OBXtek Inc., McLean, Virginia, has promoted Tim Pleus to chief growth officer.
NCI Information Systems Inc. (NCI), Reston, Virginia, has promoted Chuck Hicks to chief operating officer.
DTS, Arlington, Virginia, names Derek Kernus to support business development and information technology operations.
The state of the U.S. cybersecurity industrial base is robust, including for numerous start-up companies exploring new and, in some cases, pioneering cybersecurity technologies. Members of the AFCEA International Cyber Committee say the infusion of cybersecurity technologies and innovations originating in friendly countries and allies such as Israel, the United Kingdom and Australia certainly support this strength.
SES, Luxembourg, has named Thai Rubin as chief legal officer.
Redhorse Corporation, Washington, D.C., has named John Zangardi as president.
MicroTech, Tysons, Virginia, has appointed Maj. Gen. Kirk Vollmecke, USA (Ret.), as chief operating officer.
Thales, La Defense, France, has appointed Christophe Salomon as executive vice president of Land & Air Systems.
Intelligent Waves LLC, Reston, Virginia, has appointed Tony Crescenzo as president.
Gary Mayes has joined Sentar Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, as senior director of research and development.
Red Hat Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, has named Paul Cormier as president and CEO.
HumanTouch LLC, McLean, Virginia, has appointed Les Buday as director for cybersecurity.
Blue Ridge, Atlanta, has named Maarten Baltussen general manager of Europe.
Crowley Maritime Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida, has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as chief operating officer.
Experts agree that reopening the United States requires contact tracing—working out, when someone has tested positive for COVID-19, who they might have infected already. Contact tracing, like any kind of detective work, is ultimately a very human undertaking. It’s a labor intensive, empathetic process of walking people back through the last few days of their lives and helping them remember who they might have been in close enough contact with to infect.
You can’t do that with an app—especially one that’s not downloaded by 80 percent of smartphone users, and uses Bluetooth location data that might list someone in an adjacent apartment as a “close contact.”
Jose Maria Estebanez has joined Kyocera, Fairfield, New Jersey, as senior director, Integrated Marketing Communications.
The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), San Francisco, has named Amy Cadagin as executive director.
Ellen Lord, the U.S. undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment suggested today that foreign adversaries may take advantage of the ongoing pandemic to conduct economic warfare against the United States, that industry could see a three-month “slow down” and that smaller businesses that provide critical components could suffer.
Lord made the comments during a press conference that streamed online.
Jason Yaley has joined Advanced Concepts and Technologies International LLC, Arlington, Virginia, as corporate chief of staff and senior director of corporate affairs.