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.
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.
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.
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.
Calian SED, Saskatoon, Canada, has appointed Rob Vance as director, Satellite Ground Antenna Systems.
HID Global, Austin, has named Bjorn Lidefelt president and CEO.
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.