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Avantus Federal Names New Executives to Space Unit; Andy Maner Quoted

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Avantus Federal
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Avantus Federal has appointed Doug McCobb, Taylor Edwards and Scott Anderson to the  company’s Space team to provide a collaborative, technology agnostic approach to neutralizing risks for Avantus’ space clients, the company reported on Tuesday. 

“Our space domain is at a critical point,” said Andy Maner, CEO at  Avantus Federal. “In order to enable success in this domain, we need to have the best and  brightest talent on board. Doug, Taylor and Scott’s expertise will enable Avantus to tackle  this emerging sector of our market. I look forward to working with our teams to provide  innovative solutions to our clients.” 

In their new roles, McCobb, Edwards and Anderson will support Avantus’ growth strategy and eminence as the company builds out its space portfolio. McCobb will help Avantus refine its space strategy and expand its  portfolio into critical areas that have direct mission impact. 

Most  recently, McCobb advised the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force on all aspects of the National Security Space Enterprise, the  establishment of the U.S. Space Force, U.S. Space Command, Space Development Agency (SDA) and resourcing it to protect the nation.  

“I look forward to building on Avantus’ foundation of space offerings. I joined this  dedicated team because of the individuals devoted to the U.S. government’s mission  success,” said McCobb. “Avantus is equipped with the tools, domain and expertise needed  to succeed in this market and I’m excited to be a part of the group building this portfolio.” 

Prior to joining Avantus, Edwards served in the Air Force for two decades. Edwards is experienced in space acquisition, Global Positioning System (GPS) and Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) matters. 

At Avantus, Edwards will serve  as the Navigation and NAVWAR Engineer for one of the company’s Space clients. Edwards will support the performance of the Avantus’ space strategy by providing recommendations on technical focus areas. 

Anderson will serve as a tracking cell analyst for one of Avantus’ Space clients. He is knowledgeable in the Space domain, and previously served in a variety of positions, including space operations, training,  acquisition, headquarters staff and command. 

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