Spacelink, McLean, Virginia, has named Jim Schwenke as vice president, intelligence community, and Erik Levine as vice president, Space Segment Program Management.
KULR Technology Group Inc., San Diego, California, has named Antonio Martinez as vice president of operations.
BM Technologies Inc., Radnor, Pennsylvania, has named Hans Fleming as senior vice president and director of business development.
Pricer AB, Stockholm, has appointed Susanna Zethelius as chief financial officer.
Sabre Systems Inc., Warrington, Pennsylvania, has appointed Ben Jaurigue as chief operating officer.
Deep Water Point, Annapolis, Maryland, has appointed Lt. Gen. Robert “Bob” Ashley, USA (Ret.), in support of the company's defense and intelligence business.
Before the explosion of the private sector’s low-earth orbit satellite constellations and commercial launch services, the divide between space-based capabilities used for national security purposes and solutions from the commercial sector was considerable. Technological investments by industry have created innovative and cost-effective solutions for the space domain, which can no longer be ignored by the Department of Defense, asserts Gen. Bob Kehler, USAF (Ret.), of Kehler and Associates.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the strains it put on the global supply chain is making businesses rethink how they supply their government customers, said Zach Conover, general manager for Akima LLC’s subsidiaries Truestone, Lynxnet and Aperture Federal. Akima is an Alaska native-owned government contractor providing services such as facilities maintenance and repair, information technology support, logistics and supply chain operations, and systems engineering.
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.
BWX Technologies Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia, has named Robert (Rob) F. Smith president of government operations.
Asure, Austin, Texas, has appointed Yasmine Rodriguez as senior vice president and general manager, tax and compliance.
Liquid Media, Vancouver, British Columbia, has appointed Ronald W. Thomson as CEO.
Cadence Aerospace, Anaheim, California, has appointed Kevin W. Martin as CEO for the company’s engines systems segment.
Asure, Austin, Texas, has appointed Todd Waletzki as chief of staff.
J.F. Lehman & Company, New York, has hired Jack W. Gale as an associate.
Asure, Austin, Texas, has appointed John Pence as chief financial officer.
J.F. Lehman & Company has promoted Tyler W. Creamer, Alfred E. Johansen and Luke T. Zabinski to senior associate.
VTG, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Kirk Herdman as president for national security solutions.
J.F. Lehman & Company, New York, has promoted Nicole Kim to vice president.
J.F. Lehman & Company, New York, has promoted William J. Hanenberg and Michael S. Friedman to managing directors.
GlobalTranz Enterprises LLC, Phoenix, has appointed Bryan Foe to the position of senior vice president–branches.
O’Melveny, Washington, D.C., has hired Tod Cohen as a partner.
EID S.A., Charneca de Caparica, Portugal, has appointed Frederico Lemos as executive president.
Focal Point Data Risk LLC, Tampa, Florida, has promoted Stephanie Hagopian to senior vice president of business development.
Light Brigade, Kent, Washington, has appointed Sean Kelly as technical director.
Andy Vaughan joins VITEC, Atlanta, as vice president of business development for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Mission Systems Operations.
DoIT International, Santa Clara, California, has named John Purcell as chief product officer.
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Triangle, Virginia, has named Maj. Gen. James Lukeman, USMC (Ret.), as CEO.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Boulder, Colorado, has named Amy de La Lama as a partner to lead its global Data Privacy & Cyber Security team.
Government Tactical Solutions (GovTact), Vienna, Virginia, has hired Mark Carnahan as chief technology officer.
Ross Berkoff has joined the leadership team of TIAG, Reston, Virginia, as general manager.
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.
Lt. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, USA (Ret.), has joined Flyer Defense LLC, Los Angeles, as the company’s executive vice president of strategic planning.
OM Group Inc., Reston, Virginia, has hired Aaron Tilock as vice president of strategic growth.
NJVC LLC, Chantilly, Virginia, has named John Goss as president.
CERBAIR, Montrouge, France, has named Charles-Hubert Dufour as chief commercial officer.
Vice Adm. Eric Chaperon, French navy, has joined Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, as Naval Defence Advisor.
Port53 Technologies, San Francisco, has appointed Bill Parmelee as vice president of cyber services.
Sev1Tech LLC, Woodbridge, Virginia, has appointed Yogesh Khanna as chief technology and strategy officer.
Data Systems Analysts Inc. (DSA), Fairfax, Virginia, has named Alvie Johnson senior vice president of business development.
OBXtek Inc., McLean, Virginia, has promoted Sharon Harrington to chief human resources officer.
Scott Gilson joins Infinity Systems Engineering, Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as vice president of market development.
Saliense, Tysons Corner, Virginia, has appointed Victor Florido director of cybersecurity.
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.
Leidos, Reston, Virginia, has appointed Elizabeth Porter to Health Group president.
Arcserve LLC, Mineapolis, has appointed Ivan Pittaluga as chief technology officer.
TCG, Washington, D.C., has appointed Antoinette Merrill as chief financial officer.
David McGill has joined Avineon Inc., McLean, Virginia, as vice president, growth operations.
Criterion Systems, Inc., Vienna Virginia, has promoted Charlie Doyle to chief operating officer.