From Executive Mosaic President and Publisher Jim Garrettson
February 9, 2012
CSC looks abroad for chief executive
CSC will have a new president and CEO no later than March 31, as CSC this week named 27-year IBMveteran Mike Lawrie to succeed Michael Laphen in those posts.Laphen has the remarkable distinction of spending the duration of his professional career with CSC and served as chairman, president and CEO since 1997.
Lawrie joins CSC from the chief executive position at British software firm Misys, which principally serves the financial services industry.Lawrie has assumed a seat on CSC’s board of directors as of Tuesday. Eleven year board member Rodney Chase will take over the non-executive chairman role when Lawrie begins work as CEO.
With the announcement, the GovCon world now eagerly awaits similar news from SAIC who announced in October that Walt Havenstein would step down from the CEO role in June.
Accenture bulks up with renowned public officials
Accenture has formed a new advisory committee that will meet each quarter and work directly with Accenture’s federal leadership team led by Kay Kapoor.
Kapoor told GovCon Wire the board will focus on lowering costs for government customers and consult Accenture on any future changes in acquisition policy.
Committee members include a bevy of high ranking former public officials, including:
• James Cartwright, former vice chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff and recently elected board member
• William Lynn, former deputy defense secretary and
recently appointed CEO of DRS Technologies
• Michael Chertoff, former homeland security secretary and
managing principal of Chertoff Group
• Tom Daschle, former senator for South Dakota
• Mary Peters, former transportation secretary
Large IDIQs for medical services, modernization
The Air Force announced prime positions on a five-year IDIQ worth up to $958 million for medical service management, professional and technical support services.
Awardees include ASM Research, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI,Lockheed Martin, ManTech International subsidiary Evolvent Technologies, Serco Inc. and TASC.
Terry Ryan, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s systems engineering and advanced technology group, said ManTech’s January healthcare systems integrator acquisition Evolvent will provide engineers, analysts and subject matter experts.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office also announced a large IDIQ and will hand out up to $525 million to several contractors over up to five years.
CGI, CSC, SAIC, and Unisys will compete with at least one other firm to develop applications and modernize the agency’s operations.