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Weekly Roundup for 2/6/14 – 2/13/14

From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to shore up public sector cyber defenses and extend its partnership with the private sector by advocating that each use a similar standard for network security.

“We are suggesting some protocols that DHS has already built and some sectors have started to adopt that will send information about the security of the traffic that it’s carrying,” said Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS’ National Protections and Programs Directorate.

Scheck served as McAfee’s global public sector CTO before heading to DHS and overviewed the global cyber picture in this interview with Executive Mosaic.

Work to build up cyber defenses can often extend to other portions of an enterprise like critical infrastructure, according to Eric Eifert, ManTech’s cyber defense solutions SVP and GM.

“A contract might not be just for cyber security, but have that as one of the tasks,” Eifert said.

The Potomac Officers Club will bring together industry and government leaders to discuss how to best defend and support domestic critical infrastructure at the “Federal Critical Infrastructure” Summit on March 19.

Government leaders Dr. Harvey Davis, NSA director of installations and logistics, and Dr. Timothy Unruh, director of the Energy Department‘s Federal Energy Management Program, will lend their insights to the GovCon executive audience with many more speakers being lined up.

Former DHS Cybersecurity Deputy Undersecretary Mark Weatherford and Ed Goetz, VP and chief security officer at Constellation Energy, will also offer their perspectives on the state of domestic infrastructure.

POC is also excited to host CACI Executive Chairman and iconic figure Jack London for a March 27 special event, where he will sign copies of his new book “Character: The Ultimate Success Factor.”

All proceeds from that event will go to CAUSE, a nonprofit organization providing rehabilitation support to wounded warriors.

Click below to register and sign up now to save a front-row seat with your peers — government and business leaders — at our upcoming events.

Kevin Robinson Becomes MTSI’s President and CEO

Kevin Robinson has been promoted to president and CEO of Alexandria, Va.-based MTSI.

He joined MTSI in 1997 and became VP of strategic development in 2008, focusing on unmanned systems and missile defense programs.

“Since we began over 20 years ago, MTSI has experienced substantial growth and Kevin has been a key driver of this ongoing success,” co-founder Phil Soucy said.

Robinson succeeds Soucy as chief executive and Soucy will continue to serve as board chairman.


Bonnie Cook Named ManTech Mission Solutions, Services Group EVP

Bonnie Cook has been promoted to EVP of business operations for ManTech’s mission solutions and services group, where she is responsible for enterprise services across the company and her group’s business staff functions.

The 25-year company veteran formerly served as an executive in numerous ManTech affiliates, international subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Bonnie has been the driving force in molding our finance, contracts, human resources, and recruiting functions into organizations capable of supporting a multi-billion dollar company,” said Daniel Keefe, MS&S group president and COO.

Cook oversaw financial operations and helped to integrated acquisitions in her previous ManTech roles.


Mick Lopez Appointed Harris SVP, CFO

Mick Lopez has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer at Harris Corp.

The 30-year finance veteran was previously CFO at Aricent Group and spent a majority of his career at IBM, where Lopez served as CFO for the personal computers business and manager of Latin America acquisition initiatives.

Lopez has also held leadership roles at Cisco and Tyco International.

He succeeds Gary McArthur, who served in the CFO role since 2006.

Matt Widmer Elevates to Lead Deloitte Financial Advisory Services Federal Team

Matt Widmer has been appointed to lead Deloitte Financial Advisory Services’ federal unit, where he will lead operations and client delivery functions.

The 20-year financial industry veteran is a principal at Deloitte FAS and will focus on asset valuation, forensic investigations, financial restructuring and electronic discovery in his new role.

Prior to Deloitte, Widmer was a manager at PwC and worked at Carpenter Company earlier in his career.

Michelle Hertz Named General Counsel at CGI Federal

Michelle Hertz has been promoted to general counsel at CGI Federal in addition to her VP and corporate secretary titles.

The more than 20-year government contracting veteran previously served as managing counsel since joining the Fairfax, Va.-based subsidiary in 2010.

As managing counsel, Hertz was responsible for the subsidiary’s legal dealings and led oversight of the contracts department, as well as security and compliance programs.

Hertz has also served in leadership roles at Michael Baker Corp., Holland & Knight and began her career as a contracting officer for the Naval Air Systems Command.