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Are you sure that application belongs in the cloud?

Are you sure that application belongs in the cloud?By Sara Friedman Apr 19, 2018

While there is significant pressure for agencies to move systems to the cloud, rushing in without doing the proper homework is likely to produce problems, not savings. 

Mapping legacy applications before moving them into the cloud can be cumbersome, but that information is critical to projecting an accurate return on investment,  Defense Information Systems Agency Cloud Portfolio Office Chief John Hale said. Agencies should also conduct app rationalization and inventory checks before deciding to move into the cloud, he added.

“When you start moving into the cloud, it’s not rocket science.  It is about computers and storage, where infrastructure as a service in the easy part,” Hale said at FCW's April 18 Cloud Summit.  But “all of the vendors offer their special sauce," he added, and while that "creates a lot of functionality,” it also means

PwC-Microsoft Alliance to Advance New Cybersecurity Portfolio

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2018 — PwC and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have expanded their alliance to advance a new suite of cybersecurity services and tools that are geared to safeguard customers’ IT networks and data, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The product portfolio will cover enterprise security architecture, identity and access management, threat and vulnerability management as well as information and cloud security, PwC said Monday.

The alliance also aims to create and combine systems that can enable customers to reduce cyber risks and disruptions to business processes.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and delivers robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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Lockheed Submits Proposal for Follow-On Air Force GPS III Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has submitted its bid for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Follow On program aimed at developing up to 22 next-generation GPS satellites with anti-jamming capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The company said Tuesday its proposed GPS III platform includes a fully digital navigation payload, a search-and-rescue mission payload, a regional military protection capability as well as a laser retro-reflector array for satellite positioning.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. It provides its members an interactive forum to develop key business and partnering relationships. Breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry is delivered over seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Executive Mosaic is headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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David Smith
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david.smith@executivemosaic.com

BAE Systems Recognizes Kratos Unit as ‘Gold’ Supply Partner

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2018 —BAE Systems has given Kratos Defense and Security Solutions’ (Nasdaq: KTOS) microwave electronics division recognition for its performance as a supplier, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

Kratos said Monday the division received a Gold Supplier Award along with 36 other companies during the Partner 2 Win Supplier Symposium hosted by BAE’s electronic systems business.

BAE grants its Gold Supplier Award to partners that have earned a 100-percent rate in performance and punctuality of delivery.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and delivers robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

Contact:
David Smith
(703) 226-7002
david.smith@executivemosaic.com

Michael Niggel: ACT I to Expand Core Services, FMS Support Tools & Hiring in...

Michael Niggel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2018 — Michael Niggel, CEO of Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, has said the company is working to expand its core market offerings in aerospace, cyber, defense healthcare and homeland security as well as developing new tools and processes in support of Foreign Military Sales case execution.

He told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published Tuesday that ACT I is also geared to continue investments in hiring and retaining the best people and build on its long-term strategy, as it anticipates further growth in 2018 due to the demand for total acquisition management, cyber and FMS services.

“This year our staff will grow to 300-400 technical and management experts based in both the U.S. and overseas,” Niggel added.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting

Raytheon, Navy Test JSOW C Missile on Lockheed’s F-35C Fighter Jet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has completed developmental tests on the Joint Standoff Weapon C warhead in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and F-35 fighter aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The test looked at the integration of JSOW C, an air-to-ground missile with a GPS-inertial navigation system, with the F-35C jet variant in preparation for full deployment in 2019, Raytheon said Tuesday.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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David Smith
(703) 226-7002
david.smith@executivemosaic.com

Engility to Grant Additional Cyber Scholarships to Vets; Lynn Dugle Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will expand its CyberWarrior Scholarship Program to include additional scholarships for U.S. military veterans, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

The company said Tuesday the latest round of awards will grant four transitioning service members cybersecurity certification training scholarships, including study materials, training classes, certification exam vouchers and ISC2-hosted Direct or Live OnLine seminars.

“Through these scholarships, we’re not only providing veterans with a viable option as they reenter the workforce, but also putting them on the fast track to one of the most in-demand professions in the world,” said Engility CEO Lynn Dugle, who is also a 2018 Wash100 recipient.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. It provides its members an interactive forum to develop key business and partnering relationships. Breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry is delivered over seven influential

L3 Enters Deal to Provide Integrated Systems for Australia’s Offshore Patrol Vessels

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) will provide various systems for integration into the Australian navy’s SEA 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessels as part of a deal with prime contractor Luerssen’s Australian arm, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

L3 said Monday its Australian business will supply integrated communications, navigation, platform management and bridge systems to Luerssen Australia in support of the SEA 1180 OPV program.

Christopher Kubasik, president and CEO of L3, said work on the OPV design and construction phase will help the company expand its presence in Australia’s defense market.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. It provides its members an interactive forum to develop key business and partnering relationships. Breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry is delivered over seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Executive Mosaic is headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: NDAA, Other Gov’t Efforts Build on Comsatcom Role in National Security

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 works to recognize the role of the commercial satellite communications industry in national security efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.

Cowen-Hirsch wrote for Milsat Magazine that comsatcom has shifted from a military capability gap filler to a strategic element for the diversity, redundancy and resiliency of government communication operations, amid the increasingly contested satellite environment.

The 2018 NDAA is one of several developments in government that serve to support the U.S. goal to build on its space warfighting capabilities, she added.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four