NCI, has joined information technology reseller Govplace as VP of strategy and business development. Govplace said Monday Liscouski will be responsible for developing the Reston, Virginia-based company’s corporate strategy and plans for BD and capture activities. At …

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