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Glenn Woroch Named FCC Chief Economist; Ajit Pai Quoted

Glenn Woroch, adjunct professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, has joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to serve as chief economist for the next year. "I look forward to learning from his insights into various aspects of the Commission’s critical work," said Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC.

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CNSI Names Gaurav Maini as SVP, Managing Director; Todd Stottlemyer Quoted

CNSI has appointed Gaurav Maini as senior vice president and managing director for CNSI’s operations in Chennai, India. Maini will lead a team responsible for delivering innovative, secure, high-performance and scalable technology products in support of CNSI’s clients. “We are thrilled to have Gaurav on the CNSI team,” said Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of CNSI and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Accenture Names New Executives to Global Management Committee; Julie Sweet Quoted

Accenture has appointed Bhaskar Ghosh as chief strategy officer, advancing the company’s Global Management Committee. The company also named Simon Eaves as managing director in Accenture’s U.K. and Ireland business. “Bhaskar brings incredible vision and business acumen to his new role as chief strategy officer,” said Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture. 

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Senate Confirms LTG Michael Groen as JAIC Director

The U.S. Senate has confirmed LTG Michael Groen to be the new director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) division for developing and advancing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, FedScoop reported on Monday. With Groen’s recent confirmation, he has also been promoted to major general. 

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Maj. Gen. John Shaw Nominated to Lead Space Command

President Trump has nominated Maj. Gen. John Shaw, commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) and the Space Operations Command, to serve as deputy commander at the U.S. Space Command. Shaw will elevate to the rank of lieutenant general once he receives confirmation from the Senate, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Thursday.

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Lt. Gen. David Allvin Senate-Confirmed as USAF’s Vice Chief of Staff; Gen. Charles Brown Quoted

Lt. Gen. David Allvin has received Senate confirmation to become vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force (VCSAF). Allvin, currently the Joint Staff's director for strategy, plans and policy, will succeed Gen. Stephen Wilson who held the VCSAF role for over four years, USAF said Thursday.

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Greenhouse Consulting Names Jay Jones as Managing Director; Bill Rossello Quoted

Greenhouse Consulting has appointed Jay Jones as managing director. Jones has nearly three decades of sales, business development, capture management and marketing experience in complex consulting and service environments. Jones served as vice president for business development, strategic partnership and planning, capture management and marketing for the Health and Civilian Solutions Division at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT).

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NSF Names Sean Jones as Directorate Head; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sean Jones, former acting deputy division director at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) division of materials research, has been appointed to lead NSF's mathematical and physical sciences directorate. Prior to his appointment, Jones served as acting assistant director at the MPS directorate. Jones started his career at NSF in 2009 as program director.

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Suntiva Names Sunny Yoo as Director of Business Development; Scot Stitely Quoted

Suntiva has appointed Sunny Yoo as director of Defense and Intel Business Development to lead business development, capture management and client relationship management, Suntiva reported on Monday. Prior to joining Suntiva, Yoo served a ten-year tenure with Patricio Enterprises, where he served in a variety of leadership positions. 

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Report: President Trump Plans to Name Basil Parker as Federal CIO, Camilo Sandoval as Federal CISO

President Trump intends to appoint Basil Parker, chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as the next federal chief information officer and Camilo Sandoval, former acting CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as federal chief information security officer. Parker would succeed two-time Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent

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