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Engility’s Cyber Strategy 2.0: Because You Can’t Fix Cyber with Duct Tape and Bondo

Engility’s Cyber Strategy 2.0: Because You Can’t Fix Cyber with Duct Tape and Bondo

John Sahlin, Tech Lead for Engility’s defense group, shares insights into the dangers of bolting on cyber and a strategy for preparing for tomorrow’s threats.

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Going from Black Coffee to an Iced Mocha: Why Defense Contractors Invest in Social Media

Going from Black Coffee to an Iced Mocha: Why Defense Contractors Invest in Social Media

The defense field has undergone a shift in recent decades; by necessity, our marketing approach has transformed.

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Data, Data Everywhere Without a Way to Sync

Data, Data Everywhere Without a Way to Sync

“Look before you leap.” Well, some adages make more sense as time passes...as life goes on and international climate assessment reports happen.

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Words of Systems Engineering Wisdom: Don’t Settle for Opinion When You Need Advice

Words of Systems Engineering Wisdom: Don’t Settle for Opinion When You Need Advice

Tech Fellow Don York, who serves as an advisor to INCOSE, talks about the need, importance and value or informed advice in the systems engineering industry.

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In Search of the Purple Unicorn: How a Psychologist Is Translating R&D into Clinical Practice

In Search of the Purple Unicorn: How a Psychologist Is Translating R&D into Clinical Practice

Technical Fellow Aaron Sawyer describes how he is combining clinical psychology with an understanding of technical systems to create the perfect mix of...

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Taming the Cybersecurity Wild West with AssureNet™

Taming the Cybersecurity Wild West with AssureNet™

Attacks like WannaCry in 2017 highlight the need for robust cybersecurity. Engility’s Floyd McKinney explores how Engility is approaching the threats.

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A Decade of Cloud: Time to Change Your Default Settings?

A Decade of Cloud: Time to Change Your Default Settings?

The cloud computing market began in earnest in 2007. Ten years later, people need different approaches to cloud storage. Kevin Jackson explores how to think through your actual needs...

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Space, Mission Assurance and a Disconcerting Lack of Explosions

Space, Mission Assurance and a Disconcerting Lack of Explosions

Engility’s Mike Pritchard shares a few thoughts on SpaceCom and commercial space opportunities—in particular the growing need for innovative mission assurance.

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There’s an App for That! mLearning Has Its place in the Educational Continuum

There’s an App for That! mLearning Has Its place in the Educational Continuum

Mobile Applications developed to support training and education requirements are referred to as mobile learning, or mLearning.

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Ya Gotta Know the Territory: Data Analytics in Climate Modeling

Ya Gotta Know the Territory: Data Analytics in Climate Modeling

For accurate and reliable climate and weather models, you need to know what assumptions are made. So how do we let researchers determine how they arrived at their conclusions?

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Digital Twins: HPC Evolving Engineering | HPC Evolving Engineering

Digital Twins: HPC Evolving Engineering | HPC Evolving Engineering

Imagine cars that can tell you when they are going to break down. HPC is enabling digital twins—an engineering concept that evolves iterative builds into a systematic exploration of the possible.

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Materials Science: The Philosopher’s Stone for the 21st Century

Materials Science: The Philosopher’s Stone for the 21st Century

Tim Mattox, an Engility senior computational scientist, outlines the basics and benefits of designing and developing engineered materials using HPC resources.

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A New Sheriff in Town: Establishing Ukraine’s Police Academy

A New Sheriff in Town: Establishing Ukraine’s Police Academy

When Ukraine replaced its militia-based police units with a professional patrol force, the nation gained the trust of its people but needed assistance in creating a whole new policing model.

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High Performance Collaboration: the Benefits of an HPC ENnovation Center

High Performance Collaboration: the Benefits of an HPC ENnovation Center

HPC may seem inaccessible and the domain of a select few lab-coated researchers, but in reality HPC touches all aspects of our lives.

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42: High Performance Data Analytics and Finding the “Ultimate” Answers

42: High Performance Data Analytics and Finding the “Ultimate” Answers

In Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a supercomputer takes several million years to determine the answer to the “Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything."

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Performance Engineering: Getting the Most from HPC

Performance Engineering: Getting the Most from HPC

Engility’s Sean Ziegeler, a High Performance Computing (HPC) computational scientist at Stennis Space Center, shares a primer on HPC performance engineering.

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Engility’s Cyber Warrior™ Scholarship – Committed to Our Veterans

Engility’s Cyber Warrior™ Scholarship – Committed to Our Veterans

Floyd McKinney, a U.S. Air Force veteran and leader of Engility’s Cyber ENnovation center, discusses some of the challenges military members face when transitioning into a civilian role.

