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POTOMAC TECH WIRE -- May 23, 2017
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Sponsored By: Startups + Investors + Founders on Stage at TechBUZZ Summer on June 13. Register Today!

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Growth-Minded CACI Expands Role of COO John Mengucci
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Target to Pay $18.5 Million in Largest-Ever Multistate Data Breach Settlement
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Herndon-Based Upskill Names Jeremy Kirsch as COO
o Arlington's Govini Names Chris Taylor as New CEO
o Arlington-Based BluVector Names Travis Rosiek as Tech and Strategy Chief
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Apple Ends Legal Battle with Nokia, Signs Multi-Year Patent License

> Startups + Investors + Founders on Stage at TechBUZZ Summer on June 13
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YaSabe, TechCXO
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o Growth-Minded CACI Expands Role of COO John Mengucci

Arlington, Va. -- CACI International, an Arlington-based provider of information technology products and services to intelligence, defense and federal government clients, said on Tuesday that John Mengucci, its chief operating officer (COO) and president of U.S. operations, will take on an expanded role. Mengucci now will focus solely on his COO position, assuming leadership of additional corporate functions such as business development, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), human resources and recruiting, and contracts. CACI has named DeEtte Gray to take over as president of U.S. operations. She most recently served as president of the Intelligence & Security Sector at BAE Systems. "We now see a federal market that is changing in positive ways, and believe this is the time to invest in a more aggressive growth strategy," said CEO Ken Asbury. "The CACI board of directors and I have asked John Mengucci to assume expanded responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer to accelerate this strategy. The opportunity to also add a supremely talented leader like DeEtte Gray is also foundational to our plans going forward."
http://www.caci.com
http://investor.caci.com/file/Index?KeyFile=2000700898 
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o Target to Pay $18.5 Million in Largest-Ever Multistate Data Breach Settlement

Richmond, Va. -- Retail giant Target will pay $18.5 million to 47 states and DC in the largest multistate data breach settlement to date, the states announced on Tuesday. The settlement comes nearly four years after a cyber attack on the company's servers exposed the sensitive information of more than 41 million payment card accounts and 60 million customers, including names, email addresses and payment card numbers. The attorneys general, including those from DC, Maryland and Virginia, alleged that Target had multiple weaknesses in its system that allowed hackers to access the information. In addition to the payment, Target will be required to develop a comprehensive information security program to be assessed by an independent third party. "This settlement requires Target to strengthen its security safeguards and create and maintain a comprehensive data security program, and other companies should follow suit," said Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. "Consumers should also remain vigilant regarding their data, including monitoring credit card and bank statements and credit reports."
http://www.oag.state.va.us/media-center/news-releases/955-may-23-2017-target-corporation-to-pay-18-5m-over-2013-data-breach 
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o Herndon-Based Upskill Names Jeremy Kirsch as COO

Herndon, Va. -- Upskill, a Herndon-based developer of software for industrial augmented reality (AR) glasses, has named Jeremy Kirsch as its chief operating officer (COO). Kirsch most recently was the executive vice president and general manager of worldwide sales at Opower (acquired by Oracle last June), and earlier was the vice president of sales and marketing for the Viisage Secure Credentialing Business at L-1 Identity Solutions. In his new role, he will lead all customer-facing and revenue-generating aspects of Upskill's business, including sales, marketing, business development, client success and project delivery. The news follows two company milestones in the past two months, including its acquisition of Pristine and closing of its second round of funding, led by Boeing HorizonX and GE Ventures.
http://www.upskill.io
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/upskill-appoints-jeremy-kirsch-as-chief-operating-officer-300462030.html
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o Arlington's Govini Names Chris Taylor as New CEO

Arlington, Va. -- Govini, the Arlington- and San Francisco-based developer of a business intelligence platform for companies that sell to the public sector and government agencies that buy from them, on Tuesday named Chris Taylor as its new CEO. He succeeds founder Eric Gillespie, who will become executive chairman. Taylor previously founded tech startup Novitas Group and was the CEO of Mission Essential. Gillespie said that Taylor's "leadership in the national security sector" make him a "natural fit for the opportunities in front us." Since its founding in 2013, Govini has focused on providing market intelligence to federal contractors, federal agencies, private equity firms and hedge funds. The company issues an annual "Federal Scorecard." In addition to Gillespie, Govini's investors include Accel Partners, Salesforce Ventures and Symphony Technology Group.
http://www.govini.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170523005911/en/Chris-Taylor-Appointed-CEO-Govini-Founder-Eric 
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o Arlington-Based BluVector Names Travis Rosiek as Tech and Strategy Chief

