AST & Science, Midland, Texas, has named Chris Ivory as chief commercial officer and CEO.
John Hynes has joined Applied Insight, Tysons, Virginia, as CEO.
Eric Forseter has been appointed general manager of public sector for DataRobot, Tysons, Virginia.
Kevin Henderson has been named vice president of corporate growth at SOS International, and Steven Shugart has joined the company's senior leadership team.
Ray Falcione has joined OmniSci, San Francisco, as vice president of U.S. Federal Business.
James Clapper has joined StellarPeak, Reston, Virginia as senior advisor.
AbleVets, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Paul Bradley as vice president of technology.
Zain Ahmed has been promoted to vice president and general manager of CenturyLink's federal civilian and law enforcement practice, Tysons Corner, Virginia.
David Van Wie has been named head of the air and missile defense sector for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
Christopher Sharpley has been named managing director of the federal practice at Next Phase Solutions, Oviedo, Florida.
Samantha Segall has joined CLEAR as senior director of government relations in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Army leaders agree the way forward is through a fundamental cultural shift—a shift that needs to be inclusive of both strategic and tactical sides for a more holistic strategy based on mission objectives and operational needs.
Kelly Nelson has been named vice president of business operations at the Herndon, Virginia-based ViON.
Cadence Aerospace, Anaheim, California, has named Kevin Martin as chief information officer.
Maxar Technologies, Westminster, Colorado, has named Daniel Jablonsky president and CEO.
Shelly Gabersek has joined BAE Systems as strategic capture director for the British defense contractor's U.S. subsidiary.
Carrie Charles has been appointed CEO for Broadstaff of Laurel, Maryland.
The cloud strategy document released this week by the U.S. Defense Department is drawing mixed reactions from industry and military officials. Experts welcome the strategy as an important step toward modernizing the department’s infrastructure but also express some concerns and note that many questions remain.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa announced this week that DHS will follow a new strategy for obtaining information technology services. Rather than pursue a re-competition of the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions (EAGLE) II, the department will offer an array of options for industry, including greater opportunity for small businesses, under EAGLE Next Generation.
The U.S. defense industrial supply chain is vast, complex and vulnerable. Organic components, large-scale integrators, myriad commercial service providers, and tens of thousands of private companies sustain the Defense Department. According to the SANS Institute, the percentage of cyber breaches that originate in the supply chain could be as high as 80 percent.