GovCon Exec’s Weekly Roundup for Oct 3 – Oct 9 2014

Weekly Roundup
Oct 3 – Oct 9 2014

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

The U.S. military’s chief weapons buyer said this week that the Pentagon will adopt a similar approach to that of the 1970s in a move to explore new technologies.

Frank Kendall told a Crystal City audience that this effort will help inform the next budget cycle as “it’s time to kind of rethink what’s going to give us dominance in the future.”

Research and development spending in the military enterprise will be forefront on the agenda at the Potomac Officers Club‘s “DOD Research & Development” event Tuesday, where Kendall will be one of several speakers that will overview how the military plans to approach R&D and the role of the GovCon industry in this effort.

Click here to sign up and see all the upcoming Potomac Officers Club events.

THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS STORIES 
Beth Cobert: OMB Guidance Aims to Bolster Data Security
Cobert outlines how DHS will go forward in its scans of federal civilian agency networks.
IAI, Invertix, Radiance Selected for $960M AF Intell Exploitation IDIQ
Awardees will compete for work to build GEOINT tools and other technologies.
Mark Gray On His 1st 100 Days as ASRC Federal’s CEO
The 30-year GovCon veteran overviews his priorities for the firm in Q&A with ExecutiveBiz.
Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility to Help Build USMC’s ISR Mgmt System
The firm has extended its 15 years of work on USMC intelligence programs.
Joe DiZinno Discusses AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ ID Intell Market Push
The FBI veteran discusses his new VP role at the company with ExecutiveBiz.
Raytheon to Produce 3D Long-Range Radars for Air Force
Company selected from three bidders to build ground-based tool to combat aerial threats.
Chris Yonclas of Vistronix on Big Data and Cyber Trends
Firm’s NetCentric unit chief describes his firm’s growth plans to ExecutiveBiz in Q&A.
Labor Dept. Issues Federal Contractor Pay Increase Policy
Nearly 200K federal contractor employees will see a minimum wage hike startingJan. 1.
Nancy Collins: Xerox Eyes Case Mgmt Growth in Consilience Buy
Xerox buys Consilience, a maker of case management software for agencies.
Ellen Pawlikowski: AF Seeks Industry Help to Contain Satellite Costs
The branch’s acquisition leader unveils new effort to ‘bend the cost curve.’
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