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From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman demonstrated this week that the summer months are anything but restful in the partnership between government and industry as the pair combined to execute an aviation milestone.

“Salty Dog 502,” a Northrop-built unmanned aircraft that flies autonomously rather than through remote piloting, became the first such aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier, touching down on the USS George H.W. Bush near Norfolk, Va. on Wednesday.
“It is not often you get a chance to see the future, but that is what we got to see today,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said after the landing.
While the uncertain budget environment has helped define the contracting industry this year, unmanned aircraft and C4ISR programs are poised to grow as federal priorities over many years to come.
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Mark Gerencser has been named chairman of the board of directors at CyberSpa, a PC services company he co-founded in 2010.

The 31-year Booz Allen Hamilton veteran has retired from the McLean, Va.-based firm where he most recently served as an EVP and led the commercial business.

Other roles he served in at Booz Allen include managing director of the global government business, six terms as a member of the board of directors, leader of the national security business and creator of the homeland security and commercial enterprise resilience practices.

CyberSpa specializes in automated delivery of data transfer, virus removal and other security and performance services.

Bridget Medeiros Named ASRC Federal BD SVP

Bridget Medeiros has joined Greenbelt, Md.-based ASRC Federal as SVP of business development, where she will manage capture and proposal functions and oversee strategies and programs for corporate growth.

The 30-year industry veteran comes to the company from Lockheed Martin, where she served as the BD lead for the IS&GS business and the global training and logistics division.

Paul Dillahay, ASRC Federal president and CEO, said Medeiros brings program management experience to the company as it pursues new opportunities in the federal market.

Medeiros spent 18 years as a civil servant within the Defense Department before joining Lockheed.

Gerry Fasano Picked as Lockheed’s New IS&GS BD and Strategy Head

Gerry Fasano has been appointed VP of strategy and BD for the IS&GS business at Lockheed Martin and has succeeded Paul Lemmo, who was recently promoted to SVP of corporate strategy and BD.

In his new role, Fasano will lead a team comprising of 28,000 employees and three product lines and will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies, overseeing growth plans and building customer relationships.

The 29-year industry veteran will continue to serve as general manager for Lockheed’s Valley Forge, Pa. operations.

Lynn Martin to Lead VMware’s Public Sector Group

Lynn Martin has elevated to VP of the U.S. public sector group at VMware, where she will lead a team responsible for helping federal, state, local and education customers adopt cloud computing and virtualization technology.

Martin came to the company a year ago and most recently served as VP of professional services for the U.S. public sector.

The Hewlett-Packard veteran will be based at VMware’s office in Reston,Va., where the company also operates its public sector east coast briefing center.

Martin has held leadership roles at both Compaq and Digital Equipment Corp. during her career.

SRA Awarded Potential $100M CDC Technical Support Contract

SRA International will provide technical support services to the CDC under a potential five-year, $100 million BPA.

The CDC’s office of public health preparedness and response awarded the contract to help coordinate the agency’s activities with local, state, federal and international public health partners.

Tom Nixon, SVP of SRA’s health group, said the company has worked with the CDC for the past 20 years.