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Ashton Carter Named Belfer Center Director at Harvard Kennedy School

Ashton Carter, former secretary of the Defense Department, has been named director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Gazette reported Tuesday. He will succeed Graham Allison, who will continue to serve as Douglas Dillon professor of government, and serve as professor …

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Alisha Poland Named Fulcrum Business Devt Director; Jeff Handy Comments

Alisha Poland, a 10-year business operations and capture management professional, has been named director of business development at Fulcrum. The company said Thursday that Poland will oversee the company’s BD efforts in support of civilian and federal programs. “Alisha’s experience and established relationships will continue Fulcrum’s commitment to strengthen connections with our existing …

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DoD Picks 160 University Researchers to Receive Instrumentation Acquisition Funds

The Defense Department has awarded $47 million in total grants to 160 university researchers at 84 institutions to help them purchase equipment for defense research and student research training. DoD said Thursday its service research offices received 685 proposals for the fiscal 2017 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program and selected meritorious submissions that tackle science and engineering research …

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Executive Profile: Shaun Bierweiler, Hortonworks Public Sector VP

Shaun Bierweiler serves as vice president of public sector at Hortonworks, where he oversees the company’s work with U.S. federal, state, local and education customers. The government information technology industry veteran came to Hortonworks in November 2016 after he previously served as sales director at Red Hat and held responsibility over Defense Department and federal systems integrators …

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IBM Vet John Lainhart Named Senior Strategist at Grant Thornton’s Cyber Risk Advisory Practice

John Lainhart, a former leader of the U.S. public sector cybersecurity and privacy group at IBM, has been appointed as senior strategist at Grant Thornton‘s cyber risk advisory practice. He will oversee the development of cybersecurity offerings for the public sector in his new position, Grant Thornton said Thursday. “It’s essential for agencies to invest …

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Mitre VP William LaPlante to Co-Chair a Defense Science Board Task Force

William LaPlante, vice president of Mitre‘s intelligence portfolio, has been appointed to co-chair the Defense Science Board’s task force on the design and acquisition of software for defense systems. He will lead the task force in efforts to examine the evolution of the Defense Department‘s software acquisition process over the past decade and offer …

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Northrop-NLign Analytics Team Receives DoD Award for F-35 Technical Work

The Defense Department has given the Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award to the team of Northrop Grumman and NLign Analytics for their work in support of the F-35 fighter jet. NLign Analytics said Thursday the award recognizes individuals’ technical accomplishments in support of DoD’s Manufacturing Technology Program. Northrop used NLign Analytics’ 3D collection and visualization software …

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Doug Harlow Named an ACT I Executive Program Manager; Michael Niggel Comments

Doug Harlow, formerly a business development executive at Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, has been named executive program manager for the acquisition management services company’s contract with the Department of Homeland Security‘s national protection and programs directorate. ACT I said Harlow will oversee program management and service delivery efforts and serve as the primary …

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