Vencore's Zalenda Cyrille Receives Modern Day Technology Leader Award at 31ST Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference

Chantilly, Va. — February 13, 2017 —Vencore, Inc. announced today that Zalenda Cyrille, program director with Vencore, received the Modern Day Technology Leaders Award during the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 10.

The BEYA Modern Day Technology Leaders Award recognizes an individual’s commitment to shaping the future of STEM and recognizes mid-career professionals for their dedication and effort in strengthening the STEM pipeline.

“At Vencore we believe in hiring the highest caliber of people to solve our customers’ hardest problems,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore, Inc. “This award is a testament to that philosophy. We congratulate Zalenda on receiving this award, and are honored that she is part of the Vencore family.”  

Over the last several years, Cyrille has played a key role in educating both government and industry on the principles behind agile development. She has trained over 200 people across multiple offices and organizations to become certified practitioners, helping to revolutionize the way software development is performed at the government level. Cyrille’s technical expertise has also played an instrumental role in Vencore’s ongoing success. As a program director at Vencore, she has provided the federal government with critical systems engineering, agile development and project management support at an enterprise level.

In addition to her work contributions, Cyrille actively volunteers in STEM organizations, mentoring young people on careers in engineering.  She has also served as a board member for Project Discovery and the Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative, in addition to co-founding her own nonprofit aimed at developing future leaders and effective communicators.

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com.

Vencore Awarded $113 Million Program to Support Space and Satellite Operations at NOAA

Image source: noaa.nesdis.com

Image source: noaa.nesdis.com

Chantilly, Va. — February 9, 2017 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS) contract valued at $113 million.  Under the terms of this contract (one year base period with four one-year options), Vencore will support NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).

NESDIS acquires and manages the nation's operational environmental satellites, operates NOAA ‘s National Centers for Environmental Information, provides data and information services including earth system monitoring, performs official assessments of the environment, and conducts related research.

Vencore has a legacy of successfully managing highly complex technical systems that support national space and satellite operations. Under this new contract, Vencore will work closely with NESDIS to deliver Systems Engineering services and solutions to sustain legacy systems and enable the transition of future ground systems for new environmental satellites including GOES-R and JPSS.  

“Our business was built on a foundation of understanding and solving the most complex challenges associated with satellite and ground operations,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer at Vencore.  “We are honored to work with NESDIS, which plays such an integral role in managing critical space assets that make important contributions to environmental resource management and our national security.”

NESDIS is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect and enhance the nation's economy, security, environment and quality of life. NESDIS’ environmental satellite observations provide important contributions to U.S. national security by providing military users with real-time and near-real-time observations for their aircraft, ships, ground forces and facilities worldwide. Additionally, NESDIS contributes to the national economy by providing environmental data that support resource management of energy, water, global food supplies and other economic and environmental resources.

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com

Vencore Labs to Work With DARPA to Optimize Airborne Communications

Image source: U.S. Air Force

Image source: U.S. Air Force

Chantilly, VA –January 12, 2017 – Vencore, Inc. announced that its innovative research arm, Vencore Labs, has been awarded a prime contract on the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization (DyNAMO) program. The 17-month contract has a value of over $2.5 million with options.  

DARPA’s DyNAMO program aims to deliver new technologies that will allow diverse airborne systems and networks to communicate and work together, while providing resilience against hostile jamming attempts. Under this new contract, Vencore Labs will be focused on optimizing network and radio functionality in adverse environments.

Specifically, the Vencore Labs team will develop and deliver an innovative framework to enable adaptation of networks and systems while maintaining scalability and stability. This new approach will provide a means to incorporate a wide set of mission objectives at all adaptation stages in order to ensure that the utility of information to the mission is maximized.

“Solving the nation’s most complex problems is what we do,” said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Vencore Labs. “Having the opportunity to play a leading role in enabling our country to conduct operations against adversaries while configuring our most critical assets in advance of a mission, is a real honor. We look forward to expanding our partnership with DARPA on the DyNAMO program.” 

Vencore Labs’ unique approach is designed to maintain connectivity in spite of jamming, singular outages or aircraft motion by dynamically shifting and re-routing the flow of information to alternate paths to ensure delivery.  The framework will dynamically select connection points between different waveforms and then adaptively shift the communication over those alternative network paths, much as modern traffic applications will dynamically reroute automobile traffic across a variety of road networks to optimize transportation.

Vencore Labs Wins Third Phase of DARPA’s Wireless Network Defense Program

Chantilly, Va. — December 19, 2016 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that its applied research organization, Vencore Labs, was awarded a $3.4 million contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to protect wireless networks and the critical data that is shared over them against malicious attacks and/or technical compromises.

This work is the third and final phase of DARPA's Wireless Network Defense (WND) program.  Vencore Labs was also an awardee on the first two phases, which were focused on technology development during Phase 1 and on applying these technologies to heterogeneous wireless networks that are relevant to the U.S. military in Phase 2. Phase 3 will focus on validating these technologies on military radios and demonstrating their effectiveness.

"Protecting wireless networks against attacks so that critical information can be properly, securely and effectively routed is a complex problem that requires a deep understanding of the functioning of wireless protocols” said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Vencore Labs. "Vencore Labs has decades of experience in working with these types of networks and finding solutions for the types of issues that they present."

Vencore Labs intends to deliver a wireless defense framework that is robust in the face of attacks, has a very high accuracy rate, and imposes very little overhead on the network.  It aims to manage cost by providing a solution that incorporates existing hardware and equipment.  Vencore Labs' approach is notable in that its output will be applicable to multiple network technologies and be able to protect these disparate networks using a common defensive framework.  

In support of the WND program, Vencore Labs is bringing to bear its diverse strengths that span wireless network protocols, cyber security, and data analytics, in order to develop techniques that detect and mitigate the impact of attacks on wireless network elements. 

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com. 

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Vencore to Continue Providing Agile Information Technology Services to the U.S. General Services Administration

Chantilly, Va. — November 15, 2016 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a five-year contract to provide continued support to the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Public Buildings Information Technology Service (PB-ITS) in support of its mission to provide a superior workplace and consistently exceptional value for its federal customer agencies. The contract, a re-compete, has a $27 million ceiling if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, Vencore will continue to maintain and surpass the high standards that GSA has established for four applications that make up the Occupancy and Revenue Management Applications (ORMA) system at PB-ITS: the Occupancy Agreement (OA) Tool, OA Billing, Rent Estimate, and Appraisal Data Systems (ADS), including the extranet version of the OA Tool called Electronic Occupancy Agreement (eOA).

The scope of the services provided by Vencore under this new contract includes  technical expertise in J2EE, .NET and database work, program/project management, applications operational and maintenance (O&M) support, compliance with GSA Enterprise Quality Program (EQP) standards, and applications development and enhancements. The work will begin with overall O&M and awarded enhancements.

“This award further substantiates Vencore as a leader in agile technology,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore, Inc. “And we are excited to continue our partnership with GSA to help streamline and transform the enterprise applications that are critical to the PBS-IT mission.

For more than 16 years and across more than 25 projects, Vencore has been providing comprehensive IT support services to PBS. Services have included: project oversight, enterprise solution development, and application maintenance in support of GSA’s business and strategic IT objectives.

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com. 

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