Weekly Roundup Jan 9 – Jan 15 2015

Weekly Roundup
Jan 9 – Jan 15 2015

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

Cybersecurity rose again to the forefront of minds in government and the GovCon industry this week as the White House unveiled an updated set of proposals to address an evolving cyber landscape.

The updated list of proposals includes a call for legislation that would establish a framework for government and industry to share intelligence on cybersecurity incidents with each other.

Under this setup the White House outlined, private businesses would lead information sharing and analysis organizations, which would aim to gather and analyze information on potential threats to U.S. critical infrastructure.

Additionally, reports surfaced this week that President Barack Obama would include cybersecurity as a primary point of emphasis in his State of the Union address Jan. 20.

Rob Zitz, chief systems architect at Leidos, discussed what Obama could propose and how recent events such as the Sony hack have changed the discussion in an interview with the Washington Business Journal published this week.

“I think that the recent and very public attacks that have occurred have increased the awareness of those in the executive and congressional branches,” he told the publication.

               

To start its 2015 event lineup, the Potomac Officers Club will host its ‘2015 Intel Summit‘ on Jan. 21. and National Intelligence Director James Clapper will deliver the keynote address in a half-day forum for GovCon executives and agency leaders.

Other speakers scheduled to appear include: (list ordered by headshots above from left to right)

  • Lonny Anderson, CTO at NSA
  • Janice Glover-Jones, CIO at DIA
  • Jim Martin, defense intelligence director at DoD
  • Mike Rogers, former House Intelligence Committee chairman
  • David Shedd, acting DIA director
  • Al Tarasiuk, CIO at ODNI

David Allen, deputy director of NRO’s communications systems directorate, will also address the half-day forum for intelligence sector leaders in government and business.

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THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS STORIES 
TASC CFO Wayne Rehberger to Become Engility’s Chief Financial Officer
Rehberger has held the CFO at TASC since 2010 and is a former COO from XO.
David Savner to Co-Chair Engility Board of Directors Upon TASC Deal’s Closure
Savner will lead the board with current TASC Chairman Peter Marino.
Tony Frazier Appointed Gov’t Solutions SVP at DigitalGlobe
Frazier previously led geospatial imagery firm’s Insight business unit and joined company after its 2013 merger with GeoEye.
Andy Maner: IBM-Epic Team Forms Advisory Group for Potential DoD EHR Project
Panel will focus efforts on care delivery, governance, training and analytics.
Scott McIntyre: PwC Adds Google to Military Health Contract Pursuit Team
Google becomes the sixth company to join the team.
Steve Comber Joins ManTech as Health Business SVP, GM
Comber previously led the health group at Leidos as president and held same title when firm was known as SAIC.
Compusearch, TopVue Defense Complete Merger; Reid Jackson Comments
TopVue makes software to manage program schedules and logistics data.
Paul Falkler Named Vistronix National Intell Sector President
Falker will lead a national security technology-focused business at the company.
CBO: Spending Estimates Indicate Sequestration Not Required in FY 2015
Agency says FY 2015 spending falls within discretionary budget authority limits.
Maj. Gen. Vincent Stewart to Head DIA
Stewart will elevate to lieutenant general and become the both the first-ever Marine and African American to lead the agency.
David Cohen Chosen for CIA Deputy Director Post
Cohen will join the CIA from the Treasury, where he currently is undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
SBA Eyes Changes to Small Business Teaming, Subcontracting Rules
Proposed change aims to loosen rules on joint ventures between small firms.
Army Adds 10 Companies to $2B Utility Monitoring & Control Systems Contract
Thirteen companies will compete for HVAC and automated control system work.
Navy Adds CGI, DRS Units to Consolidated Shipboard Networks Contract
Pool of vendors for CANES network installation services has grown to seven.
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