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From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder

A forecast released this week by IDC Government Insights projects that federal agencies will spend around $1.7 billion on private cloud computing services in fiscal year 2014, with that figure expected to grow to $7.7 billion by fiscal year 2017.

Contractors are already working to drive federal gains in this space, including Unisys Corp., which recently won a contract to move the Interior Department’s financial and business systems to the cloud in part through an application modernization center the company built in 2010.
As draw downs in foreign military engagements and the on-going sequester have intensified the spotlight on federal spending priorities in GovCon, projections such as these remind us that disruptive and transformative technologies will remain well funded where they can help agencies better expand and execute their missions.
Dell recently launched a new cloud computing portfolio to help federal agencies leverage cloud computing solutions while remain secure and compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology and other federal body regulations.
“Government customers shouldn’t have to make a choice between solutions compliant to their standards and those that will meet or even boost the performance they’ve come to expect from their IT,” said George Newstrom, Dell Services VP and GM for the U.S. public sector.
The Potomac Officers Club is connecting and engaging GovCon executives who are innovating and building the next generation of these and other disruptive and transformative technologies with the federal leaders driving strategy and procurement in those areas.
These include executives such as Mike Janke, co-founder and CEO of encrypted communications firm Silent Circle, who spoke this week to a captivated executive audience at the POC’s ‘Secure Mobility in the BYOD Workplace’ Breakfast Symposium on the future of federal mobility.
Don’t miss the next opportunity to be part of the POC’s next can’t-miss event on August 22, which will focus on providing critical support to agency missions through big data and analytics.
Todd G. Myers, lead global compute architect for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Ely Kahn, co-founder and VP of business development of Sqrrl, are among the speakers who will address the executive-only forum on how to drive value to agencies and taxpayers through their big data and analytics offerings.
On the heels of this week’s Mobility Summit, this event is a can’t-miss chance to continue to hone your focus on the federal big data and analytics opportunities of tomorrow and beyond.

Donald Fulop, Suzan Zimmerman to Join CACI’s BD Team

Donald Fulop and Susan Zimmerman have been appointed to the business team at CACI and both will report directly to CEO Ken Asbury.

Fulop will become EVP for BD and Zimmerman was named SVP for strategic campaigns.

Fulop is a 20-year veteran of Lockheed Martin and that company credits him with booking more than $12 billion in new business and delivering 80-percent win rates.

Zimmerman most recently served as SVP of corporate development at QinetiQ NA and has also served as an SVP at SAIC.

Denise Ho Lippuner Named Grant Thornton Public Sector Financial Mgmt Advisory Head

Denise Ho Lippuner has been named a partner for Grant Thornton’s global public sector business, where she will direct financial management advisory services.

She most recently led IBM’s public sector enterprise info management service area and previously worked at PwC.

“Denise can help organizations improve the effectiveness of financial management and reporting while meeting complex and ever-evolving requirements,” added Carlos Otal, managing partner at Grant Thornton.

Lippuner co-authored “Managing Public Dollars,” an instructional book for federal financial managers.

Mark Cleary to lead Northrop Electronic Systems Supply Chain

Mark Cleary has been named VP of supply chain management for Northrop Grumman’s electronic systems sector where he will oversee the strategic plan of supply chain operations.

“We are looking to Mark to continue to shape our global supply chain management function,” said Gloria Flach, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.

The 34-year company veteran served as director of business management in Northrop’s land and self protection systems division prior to his current appointment.

Mary Whitley on ICF’s Continued Support for an NIH Facility

ICF International has won a $72 million re-compete contract to help NIH manage a federal grant facility.

Mary Whitley, ICF SVP, said her company has more than 10 years of experience developing enterprise-level federal research grant management systems at NIH.

The contract supports NIH’s Electronic Research Administration which reviews and implements about 190,000 grants worth $30 billion annually.

Whitley added that the company will “refine business processes and deliver systems engineering expertise based on industry best practices for the next five years under this contract.”

CSC’s Robert Wah Elected American Medical Association President

Dr. Robert Wah has been elected president of the American Medical Association, effective June 2014.

The chief medical officer at CSC will serve in the AMA leadership role for one year while continuing in his CSC role.

Andrea Fiumicelli, CSC VP for the healthcare industry, said Wah’s term as AMA president coincides with efforts to implement the Accountable Care Act and he will work to help CSC and its clients gain insights into health care trends.