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This week in his newsletter, Jim Garrettson focused on the release of Executive Mosaic’s Fall edition, Mobility + Security: Meeting the Challenge of the premiere industry magazine, GovCon Exec.

He spotlighted the FedTech Soundoff article which asked executives in GovCon how cyberwarfare is changing traditional roles in international conflict.With cybersecurity such an important issue and vital capability for the Federal government, the four executives that were interviewed had interesting and varied answers.
The executives that were interviewed include Bill Varner, president and COO of ManTech International’s mission, cyber and technology solutions group, Wendy Martin, VP of advanced information solutions for Harris’ government communications division, Charlie Croom, VP of cybersecurity solutions at Lockheed Martin IS&GS, and Keith Rhodes, CTO for services and solutions at QinetiQ North America.
The FedTech Soundoff section interviewed another six executives about FISMA standards and the government’s procurement of cloud services.
After introducing the magazine article, Jim Garrettson moves on to the biggest news stories that Executive Mosaic’s portfolio of websites has covered in the past week.
In the first story, GovCon Wire covers the appointment of Troy West to VP & GM of Dell’s federal practice.
He has been with the company for 22 years and was most recently the head of public enterprise solutions.
In the next story, GCW covered the split of Lockheed Martin’s electronic systems into two units
The missile and fire control area will be led by Rick Edwards, while the mission systems and training area will be led by Dale Bennett.
In the next story, Jim Patterson was named VP of special programs at Oceus Networks.
The last section of the newsletter focuses on two stories that appeared on GCW.
First, the army chose 12 companies to be included in a $7 billion software and system engineering services contract.
Second, BAE and EADS decided to call off a possible merger that would have created one of the largest defense contractors in the world.
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