Defense Business Briefing -- June 22, 2021

Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.

This week's top story

Center for Government Contracting to conduct four finance research studies

George Mason University's Center for Government Contracting is set to conduct four studies related to the Pentagon's effort to evaluate finance and pricing.

News & notes

Veeam establishes U.S. government-focused subsidiary, taps former defense official to lead it

Veeam Software, which specializes in data protection, said it has established a federal government-focused subsidiary that will be led by a former National Security Council official.

Following first acquisition, JHNA says it's pursuing additional deals

JHNA, which specializes in digital engineering for defense and federal agencies, earlier this month made its first acquisition, picking up security engineering services company Technology Security Associates.

Appointments & promotions

CAES adds Esper to board

Defense and aerospace electronics company CAES said former Defense Secretary Mark Esper has joined its board of directors.

SOSi adds Wiley

SOS International said it has named Neil Wiley senior adviser for intelligence programs as part of an effort to expand the company's intelligence work.

Huntington Ingalls hires Gokhale

Huntington Ingalls Industries said it has named Ashutosh Gokhale chief financial officer for its technical solutions division.

What's happening

The week ahead

Congress this week continues its hearings on the Defense Department's fiscal year 2022 budget request, and senior defense officials speak at industry events.

For Inside Defense subscribers

DOD rolling out new AI and data accelerator initiative under JADC2 strategy

The Defense Department will launch a new artificial intelligence and data accelerator initiative within the next 90 days as part of the Joint All Domain Command and Control strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said today.

CMMC accreditation body intends to continue work at 'full throttle' despite potential DOD delays

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body board Chairman Karlton Johnson says his organization is not slowing down its activities in support of the Defense Department's cyber certification program, and denied reports that the CMMC-AB is taking a "strategic pause" during ongoing governmental reviews of the program.