Arlington, Va. -- BluVector, the Arlington-based developer of network security monitoring and analytics tools, on Tuesday named Travis Rosiek as its chief technology and strategy officer. Rosiek most recently served as the chief technology officer (CTO) of Tychon (formerly CloudHASH Security), and previously held several senior roles with McAfee and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and was the federal CTO of FireEye. Kris Lovejoy, the CEO at BluVector, said that Rosiek's "wealth of experience and knowledge in the federal sector" will make him a "key addition" to the company's leadership team. The news comes four months after private equity firm LLR Partners acquired BluVector from parent Northrop Grumman.
http://www.bluvector.io
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170523005138/en/BluVector-Names-Cybersecurity-Expert-Travis-Rosiek-Chief 
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o Apple Ends Legal Battle with Nokia, Signs Multi-Year Patent License

Cupertino, Calif. -- Ending patent litigation that many had expected to drag on for much longer, Apple said on Tuesday it has reached a settlement in its intellectual property dispute with Nokia. Apple said it will make an unspecified upfront payment to Nokia, as well as additional revenue payments. The two companies also have signed a multi-year patent license, with Nokia providing certain network infrastructure products and services to Apple, and Apple again carrying Nokia digital health products in its retail and online stores. The companies said they plan to explore future collaboration in digital health, as well. "It moves our relationship with Apple from being adversaries in court to business partners working for the benefit of our customers," said Maria Varsellona, the chief legal officer of Nokia. The patent dispute was first announced in December after a previous patent license expired earlier last year.
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/05/nokia-and-apple-sign-agreement-settle-all-litigation/
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Startups + Investors + Founders on Stage at TechBUZZ Summer on June 13. Register Today!

June 13, 1-7:30pm, in Arlington, VA. TechBUZZ is the East Coast's premier pitch and launch event for tech startups and investors. The half-day program hosted by MAVA three times per year brings active investors and business together with the brightest emerging tech companies in a high-energy, fast-paced, four-minute pitch format. For the summer edition, TechBUZZ will highlight two leading Founders: Ron Gula, co-founder & CEO of Tenable Networks and Anup Ghosh, founder & CEO of Invincea (acquired by Sophos), along with the 18 competitively selected tech startups from VA, DC, MD, PA, CA and NY. Since debuting in 2011, MAVA’s flagship seed-stage program has launched more than 300 tech startups on the TechBUZZ stage, that have raised collectively in excess of $600M in disclosed capital investment. Innovators, advisors and investors tracking the latest tech trends and looking to spot the “next big thing” in the tech community should not miss this event. The half-day program offers unparalleled networking with the community that supports seed and early stage tech companies on the East Coast. Register Today!

http://mava.org/programs/techbuzz/summer-2017/


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(Sterling, Va.) Sterling-based Hispanic media provider YaSabe said on Tuesday it has launched JobBot, a stand-alone recruitment platform designed to streamline and automate many of the most time-consuming aspects of recruiting hourly workers. The company said the platform can respond to incoming calls and texts from job seekers, and also process online applications from Indeed, Craigslist and YaSabe.com.
http://www.yasabe.com
http://www.JobBot.ai 

(Washington, DC) TechCXO, a Georgia-based provider of on-demand executives for technology companies, on Tuesday named Mark Costanzo as a finance and operations partner in its Mid-Atlantic office in DC. Costanzo is the former chief financial officer (CFO) of Fedbid, and earlier was a vice president at Square 1 Bank and co-head of its Mid-Atlantic practice.
http://www.techcxo.com/ 
http://www.techcxo.com/team_members/mark-costanzo/ 

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> Emerging Technologies Business Development Manager

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) in Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to promote Fairfax County as a business location to firms in the following technology areas; 1) Artificial Intelligence, 2) Business Intelligence/Machine Learning, 3) Virtual Reality, 4) Augmented Reality and 5) 3D printing. Specific responsibilities include: developing prospects for business relocation and retention, making presentations to clients, managing prospect cases and ongoing prospect development programs, and conducting visits to companies locally and nationally. The individual should be a self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, be well organized, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have effective time and resource management skills, and know the issues affecting Fairfax County. The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree along with 3-5 years of experience working with software/hardware firms. Submit resume and cover letter by 4:00 p.m. ET Friday, June 23, 2017. For detailed job description and information on how to apply, visit the FCEDA at www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/about-fceda/employment-opportunities

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> Startups + Investors + Founders on Stage at TechBUZZ Summer on June 13. Register Today!

