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“There is little doubt that the traditional battlefield of air, land and sea has evolved to air, land, sea and cyberspace.”
That is a take from Bill Varner, president and COO of ManTech International‘s mission, cyber and technology solutions group, one of many leading GovCon execs who spoke with Executive Mosaic about how cyberwarfare is transforming traditional roles in international conflict in GovConExec‘s Fall issue, Mobility + Security: Meeting the Challenge.
As the Pentagon works to update its cyberspace “rules of engagement” in
2014, Executive Mosaic caught up with leaders in the issue’s FedTech Soundoff on how GovCon firms are aligning their efforts to catalyze and support DoD’s evolving role in protecting critical infrastructure, sharing information and developing advanced cyber technologies.
Wendy Martin, VP of advanced information solutions for Harris‘ government communications division, Charlie Croom, VP of cybersecurity solutions atLockheed Martin IS&GS, and
Keith Rhodes, CTO for services and solutions at QinetiQ North America, add further context and insight into the developing theater.
Dell Federal Appoints 22-Year Company Vet Troy West VP & GM
Troy West elevated to the head of Dell‘s Federal Business last week and will lead Dell’s global government efforts as vice president and general manager.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be leading this experienced team again, and to use that experience to help our customers to solve some of their most complicated IT challenges in their service to the public,” West said in a company announcement.
After leaving the federal business to run the company’s stake in Europe, the
Middle East and Africa in 2010, West rejoined Dell Federal in 2011 as the head of public enterprise solutions.
In his new role, West will report to Paul-Henri Herrand, VP and GM of Dell’s North American commercial business and will also oversee Dell’s federal channel business.
Stevens, Kubasik on New Lockheed Heads Dale Bennett and Rick Edwards
Edwards will lead the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor’s missiles and fire control area while Bennett will head the new mission systems and training area.
That is one day before Marillyn Hewson, current head of electronic systems, will succeed Chris Kubasikas president and COO and Kubasik begins his tenure as chief executive, as current CEO Bob Stevens will retire at the beginning of the upcoming year.
“Our customers are looking for affordable solutions to their toughest challenges whether intercepting enemy missiles, conducting naval operations in littoral waters, or securing information networks from attack,” Kubasik said.
The Dallas, Texas.-based MFC business will have 16,000 employees while the MST area will employ 19,000 individuals and be based in Washington.
Randy Fuerst on Jim Patterson Being Named Special Programs Lead at Oceus
His new responsibilities will include leading the pursuit of new markets in the U.S. defense and intelligence sectors, financial performance, strategy and execution across international markets, and public safety.
“Jim brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in developing and delivering complex emerging technology solutions,” saidRandy Fuerst, chief operating officer at Oceus.
Prior to joining Oceus, Patterson held executive positions at L-3 Communications, CloudShield Technologies, Pulse Capital, LLC and Mission Research Corp.
Army Awards $7B in Software, Systems Engineering Contracts; Major European GovCon News
After receiving 15 bids for inclusion in a $7 billion contract for software and systems engineering services, the U.S.Army chose 11 companies.
The companies chosen include BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton,CACI International, CGI Federal, Computer Sciences Corp., Engility Corp., Lockheed Martin, ManTech International, Northrop Grumman, Science Applications International Corp. and Sotera Defense Solutions.
Under the contract, the listed companies will compete for task orders through Sept. 30, 2017.
In other news, BAE and EADS have called off what would have been a $45 billion merger, creating one of the largest defense and civil aviation firms in the world because government stakeholders were unable to come to an agreement.
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