June 17, 2021

Spacelink, McLean, Virginia, has named Jim Schwenke as vice president, intelligence community, and Erik Levine as vice president, Space Segment Program Management.

June 10, 2021

KULR Technology Group Inc., San Diego, California, has named Antonio Martinez as vice president of operations.

June 3, 2021

BM Technologies Inc., Radnor, Pennsylvania, has named Hans Fleming as senior vice president and director of business development.

May 26, 2021

Pricer AB, Stockholm, has appointed Susanna Zethelius as chief financial officer. 

May 25, 2021

Sabre Systems Inc., Warrington, Pennsylvania, has appointed Ben Jaurigue as chief operating officer.


May 24, 2021

Deep Water Point, Annapolis, Maryland, has appointed Lt. Gen. Robert “Bob” Ashley, USA (Ret.), in support of the company's defense and intelligence business.


April 14, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The differences in acquisition systems, the lack of effective communication and the uncertainties associated with the Congressional budgets all create real impediments to space innovation, says Gen. Bob Kehler, USAF (Ret.), of Kehler and Associates, speaking virtually during AFCEA International’s Partnering for Space Power in 2021 and Beyond event on April 13.

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.

April 13, 2021
Effective supply chain management with government customers requires clear communications, says Zach Conover, general manager for Akima LLC’s subsidiaries Truestone, Lynxnet and Aperture Federal. Credit: Shutterstock

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.

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.

April 1, 2021

BWX Technologies Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia, has named Robert (Rob) F. Smith president of government operations.


March 30, 2021

Asure, Austin, Texas, has appointed Yasmine Rodriguez as senior vice president and general manager, tax and compliance.

March 30, 2021

Liquid Media, Vancouver, British Columbia, has appointed Ronald W. Thomson as CEO.


March 30, 2021

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.

March 25, 2021

Asure, Austin, Texas, has appointed John Pence as chief financial officer.

March 18, 2021

J.F. Lehman & Company has promoted Tyler W. Creamer, Alfred E. Johansen and Luke T. Zabinski to senior associate.

March 16, 2021

VTG, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Kirk Herdman as president for national security solutions.




March 15, 2021

J.F. Lehman & Company, New York, has promoted Nicole Kim to vice president.

March 11, 2021

J.F. Lehman & Company, New York, has promoted William J. Hanenberg and Michael S. Friedman to managing directors.

March 10, 2021

GlobalTranz Enterprises LLC, Phoenix, has appointed Bryan Foe to the position of senior vice president–branches.

March 5, 2021

O’Melveny, Washington, D.C., has  hired Tod Cohen as a partner.


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 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.