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Two commercial tech firms add government experience, expertise

Three veteran executives of the government market have been tapped to lend their experience and expertise to a pair of companies in commercial sectors looking to expand further in federal.

Geospace Technologies, which provides seismic information systems to energy sector clients, will on Dec. 1 add former CACI CEO Ken Asbury and former Northrop Grumman government relations lead Sid Ashworth to the board of directors.

Houston-based Geospace said this week the moves aim to support its expansion of monitoring technologies to security and surveillance markets supported by a pair of acquisitions in 2018: the U.S. government contractor Quantum Technology Sciences and fiber optic sensor maker OptoSeis.

Asbury retired from CACI in 2019 after nearly six years as its chief executive, while Ashworth stepped down in 2017 from her most recent role as Northrop’s vice president of government relations.

Appointment number three worth noting comes from Rubrik, a cloud data management company headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Rubrik earlier this week announced a new addition to its public sector advisory board in Dave Wajsgras, former president of Raytheon’s government services business and one-time chief financial officer for the corporation.

Wajsgras joins a group that also includes Yogesh Khanna, current chief technology officer for Sev1Tech and former CTO for General Dynamics IT; and former Army Chief Information Officer Bruce Crawford.

That group works with Rubrik’s board of directors to create and implement strategies for the company to work with government agencies and IT systems integrators.

Wajsgras left Raytheon in April after the United Technologies merger and has since joined the boards of directors at the publicly-traded Parsons Corp. and private equity-backed Altamira Technologies.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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