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.