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Troy West, Dell to Help Military Share Medical Images Worldwide
Dell will work with the U.S. Army and Navy to improve the quality of military families’ healthcare by providing the branches with an archiving system that will share medical images worldwide.
Forty-nine hospitals will use the system to simplify the electronic access as they look to address requirements for healthcare and Defense Department security and continuity of operations.
“With Deltek estimating DoD healthcare costs to have increased from $18 billion in 2001 to $40 billion today and the VA‘s up from $20 billion to $40 billion in that time, our military needs more modern and innovative healthcare solutions to enable better and more flexible care,” said Troy West, VP and GM for Dell Federal.
Dell’s partners on the contracted work include BRIT Systems and Acuo Technologies.
George Melton on Roger Wiederkehr’s Promotion to Wyle’s COO
Roger Wiederkehr will begin serving as Wyle‘s new EVP and COO on Jan. 1 and will be responsible for executing company strategy and overseeing its aerospace, CAS and science, technology and engineering groups.
The seven-year company vet has previously led the long-term support contractor’s strategic planning and M&A operations in addition to overseeing its contracting, procurement and other functions.
“In the current market environment, it is imperative to focus on operational excellence and efficiency,” said George Melton, chairman, president and CEO. “Roger’s extensive management experience combined with his proven ability to lead corporate initiatives will be key to unlocking the full potential of Wyle’s capabilities.”
Wiederkehr joined Wyle in 2005 after stints with URS Corp.‘s corporate strategy group and McKinsey and Company as a project manager.
Dave Nieuwsma to Lead Rockwell Collins’ Govt Strategy, Business Development
More than twenty-year Rockwell Collins vet Dave Nieuwsma has elevated to VP of government systems strategy and business development from his previous post of VP and GM of airborne solutions.
Nieuwsma will succeed recently promoted EVP and COO for Government Systems Phil Jasper and be succeeded in his current role by Troy Brunk, another two-decade company vet.
The Airborne Solutions organization includes the company’s unmanned airborne systems operations.
“Dave’s broad base of experience will help guide our company’s Government Systems business unit through the current challenging defense market environment and position us for future growth,” Jasper said.
Bob Stevens, Lockheed Pick Up Another UAV Firm
Lockheed Martin made another move in the UAV field this week, closing on a deal for ‘substantially all of the assets’ of software engineering firm CDL Systems.
CDL specializes in developing and licensing vehicle control station software for unmanned aerial vehicles and has offices in Alabama and Canada, where it is based.
“This transaction provides us a common software solution with significant in-theater experience that furthers our ability to meet our customers’ growing need for mission critical unmanned vehicle capabilities,” said Bob Stevens, Lockheed chairman and CEO.
Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed picked up C4ISR system developer Chandler/May in November, a ground control station integrator which also has facilities in Alabama.
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