Alion Awarded $73 Million Task Order to Provide Joint Training Synthetic Environment Research and Development

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $73 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE) Research and Development (R&D) for Joint Staff J7, Deputy Director Joint Training (JS J7 DDJT) Environment Architecture Division (EAD). Alion was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. These DoD IAC MAC task orders (TOs) are awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the DTIC repository and the R&D and S&T community.

“We are dedicated to our continued customer partnership to develop joint virtual environments to prepare for Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2),” said Katie Selbe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Alion’s Cyber Network Solutions Group. “Alion has

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Analysis: Indonesia is putting business before the environment and that could be disastrous for its rainforests

The omnibus jobs creation law was intended to simplify Indonesia’s complex web of overlapping regulations to make it easier for companies to do business in the country. It includes changes to more than 70 laws across the labor, business and environmental sectors.

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has promised the law will help boost the country’s ailing coronavirus-hit economy by cutting through red tape and bureaucracy to attract foreign investment and create jobs in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

Union and Muslim groups are preparing to challenge the law in court and another wave of protests is expected this week, according to Reuters.

But while the protests have focused on concerns over labor rights, environmentalists say the law loosens environmental protections and could lead to widespread deforestation and habitat loss.

Indonesia’s rainforests are the world’s third largest after the Amazon and Africa’s Congo Basin and are ecologically important for their rich

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Three Skills Leaders Should Master For The Modern Business Environment

Founder & Head Coach/CEO, The Funds2Orgs Group.

How many times have we heard “the new normal” this year? A lot. However, although it may feel like it’s a new phenomenon, the new normal has been with us for a long time. All 2020 did was accelerate what was already happening in society and our work environments. 

For instance, many companies had already started moving to hire remote contractors or freelancers instead of bearing the cost of having full-time staff. And, we understand how machine learning and artificial intelligence has redefined a lot of what workers do. As an entrepreneur, I think that we are moving toward a human-centric workforce that is heavily intertwined with artificial intelligence. As a result of these massive changes that have been underway for some time, essential elements necessary to navigate the continual uncertainty are adaptability and continual learning.

In their book Competing in

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3 Strategies to Compete and Win in Today’s Rapidly Changing Business Environment

Given today’s volatile global business landscape, a growing number of CEOs are realizing that their organizations need transformational change. Yet research shows that companies are struggling with how to approach it, as roughly 70 percent of corporate transformation initiatives fail to deliver. Leaders know they need a new playbook, but aren’t sure what exactly it should include.

A common reason for this failure, says Boston Consulting Group’s Jim Hemerling, is that leaders have approached transformation as a one-and-done proposition. “They mobilized people around change,” he says. “But when it was accomplished, everyone resumed business as usual.”

To compete and win in a rapidly evolving business environment, that approach won’t suffice. “Companies must become adept at pursuing multiple transformations–on an ongoing basis.” In other words, “always-on” transformation must become an integral part of their operating models.  

How can companies possibly pursue overlapping change initiatives on an ongoing basis?

It takes ‘head,

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5 Strategies to Survive the COVID-19 Business Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly impact and disrupt businesses in all sectors, hitting the restaurant industry particularly hard. With no visibility into when this health crisis will end, restaurants are searching for ways to remain viable in very challenging conditions. Quickservice restaurants that are nimble and able to pivot to new operational strategies in response to today’s rapidly changing business environment will successfully navigate their way through the crisis.

Some of the strategies quick-service restaurants can adopt to stay afloat in the difficult COVID-19 environment include:

Leveraging technology 

Having the right technology can make or break a restaurant during these turbulent times. Not only does it help restaurateurs sustainably resume operations, but it can also drive traffic to boost revenue.

In today’s environment, consumers expect restaurants to offer digital ordering and payment platforms for convenience and safety. According to the NPD Group, digital restaurant orders increased by

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