TASC Awards and Recognition
The people of TASC are known for their commitment to excellence and devotion to customer success. Customer awards and leadership roles in industry associations evidence the trust we have earned and our engagement with stakeholders throughout the national security and public safety communities.
Damian DiPippa, vice president of TASC’s Infrastructure Protection and Security Business Unit, garnered the Department of Defense Patriot Award for his support of Army reservist Christian Kachel, a TASC project manager deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq while working at TASC. The award recognizes supervisors and employers nominated by National Guardsmen and Reservist employees for their support.
TASC’s Huntsville, Ala. office was awarded the Pro Patria Award in recognition of its outstanding support of a valued employee and his family during his year-long military deployment. The award is presented by the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve agency. To learn more about how you can support guard and reserve service members, visit www.esgr.mil.
TASC’s director of chemical-biological defense programs, Rashid M. Chotani, MD, MPH, DTM, has been named a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a nonprofit public policy research institute. The organization leads discussions on key science, technology and national security issues. Read more.
TASC engineers played important roles on teams from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency that won Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement awards. These prestigious awards recognize DoD organizations, programs, teams, people and contractors "whose initiative and innovation led to significant cost savings across the Defense Department."
The MIT Geospatial Data Center awarded Ted Wagner, manager at TASC’s Cyber Security Operations Center, its 2012 Applied Cyber Security Award for his work on an applied cybersecurity course taught this summer. Wagner was also recognized for his continued service on the Geocentric Cyber Security committee of the center’s advisory board.
The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) has named Dale Luddeke, TASC’s chief growth officer, chair for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2012. The organization works in a private-public partnership with the American Council for Technology (ACT) to improve government service to the public through the effective application of information technology.
The TechAmerica Foundation has named Rich Rosenthal, TASC’s chief technology officer, a commissioner of its new Big Data Commission. The commission, which consists of 22 government, industry and academic experts, aims to provide guidance to government agencies on leveraging big data to address critical business imperatives and drive U.S. innovation and competitiveness.
For the second consecutive year, the National Veteran Small Business Coalition has awarded TASC its Champion of Veteran Enterprise Award. TASC was cited by the coalition for exceeding 2011 federally mandated subcontracting goals established for veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.
Rosemary Budd, vice president in TASC’s Mission Solutions business unit, was honored for her service as president of the Fort Meade Alliance for the past three years. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Defense Information Services Agency (DISA) Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins were among those who recognized Budd’s accomplishments during her tenure as president of the alliance.
Stephen Parker, Ph.D., the leader of TASC’s Modeling and Simulation community of practice, was elected to the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center’s Industry Board of Advisors. VMASC, a leading university-based research center for computer modeling, simulation and visualization, provides research and development support and expertise to government agencies and industry.
TASC business development executive Mary Jane Jenigan has been installed as Vice President of the 2nd Region-Northeast for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Jenigan will continue as state president of the Maryland chapter. Previously, she was president of the Aberdeen chapter for over three years, leading the group to win the “Best All Around Chapter” award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
TASC’s Huntsville office was named a semi-finalist for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the DoD’s highest recognition to employers who provide exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees.
TASC, Inc. has joined the Innovative Solutions Consortium, Inc. (ISC), a new association of defense contractors and commercial companies focused on innovation and collaboration, as a founding member."While the ISC has enjoyed the support from companies of all sizes, it is rewarding to see a large defense contractor such as TASC step forward to join this important initiative," says Ken Spedden, founder and chairman of the ISC. "TASC’s formal involvement in the organization will strengthen our impact and energize the consortium’s base of small businesses."
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recognized TASC’s Richard Chancellor with a 2012 Raising the Bar Award. The award recognizes Chancellor, a watch officer at the NTSB Communications Center, for his quick action in responding to a disaster at an air show on September 17, 2011.
The INFORMS Decision Analysis Society has awarded TASC’s enterprise analysis team the annual Best Practice Award for its Decision Support Analysis System (DSAS). The society promotes the development and use of tools and methods to improve decision-making in both government and private enterprise. TASC’s DSAS capability utilizes integrated data sharing, integrated analytical tools and methods and integrated decision displays. It employs a diverse suite of operations research methods in utility, network and decision analysis, and can support efforts in any mission or functional area.