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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly News Round-Up
When the Potomac Officers Club was formed in 2002 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the Internet bust and telecom meltdown, there were few signs of the historic period of Capital-area resurgence to come.
This year, the non-profit board of trade celebrates ten years of staying true to its core mission of weaving a fabric exclusively comprised of executive-level leaders to benefit and grow the business community.
With current ranks of more than 1,000 executives from the government contracting, high-tech and other industries, POC continues to deliver ‘headline speakers on headline topics’ who have never wavered in their commitment to stay ahead of the market on issues of significance to leaders of consequence.
The retrospective in the Spring edition of GovCon Executive magazine collects insight from many of these speakers and reflects on the community they have formed — and what they continue to provide area leaders.
The issue’s nine-page feature on Big Data and Analytics further propels its forward outlook on the intersection of the private and public sectors to unveil what strides are being made, and what challenges lay ahead, in harnessing the power of information.
For more on the POC community and how GovCon execs are transforming technology and industry, click over to GovCon Exec.
BAE Systems Inc., GE Vet Robert Murphy New CEO at Cobham
This week, Cobham Plc. elected a new CEO, tapping former BAE Systems Inc. and General Electricexecutive Robert Murphy to succeed Andy Stevens in the role.
The 25-year aerospace and defense veteran joinsCobham from BAE, where he most recently served as president of land and armaments and previously held the CFO role at its U.S. subsidiary.
Murphy also held a CFO role in GE’s aircraft engines group, part of 18 years in executive finance at the company.
He will assume the chief executive role June 25, through which time Stevens will support the board of directors and help with the transition.
Jack London Keynotes CACI’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Executive Chairman Jack London keynoted a commemorative evening at the Library of Congress last Thursday as CACI celebrated its 50th year of business.
The iconic leader and company stalwart has been with the company for 38 years, 23 as President and CEO, over which time the company has grown from a small professional services firm into a $3.5 billion global company with nearly 14,000 employees.
Current President and CEO Paul Cofoni also addressed the audience, as the company forecasted its next 50 years of entrepreneurship underneath leaders such as President of U.S. Operations Dan Allen.
Former SRA CEO Renny DiPentima joins ASI Board of Directors
Renny DiPentima has joined the board of directors atASI Government as the company seeks to fill its executive ranks with experienced GovCon leaders.
DiPentima joined SRA International as CEO in 1995 after serving as chief information officer for the Social Security Administration and acting as the SSA’s deputy commissioner for systems.
The executive said he joined the board due to the company’s approach to innovation, including its embrace of ‘design thinking.’
Vivek Kundra Announces New Salesforce.com Govt Platform
Salesforce.com‘s Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets Vivek Kundra announced this week that the company is rolling out a new suite of cloud computing solutions for government customers.
At the Cloudforce conference in Washington, the former federal CIO said Salesforce’s Government Cloud will focus on social media and feature mobile technologies.
The Salesforce AppExchange platform will include a government application exchange which is now live.
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