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From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder

An information technology giant and a medical IT firm announced this week that they have joined forces to pursue a contract to update the Defense Department’s systems for managing electronic health records. 

Dr. Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer for IBM’s U.S. federal business, will lead the team of “Big Blue” and Wisconsin-headquartered Epic to offer the military a joint technology platform for the DoD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program.

The awardee or winning team for the program will work to modernize information technology systems the department uses to manage health records for both active service members and their families.

“Together we understand that we must step forward and bring our best to improve health outcomes for those who proudly serve our nation,” said Andy Maner, a managing partner for IBM’s U.S. federal arm.

Healthcare IT has become an important growth market for many GovCon firms as agencies such as DoD have realigned their spending priorities to address health needs for their constituents.

ManTech International, for instance, gained access to the VA’s T4 technology services contract vehicle through the company’s purchase of 7Delta. 

George Pedersen, ManTech CEO, said his company aims to have a “presence across the entire spectrum of federal healthcare, including the VA, DoD and Health and Human Services.” 

Todd Stottlemyer, Acentia chief executive, said his company’s buy of IT services firm BCA earlier this year brought a prime position on CDC’s CIMS contract vehicle to Acentia.


Rick Nadeau Appointed MAXIMUS CFO

Rick Nadeau will join Reston, Virginia- based MAXIMUS as CFO, effective June 23.

Nadeau, most recently CFO at SRA International, will succeed the retiring David Walker in the new role.

Richard Montoni, MAXIMUS CEO, said Nadeau brings a background in “direction and implementation of processes related to governance, accounting and internal control.”

Nadeau has held financial leadership positions at Sunrise Senior Living, The Mills Corp. as well as Colt Defense LLC and worked for Arthur Andersen and KPMG.


John Powers Will Lead Deloitte’s Defense Sector

John Powers has been named the new head of Deloitte’s federal defense sector.

He most recently served as managing director for Deloitte LLP, where he was responsible for the mergers-and-acquisitions restructuring practice.

Powers succeeds Charles Wald, who will serve as vice chairman of Deloitte’s board of directors and will continue as an adviser to the federal practice.

Powers is an eight year U.S. Army Reserve veteran who began his career at LexisNexis.


DigitalGlobe Can Now Sell High-Res Imagery in Commercial Market

DigitalGlobe has received permission from the Commerce Department to sell the company’s high-resolution images to commercial clients.

Jeffrey Tarr, DigitalGlobe CEO, said the decision to ease the restrictions might “fuel innovation, create new high-tech jobs, and advance the nation’s commanding lead in this strategically important industry.”

The company’s Geo-Eye-1 and WorldView-2 satellites work to collect images with a resolution of up to 0.50 meters.

DigitalGobe’s new satellite, WorldView-3, is built to gather images with a resolution of up to one meter.


Brian Brennan Named Pragmatics VP, Fed Civilian Division Deputy GM

Brian Brennan has been appointed VP and deputy GM of the federal civilian division at Reston, Virginia-based Pragmatics.

He has been with the firm since 2010 and most recently served as director of civilian agencies.

Joe Brock, chief operating officer at Pragmatics, said Brennan has the “demonstrated ability to deliver the exceptional service and dynamic performance our clients need, while maintaining a focus on continued innovation.”

He previously worked with the civilian transportation and labor departments as a program director at Affiliated Computer Services.


John Gimigliano Joins KPMG as a Principal

John Gimigliano has been named principal for federal legislative and regulatory services at KPMG’s Washington National Tax business.

He is a former counsel to the House Ways and Means committee and advised lawmakers on energy, tax credits and corporate taxes.

“Tax touches almost every line of a company’s balance sheet, which means that the regulatory and legislative proposals and changes occurring almost every day in the U.S. and internationally are critical information for leaders in all businesses and industries,” Gimigliano said.