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Ehrhard Assigned to Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense

November 20, 2014

Dr. Thomas P. Ehrhard has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and has been assigned as special assistant to the deputy secretary of defense (deputy chief of staff), Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

Mears Assigned to Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense

November 20, 2014

Dr. Zachary M. Mears has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and has been assigned as special assistant to the deputy secretary of defense (chief of staff), Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

American Systems Appoints DiZinno as VP, Identity Intelligence

November 18, 2014

American Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Dr. Joseph DiZinno as vice president of identity intelligence.

 

National Laboratory Awards Supercomputer Contract

November 17, 2014

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, California, recently announced a contract with IBM to deliver a next-generation supercomputer in 2017. The system, to be called Sierra, will serve the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program. Procurement of Sierra is part of the U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) national labs to accelerate the development of high-performance computing. CORAL will result in delivery to each laboratory of a supercomputer expected to provide about five times the performance of today’s top systems.

Livermore and Oak Ridge will work with IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox to deploy systems of about 150 petaflops to advance science and ensure national security. Sierra also will be used for weapons’ science and engineering calculations, as opposed to estimating the performance of an integrated system. Argonne is expected to finalize a contract at a later date. Exascale supercomputers, expected in the next decade, will be about 1,000 times more powerful than today’s petaflops (quadrillions of operations per second) systems, with exascale operating at a quintillion operations per second.

The Department of Energy also announced funding awards, totaling $100 million, for leading high-performance computing companies to develop exascale computing technologies under the FastForward 2 program managed by LLNL on behalf of the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Energy Office of Science.

 

American Systems Appoints Dyer as VP, Director of Organizational Development

November 18, 2014

American Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, has added John Dyer as vice president and director of organizational development/knowledge management. 

Intersec Appoints Franciszkowski as Vice President

November 18, 2014

Intersec, Paris, has appointed Thomas Franciszkowski as vice president of research and development.

Inch Assigned to U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command

November 18, 2014

Brig. Gen. Mark S. Inch, USA, has been assigned as provost marshal general and commanding general, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and Army Corrections Command, Washington, D.C

BAE to Provide Long-Range Sensor Suite

November 17, 2014

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded an $8,480,150 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00024-14-C-5404) to exercise option year one for major production and in-service efforts such as the Evolved Seasparrow missile, NATO Seasparrow surface missile system, Stalker long-range electro-optical sensor suite and day-to-day office operation in support of the 12 nations that comprise the NATO Seasparrow Consortium. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia (90 percent), and Chesapeake, Virginia (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2015. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy and international) and fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $4,061,335 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

 

Sonntag Assigned to U.S. Southern Command

November 18, 2014

Brig. Gen. Kurt L. Sonntag, USA, has been assigned as commander, Special Operations Command South, U.S. Southern Command, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.

Wharton Assigned to U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

November 18, 2014

Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

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