From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder
Two federal civilian leaders highlighted this week how the government wants to make cybersecurity a higher priority throughout the acquisition process.
Emile Monette, senior adviser for cybersecurity at GSA’s mission assurance office, said NIST holds the authority to approve that plan, which would mandate cybersecurity requirements for certain federal contracts.
GovCon firms have also made cybersecurity a focal point of their businesses and have made moves to bolster their portfolios and place themselves to grow.
Tim Reardon, VP and GM of defense and intelligence solutions at Lockheed Martin, told ExecutiveBiz that Lockheed in continuing its investment in cybersecurity centers around the world to promote collaboration with government agencies.
“In all cases, the idea is to work with our customers to advance state‑of‑the‑art cyber research,” Reardon said.
“We need to share indicators of compromise with governments, and they need to share them with industry as well to ensure that a threat they see is automatically rolled into commercial products,” he said.
Exelis Services Spinoff ‘Vectrus’ will Offer Tech and Supply Chain Mgmt Services
General Dynamics to Help CMS Collect, Analyze Medicare Data
“CMS is the nation’s largest health insurer, maintaining data for more than one billion Medicare claims per year,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s health and civilian solutions unit.
The Fairfax, Va.-based unit will perform data analytics work, infrastructure development and maintenance functions, as well as provide training and technical assistance to the agency.
Neal Tomblyn Named Capstone Corporation SVP of Business Development
The 35-year industry veteran most recently served as BD director for Lockheed Martin’s transportation solutions business.
“His experience working with cutting edge technologies as well as high end services and solutions aligns well with Capstone’s strategic intent to be a technology, services and solutions leader in the education and training markets.” said Rich White, Capstone CEO.
Mark Owen Appointed Civergy CEO
“Mark has outstanding credentials, with a background that includes USAF planning and strategy, and developmental engineering activities with complex space and missile systems,” said Mark Gray, Civergy chairman.
Eric Hess Named KeyPoint Chief Executive
He previously served as COO at First Advantage Corp. and worked to deliver data assets to clients around the world in that role.