From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder
The Defense Department released details this week on how UAVs fit into its proposed budget for FY 2015.
The military’s $2.45 billion unmanned aircraft spending outline includes plans to purchase more UAVs from several of the country’s largest defense contractors and to continue work on a UAV that can be launched from a carrier.
As the Pentagon and other agencies continue to highlight their technology priorities for the future, GovCon firms are partnering and innovating to stay ahead of the curve.
Red Hat, for example, announced this week that its Enterprise Linux computing platform will be available to agencies and other systems integrators through an Amazon Web Services cloud computing system.
“The Level 3 network is incorporated into the distributed training solutions Northrop Grumman provides to the U.S. Air Force,” said Ed Morche, SVP of East region enterprise and government markets for Level 3.
Increased collaboration between the private and public sectors will be at the forefront of discussion between another group of high-level leaders on March 19, when the Potomac Officers Club will holds its “Federal Critical Infrastructure” Summit.
Dr. Harvey Davis (above), NSA director of installations and logistics; and Dr. Timothy Unruh (left), director of the Energy Department‘s Federal Energy Management Program; will lend their insights to the GovCon executive-only audience.
They will be joined by former DHS Cybersecurity Deputy Undersecretary Mark Weatherford (right) and Ed Goetz (below), VP and chief security officer at Constellation Energy, who will offer their leading perspectives on the issues at hand.
Click on the button below to reserve your spot at the event and ensure that your voice forms part of the premier GovCon leadership discussion on how industry and government can better protect our critical national infrastructure in the future.
Steve Harris Appointed Dell Federal VP, GM
The 16-year company sales veteran most recently led the company’s business in the education, state and local government markets and has also overseen sales to public healthcare customers.
Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed to Buy Industrial Defender for Commercial Cyber Push
Industrial Defender builds cyber tools for customers that run control systems in the oil and gas, utility and chemical sectors.
“Industrial Defender’s expertise in cyber security for critical infrastructure is a natural extension of our commercial cyber security business,” saidMarillyn Hewson, Lockheed chairman, president and CEO.
The companies expect to close the deal within 30 days, pending customary closing conditions.
Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility Subsidiary Enters New Phase of Philippines Environmental Program
“This contract also builds upon the work we completed for the (CEnergy) program during which our team laid the groundwork for this new phase of environmental protection and sustainment in the Philippines,” said Tony Smeraglinolo, Engility president and CEO.
Leidos to Help Naval Health Research Center Investigate Warfighter Stress; Steve Comber Comments
The NHRC wants to gain a better understanding of how mental disorders could affect warfighters’ health and performance, as well as effects on healthcare costs.
“Finding ways to improve the health and wellness of our military personnel and their families is important to the nation, which means it’s important to Leidos,” said Steve Comber, Leidos health group president.
Leidos will take in up to $7.3 million over one base year and four option years.
Jonathan Goldman, USIS Vet, Joins FCi Federal as Chief Growth Officer; Sharon Virts Comments
Goldman will manage the company’s growth strategy and operations.