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Beg, Borrow or Steal? The Challenges of Staffing HPC Missions

Beg, Borrow or Steal? The Challenges of Staffing HPC Missions

In the specialized world of high performance computing (HPC), accessing experts or developing the next generation of HPC talent becomes a differentiating capability

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Leading in Leads: Reinvigorating an Employee Referral Program

Leading in Leads: Reinvigorating an Employee Referral Program

From Q1 of 2016 into Q3 of 2017, our employee referral program participation rates have gone from less than 1% to 25%.

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Modernization Muscle

Modernization Muscle

The current Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 legislation is unique in that it could simultaneously affect government enterprise modernization, improve how our contribution to the federal budget is spent and protect our families from the threat of cyberterrorists.

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Fight Security Decay; Practice Good Cyber Hygiene

Fight Security Decay; Practice Good Cyber Hygiene

Recent hacks like Wannacry leverage the vulnerabilities of legacy systems and poor personal cybersecurity practices. Engility’s Cyber ENnovation Center lead Floyd McKinney discusses how some of his customers enhance their defenses.

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Perplexing Pedagogy: New Teaching Techniques for a New Generation?

Perplexing Pedagogy: New Teaching Techniques for a New Generation?

Many assume new learning techniques are needed for a new generation, but at the core, effective pedagogy (teaching techniques) is effective for all learners.

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A Good Model of Behavior

A Good Model of Behavior

While many people consider basic operation and reliability of systems during modeling and simulation, there is a critical need to also model the behavior of operators using those systems in realistic scenarios.

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Modeling Mayhem

Modeling Mayhem

C4ISR and cyber systems need to be fully vetted under stressful conditions that emulate actual threats and attack situations prior to acceptance. Engility M&S experts Dr. Ken Myers and Paul Vogel created a synthetic environment to evaluate technologies...

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Cloudy with a 100% Chance of Naysayers

Cloudy with a 100% Chance of Naysayers

Although there are choices in how to source information technology services for your enterprise (including cloud options), don’t lose sight of the big picture and your target state.

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Don’t Forget to Pack the Sun Block

Don’t Forget to Pack the Sun Block

Dave Mettenburg, senior engineer, discusses how Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) must adapt to the unique requirements of space.

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Meaningful Work: Making the Most of an Internship

Meaningful Work: Making the Most of an Internship

Engility employs college interns each summer, laying the ground work to recruit future employees. Kate Lutero, one of our 2017 interns, shares her thoughts on what she has encountered and some tips for success in an internship.

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The Company Formerly Known as …

The Company Formerly Known as …

Presenting a unified brand to the industry, investors and customers is an exciting opportunity, but true success is driven by the buy-in of a company’s front-line brand ambassadors: its employees.

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Weighing Your Options

Weighing Your Options

Although there are choices in how to source information technology services for your enterprise (including cloud options), don’t lose sight of the big picture and your target state.

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Cyber Protection Beyond the 1960s

Cyber Protection Beyond the 1960s

Robert Jarrett, Program Manager on Engility’s contract with NASA’s IV&V program, discusses the modern challenges and risks of spaceflight and how they are mitigated through vulnerability assessments.

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The Trouble with Talent

The Trouble with Talent

Data science and data analytic degrees are in high demand across industry and across Engility’s customer base, but there is a severe lack of qualified practitioners to draw from for critical positions.

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Post-100 Days:  An outlook on major trends impacting government customers

Post-100 Days:  An outlook on major trends impacting government customers

Gay Porter discusses indicators from the first 100 days of the new administration that may hint at U.S. policies and priorities over the next four years.

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Accelerating Algorithm Design

Accelerating Algorithm Design

Engility continually develops novel methods to meet our customers’ increasing demand for data-driven solutions that are built and operated at the speed of their missions.

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Leading the Way in Advanced Analytics

Leading the Way in Advanced Analytics

Engility continually develops novel methods to meet our customers’ increasing demand for data-driven solutions that are built and operated at the speed of their missions.

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Cloudy Thinking and Digital Transformation

Cloudy Thinking and Digital Transformation

Kevin Jackson, Engility Director of Cloud Solutions, discusses the benefits of cloud computing and the dangers of viewing it as a mere data migration exercise.

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Making Stuff User Friendly

Making Stuff User Friendly

Keith Maggio, a developer and virtual reality expert, talks about the elements that go into a great user interface, using examples from his work with the FAA’s Research & Development Human Factors Laboratory.

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Knowing Which Way the Wind Blows

Knowing Which Way the Wind Blows

Engility’s Shannon Rees, weather modeling research scientist, discusses HPC needs for the next generation of global weather prediction.

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Systems Readiness: Are We Ready?

Systems Readiness: Are We Ready?

Dr. Don York details how a car accident taught him a valuable life lesson on systems engineering, readiness assessment and Bayesian logic.

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