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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly News Round-Up
From Executive Mosaic President and Publisher Jim Garrettson
February 9, 2012
Mark<br /> GerencserLate last week, Booz Allen Hamilton Chairman and CEO Ralph Shrader announced that as part of an executive shuffle, Executive Vice President Mark Gerencser has been elevated to managing partner for Booz Allen’s global commercial business.
Gerencser has been with Booz Allen for 30 years, during which time he has served six terms on the firm’s board of directors, led Booz Allen’s domestic and international public sector business and started its homeland security practice.As EVP, Gerencser has worked with industry, civil and government leaders to solve complex energy, environment, transportation and infrastructure problems.In his best-selling book “Megacommunities,” Gerencser advocates that public, private and civil sector leaders must unite to solve the world’s most pressing problems.”Firms with diverse market presence and the right capabilities are better positioned for future success in the changing and turbulent world that we all face,” Gerencser said Friday.
CSC looks abroad for chief executive
Mike LawrieCSC 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
Kay KapoorAccenture 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.
William LynnCommittee 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
of Raytheon
• 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 ResearchBooz Allen HamiltonCACI,Lockheed MartinManTech International subsidiary Evolvent TechnologiesSerco Inc. and TASC.
Terry RyanTerry 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.
CGICSCSAIC, and Unisys will compete with at least one other firm to develop applications and modernize the agency’s operations.