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From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder

The Defense Department’s growing use of wireless spectrum at home and abroad is a major priority on Teri Takai’s agenda as the Pentagon’s chief information officer.
Takai told a forum in Washington this week that the U.S. military is increasingly transmitting voice, data and video across its platforms as demand for spectrum also grows in the private sector.
The White House this week directed agencies to find ways of sharing spectrum with commercial firms in an effort to preserve both the government and industry’s ability to tap into wireless spectrum for communications and other critical information sharing.
The public and private sectors are also collaborating in the wireless realm on securing mobile networks, platforms and devices as agencies look to BYOD policies to transform their workforces.
It is with that mission in mind that the Potomac Officers Club is hosting a collaborative summit on July 16 for government, thought and industry leaders to exchange meaningful insight into current and future efforts to “Secure Mobility in the BYOD Workplace”.
Bobbie Stempfley, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has announced her intention to join confirmed speakers GSA CIO Casey Coleman and Deputy Army CIO Michael Krieger to give forward-looking perspective from the government leadership ranks.
Click below to register for the summit and also hear from Mike Janke, CEO and co-founder of encrypted communications firm Silent Circle, and interact with a host of other private sector leaders.
The POC’s tradition of connecting GovCon leaders with “Headline Speakers Covering Headline Topics” will continue Sept. 20 when the POC hosts Takai herself for a breakfast forum.
Click below to register now to secure your spot at the breakfast and interact with Takai at the executive-only event.

General Dynamics Promotes Bernie Guerry to Intell Solutions SVP

Bernie Guerry

Bernie Guerry has elevated to SVP and general manager of intelligence solutions at General Dynamics Information Technology where he will oversee 4,600 workers.

He succeeds Thomas Kirchmaier, who was promoted to president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson, president of General Dynamics IT, said Guerry has more than 25 years experience leading large, complex organizations and managing critical national security programs.
The 22-year public sector vet most recently served as VP and GM of General Dynamics IT’s national intell sector.

SAIC Appoints Mark Schultz EVP and General Counsel

Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz has been named general counsel and EVP for SAIC’s technical services and IT segment and will hold the same position when the company splits into two companies.

Tony Moraco, future SAIC CEO, said Schultz will oversee the company’s legal affairs and risk management activities in his new role.
The 30-year legal veteran was previously chief legal officer and corporate secretary at MWH Global and also held senior legal roles at SRA Int’l and Raytheon.
BAE Names John Suttle Int’l BD SVP

John Suttle

John Suttle is BAE’s first SVP of international business where he will oversee int’l business development processes and work to develop strategies in foreign markets.

The retired Army lieutenant general was previously SVP of communications at the Arlington, Va.-based company.

Linda Hudson

“The creation of the international business development role is consistent with the company’s strategy to emphasize exports as the U.S. defense market declines,” said Linda Hudson, president and CEO of BAE’s U.S. subsidiary.
Suttle previously served as senior director of communications for General Dynamics armament and technical products and numerous public affairs roles in the Army.

Richard Montoni on MAXIMUS’ Newest Health Exchange Service Center Contract

Richard Montoni

MAXIMUS has won $36 million from the state of Maryland to operate its health benefit exchange.

The call center will help customers learn about health insurance plans, determine eligibility benefits and compare rates.
Richard Montoni, MAXIMUS president and CEO, said his company has been selected as the vendor of choice for state health insurance marketplaces in Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Hawaii.
As part of the contract, the Reston, Va.-based firm will serve as the enrollment broker for Maryland’s Medicaid program and Maryland Children’s Health program.

Art Hurtado on the Invertix, Near Infinity Merger

Art Hurtado

Invertix and Near Infinity have merged to form Altamira Technologies Corp., an open source technology firm.

Art Hurtado, president and CEO of the new company, said it will focus its efforts on defense technologies including big data, cyber, mobility and analytics.

Wayne Ciburn, former vice president of TASC’s global systems unit will become COO for Altamira and Brian Judd, Invertix’s CFO will hold the same position at the new firm.