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Fostering innovation in the federal market place requires more than just great ideas. Individuals and firms must balance private sector considerations against an increasingly complex public sector regulatory environment that is pitted in tight budget constraints.
Since 2001, agencies have passed just fewer than 40,000 rules affecting businesses, while the number of bid protests has increased each year since 2007.
The Spring issue of GovCon Exec Magazine examines how, now more than ever, GovCon legal officers work to stay ahead of a constantly evolving market that is subject to increasingly intense competition and thorough regulations.
Whether forming business strategy, working through company transactions and program restructures or crafting proposals, building compliance into the fundamental structures of the company is just the beginning of the GovCon legal officer’s work detail.

Legal excellence yields dividends far beyond the domestic theater. In international markets, where more contractors are diversifying operations, protecting and leveraging intellectual property into business opportunities is one of many strategic advantages that acute GovCon legal minds provide.
There is also preparing M&A positions in industries such as health IT and cybersecurity, which requires appropriate privacy and security compliance controls.
For more executive insight on how today’s GovCon legal officer drives contract wins and business growth, check out GovCon Exec.

Ret. Air Force Brig. Gen Mike Lee Joins Blue Canopy as Natl. Security Partner

Mike LeeRetired Air Force Brig. Gen. Mike Lee has joined Reston, Va.-based Blue Canopy as a national security partner.

Lee joins the firm from General Dynamics Information Technology, where he served as VP and GM of military services in the intelligence solutions division. He previously held an executive role with Lockheed Martin.

The National Intelligence Medal of Achievement recipient served 31 years in the Air Force and deployed for 22 months to Afghanistan and Iraq as U.S. Central Command‘s coordinato for C2 and ISR.
Lee spent his last three years in public service as the military executive at the precursor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

John Manning Assumes American Systems’ VP of Acquisition, Logistics Role

American Systems has tapped 20-year U.S. Navy veteran John Manning as its new VP for acquisition and logistics, where he will be responsible for driving new business opportunities.
After retiring from the military in 2001, Manning spent time in public service, held an executive sales position at Perot Systems and served as a business development director at engineering firm CDI Corp.

Manning’s new business area provides management and advisory services to customers with large acquisition and supply chain program.Peter Smith

COO Peter Smith said the company selected Manning for his experience working with acquisition and integrated logistics support.

Lockheed wins $550M Cyber Forensics Award with Cyber Crime Center
Lockheed Martin will take in up to $545 million to help the Defense Department combat cyber crime with digital forensics and analysis.
Gerry Fasano, president of IS&GS-Defense, said the company will help protect the country’s industrial base and support criminal investigations, counterintelligence and counter terrorism efforts.
Contract work will primarily support the Cyber Crime Center headquarters in Linthicum, MD.
Lockheed has also joined the HP-led team that will bid on the $4.5 billion NGEN contract. That team includes Northrop GrummanAT&Tand IBM.
General Dynamics taps James Norton to lead Washington, DC C4 Operations
James NortonJames Norton, who most recently served as head of government relations for General Dynamics C4 Systems, will now lead that unit’s business development operations in Washington.
A former executive staff member under former Secretary Michael Chertoff at the Department of Homeland Security, Norton joined the C4 unit in 2009 as director of homeland security and federal strategies.
Norton helped rollout the national cybersecurity division at DHS and has also held senior positions at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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