June 13, 1-7:30pm, in Arlington, VA. TechBUZZ is the East Coast's premier pitch and launch event for tech startups and investors. The half-day program hosted by MAVA three times per year brings active investors and business together with the brightest emerging tech companies in a high-energy, fast-paced, four-minute pitch format. For the summer edition, TechBUZZ will highlight two leading Founders: Ron Gula, co-founder & CEO of Tenable Networks and Anup Ghosh, founder & CEO of Invincea (acquired by Sophos), along with the 18 competitively selected tech startups from VA, DC, MD, PA, CA and NY. Since debuting in 2011, MAVA’s flagship seed-stage program has launched more than 300 tech startups on the TechBUZZ stage, that have raised collectively in excess of $600M in disclosed capital investment. Innovators, advisors and investors tracking the latest tech trends and looking to spot the “next big thing” in the tech community should not miss this event. The half-day program offers unparalleled networking with the community that supports seed and early stage tech companies on the East Coast. Register Today!
http://mava.org/programs/techbuzz/summer-2017/

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> Meet the Investors - May 24th - Rockville

Tandem Innovation Alliance will host some of the region’s top tech investors in a tabletop networking format on May 24th at 6 pm at VisArts in Rockville Town Square. Here's your opportunity to talk directly to an impressive collection of investors with portfolios
focused on technology companies in fast growing sectors like cybersecurity, AI, software and national security. The Maryland Venture Fund, CIT, Blu Ventures, Razor’s Edge, DataTribe and Lavrock Ventures will all join us. Come hungry, drinks and food will be provided at the event. Learn more and register at http://goo.gl/bJqsWT 
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> PR Summit DC - June 2 - Washington, DC (10% Off With Code PTW)

At PR Summit DC on June 2, more than 35 speakers from media, corporations, non-profits, associations, and agencies will detail fundamental changes impacting public relations communicators. There will be 19 sessions -- covering digital trends, media relations, crisis, messaging, social media, podcasts, strategy, media training, influencer marketing, data visualization, virtual reality and much more -- plus a Special Event: "How to Find Your Brand's Superpower," with Guinness World Records. In addition, this Summit, at the NEA Conference Center in DC, is your chance to network and learn from a wide variety of industries and institutions at breakfast, lunch and happy hour. Potomac Tech Wire readers receive a 10% discount with the code PTW. More info at www.prsummitdc.com

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> Cybertech Fairfax - June 13th - Tysons Corner

At Cybertech Fairfax on June 13th, high-profile speakers and panelists will focus on the global cyber threat, and strategies and solutions that meet the diverse challenges for a wide range of sectors including finance, transportation, utilities, defense, communication and government, to protect operations, infrastructure and people. The conference will be held on June 13th, 2017, at the Capital One headquarters in McLean, Virginia. Together with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, meet technology company executives, start-ups, government officials and contractors, investors, leading academics and legal, media and marketing professionals changing the global cyber landscape. For more information, go to: http://fairfax.cybertechconference.com/

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> Inbox Summit East - Sept. 29 - Washington, DC

Inbox Summit East is a one-day conference that puts a spotlight on the latest and most effective techniques for email marketing. With dozens of panels, presentations and networking opportunities, the summit in Washington, D.C. will take a deep dive into current developments in email marketing and email strategy. Topics will include: Email Deliverability Issues, Current Email Metrics, Integrating Email With Social and Mobile Platforms, Email Content, List Building and Maintenance, Personalized and Customer Centric Email, and the Future of Email.
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> Happy People and Bottom-Line Results: How Bankable Leaders Deliver Both

Why do I have a hard time getting my employees to listen? Why do I struggle to inspire and motivate them? How can I motivate my employees while driving strong financial results? Many of today’s leaders ask themselves these same questions. Here, we share three tips to become more "bankable."
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