February 22, 2021

EID S.A., Charneca de Caparica, Portugal, has appointed Frederico Lemos as executive president.

February 22, 2021

Focal Point Data Risk LLC, Tampa, Florida, has promoted Stephanie Hagopian to senior vice president of business development.

February 18, 2021

Light Brigade, Kent, Washington, has appointed Sean Kelly as technical director.


January 28, 2021

Andy Vaughan joins VITEC, Atlanta, as vice president of business development for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Mission Systems Operations.


January 28, 2021

DoIT International, Santa Clara, California, has named John Purcell as chief product officer.

January 28, 2021

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Triangle, Virginia, has named Maj. Gen. James Lukeman, USMC (Ret.), as CEO.


January 27, 2021
Competing in the information domain at the national level requires data at the hyper-localized level, says Ben Leo, CEO and co-founder of Faym. Credit: Liu zishan/Shutterstock

Competition in the information domain does not happen nationally. It happens locally, said Ben Leo, CEO and co-founder of Fraym, an international open-source intelligence and data analytics company.

“Competition in the information domain simply doesn’t happen at the national level. It happens in communities, neighborhoods, and even down to individual households or homes,” Leo said during a SIGNAL Executive Video Series discussion with Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine’s editor in chief.

January 26, 2021

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Boulder, Colorado, has named Amy de La Lama as a partner to lead its global Data Privacy & Cyber Security team.

January 26, 2021

Government Tactical Solutions (GovTact), Vienna, Virginia, has hired Mark Carnahan as chief technology officer.


January 19, 2021

Ross Berkoff has joined the leadership team of TIAG, Reston, Virginia, as general manager.


January 7, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
The Navy is exploring advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence handle the rapidly increasing amount of sensor data flooding naval intelligence systems. Credit: U.S. Navy photo

The U.S. Navy is looking for speed—not faster platforms or vehicles but innovation. Introducing new capabilities into the force rapidly is vitally important to maintaining the combat edge necessary to deter or defeat adversaries who are building up steam in their efforts to confront the U.S. military.

Accomplishing this task will require tapping industry for novel information technology advances and ensuring its success may entail working with the commercial sector to steer it into the right areas to suit naval needs. Ultimately, software-defined systems may hold the key to staying ahead of the deployment curve in technology-based systems.

December 17, 2020

Lt. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, USA (Ret.), has joined Flyer Defense LLC, Los Angeles, as the company’s executive vice president of strategic planning.


December 15, 2020

OM Group Inc., Reston, Virginia, has hired Aaron Tilock as vice president of strategic growth.


December 10, 2020

NJVC LLC, Chantilly, Virginia, has named John Goss as president.

December 8, 2020

CERBAIR, Montrouge, France, has named Charles-Hubert Dufour as chief commercial officer.

December 8, 2020

Vice Adm. Eric Chaperon, French navy, has joined Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, as Naval Defence Advisor.



November 24, 2020

Port53 Technologies, San Francisco, has appointed Bill Parmelee as vice president of cyber services.

November 20, 2020

Sev1Tech LLC, Woodbridge, Virginia, has appointed Yogesh Khanna as chief technology and strategy officer.

November 20, 2020

Data Systems Analysts Inc. (DSA), Fairfax, Virginia, has named Alvie Johnson senior vice president of business development.

November 17, 2020

OBXtek Inc., McLean, Virginia, has promoted Sharon Harrington to chief human resources officer.

November 17, 2020

Scott Gilson joins Infinity Systems Engineering, Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as vice president of market development.

November 13, 2020

Saliense, Tysons Corner, Virginia, has appointed Victor Florido director of cybersecurity.

October 20, 2020

On October 20, the Defense Department announced an $87 million, seven-year award to the Bio-Industrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE), a nonprofit created by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium, for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII). BioMADE, headquartered at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, will collaborate with public and private entities to advance sustainable and reliable bio-industrial manufacturing technologies, according to a DOD statement.

October 20, 2020

Leidos, Reston, Virginia, has appointed Elizabeth Porter to Health Group president.

October 15, 2020

Arcserve LLC, Mineapolis, has appointed Ivan Pittaluga as chief technology officer.

October 13, 2020

TCG, Washington, D.C., has appointed Antoinette Merrill as chief financial officer.

October 6, 2020

David McGill has joined Avineon Inc., McLean, Virginia, as vice president, growth operations.

October 2, 2020

Criterion Systems, Inc., Vienna Virginia, has promoted Charlie Doyle to chief operating officer.

September 8, 2020

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.

August 11, 2020

DTS, Arlington, Virginia, names Derek Kernus to support business development and information technology operations.

August 10, 2020
By Maryann Lawlor
Ransomware attacks affect computers by encrypting all of the information on the device. The hackers then demand a ransom, usually paid in the form of crypto currency in return for the decryption key. U.S. Air Force Graphic by Adam Butterick

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.

August 6, 2020

SES, Luxembourg, has named Thai Rubin as chief legal officer.

August 5, 2020

Redhorse Corporation, Washington, D.C., has named John Zangardi as president.

July 21, 2020

MicroTech, Tysons, Virginia, has appointed Maj. Gen. Kirk Vollmecke, USA (Ret.), as chief operating officer.

July 14, 2020

Thales, La Defense, France, has appointed Christophe Salomon as executive vice president of Land & Air Systems.

July 9, 2020

Intelligent Waves LLC, Reston, Virginia, has appointed Tony Crescenzo as president.

June 18, 2020

Gary Mayes has joined Sentar Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, as senior director of research and development.

June 16, 2020

Red Hat Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, has named Paul Cormier as president and CEO.

June 11, 2020

HumanTouch LLC, McLean, Virginia, has appointed Les Buday as director for cybersecurity.

June 9, 2020

Blue Ridge, Atlanta, has named Maarten Baltussen general manager of Europe.

May 19, 2020

Crowley Maritime Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida, has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as chief operating officer.

May 14, 2020
By Shaun Waterman
Czech military personnel load PPE supplies. Military personnel are conducting widespread testing in the Czech system of Smart Quarantine. Photo courtesy of NATO

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.”

May 14, 2020

Jose Maria Estebanez has joined Kyocera, Fairfield, New Jersey, as senior director, Integrated Marketing Communications.

May 12, 2020

The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), San Francisco, has named Amy Cadagin as executive director.

May 1, 2020
By George I. Seffers
Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, outlines concerns for the defense industrial base stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downtown.

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.  

April 30, 2020

Jason Yaley has joined Advanced Concepts and Technologies International LLC, Arlington, Virginia, as corporate chief of staff and senior director of corporate affairs.

April 30, 2020

Calian SED, Saskatoon, Canada, has appointed Rob Vance as director, Satellite Ground Antenna Systems.

April 28, 2020

HID Global, Austin, has named Bjorn Lidefelt president and CEO.

April 28, 2020

Col. Douglas Dudley, USAF (Ret.), has joined Akima, Herndon, Virginia, as director of the Air Force Cyber Programs in the Technology Solutions and Products Group.