Weekly Roundup Jan 15 – Jan 22 2015

Weekly Roundup
Jan 15 – Jan 22 2015

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

President Barack Obama used Tuesday’s State of the Union speech as a platform to call on Congress for legislation to facilitate cybersecurity information sharingbetween government and industry.

Many other GovCon and federal leaders have echoed that call within the past five years and that sentiment was reflected in a blog post published this week by Michael Daniel, cybersecurity coordinator at the White House.

In that piece, Daniel outlined the White House’s strategy to further partnerships between the public and private sectors in the cyber realm and give law enforcement agencies additional resources to combat potential threats.

The White House will host a cybersecurity summit for government and business leaders in February, Daniel said.

               

With that backdrop in mind, the Potomac Officers Club hosted its “2015 Intel Summit” Wednesdayto discuss the intelligence community’s priorities for fiscal year 2015 and future years.

James Clapper, the country’s top intelligence leader, started the event with a keynote address and was followed by a collection of intelligence community officials that offered their perspectives to the executives in attendance.

Click here to read GovCon Wire’s full recap of the “2015 Intel Summit,” which included a discussion of the prospect of cyber sharing legislation.

The Potomac Officers Club’s next event on February 11 —  “Big Data & Analytics Visualization” — will tackle the methods federal agencies could adopt to manage growing volumes of information.

Bob Jimenez, chief technology officer at the National Reconnaissance Office, and both Mark Choiniere and David Bottom from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency are scheduled to appear with many more federal leaders being lined up to speak.

Click here to register for this event and learn more about POC’s other upcoming events.

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Executive Mosaic is also excited to unveil its 2014-15 class of inductees into the Wash100: a collection of government, business and academic thought leaders selected by our staff as the most influential voices in the GovCon sector.

This group of individuals shaped the conversation that surrounds the industry through leadership of their organizations in another active year for the industry.

We congratulate this year’s lineup of Wash100 awardees and click here to view the full list.

THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS STORIES 
John Heller: PAE Buys USIS’ Global Security, Solutions Business to Add DOJ Work
The 1,900-employee unit works with 20 federal agencies.
Dan Tangherlini to Leave GSA in February
Tangherlini, also a former D.C. government official, will step down after nearly three years at the federal government’s landlord.
Jeff Yorsz Joins QinetiQ NA as President
Yorsz heads to the defense technology maker from a former GM role at a Northrop Grumman subsidiary.
Kurt Tripp Named Parsons Defense Division SVP, Manager
The 30-year defense veteran joined Parsons upon its acquisition of intelligence contractor Sparta in 2011.
Former OFPP Chief Joseph Jordan Promoted to CEO at FedBid
Jordan led the White House procurement office from May 2012 to January 2014.
Peter Hoene Appointed to Lead SES Government Solutions
Hoene is a retired Air Force brigadier general and will start as CEO of the SES subsidiary in March.
Michael Isman on Booz Allen’s Management Consulting Community
The Booz Allen VP describes the changing “expectations of IT” in Q&A.
Marilyn Tavenner to Depart CMS in February
Tavenner was confirmed as CMS director by the Senate in 2013 and was first appointed to the role in 2006.
DISA’s Mark Orndorff to Retire by End of January
Orndorff is currently a risk management leader at DISA and a 36-year public sector veteran.
Deborah Lee James: Air Force to Renew Base Closure, Aircraft Retirement Campaigns
The USAF secretary says the move aims to free up funds for readiness and modernization.
DeEtte Gray: BAE Systems Seeks to Enhance US Navy’s Aegis Weapon System
British contractor’s U.S. arm lands five-year, $120 million contract for the work.
Gary Nabors: CSC Arm to Assess New Compounds for NIH’s Anti-Infectives Program
CSC’s DynPort subsidiary will help NIH carry out clinical trials.
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