Weekly Roundup Oct 31 – Nov 6 2014

Weekly Roundup
Oct 31 – Nov 6 2014

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

The attention of leaders at GovCon firms and federal agencies has turned from election returns on Tuesday to how the next Congress could potentially address sequestration budget cuts for fiscal year 2016.

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department’s top acquisition leader, told a Navy League-sponsored breakfast Wednesday that the nature of the Pentagon’s work on budgets and acquisition does not change as a result of Congress’ changing landscape.

“By one path or another the Congress is going to appropriate a lot of money that I’m going to have to worry about and try to spend as wisely as I can for the warfighters and the taxpayers and we’re going to continue to do that,” Kendall said.

Kendall also told attendees that Congress has an opportunity to work on a way to roll back the sequester cuts for 2016 after a previous deal that held off the reductions in fiscals 2014 and 2015.

                 

Government spending in the post-sequestration era will be the main point of discussion at the Potomac Officers Club’s next event — the “FY 15 Budget & Procurement” summit Nov. 19.

Leaders from the worlds of government, industry and academia will give the GovCon executive audience perspectives and insight how the sector should navigate this evolving budget environment.

For POC’s first event of next year — the POC’s ‘2015 Intel Summit‘ on Jan. 21. — National Intelligence Director James Clapper will deliver the keynote address and be joined by other leaders from the intelligence community in a half-day forum.

Click here to register and reserve your seat at these and more upcoming POC events.

THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS STORIES 
Linda Mills, Northrop Corporate VP of Operations, to Retire in January
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Lynn Dugle: Raytheon Buys Blackbird Technologies to Further ISR, Cyber Defense Work
Raytheon has paid $420 million in cash for Herndon, Virginia-based Blackbird.
Exclusive: Jim Lawler Joins ICF as SVP, Chief HR Officer
Lawler previously held the chief HR officer post at TASC for four years.
Michael Leiter, Former NCTC Chief, to Join Leidos as BD and Strategy EVP
Leiter led the National Counterterrorism Center under Obama and Bush.
Jonathan Moneymaker on Altamira’s Open Source Push and $1B Air Force Intell Contract Spot
Altamira’s chief strategy officer discusses firm’s long-term strategy in Q&A.
Carlyle Group Reduces Booz Allen Ownership Stake to 37%
Private equity firm held 51-percent stake before stock sale to JP Morgan.
Tom Ferrando: Bridge Growth Partners to Buy CRGT in Federal Market Expansion Push
Veritas Capital to retain minority stake in CRGT after the transaction closes.
Kevin Youel Page Named FAS Deputy Commissioner as GSA Adds 3 Acquisition Hallways
Page moves from leadership role at GSA’s integrated technology services office.
David Berteau Nominated as Defense Assistant Secretary for Logistics, Materiel Readiness
Berteau is currently an SVP and director at CSIS and a former SVP at SAIC.
Katrina McFarland Defines Intellectual Property Scope of DoD Projects with Private Sector
DoD’s assistant acquisition secretary also discusses open architecture.
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